Summer and Out-of-School Programs

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Programs for Summer Day Camp Groups

  • How Does Your Garden Grow in Summer?
  • The Wonders of Water for Pre-K/K
  • Wednesday Greenmarket Walk
  • Outdoor Self-Guided Nature Walks
  • Indoor Self-Guided Tours

Girl and Boy Scouts

Bring your Girl and Boy Scout troops to the Garden for an after-school program specially tailored to help your Scouts earn a badge. During this hands-on, indoor/outdoor program, Garden educators will work with your troop to fulfill the requirements for the badges. Call 718.817.8124 for more information.

NYBG Camps

NYBG offers camps during February and spring school breaks and during the summer. Each camp program offers playful and creative opportunities for children to explore the world around them using a mix of nature exploration, science activities, art, group projects, our vast 250 acres, and more. Visit:

Children's Gardening Program

Hands-on gardening is the perfect way for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Guided by instructors, kids plant, tend, and harvest fresh produce; prepare and taste the fruits of their labor; and enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Edible Academy and its programs in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. Visit

Explainer Program

This volunteer program for teenagers provides a chance to make new friends, spend time outdoors, and develop new skills. Explainers volunteer in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden to help facilitate programs and assist visitors. Visit us online to learn more and complete an application:

The Explainer Program is supported by the Clif Bar Family Foundation, The Everett Foundation, Motorola Solutions Foundation, and the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust.