Children’s Programs

Longue Vue is committed to fostering growth, education, creativity, and exploration

through seasonal programs in the gardens and historic house.

We offer programs for toddlers with their parent or caregiver, elementary school students,

and adolescents up to age 15.

Click here for information about Children’s Birthday Celebrations,

and click here for information about group bookings for students.

Ages 5 and under:

SPROUTS

  • Children under 5 and their parents/caretakers meet in our interactive Discovery Garden for early childhood enrichment, free play, garden exploration, and guided learning through craft, song, and other group activities.

Click here for tickets and more details on Sprouts meetings.

Ages 5 to 10:

VUE CREW KIDS GARDEN CLUB

  • Students will spend their Saturdays learning about gardening techniques, making nature-based art, and exploring their connection to the natural world. Each meeting will have a seasonal theme.

Visit our Vue Crew Kids Garden Club page for more details.

DISCOVERY GARDEN CAMPS

  • School’s out! Students ages 5 to 10 can spend days off from school at Longue Vue making nature-themed crafts, learning gardening techniques, and exploring our interactive Discovery Garden.

2023 Camps in the Discovery Garden:

Carnival Camp

Thursday, February 23 – Friday, February 24

School’s Out for Carnival! Kids ages 5-10 can spend the end of their week at Longue Vue, making nature-themed crafts, learning gardening techniques, and exploring our interactive Discovery Garden.

Camp will meet Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th from 8:30AM to 3:00PM.

Camp Tuition is $90/camper and $80/camper for members at the family level and above. Scholarships are available upon request.

Summer ‘Scapes

7 Weekly Sessions: Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 30/Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 28

Longue Vue’s Summer ‘Scapes Camp is a space for kids to learn, explore, and play! Each week, we will delve into a different theme related to nature, science, or art.

For our 2023 Summer Scapes weekly themes, visit our Holiday Camp page.

Weekly camp sessions will be held Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, beginning June 5th, through Friday, June 30th; and Monday, July 10th, through Friday, July 28th.

Registration opens March 1 (early registration for members available February 27).

Harvest Camp

Monday, November 21 – Wednesday, November 23

Celebrate the beautiful season of fall with us at Longue Vue! Children are invited to join our garden educators for fall-themed crafts and garden education. Learn, grow, and play  in our Discovery Garden this fall break!

Camp will be held Monday, November 20 through Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Registration opens fall 2023.

Winter Solstice Camp

Monday, December 19 – Friday, December 23

Spend winter break days at Longue Vue! Campers can learn and play in our Discovery Garden and Education Center. Garden educators will provide seasonal and garden-themed crafts, activities, and games for children ages 5-10 at this awesome winter camp.

General registration opens March 1st. Members at the Family Level and above can pre-register beginning Monday, February 27, 2022.

Registration available soon!

Registration available soon!

Ages 10 to 15:

JUNIOR CURATORS

  • Archival research, public speaking, and collections management are just a few of the skills that students ages 10-15 develop in this two-part course. Graduates qualify to lead public tours and assist with community programs at Longue Vue.

Visit our Junior Curators page for more details and session dates.