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. See below for our “Pay What you Can” policy.
  • 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 

Consider applying for this opportunity for summer 2018!

Youth Internship Application Summer 2018

Are you going into 7th, 8th or 9th grade? Have you participated in the following programs with Green Plate Special:

  • 2 or more Classes or Field Trips?
  • 1 or more Programs (during or after school)?
  • 1 or more Spring or Summer Camps?

YOU are eligible to apply to work with Green Plate Special this summer! Your job will include: harvesting, sales, marketing and design (art and signage), all aspects of setting up and closing up of the produce stand, and being an ambassador for Green Plate Special.

DIGGIT? Applications due by mail or email at the addresses below BY FRIDAY APRIL 20TH.

Mailing: 2115 25th Ave. S., Seattle WA 98144

Phone: 206-602-6845

E-mail: maiab@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

Summer Camp 1: Earth, Body, Community

Program type: 5 full days of camp
Dates: Jun 25, 2018 through Jun 29, 2018
Day of the week: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full Cost: $400
Program Description

NOTE: CAMP FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email us at classes@greenplatespecial.org.

Want to explore how to best care for yourself, our earth and local community? We’ll tend to the garden and its creatures (including our flock of chickens) and find new ways to care for our community. Be part of the growing process of the garden and cook tasty foods that are also good for your body (yes, pizza can be a healthy food and you’ll make that, too!)


Click here to sign up online

Summer Camp 2: Around the World

Program type: 5 full days of camp
Dates: Jul 9, 2018 through Jul 13, 2018
Day of the week: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full Cost: $400
Program Description

NOTE: CAMP FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email us at classes@greenplatespecial.org.

This camp will be full of world exploration! Learn about the origins of your favorite dishes, and the different ways people cook these dishes in all corners of the world. We’ll explore recipes and make foods like dumplings, soups, flatbreads and more, using fresh veggies from the garden and spices from around the world. Plus, you’ll cook with our wood-fired oven!


Click here to sign up online

Summer Camp 3: Urban Farmer

Program type: 5 full days of camp
Dates: Jul 16, 2018 through Jul 20, 2018
Day of the week: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full Cost: $400
Program Description

NOTE: CAMP FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email us at classes@greenplatespecial.org.

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a farmer? What about a farmer in the city? Do they eat and cook differently than the rest of us? This camp will dive into the daily routines of working with the soil. Learn to tend the garden, harvest, and cook garden fresh dishes. Summer is full of life and we will explore the bounty of the season together! Yes, you’ll cook with our wood-fired oven, too!


Click here to sign up online

Summer Camp 4: Earth, Body, Community

Program type: 5 full days of camp
Dates: Jul 30, 2018 through Aug 3, 2018
Day of the week: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full Cost: $400
Program Description

NOTE: CAMP FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email us at classes@greenplatespecial.org.

Want to explore how to best care for yourself, our earth and local community? We’ll tend to the garden and its creatures (including our flock of chickens) and find new ways to care for our community. Be part of the growing process of the garden and cook tasty foods that are also good for your body (yes, pizza can be a healthy food and you’ll make that, too!)


Click here to sign up online

Summer Camp 5: Around the World

Program type: 5 full days of camp
Dates: Aug 6, 2018 through Aug 10, 2018
Day of the week: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full Cost: $400
Program Description

NOTE: CAMP FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email us at classes@greenplatespecial.org.

This camp will be full of world exploration! Learn about the origins of your favorite dishes, and the different ways people cook these dishes in all corners of the world. We’ll explore recipes and make foods like dumplings, soups, flatbreads and more, using fresh veggies from the garden and spices from around the world. Plus, you’ll cook with our wood-fired oven!


Click here to sign up online

Summer Camp 6: Urban Farmer

Program type: 5 full days of camp
Dates: Aug 20, 2018 through Aug 24, 2018
Day of the week: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full Cost: $400
Program Description

NOTE: CAMP FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email us at classes@greenplatespecial.org.

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a farmer? What about a farmer in the city? Do they eat and cook differently than the rest of us? This camp will dive into the daily routines of working with the soil. Learn to tend the garden, harvest, and cook garden fresh dishes. Summer is full of life and we will explore the bounty of the season together! Yes, you’ll cook with our wood-fired oven, too!


Click here to sign up online

Summer Camp 7: Digging Deep!

Program type: Monday-Friday
Dates: Aug 27, 2018 through Aug 31, 2018
Day of the week: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Full Cost: $400
Program Description

NOTE: CAMP FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email us at classes@greenplatespecial.org.

Dream of being a chef or starting your own farm? What does it take to create a recipe and how do you decide what to grow on a farm? Follow your calling as you develop your own special culinary, garden, or farm art project. Of course, we’ll celebrate our accomplishments together at the end of the week with pizza from our wood-fired oven!


Click here to sign up online

Select a Camp or Class to Register

Spring Break Camp - April 9-13Summer Camp 1 - June 25-29Summer Camp 2 - July 9-13Summer Camp 3 - July 16-20Summer Camp 4 - July 30-August 3Summer Camp 5 - August 6-10Summer Camp 6 - August 20-24Summer Camp 7 - August 27-31Odessa Brown Class Series (Odessa Brown Children's Clinic Families Only Please)

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Yes, I will arrangeNo, I am not able to arrange (please call Green Plate Special to discuss options: 206-602-6845)

Extended Day

  • Drop off between 8:00 am and 9:50 am
  • Pick up between 4:10 pm and 5:30 pm

Yes, my family requires extended hoursNo, we do not need extended day, we will arrive between 9:50 am and 10:00 am

Pay What You Can Tuition Assistance

Green Plate Special uses a "Pay What You Can tuition assistance system. If you are unable to pay the full cost of a program, please fill in the amount you are able to pay for your selected program. We ask that you consider your household income and the number children in your household when determining the amount you are able to pay for a class or camp. Information provided on this form will be kept in strict confidence.

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