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 a half-day camp 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: 2020 Seedling Camp runs each week from July 13 to August 21
  • Campers bring a lunch. We provide a simple, nutritious snack.
  • 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 in the case of illness, emergency, or circumstances beyond your control.

The beginning and ending location for Seedling Camp is Scott Park in Iowa City.

Register for 2020 Taproot 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.