Farm Camps

DSC_0234In 2016 we are offering three different camps during 5 one-week sessions.

Art on the Farm Camp
Session I: June 13-17, 2016
Session II: July 11-15, 2016 (This camp is full)

Farm to Table Camp
Session I: June 2o-24, 2016
Session II: July 18-22, 2016 (This camp is full)

Sprouts Camp
1 Session: June 27-July 1, 2016 (This camp is full)

Leaders in Training & Junior Staff
All Sessions

Register & Pay for Camp
Apply for a Scholarship
Support Farm Camp Scholarships

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photo credit: Ruth Diaz

Campers can expect to get their hands dirty while exploring pieces of Live Earth’s 150 acres in both organic vegetable row crop production and fruit orchards. In addition to learning about life as an organic vegetable farmer, campers will spend time getting to know our herd of goats, our milking cow, Bella, and visit with the chickens. Campers will assist in daily chores of our animals, while learning about the benefits of humane livestock management.

Although summer camps will be a day-camp affair, we are also offering an optional Thursday night pizza-making camp-out and sleepover during the Art on the Farm and Farm to Table camps! This option is for campers who wish to carry the fun of daily farm life long into the night. Join us for cob oven baking, s’mores making, and a roaring fire. There is an additional cost for campers who choose to do the overnight, which covers a farm fresh dinner, and breakfast in the morning. Don’t forget your sleeping bag!

 

See our 2013 blog post about summer camp
5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood, Todd Kestin – Huffington Post

Scholarships are available!

Please print and mail this application to: LEFDP, PO Box 3490, Freedom, CA 95019. OR email your answers to lefdpeducation@gmail.com.
Financial Assistance Application for 2016 Camps

10% discount for CSA members, returning campers, siblings, and coupon holders.

Leaders in Training & Junior Staff

The Discovery Program is also looking for leaders-in-training 14 years + to help the education team each of the four weeks. This is a great way to build work experience with children, learn about life on a working farm, and fulfill community service requirements.
See our blog post on the LIT Program
Contact us to apply.

Camp Junior Staff Application

Art on the Farm Camp

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Throughout the week campers will explore the wonders of nature through farming and artistic expression. Activities may include printing from natural materials, musical instrument making, working in the education demonstration garden, cheese making, felting and so much more! Each day we will harvest something from the garden to contribute to our sustainable picnic lunches! We are limiting participation to 25 kids between the ages of 6 and 13, so sign up today!

A Sample Day of Art on the Farm Camp

9:00am   Welcome Games, Activities, and Opening Circle
9:30am   Activity One: Art – Natural Materials Weaving
10:30am   Farm Fresh Snack: Handpicking Blackberries
10:45am   Activity Two: Farming or Cooking – Picking Plums or Harvesting Cucumbers
12:00pm   Lunch, Story Time, and Active Games
1:00pm   Activity Three: Art, Farming, and/or Cooking – Making Cheese, Jam or Pickles and Gift Packaging
2:15pm   Child’s Choice Project or Free Play
2:45pm   Closing Circle

Details

Age: 6 – 13
Group Size: limited to 25 children
Cost: The Early Bird rate of $315 is in effect until April 15, 2016.
• Normal rates beginning April 16, 2016, will be $350/camper for the full week (not including Thursday sleepover). Cost includes plenty of art supplies and a daily farm-fresh snack!
• There is an extra charge of $50/camper for the Thursday night sleepover.
• We are also offering scholarships to those most in need. Please contact us if interested.

Hours: 9am – 3pm Mon – Fri, plus the optional Thursday night camp-out sleepover.
Dates: June 13-17 & July 11-15
Register & Pay for Camp

Farm to Table Camp

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At Farm to Table Camp, campers will spend the whole week learning about farming, food preparation and preservation through hands-on activities in our fields, Discovery Garden, and kitchen classroom. Kids who love food or never let a leafy green cross their lips will both enjoy exploring the processes of creating healthy and tasty meals beginning with a seed.

Details

Age: 6 – 13
Group Size: limited to 25 children
Cost: The Early Bird rate of $315 is in effect until April 15, 2016.
• Normal rates beginning April 16, 2016, will be $350/camper for the full week (not including Thursday sleepover). Cost includes plenty of farm and garden supplies and a daily farm-fresh snack!
• There is an extra charge of $50/camper for the Thursday night sleepover.
• We are also offering scholarships to those most in need. Please contact us if interested.

Hours: 9am – 3pm Mon – Fri, plus the optional Thursday night camp-out sleepover.
Dates: June 20-24 & July 18-22
Register & Pay for Camp

Sprouts Camp

*This camp is full for 2016

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photo credit: Ruth Diaz

Our youngest campers will explore the farm through the five senses, learning to love getting dirty, eating fresh picked produce, and playing with the farm animals. Parents who chose to join them will learn a lot and have a blast witnessing the excitement a farm offers.

Details

Age: 3 – 6 with or without a parent
Group Size: limited to 25 children.
Cost: The Early Bird rate of $225 is in effect until April 17, 2015.
• Normal rates beginning April 18, 2015, will be $250/camper for the full week. Cost includes plenty of farm and garden supplies and a daily farm-fresh snack!
• We are also offering scholarships to those most in need. Please contact us if interested.

Hours: 9am – 12noon Mon – Fri
Dates: June 27-July 1, 2016
Register & Pay for Camp

For more information contact Peter Nelson at LEFDPeducation@gmail.com or call the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program office at (831) 728-2032.