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Summer Camp

Experience a Summer of Outdoor Adventures!

Uncover the joys of nature, friendship, and learning in Ithaca Children’s Garden’s (ICG) Summer Camp.

Summer Camp Registration

Register for Summer Camp

Register for Summer Camp from March 11! You can register for any camp week with available spots or sign up for the waitlist. Spaces are very limited.

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Why Summer Camp at ICG?

Summer Camp Overview

Find additional program information in ICG’s 2024 Summer Camp Guide. Please contact register@ithacachildrensgarden.org with any questions.

Acorns

Ages 3 to 5

Half-Day Camp (Monday through Friday) | $260

Acorns camp offers a child-led adventure with fun and flexibility. Weekly, mentors guide diverse activities with different daily themes. Campers explore the Garden, engage in construction, gardening, creativity, and fairy house quests. Perfect for first-timers and returnees, Acorns camp provides a unique, explorative experience every visit.

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Cornell Graduate Student shows ICG Willow campers insects hiding within the Garden

Willows

Ages 6 to 10

Full Day Camp (Monday through Friday) | $380

Willows camp at ICG, designed for ages 6 to 10, combines eco-exploration with creative arts. Weekly themes range from habitat adventures and garden magic to artistry with natural materials. It’s a world of discovery and creativity for young minds, fostering environmental awareness and artistic expression.

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Maples

Ages 10 to 14

Full Day Camp (Monday through Friday) | $405

Maples Camp at ICG, for ages 10 to 14, is a blend of outdoor skills, artistic expression, and garden stewardship. Campers engage in survival techniques, create with natural materials, and learn the cycle of gardening. Each week is a new journey in building, creating, and nurturing, connecting deeply with the land and their creativity.

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Counselors in Training (CIT)

Ages 12+

Full-Day Camp (Monday through Friday) | $365

Become a vital part of ICG’s Summer Camp CIT Crew, where fun, creativity, and teamwork thrive! As a CIT, you’ll develop leadership skills through role-modeling, assisting campers, and collaborating with mentors. Engage in lively activities, from garden explorations to Anarchy Zone adventures, while diving into weekly camp themes. Enjoy afternoons with your peers, preparing and serving snacks, and sharing reflections on your daily experiences. It’s a perfect blend of responsibility, learning, and enjoyment, all while forming lasting bonds and making a positive impact at camp.

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Why ICG’s Summer Camp?

Scholarships

At ICG, we believe in a summer of adventure, learning, and fun for every child, regardless of financial circumstances. The scholarship program ensures camp prices never stand in the way of an unforgettable experience, giving every child the chance to thrive, explore, and create lasting memories in nature for everyone.

  • Standard Scholarship:
    • 30% off for families who qualify for the Federal Reduced Lunch program.
    • 50% off for families who qualify for the Federal Free Lunch program (based on income and household size).
  • Flexible Scholarship:
    • We will work with you to determine a scholarship amount that suits your needs.

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