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Dirty Fingernails Garden Camp at Fruition!

where kids grow so much more than gardens

Join us, Friends! Dirty Fingernails is an immersive, entertaining, and empowering day camp welcoming children ages 10 to 12 to learn to grow themselves as well as vegetables. As campers explore, learn, play and care for each other and the world around them, memories will be made as we experience gardening, art, and team building activities in the heart of the Bristol Hills August 15th to 19th.

Register Here!

For more information, email Anneke and Janean at

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Garden Camp FAQs

When is Garden Camp?

August 15 to 19, 2022

Who is Dirty Fingernails Garden Camp for? 

Young folks 10 to 12 years of age.  

We anticipate offering a wider breadth of options and age ranges in the future, including opportunities for adults!


What will the campers be learning and doing?

Growing their own container gardens as well as confidence!

Scavenger hunts on and around the farm cultivate curiosity and keen observation!

Creating art both ephemeral and permanent here on the farm, campers process and express connection, beauty and interdependence!

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Making floral vinegars will bring home nourishing flavors as well as an appreciation for transformation and possibility!

And this is only the beginning: Garden Camp is full days of fun hands-on learning activities, daily themes focused on gardening, ecology and connection with practical social-emotional skills, taught through the lenses of diversity and interconnectedness. 

How much is Garden Camp?

The entire week (August 15th – 19th) is only $300 ~ register here!

Paying by check you’ll receive a $25 discount, so $275 for the whole week

We have an early drop off option at 8 am, add $30 for the week

Where will this camp be?

Garden Camp gathers at the beautiful Fruition Seeds farm, 7921 Hickory Bottom Road in Naples, New York.

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Why Garden Camp?

We believe that:

~ relationship with the land deepens our relationship with ourselves and each other

~ connection to land and homegrown food nourishes the body, mind, and soul

~ “knowledge is power” and having the knowledge to grow your own food cultivates our confidence, independence, and interdependence.

Meet the instructors

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Anneke Radin-Snaith

is a passionate gardener, a learner, and a life coach. She has worked in education for over 25 years, in both traditional and non-traditional settings.  Her roles have included: 1:1 aide, social studies teacher, and district leader. She loves creating and facilitating learning opportunities for folks of all ages.

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Janean Shedd

is an enthusiastic teacher, learner, and life-long volunteer. With backgrounds in special education, outdoor education, construction work, volunteer management,  and farming, she thrives helping facilitate spaces that encourage growth of all kinds!

Petra Page-Mann

believes each of us is in the world to change and be changed by the world! Life-long grower and co-founder of Fruition, Petra will be supporting Anneke, Janean and all the campers in little and large ways each day.

see you soon and

Register Here!

For more information, email Anneke and Janean at and add your name to Garden Camp’s mailing list here: