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Junior Counselor: Secret Life of Bugs 

Monday, August 5 @ 8:30 am Friday, August 9 @ 12:30 pm

Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
(206) 633-0451
Summer Camp
Monday, August 5 Friday, August 9
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:

  • In this half day preschool camp, we will dig into the exciting world of bugs in our garden. Throughout the week, our time will be spent:
  • Finding and observing various bug habitats.
  • Engaging in sensory play through soil and active worm bin exploration.
  • Creating insect-inspired art projects, including bug homes.
  • Playing nature themed games and moving our musical bodies.
  • Learning more about who is in our garden, their life cycles, and how they are connected.

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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