Green Thumbs


Green Thumbs Summer Camp

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join campers at GREEN THUMBS Summer Camp in 2024.

Cultivate a connection to nature and plants in 7 weeks of discovery.

Wednesdays only, July 10-August 21, 10am-noon

Play in the soil by growing seeds and planting vegetables in square foot beds and tepee gardens. Hunt for butterflies in the pollinator garden while finding the flowers they treasure. Find the Fairy Garden and the strawberry patch. Identify tasty herbs in the Herb Garden. Make compost, find worms, check out the bugs and see the rain barrels in action. Watch the birds nibbling on shrubs and at the feeders. Create art from nature. Enjoy a hayride around the farm and a celebratory harvest “feast.”

Campers are children ages 5-12. (Five-year old children should be entering kindergarten in the fall.) Green Thumbs Summer Camp is limited to the first twenty children to register. Early registration is suggested.

Exploration and instruction are provided by Suffolk Master Gardeners.

NOTE: Please provide parent name, child’s name, date of birth, address, phone number and email address. A confirmation will be sent by email.

Requests for accommodations should be made by June 1, 2024. Requests after that date will be met as best as possible.


$80 for one child, $60 for each sibling. Make a check payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension. Mail to Roxanne Zimmer, Cornell Extension, 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901



Roxanne Zimmer
Community Horticulture Specialist
631-727-7850 x 215


Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, New York 11980

Last updated May 14, 2024