summers at garden

2020 garden school summer program

july 6 – august 28

live / in-person summer camp (ages 5-12)
virtual / online courses
early morning / late day programs
comprehensive covid-19 safety plan

garden school summer camp has provided great summers to thousands of families over the years! our camp is run by highly-trained staff, industry experts, and professional educators who are dedicated to ensuring that each camper has a safe and enriching experience. to ensure that your child gets the attention they need, our camp has low camper to teacher ratios and is divided into different programs by age. at garden school summer camp, your child will build confidence, make new friends, develop new interests, discover new talents, and have lots and lots of fun!

live / in-person camp features

  • camp will host ages 5-12
  • am, pm or full day sessions
  • Onsite Swimming Pool & Aquatics Program
  • door-to-door transportation (garden-owned fleet of busses)
  • Fine Arts / Arts & Crafts
  • no-contact sports
    • soccer drills
    • basketball drills
    • badminton
    • zumba
    • yoga
  • Music & Movement
  • academic enrichment (science, steam, reading, writing, math)
  • early morning drop-off and late-day pick up

covid-19 safety plan

our camp is following and adjusting all safety protocols as they become available through the cdc, american camp association, american camp nurse’s association, and local/state/federal guidelines and guidance.

  • limited camp size set to 10 maximum per camp group
  • Safety devices / Sanitizer stations available to all campers & staff
  • in addition to our nursing office, there will be a triage room for the exclusive use of campers who feel sick during the camp day
  • visitors entering the campus will be on a limited basis
  • campers/staff will follow social distancing rules
  • temperature checks will be taken of all campers/staff/visitors entering the building
  • disinfection chain of command has been created to ensure all materials/surfaces are properly cleaned
  • each camp group will have their own dedicated lavatories
  • campers will have a two-week minimum commitment to limit exposure to new people
  • cafeteria will not be in service this summer; campers will bring their own lunch
  • campers will bring their own reusable water bottle for refreshment
  • no-contact sports

virtual courses

introduction to graphic design and photomanipulation

teacher: blair madigan wright
age range: 11-13 years old (7th & 8th grade)
software used: gimp 2.10.20 (free)
hardware requirements: 200mb of storage space and internet capable photography equipment
operating system requirements: windows 7 or newer, macos 10.9 mavericks or newer, gnu/linux i386, x86-64, arm and aarch64

session 1: august 3-14 (2 weeks, 5 days a week)
session 2: august 17-28 (2 weeks, 5 days a week)
cost: $450

this two week course is designed for students with an interest in graphic design, photography and the software used to create stunning works of digital art. this introductory course is used to familiarize students with the basics of photo editing software and its capabilities in art, design, and recreational purposes. these lessons cover the basics of saving and storing image files for different purposes and the processes used in image editing. by completion, students will know how to use this software and software similar to it (i.e., all photomanipulation software) for image editing and basic manipulation such as the creation of logos, black and white image conversions, luminosity masking, tone mapping, focusing, painting and much more.

email your registration form to with the subject line: virtual course registration

permutations and combinations

teacher: lauren little
grade range: high school

session: august 3-28 (4 weeks, 5 days a week)
cost: $900

this four week course is designed as an introduction to permutations and combinations. permutations and combinations, the various ways in which objects from a set may be selected, generally without replacement, to form subsets. this selection of subsets is called a permutation when the order of selection is a factor, a combination when order is not a factor. we will answer questions such as: “i own five different shirts, four different pairs of trousers and two sets of shoes. how many different outfits could you see me in?” and “how many flushes are possible in poker?” we will also begin to explore probability, so not only will the students be able to determine how many flushes are possible in poker, but what is the probability of being dealt a flush. by the end of the course students will be able to tackle a variety of counting problems, which are often encountered in math competitions and are necessary for the study of probability.

email your registration form to with the subject line: virtual course registration

the college application: A Roadmap & Compass for What's Ahead

teacher: brad battaglia
age range: Junior & Senior high school Students & Families

session 1: august 17-28 (2 weeks, 10 sessions, 1 hour per session)
cost: $450

given the current landscape of college admissions, you can anticipate significant changes when applying to college. for instance, most colleges and universities are going test-optional this year, but what does that mean for your applications specifically? and what should be the focus of an essay as we live through the pandemic? you can expect many students will be writing about their lives during covid-19, and that might be a fine topic, but is it the right topic for you?  the college application aims to assist junior and senior students and families with the process of applying to college. while this is not an all-inclusive course – we will meet an hour a day for two weeks (10 sessions) – we will cover all the major areas you can expect to need completed in order to make a strong application to the colleges on your list. 

email your registration form to with the subject line: virtual course registration

email or call us at (718) 335-6363
for more information and questions!

welcome to garden's summer program!

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