Earth Defenders Mini-Camp 2022


—a weeklong program for ages 9–11—

Calling all aspiring defenders of our one and only planet! Together we’ll explore urban ecology and outdoor spaces of Washington Heights, build ecological literacy, and practice ways to observe the world around us as scientists, artists, activists, and caretakers.

Start Date: Monday, August 22
Dates: 8/22, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26
Optional family event: Saturday, August 27, 10am-12pm -12pm (Highbridge cleanup)
Time: Daily, 9am–12pm
Location: Word Up Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue + outdoors
Program Fee: $20 - but no one will be turned away! Register by August 17.
Virtual parent/guardian orientation: Thursday, August 18, 6pm. A link will be emailed after you register.
Facilitators: Memphis Washington & Rishauna Zumberg

Please consider making a donation to Word Up so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programing. You can do so by visiting

Register through the Google Form and pay the registration fee below. 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.