Sprouts Summer Camp is on!

Sprouts summer camps will open June 1st!

We have to work with DCFS to ensure that our reopening plans are as safe as they can be, but our preliminary idea looks like this:

  • All Outdoors Program on the Sprouts Nature Playground
  • Children will be allowed inside to use the bathroom one at a time
  • Two groups, each utilizing one half of the playground at a time
    • Group 1: 8 children ages 2 y – 5 y
    • Group 2 : 10 children ages K – 6
  • Drop-off & Pick-up at the gate to minimize contacts
  • Outdoor sink for frequent easy hand-washing

Summer Camp this year will be offered the full summer!

WeekDates
1Mon June 1 – Fri June 5
2Mon June 8 – Fri June 12
3Mon June 15 – Fri June 19
4Mon June 22 – Fri June 26
5Mon June 29 – TH July 2*
6Mon July 6 – Fri July 10
7Mon July 13 – Fri July 17
8Mon July 20 – Fri July 24
9Mon July 27 – Fri July 31
10Mon Aug 3 – Fri Aug 7
Morning Sessions: 7:45 am – 11:45 amAfternoon Sessions: 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
2 y – 5 y$160/weekN/A
K – 6$140/week$140/week

Please email us for our summer camp enrollment form!

a day at sprouts

Here’s a typical day at Sprouts – to recreate at home while we are closed! :)

April 7 Announcements

At Sprouts this week we celebrate one year as owners of our new building. It has been a year of hard work and we have loved every minute!

Unfortunately, our time with Sprouts families has been paused after just 10 glorious weeks together at the new school. Instead of attempting connection through the screen during this time, we want to encourage all families to be outside. We’ve started a blog (backyardschooling.com), in hopes of providing framework for families interested in merging nature and education while at home.

We are so grateful for all the community support we have received! Our original fundraiser, the Garden Party, has been cancelled, so we have decided to re-open our craft booth as an online store. The Sprouts Store (link) has handmade felt and ribbon items and designed-by-us t-shirts (locally printed at Weiskamp!) with free local delivery. The Toy Library part of our store will be coming soon!

This community has truly united to support one another through the challenges and heartbreak happening right now, and we are so proud to call Chambana home!

Plant Swap & Garden Party

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Celebrate Earth Day with Sprouts Plant Swap & Garden Party! Saturday April 18, 2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Unfortunately, due to physical distancing at this time, our Garden Party & Plant Swap has been cancelled. See our post here.

PLANT SWAP:
Bring a plant, take a plant. Indoor and Outdoor.
We will also have starts of many indoor and outdoor plants to purchase for $1 – all proceeds will go to the Sprouts Nature Playground!


GARDEN PARTY:
Bring your white gloves! We will be doing garden work all day, so come for an hour to pitch in! Spreading mulch, planting flowers, weeding, trimming, building, we will do it all!
We will have tea and lemonade and snacks.

Open House & Seedling Day

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Thursday March 5, 2020 OPEN HOUSE 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Visit or tour our indoor and outdoor environments & chat with Caity and Ellen about what makes Sprouts special.

Tours begin at 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm

Saturday March 7, 2020 SEEDLING DAY 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Spend the morning in the life of a Sprout with your child (18 months – 4 years). Experience indoor play, a creative activity, & outdoor play.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must pre-register by Friday March 6, 2020. Register here.

Summer Camp

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Sprouts Summer Camp schedule is now live!

Find out more & sign up here: Summer Camp 2020

Sprouts Summer Camp

Monday – Friday 7:45 am – 11:45 am

Week One: June 1 – 5

Week Two: June 8 – 12

Week Three: June 15 – 19

Week Four: June 22 – 26

Week Five: June 29 – July 2* (No Camp Friday July 3)

January 2020 Open House

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Sprouts is excited to invite you to our January 2020 Open House!

Thursday January 9, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We will be enrolling for Spring 2020 spots and accepting interest applications for Fall 2020.

News-Gazette

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We are thrilled with the positive response to our News-Gazette article posted December 18, 2019.

We owe sincere gratitude to the community for their support in our project, not to mention our families that have poured blood, sweat, and love into this school! We could not have accomplished this life-long dream without our parents, grandparents, and especially husbands and children.

Read more here:

Grand Opening Open House

STOP BY TO SEE WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO!

If you can’t tell, we are super excited to invite everyone to the Grand Opening of our new location, which is also our first ever Open House!


WHAT: Open House & Grand Opening!

  • Check out our new facility and Nature Playground!
  • Meet & Chat with Caity & Ellen!
  • Learn about nature school!

WHERE: Sprouts Art & Nature School

1403 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61821

WHEN: Thursday December 19th 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm