Youth Employment Program


Camden City Garden Club’s Youth Employment and Training Program serves Camden’s children, youth and families.  This includes employment and training of youth while working at community gardening and urban agriculture. Our Youth Program has been enabling Camden’s young people to get access to education and paid work experience for the past 19 years.

This year we have added a new entrepreneurial training component where we have selected high school and post-high school participants to be part of a program where they attend workshops and participate in learning how to develop micro-businesses that will enable them to help grow, produce and distribute produce and by products like salsa and healthy baked goods using these products to Camden residents.

Our youth workers have been involved in installations and demonstrations of community gardens including our partnerships with 26 different faith based organizations who maintain gardens in the city to provide families with young children and the elderly access to healthy food and a community who cares about their well-being.   

Youth participate in a field trip to places like Longwood Gardens, the Morris Arboretum and the Franklin Institute.  The youth greet visitors at the Garden including as docents at our Philadelphia Eagles Four Season Butterfly House and discuss environmental issues related to butterflies and their habitats.  


Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd presenting Citizenship Awards to our Youth at the Annual Youth BBQ.


Frequently Asked Questions:

 1. How do youth Apply? 

  • Call or Visit the office for more information. 856.365.8733

2. What kind of skills do youth gain while on the job?

  •  Gardening & Landscaping Skills 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Early-Childhood Education
  • Customer Service
The Youth really enjoy their experience, especially when helping their neighbors to grow their own food to fight hunger and obesity in Camden.
— Mike Devlin, Executive Director