growing gardensGROWING GARDENS

When: Tuesday - Friday, June 7th-June 24th, 8:00AM-11:30AM
Where: Manitou Springs Elementary School
For 1st-6th grade (Entering)
Price: $150
Registration URL:

Description: Growing Gardens, Cultivating Kids
Three weeks of fun hands-on experiences in our mountain environment. Who should attend? Any child entering 1st- 5th grade with a curious mind and a love of the outdoors. No green thumb required! This program is designed to cultivate kids by engaging them in experiential learning in an outdoor setting and offers reading, math, science, art, and social studies enrichment; “whole child” education in the best, MSSD14, sense of the word. Each day we will get dirty, get wet, connect to the community and have a blast!


farmFlying Pig Farm and Art Camp  this Summer!!!!
As many of you know, Flying Pig Farm and Art Camp (Farm Camp) provides playful, creative, and flexible learning about all things farm- from Bee Guardianship to Seed Saving to Wheelbarrow Resurrection, our days will be packed with fun and hands-on experiences!

High school counselors in training will also return to run our kitchen and guide younger campers towards the best experience they can have and honing their chops as culinary artists!

Our awesome staff is already planning big art projects and water games for the afternoons too!

We will be running 2 sessions:
July 4-8 & July 18-22

Brunch included

Feel free to register for 1 or both sessions, but mark if you prefer 1, as we might end up limiting to 1 session per camper if we have a big waiting list

Just fill out this form and email it back to us! Feel free to share with friends who you think would be interested too.

We are so excited to see your smiling faces once again, to plant seeds and sing them out of the ground and to taste the sweet spice of oregano and mint sun tea that refreshes us so that we might jump up and dance in the sun once more!


campManitou Springs Elementary - Camp Invention: Explore For children entering grades K - 6
Leader-in-Training spots for grades 7 - 9 may be available.
Price: $245
Location: 110 Pawnee Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Program Dates: 7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022
Program Times: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Register at:

Camp Invention is back at MSES this summer with an all new program, EXPLORE! Campers entering grades K-6 will use creativity and build confidence while collaborating with new friends in hands-on, open-ended STEM adventures. All activities are designed to inspire curiosity, stretch imaginations, and give your explorer an epic week-long experience. They'll dive into ocean research with their own aquatic friend, develop inventions for space exploration, build a spinning robotic artist and design a mega marble arcade! Spots fill up quickly, so register using the link above. Please reach out to Kristen Kanaga at [email protected] to apply for a Leadership Intern position or to get more information on partial scholarships.


Jumpstart is a program that is academically focused in a fun, summer camp way! We strive to reconnect students with reading, writing, and math learning from their previous year and support them as they get out of summer mode and back into school mode for a new school year. Our goal is to give them a Jump Start back into school mode to help them find success early in the school year.

Dates and Times:
When: Monday-Friday, 8:00-11:30 am, July 25th-August 5th
Where: Manitou Springs Elementary School
What to bring: Snacks, water bottles, and a ready-to-learn attitude!
For: Entering 1st - 5th graders
Price: $50

Registration Link:


gardensMiddle School GALLoP Camp:
We are excited to announce this year’s MSMS summer learning opportunity, GALLoP Camp. This opportunity will
support students in experiential and integrated learning that focuses on specific middle school math and
English Language Arts learning targets, and hands-on experiences through one of our community partners;
The Flying Pig Farm.

Each day will begin and end on the High School campus.

Lessons will include:
Integrated Math
English and Language Arts
Experiential farm learning. This experiential learning includes garden and plant growing and harvesting, learning about bee-keeping, tending and learning about our farm animals, and designing and creating crafts and projects built around sustainability and support of our beloved farm.

When: Monday - Thursday, 8:00-11:30 am, July 25th - August 4th
Where: Will begin and end at the High School Track and Campus, and will travel to the Flying Pig Farm
What to bring: Sunscreen, water bottles, preparations for changing weather, personal snacks if you have specific dietary restrictions.

For: Entering 6th-9th graders
Price: $40

Registration Links: