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Farm Camps at Live Earth Farm

19 February

IMG_3903We have a really good time at our Summer Camps.  Summer is such a brilliant time on the farm.  The experience is warm, sunny, bright, and full of flavor.  Our days are filled with fun activities designed to encourage creative expression in many different media.  We make art, crafts, snacks, preserves, garden beds, and great friends.  During the course of the week we plant, weed, harvest, water, cut, cook, can, we weave, print, paint, all in the beautiful setting of Live Earth Farm.  We build a community of friends over the course of the week, and even dress each day in a different color.  You will notice lots of green in one of these photos from last year’s green day.

IMG_3966 We have offered Art on the Farm Camp since 2009.  The campers make beautiful nature based art projects, work in our fields and garden and play in our beautiful wild and open spaces.  With its focus on art, campers produce about two art projects a day using various media to create both 2 and 3-dimensional pieces.  We use the farm as our inspiration and sneak in lots of farming and gardening projects along the way.  This year there will be two sessions available, June 17-21 and July 15-19, 3013.

IMG_3982Young Farmers Camp, June 24-28, 2013, is brand new this year.  In this camp we will focus less on art and more on farming and gardening projects.  Of course, we will spend some of our inspired energy on a little bit of art as well, because art provides a nice, calm, focused balance to a day of using farm tools, working our bodies, and tasting the fruits of our labor.  Campers will learn to use and care for farm tools safely.  They will learn to plan and grow a garden bed, and they will taste lots of fruits and vegetables.  In learning to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables in healthy ways, campers will also learn to use kitchen tools, food science, and nutrition.

IMG_3979Sprouts Camp, July 8-12, 2013, is also a new offering.  This camp is for preschoolers and their parents.  We will spend the morning using our 5 senses to explore the farm and garden.  Preschoolers will plant in the garden, find bugs in the hedgerows, pick fruit off the trees, feed and milk our goats, collect eggs from our chickens, and have a great time exploring our wild spaces.  Parents will make new friends with families who care about where their food comes from and have kids the same age.  We welcome folks to get in touch and ask lots of questions about this camp, as we are willing to be flexible about allowing siblings, and other family members.  We will limit this camp to 10 families.

Another really great part of our camp programs is our Leader in Training (LIT) program.  For each camp we have 3 positions for teens over 13.  These teens go through a training day, learning outdoor education skills, and take responsibility for a small group of their own campers, who become very attached to their LITs over the course of the week.  It is an awesome opportunity for teens to develop leadership and employment skills, while enjoying the outdoors with enthusiastic kids.

IMG_3944Register before April 15th to get the early bird price of $300 per camper for Art and Young Farmers Camps and $200 for Sprouts Camp.

10% Discount for CSA members, returning campers, siblings and coupon holders (only one discount may be applied per family).

Regular price of $350 per camper for Art and Young Farmers Camps and $250 for Sprouts Camp begins on April 16th, 2013

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