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 the Camden Children's Garden. Our Youth Program has been enabling Camden’s young people to get access to education and paid work experience for the past 20 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.

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.  They assist with educational and craft activities during our Family Festivals.


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?

  •  Job Readiness 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