Registration Now Open for Discovery Days Summer Camp

Discovery Days children

July 11 to July 15, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
July 18 to July 22, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
July 25 to July 29, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
August 1 to August 5, 2016, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

$110 per session ($100 for members)

Looking for a series of engaging, outdoor programs for your child to attend this summer?

Discovery Days Summer Camp for Kids is a series of stimulating day camps for children ages 6-8 and 9-12 filled with discovery, exploration and imagination to keep young minds actively engaged and learning through the summer months. Informal, week-long sessions for each age group feature activities to help children discover the world of Bok Tower Gardens through art, science, cooking, gardening, and sensory explorations.

Discovery Days offer an experiential learning curriculum fostering awareness, appreciation, and stewardship of natural and cultural resources by connecting children to food, culture and nature at the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens. Camp themes for 2016 are:

  • Exploring the crossroads of science and art in an award-winning cultural and natural setting.
  • Seed to table experience with planting in our new backyard garden and cooking in our new outdoor kitchen.
  • Holistic child experiences fostering healthy growth in mind and body.
  • BokQuests of nature and history building skills in outdoor experience and STEM challenges.

Additionally, 40 Discovery Days scholarships are being made available to Polk County students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. This program is funded through a grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation.