This summer Live Earth Farm Discovery is offering three unique camps. Since 2009 LEFDP has hosted small groups of children for a week of Art on the Farm Camp along with a Leader in Training Program for teens. This year in addition to two weeks of Art on the Farm Camp for 6-12 year olds, LEFDP also invites children 6-12 years old to Farm to Table Camp and kiddos 3-6 years old to Sprouts Camp. Campers in all three camps will learn and play in our garden, fields and kitchen classroom. They will work with our milking cow, dairy goats and laying hens and snack each day right out of the organic farm fields.
Watsonville, CA, February 20, 2015 – In the summer of 2015 LEFDP will host five weeks of summer camp in the organic fields of Live Earth Farm, as well as a Leader in Training program for teens throughout the summer. The Discovery Program limits camps to 25 kids in order to create an intimate experience for campers and cultivates a compassionate community of young farmers, artists, foodies, naturalists, and environmentalists. The summer will begin and end with a week of Art on the Farm Camp June 15-19, and July 27-31. June 22-26 and July 13-17 will feature Farm to Table Camp for kiddos interested in planting, harvesting, preserving and cooking with the 50 different fruits and vegetables grown at Live Earth Farm. For the third summer 3-6 year old Sprouts campers will explore the farm July 6-10.
“Our mission is to inspire kids to make better choices around food based on a deep understanding of where it comes from. We really feel that the choices they make not only impact their own personal health, but also the health of the community and the environment.” These three different camp offerings provide unique ways to engage with Live Earth Farm. Farm to Table Camp focuses on the processes of growing and preparing food, providing campers with in depth experience in the fields and kitchen, sprinkled with a whole bunch of fun. Sprouts Camp engages really young kids and their families in the garden and animal pens for a 5 senses experience of growing, eating, and playing with food. As ever, Art on the Farm Camp weaves nature-based art activities with fruit, vegetable and farm animal fun.
Due to significant fundraising efforts and foundation support several scholarships are available. If you would still like to support the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program, you can make a donation to the Spring Fund Drive that provides summer camp scholarships to low income and under served community members. These scholarships give young individuals the chance to explore, and discover how to be stewards of our land and community while learning to plant, harvest, and build a plate of real, mostly plant based food. If you are interested in supporting this opportunity please visit http://www.liveearthfarm.net/springfunddrive/.