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August 2, 2013

Summer Camp Recap: Bugs in the Burgh and Grow It, Cook It, Eat It

by Melissa Harding


Summer Camp Recap is our Friday seasonal segment featuring our summer camp programs. This is the place for camp parents to find pictures of their campers in action and see all the fun things we did all week. It’s also a great place for educators to pick up craft, story and lesson ideas for their own early childhood programs!

This week, we had two morning camps. The first, Bugs in the Burgh, is a insect-based camp from campers 6-7 years of age. The second, Grow It, Cook It, Eat It, is an farming-themed camp for campers 8-9 years of age. Both camps are full of crafts, games, stories, songs, and lots of fun!


Bugs in the Burgh takes campers on a journey into the world of arthropods. Campers learned about butterflies, honeybees, ladybugs, grasshoppers, worms and other garden friends. They even got to meet a beekeeper and try on her hat and gloves. Campers went bug hunting every day, finding such neat bugs as squash beetles, caterpillars and loads of potato bugs! Campers loved acting out the lifecycles of each featured critter.


Grow It, Cook It, Eat It is a fun way to look at botany through the lens of food. Where does our food come from? How do seeds turn into cucumbers and then how do those cucumbers turn into pickles? Campers learned how to turn whole foods into salsa, smoothies and even pickles. They sprouted beans in a jar, made tea sandwiches and built their own raised bed from scratch. Throughout the week, campers painted T-shirts, made chef hats and decorated aprons. They loved chopping, pickling and cooking their way through camp!

Check out the slideshow below for more images from our week!

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For more pictures from Summer Camp, check out our Flickr page!

The above photos were taken by our photography intern, Cory Doman.


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