Seedling Summer Camp
"Cooking is 80 percent confidence, a skill best acquired starting from when the apron strings wrap around you twice."

— Barbara KingsolverAnimal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

  • Seedling Camp is for 5 to 7-year-olds (see Age Guidelines)
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Early Drop-Off Available from 7:45 a.m.
  • Cost: $235/week ($100 deposit required at the time of registration)
  • Group Size: 12 Children with two Taproot Teachers and a teenage Junior Leader.
  • Dates: Seedling Camp runs the weeks of June 3-7, June 10-14, July 1-3, July 15-19, and July 29-August 2.
  • Campers bring a lunch. We provide a simple, nutritious snack.
  • There is no camp on Thursday, July 4 or Friday, July 5.
  • A $100 deposit is required at registration for each child each week. This deposit is part of the full camp cost, and is refundable before May 1. After that, it's refundable only in the case of illness, emergency or circumstances beyond your control.

The beginning and ending location for Seedling Camp is yet to be determined. It will almost certainly be either Happy Hollow Park or Scott Park, both in Iowa City.

Register your child for Seedling Camp

Age Guidelines

The ages listed for all Taproot Programs are flexible guidelines rather than rigid rules. The Taproot teachers are happy to discuss with parents the individual capabilities and personalities of their children and decide upon the best camp, even if the child does not fall within the recommended age window.

Early Drop-Off

Parents may drop off children at Happy Hollow between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. You can pre-register for early drop-off for the whole week for $20.  Drop-in early drop-off costs $5/day, billed after the camp week.