The following information was provided by the Church of the Good Shepherd:
Vacation Garden School inspires children to claim their role as caretakers of water, soil, seed, animals, and harvest. Through hands-on learning, art and story, song and silence, children grow in wonder and skills. Vacation Garden School is offered by the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Avenue, Watertown.
Campers (ages 4-7) come from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Each one is paired with a junior counselor buddy, who accompanies them through the week, helping them stay safe, have fun and learn.
Junior Counselors (ages 8-10) come from 8:45-3:00 p.m. After the morning, they reflect on their experience over lunch then head out for a field trip to deepen their learning.
Counselors (ages 11-13) come from 8:45-3:00 p.m. They work in pairs to lead activities and prepare snacks in the morning, reflect over lunch and work on a service project together in the afternoon.
VGS draws on stories and songs about sowing and shepherding from Jewish and Christian traditions.
TO REGISTER: Registration is now open! For a registration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org
COST: $50/participant = suggested offering to support the program
SPACE IS LIMITED: We have capacity for 30 children. Register soon!
This program is part of a larger commitment to food justice and care for the Earth at Church of the Good Shepherd, Watertown’s Episcopal Church, 9 Russell Avenue, Watertown – 617-924-9420 www.goodshepherdwatertown.org