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Gardening Ecosystems Stewardship

Junior Counselor: My Friend the Garden 

Monday, July 22 @ 8:30 am Friday, July 26 @ 12:30 pm

Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
(206) 633-0451
Summer Camp
Monday, July 22 Friday, July 26
8:30 am 12:30 pm
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
(206) 633-0451
Youth & Families, Middle School


If your teen or preteen loves gardening and working with younger children, this camp is for them! Junior Counselors will grow their skill as young leaders throughout the week in mentorship with camp staff, facilitating small group activities, and learning what it’s like to teach outdoors, all the while learning about organic gardening and farming. Junior Counselors will earn a Certificate of Leadership upon completion of the camp.

This week’s camp description:

During this half-day preschool camp, the garden will be our guide as we discover different ways to tend to our plant and animal friends, and how the garden can care for us. During our week together, we will:

  • Play games and sing songs to learn about the “web of life” of relationships in the garden.
  • Learn to care for the garden by watering, planting and saving seeds, and digging.
  • Create bug and bird homes to help the creatures who call our garden home.
  • Receive the gifts of the garden by making art with natural materials and tasting fresh new flavors.
  • Practice gratitude and mindfulness in the garden, developing our relationships with the natural world.

Junior Counselors will arrive 30 minutes before campers arrive and stay up to 30 minutes after campers depart. This allows time for time to prepare and set up for the events of the day and to wrap up and reflect on the day with the garden educators (built into the times listed).

An orientation will take place before summer camps, consisting of a tour of the farm/garden, a general overview of the Junior Counselor role, leadership training, and some team building activities as we go through a typical camp day! This will give youth an opportunity to get acquainted with each other, the space, and Tilth Alliance staff. Attendance at this orientation is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Orientation will take place at the Good Shepherd Center on Wednesday, June 12 from 6–7:30 p.m.

Junior Counselors receive $5 off summer camp T shirts. To redeem, use code JUNIOR5 at checkout.


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