Scholarships for Local Youth to Get Kids on the Farm to Explore Food, Farming, Nature and Health

Conquering nature deficit disorder and knowing where their food comes from are just two of the accomplishments this summer’s cohort of Farm Discovery campers will be bragging about when they head back to school this fall. The farm-based day camps offer local kids the opportunity to play and work in the fields, animal pens and kitchen of a working organic farm that is also host to diverse native habitats.

Watsonville, CA, April 9, 2018 – From June through July of Farm Discovery at Live Earth will host 6 weeks of summer day camps at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville. Thanks to our generous community, Farm Discovery is offering 30 scholarships this summer, making nutrition, environmental, and community education available to local kids.

Summer 2018 sessions

June 11-15, Art on the Farm Camp – 9am-3pm – optional overnight on Thursday
June 18-22, Farm to Table Camp – 9am-3pm – optional overnight on Thursday
June 25-29, Sprouts Camp – 9am-noon – with OR without parent
July 9-13, Teen Fields & Meals Camp – 9am-4pm
July 16-20, Art on the Farm Camp – 9am-3pm – optional overnight on Thursday
July 23-27, Farm to Table Camp – 9am-3pm – optional overnight on Thursday

Sprouts Camp is for 3-6 year olds. Farm to Table and Art on the Farm are for 6-13 year olds. Fields & Meals is for 11-16 year olds. They are limited to 30 kids each to ensure a positive experience. A Leaders in Training program for teens, ages 14+ runs for each of the six weeks of camp.

Due to our Spring Scholarship Drive we will offer 30 scholarships for campers and stipends for teens to participate in our Leadership program. The Fund Drive is ongoing and can be supported by visiting this web page:

“We at Farm Discovery are very excited about our tenth summer camp season. We have a variety of activities: all take place on our working farm and many incorporate materials from our 150 acres of organic fruits and vegetables,” says Farm Manager, Christine Landis. Past camp sessions have included collecting herbs for heal hand salves, felting with wool, making pickles, and harvesting berries, carrots, green beans other delicious, farm-fresh snacks. Campers also have opportunities to interact with our animals – which include chickens and pygmy goats – and will help with daily animal chores.

The Farm Discovery summer camps offer a unique opportunity to engage with the food that Live Earth Farm grows in an in-depth field to fork experience that lasts a whole week. Farm Discovery’s summer camps are limited to 30 kids in order to create an intimate experience for campers. During the week staff and LIT’s strive to develop a compassionate community of young farmers, artists, foodies, naturalists, and environmentalists. Early Bird prices last until April 14, 2018.

Farm Discovery at Live Earth is a nonprofit organization building skills for the regeneration of our food, farming, social and natural systems. We empower youth and families, through enhanced awareness and skill building, to take action, to build and sustain healthy systems. Our home, Live Earth Farm, is a 150 acre patchwork of working farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest in the Pajaro Valley of Santa Cruz County, California. Farm Discovery is growing healthy relationships through food, farming and nature. We welcome volunteers in a number of different capacities, including our docent program where people can receive training this summer.