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Junior Counselor: Secret Life of Bugs

Monday, August 7, 2023 @ 8:30 am Friday, August 11, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 S Cloverdale St
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
Summer Camp
Monday, August 7, 2023 Friday, August 11, 2023
8:30 am 12:30 pm
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands
5513 S Cloverdale St
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
Youth & Families, Middle School


Calling all bug friends! In this half-day preschool camp, we will dive right into the hidden world of bugs in the garden. Campers will engage in sensory play to dig into the soil and discover the complex world beneath our feet. Activities in this camp include observing different bug habitats and life cycles, making insect-inspired art, singing, and exploring an active worm bin. Campers will learn about invertebrate life cycles, adaptations, and their place in the greater ecosystem. We will use our senses to learn how important these critters are for the world as we know it.

If your teens or preteens love 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.

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. Free camp t-shirts will be provided at orientation. There will be two orientation dates: Junior Counselors only need to attend one. These dates are Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 22. Both take place from 6–7:30 p.m. Please indicate your choice at checkout.


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