Conquering nature deficit disorder and knowing where their food comes from are just two of the accomplishments this summer’s cohort of Live Earth 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 and animal pens of a working organic farm that is also host to diverse native habitats.
Watsonville, CA, April 14, 2015 – In the summer of 2015 the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program will host five weeks of summer day camps at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville. Thanks to a host of generous contributors LEFDP is offering 30 scholarships this summer making their nutrition, environmental, and community education experience available to a greater diversity of local kids.
The break down of camp offerings is as follows:
- June 15-19, Art on the Farm Camp – 9am-3pm – optional overnight on Thursday
- June 22-26, Farm to Table Camp – 9am-3pm – optional overnight on Thursday
- July 6-10, Sprouts Camp – 9am-noon – with OR without parent
- July 13-17, Art on the Farm Camp – 9am-3pm – optional overnight on Thursday
- July 27-31, Sprouts Camp – 9am-noon – with OR without parent
Sprouts Camp is for 3-6 year olds. All other camps are for 6-12 year olds. A Leaders in Training program for teens, ages 13+ runs for each of the 5 weeks of camp.
The LEFDP 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. LEFDP’s summer camps are limited to 25 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 17, 2015.