Summer Camp

Summer time offers a perfect opportunity to get outside, go somewhere new and try something that you have never tried before. And what could be a better way for kids to do that than to head to a weeklong summer camp? Bluegrass Greensource has worked hard this summer to not only host our own summer camp but also collaborate with some great local community organizations to provide activities and experiences that any kid could enjoy!

Greensource’s biggest summer camp offering happened June 10th-14th at the Arboretum in Lexington and gave kids the opportunity to be eco-investigators for the week, exploring different environmental concepts while enjoying all the Arboretum had to offer. Participants got the chance to take guided nature hikes throughout the Arboretum, utilized solar ovens to make s’mores before making their own solar oven and learned about composting while working in the children’s garden. The camp was 8am-4pm and allowed for plenty of exploration and fun!

Throughout the summer Bluegrass Greensource has also had the opportunity to work with several great local organizations such as the Fayette County YMCA and the Lexington Explorium. Educators spent time with the North Lexington Family YMCA and their summer camp, offering lessons on insects you can find in local creeks and streams, our central Kentucky watershed and even planning a litter clean-up around the YMCA property to discuss how everyone has a part to play with litter. July 22nd through the 26th several educators will be spending their mornings at the Beaumont YMCA doing fun activities that teach about litter, water quality and recycling. And Greensource provided lessons on Kentucky native mammal species and our local watershed as part of a Lexington Explorium summer camp June 24th and 25th.

As this summer begins to slow down there are still some great summer camp experiences to be had. Check with your local community organizations who should have all of the information you might need. And as this upcoming school year starts to fly by and summer plans begin to take shape, make sure to look into some of the great summer camp experiences that Bluegrass Greensource works with throughout Central Kentucky!