Camp Grow

Camp Grow campers doing activities

CAMP GROW 2023

REGISTRATION:  Registration opens at 10am on Friday, February 10, 2023.  All registrations are processed and paid for online.  Full payment of the registration fee is rendered in the online registration process.  For questions regarding registration, please email Park Specialist Corey Payne at cpayne@nvrpa.org.

CAMP GROW at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, in Vienna, VA, invites children and teens to explore nature through hands-on discovery activities, gardening, nature walks, hikes, art, crafts, storytelling, and animal programs. Picnic lunches in the Gardens, games, and cooperative challenges add to camp fun, encourage new friendships, and provide great summer memories.  Our camp staff works hard to create a curriculum that weaves new activities with familiar annual traditions. 

CAMP GROW is designed to engage, challenge, educate, and encourage a sense of community. We value and encourage the inclusion of all campers in every activity. 

Each day, campers bring their own snacks, lunches, and beverages and come dressed for the weather and activities. By registering for Camp Grow, campers and their parents/guardians agree to our Camp Grow Policies and Code of Conduct that focus on fostering a safe, positive, and cooperative camp environment. 

Please note:  All sessions of Camp Grow follow the same discovery themes and have similar activities that are modified for the age span of each camp level.  If you have any questions about camp programs and activities, please contact Program Manager, Jules Maloney at jmaloney@nvrpa.org

Refund Policies:

  • There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules or sick days.
  • Refunds minus a $25 administration fee will be provided only for entire camp week cancellations that are made at least 45 days prior to the first day of the camp session. 
  • Please email cpayne@nvrpa.org if you need to withdraw your child from camp. 

OUR CAMP REGISTRATION HAS TWO CHANGES THIS YEAR

  1. Immunization forms are no longer a part of the registration process for NOVA Parks Camps.
  2. Parents no longer have to print out, complete, and submit additional forms for Camp Grow. Parents/Guardians should read CAMP GROW POLICIES, INFORMATION, AND CODE OF CONDUCT prior to registering children for Camp Grow.  By registering for Camp Grow, participants and their parents/guardians are agreeing to all Camp Grow Policies and the Camp Grow Code of Conduct.   

 

CAMP GROW Summer 2023

Registration opens at 10 am on Friday, February 10, 2023.

Please note: All sessions of CAMP GROW follow the same discovery themes and have similar activities that are modified for the age span of each camp level.

NEW!  Art in the Gardens Mini Camp (Ages 9-13)

There’s beauty all around us in nature! Each day will focus on a different visual art form including drawing, painting, print work basics, and natural sculptures. This new camp is perfect for your aspiring young artist.   The registration fee includes instruction and all materials. 

Cost:  $290 per camper in jurisdiction / $330 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:   1:30pm-4:30pm
Session 1: Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23, 2023. 

*Please note that this session is Tuesday – Friday*

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Adventurers (Ages 13-16)

FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK!  This year, Adventures will not only enjoy gardening, nature hikes, discovery activities, and crafts, but also field trips including water activities. 

Cost:  $495 per camper in jurisdiction / $545 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:   9:00am-4:00pm
Session 1: Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 2023.
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Explorers (Ages 10-13)

FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK!  This year, Explorers will not only enjoy gardening, nature hikes, discovery activities, animal programs, and crafts, but also two field trips including water activities. 

Cost:  $465 per camper in jurisdiction / $505 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:  9:00am-4:00pm
Explorers Session 1: Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 2023

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Dragonflies (Ages 8-10)

Dragonflies will participate in a variety of activities including gardening, nature hikes, games, pond exploration, crafts, nature/bug hunts, live animal programs, afternoon water splash games and more! All Dragonfly activities will be at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and will not involve swimming.  

Cost:  $390 per camper in jurisdiction / $440 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:  9:00am-4:00pm

Dragonflies Session 1: Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 2023
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Dragonflies Session 2: Monday-Friday, August 14-18, 2023
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CARDINALS (Ages 6-8)

Cardinals will participate in a variety of activities including nature hikes, gardening, games, pond exploration, arts & crafts, bug/nature hunts, live animal presentations, afternoon splash games, and more!  All Cardinal activities will be at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and will not involve swimming.

Cost:  $390 per camper in jurisdiction / $440 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:  9:00am-4:00pm

Cardinals Session 1: Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 2023
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Cardinals Session 2: Monday-Friday, July 31- August 4, 2023
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Cardinals Session 3: Monday-Friday, August 21-25, 2023
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SPROUTS (Ages 5-7) 

Sprouts will participate in a variety of activities including nature hikes, games, exploration, storytelling, arts & crafts, live animal presentations, and more!  All Sprout activities will be at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and will not involve swimming.   

Camp Hours:  9:00am-1:00pm (Campers bring lunches to eat in the Gardens.)      

Sprouts Session 1: Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23, 2023
*Please note that this session is Tuesday – Friday*
Cost:  $215 per camper in jurisdiction / $265 per camper out of jurisdiction*
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Sprouts Session 2: Monday-Friday, August 7-11, 2023
Cost:  $265 per camper in jurisdiction / $315 per camper out of jurisdiction*
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*Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a property of NOVA Parks. Participating jurisdictions are the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington, Loudoun, and Fairfax.

 

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