Camp Grow

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REGISTRATION:  Registration begins Saturday, February 12, 2022, at 10:00 AM. All registrations are processed and paid for online.  For questions regarding registration, please email Park Specialist Corey Payne at cpayne@nvrpa.org or 703.255.3631 x100.

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, experiments, storytelling, and animal programs. Picnic lunches in the Gardens, games and cooperative challenges add to camp fun, and create new friendships and great summer memories.

CAMP GROW is designed to engage, challenge, educate, and encourage a sense of community. We value and encourage 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. All campers and parents are required to sign a Rules of Conduct form that focuses on fostering a positive and cooperative camp environment.

CAMP GROW continues to follow CDC and state guidelines to limit exposure to COVID-19. As camp season approaches, more details will be provided. If you have any questions about camp, please do not hesitate to contact Program Manager, Jules Maloney at jmaloney@nvrpa.org

 

REQUIRED CAMP FORMS

A required component of camp registration is submitting CAMP GROW'S Required Forms (including Rules of Conduct, Pick-up Authorization, and General Immunization Form). Please email all form to Park Specialist Corey Payne at cpayne@nvrpa.org or mailed to Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA 22182, by May 15,2022.  

Refund Policy:
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. 

Additional Camp Details, Rules and Policies

CAMP GROW Summer 2022

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.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Teen Ambassadors (Ages 13-16)

This year, teen campers will not only enjoy gardening, nature hikes, afternoon water games, crafts, and woodworking, but also service projects: removing invasive plants or other garden improvements, creating decorative/educational elements for the Gardens.  This can be an opportunity for community service hours, content for college and other applications, and to feel great about working on projects that will benefit the community.  (Please be aware there will be no camp field trips this year.)

Cost:  $380 per camper in jurisdiction / $430 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:   9:00am-4:00pm
Session 1: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 2022.
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Explorers (Ages 10-13)

Explorers will participate in a variety of discovery activities including on-site and take-home planter gardening, nature hikes, afternoon water splash games, arts & crafts, woodworking, animal programs, and a garden service project.   (Please be aware there will be no camp field trips this year.)

Cost:  $380 per camper in jurisdiction / $430 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:  9:00am-4:00pm          
Explorers Session 1: Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2022
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Dragonflies (Ages 8-10)

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

Camp Hours:  9:00am-4:00pm       

Dragonflies Session 1: Tuesday-Friday, June 21-24, 2022
Camp will not be held on Monday, June 20, 2022, since it is the Federal/State holiday observance for Juneteenth.
Cost:  $310 per camper in jurisdiction / $350 per camper out of jurisdiction*
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Dragonflies Session 2: Monday-Friday, August 8-12, 2022
Cost: $380 per camper in jurisdiction / $430 per camper out of jurisdiction*
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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:  $380 per camper in jurisdiction / $430 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:  9:00am-4:00pm         

Cardinals Session 1: Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 2022
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Cardinals Session 2: Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 2022
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Cardinals Session 3: Monday-Friday, August 15-19, 2022
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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.   

Cost:  $260 per camper in jurisdiction / $310 per camper out of jurisdiction*
Camp Hours:  9:00am-1:00pm (Campers bring lunches to eat in the Gardens.)      

Sprouts Session 1: Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 2022
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Sprouts Session 2: Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 2022
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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.