Garden Sprouts Information for 2016
Greetings summer camp families! Thank you for registering your child for Life Lab summer camp. We are looking forward to spending this time with your child in the Garden Classroom. Please note which days of Garden Sprouts Camp you are registered for (either MWF, or TuTh). Please note that there is no camp on July 4th.
Our Location: Life Lab Summer Day Camps take place at the Life Lab Garden Classroom on the UCSC Farm. The Farm is located near the base of UCSC Campus.
***NEW drop-off and pick-up location this year, at the new Hay Barn near the farm!***
Drop-off and pick-up: Camper drop-off and pick-up will take place each day of camp at the new Hay Barn near the base of UCSC campus. Please click here for map and directions. Camp staff will meet you and your child at the Hay Barn at 9:00 and walk with your child up to the garden each morning; if you arrive after 9:10, staff will no longer be at the Hay Barn and you will need to park at a meter and walk with your child to the garden.
Campers will be ready for pickup at 1:00 at the Hay Barn. When you pick up your child, please “check out” with us. Please respect our ending time and pick up your child by 1:10.
After-care: After-care runs from 1:00 to 3:00 and during this time campers will explore on and around the 25-acre Farm. They will come to the Hay Barn for pick-up at 3:00. Please no early pick-up.
Essential Items for Campers to Bring Each Day:
- Lunch and backup snacks (kids get extra hungry at camp, and please pack an extra snack if your child is registered for after-care). We encourage healthy eating at camp.
- Leak-proof water bottle
- Comfortable closed-toe shoes (please no sandals)
- Hat and sunscreen (we suggest applying sunscreen before arriving at camp too)
- Jacket or sweatshirt if morning is cool
- Please label your child's items to make it easier to get them all home again. Thanks!
Please leave at home:
Electronic devices (an emergency cell phone is okay as long as it stays in the backpack)
Parking Info: You don’t need a permit just for dropping off and picking up campers. If you wish to park and leave your car, please park at a meter or purchase a permit at the kiosk near the base of campus. You are always welcome to accompany your child to camp and stay as long as you wish.
Thank you for supporting Life Lab. We are a non-profit organization and your camp fee directly supports our programs. We look forward to seeing you in the Garden! Please contact us with any questions or concerns: (831) 459-4035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks! We’re looking forward to a great summer in the garden!
Amy Carlson, Garden Sprouts Director MWF
Jennifer Eckert-Bernau, Garden Sprouts Director TTh
Kim Woodland, Garden Sprouts Director Session 4 MWF & TTh
MWF Garden Sprouts Schedule:
Week 1- Monday- Five Senses Day, Wednesday- Bugs Day, Friday- Seeds Day (note: during Session 2 we will miss Monday due to July 4th holiday, and our first day, Wednesday, will be Five Senses Day instead of Bugs Day)
Week 2- Monday- Garden Day, Wednesday- Chickens & Eggs Day , Friday- Secret Treasures Day
TuTh Garden Sprouts Schedule:
Week 1- Tuesday- Five Senses Day, Thursday- Bugs Day
Week 2- Tuesday- Garden Day, Thursday- Secret Treasures Day