Kids Camps

BUGS Programs

For more information on BUGS Youth Programming, check out our Youth Programming FAQ information.

Summer Camps 2017


Sprouts – Ages 5 to 8

The BUGS education garden and its resident plants and animals will provide a rich learning experience for younger participants ages 5-8 in this new summer camp. Each day will include time to explore in the garden, harvesting and tasting, story time, garden arts, crafts and games and a fresh garden lunch.

Seed to Harvest – Ages 9 to 12

When campers join us in the BUGS education garden they will connect with nature, discover the source of their food, and learn the science behind sprouting seeds. Students will participate in a variety of garden activities that may including planting, composting (backyard & worm) and garden arts and they will also learn about soils, garden critters (insects) and how they help us, plant parts and growth and more! A fresh garden lunch is provided each day of the camp.  

What’s Cookin’ University – Ages 10 to 14

Spend a week or two in the BUGS kitchen learning how to create meals that include fresh garden produce that you’ll harvest from our education garden. Each day students will prepare and enjoy healthy lunches while learning the basics of cooking including: knife skills, sautéing, baking, and much more.

Register for the camps listed above at City of Boise, Parks and Recreation 

Writing in the Rows – Join The Cabin at BUGS – August 14th – 18th – NEW!

Plant the seeds of great poems, stories and more as you dig in and explore the grounds of Boise Urban Garden School with a Cabin teaching-writer. Campers also receive education sessions by BUGS staff. Come think and write about this inspiring environment where food, plants, and minds grow! For more information and to register for a writing camp, please call 208-331-8000 or visit    


All BUGS programming is held in our education garden and the BUGS Barn at 2995 N. Five Mile Road in Boise