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Willows Summer Camp

Scholarship Rates $380/week Free Lunch Eligible (50%) = $190 Reduced Lunch Eligible (30%) = $266 Return to Summer Camp Overview Willows Summer Camp Group For Ages 5 to 10 Camp is 9 AM to 4 PM Complimentary before-care starts at 8:30 AM Paid aftercare from

Meet Weikai: A short story of nature play at work

by Grace Heath Weikai’s love for the garden was infectious and when his family learned they were moving this past May, they expressed that one of the hardest parts for Weikai would be leaving the garden. In the fall of 2021, ICG restarted After School

Bread Making with Books

Bread is one of the most common foods around the world. It’s a food that connects people across time, geography, and culture. Children can easily help make bread and nothing compares to the aroma of it baking in the oven. Learn about bread through these

Soil Jar Science

Learn what your soil is made of with our Soil Jar Science experiment! Materials: 1 pint or quart glass jar with a tight fitting lid Water Liquid dish soap Soil Shovel or trowel Head outside and dig a hole. Aim to go at least 6-8

Gaia Egg Excavation

Turtles lay their eggs in nests they build on land. Mama turtles dig a hole about 6 inches deep in loose sand, soil, or decaying debris. They lay 20 or more eggs in the hole and then cover it back up. After the eggs are

Clean Mud

Looking for all the fun of mud play with less of the mess? Clean Mud is for you! It’s as fun to make as it is to play with. Materials: White bar soap Roll of toilet paper Water Butter knife Shallow bin or baking pan

Muddy Habitats

Lots of humans of all ages LOVE to play in mud.  Did you know that there are lots of wild animals that NEED muddy places for their survival? When you play at Ithaca Children’s Garden, you have probably splashed in the bioswale, the wet area

Magic Mud

Get messy and make magic with this enchanted activity using household pantry items! Gather what you need: Baking Soda A cup a child can pour from easily A large bowl, metal pie plate, dishpan – something to mix in that you don’t mind getting dirty