Classes and Camps

Are you in 4th through 8th grade? Green Plate Special has after-school programs and summer camps for you! Join us for cooking classes and garden programs. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Our programs involve both cooking and gardening – you will plant and pick the things you cook!
  • Camps and classes take place on our property in Rainier Valley, on the corner of 25th Ave S and S Walker
  • You will need transportation to and from our garden in Rainier Valley. In some instances, transportation from school to the garden is provided.
  • Generous financial support is available. We have a “Pay What You Can” policy for all of our programs. For more information see the program description below or contact us via email (classes@greenplatespecial.org) or phone (206-602-6845).
  • GPS welcomes all youth regardless of race, color, national origin, immigration status, religion, disability or gender identity.

Questions? Please call 206-602-6845 or send an email to classes@greenplatespecial.org

 

For Schools and Community Partners

School field trips, single sessions and community partner programs are also available. Contact us at: diggit@greenplatespecial.org or 206-602-6845

Current Camps and Classes

Spring Break Camp '19

Program type: 5 full days of camp
Dates: Apr 8, 2019 through Apr 12, 2019
Day of the week: Mon-Fri
Time: 10am-4pm (extended hours available)
Full Cost: $450
Program Description

Knife Skills | Cooking Techniques | Hearty, Balanced Recipes

A seed-to-table camp experience for youth ages 9 -14 grades 4th - 8th! Learn hearty recipes, balanced meals, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Plant seeds and explore the Green Plate Special garden. Befriend our chickens and collect their eggs. Make your own pizza and create food-inspired art projects. Leave with your leftovers every day!

  • April 8th - 12th
  • Youth ages 9-14, grades 4th - 8th
Camp time: 10:00am - 4:00 pm (extended care available 8am - 5:30pm)

PAY WHAT YOU CAN!

Full Cost: $450 per person

Other options: $350, $300, $250, $200, $150, $100, $50

To discuss other options or payment scheduling, contact us at classes@greenplatespecial.org

Each day we will explore the garden to connect the foods we grow to the foods we cook in our kitchen and eat together.

Led and supported by our Green Plate Special Education team.

Sign up separately for each youth

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM

Family Evening Cooking Classes

Program type: 6 Evening Classes
Dates: Apr 23, 2019 through May 28, 2019
Day of the week: Tuesday
Time: 6:00pm - 8:15pm
Full Cost: $60
Program Description

Knife Skills | Cooking Techniques | Hearty, Balanced Recipes

A series of 6 cooking classes that will explore hearty recipes, balanced meals, and easy-to-find and low-cost ingredients. Share a meal and take home leftovers!

  • Tuesday evenings
  • Youth 9-14, grades 4th - 8th, with or without a parent or guardian

Arrival: 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Classes: 6:00 - 8:15 pm

Tuesday, April 23rd
Tuesday, April 30th
Tuesday, May 7th
Tuesday, May 14th
Tuesday, May 21st
Tuesday, May 28th

PAY WHAT YOU CAN!

Full Cost: $60 per person for the full series of 6 classes

Other options: $50, $40, $30, $20, $10

To discuss other options or payment scheduling, contact us at classes@greenplatespecial.org

Each class we will explore the garden to connect the foods we grow to the foods we cook and eat.

Taught and supported by Green Plate Special staff and volunteers with backgrounds in education, food-growing and cooking.

Sign up separately for each youth and adult

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM

Summer Camp '19

Program type: 5 full days of camp
Dates: Jun 24, 2019 through Aug 30, 2019
Day of the week: Monday - Friday
Time: 10am - 4pm
Full Cost: $450
Program Description

Knife Skills | Cooking Techniques | Hearty, Balanced Recipes

A seed-to-table camp experience for youth ages 9-14 grades rising 4th - 9th! Learn hearty recipes, balanced meals, knife skills, and cooking techniques. Plant seeds and explore the Green Plate Special garden. Befriend our chickens and collect their eggs. Make your own pizza and create food-inspired art projects. Leave with your leftovers every day!

Camp time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (extended care available 8am - 5:30pm)

Camp 1: June 24 - June 28
Camp 2: July 8 - July 12
Camp 3: July 15 - July 19
Camp 4: July 29 - August 2
Camp 5: August 5 - August 9
Camp 6: August 19 - August 23
Camp 7: August 26 - August 30

PAY WHAT YOU CAN!

Full Cost: $450 per person

Other options: $350, $300, $250, $200, $150, $100, $50

To discuss other options or payment scheduling, contact us at classes@greenplatespecial.org

Each day we will explore the garden to connect the foods we grow to the foods we cook in our kitchen and eat together.

Led and supported by our Green Plate Special education team

Sign up separately for each youth

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM