IMG_6087The 5th season of summer camps at Live Earth Farm will feature three unique camps offered throughout the summer, including two new camps debuted last year, Sprouts Camp and Young Farmers Camp. 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 Young Farmer’s 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 as well as learn to care for our milking goats and laying hens. New this year, campers will also learn pony care with our brand new mother and colt due to give birth on the farm at the end of May.

Watsonville, CA, February 24, 2014 – In the summer of 2014 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. Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount until April 18, 2014.

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 16-20, and August 4-8. June 23-27 and July 14-18 will feature Young Farmer’s Camp for campers interested in planting, harvesting, preserving and cooking with the 50 different fruits and vegetables grown at Live Earth Farm. The second cohort of 3-6 year old campers will explore the farm July 7-11 during Sprouts Camp.

These three different camp offerings provide unique ways to engage with Live Earth Farm. Young Farmers Camp will focus 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 will engage 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 will weave nature-based art activities with fruit, vegetable and farm animal fun.  Scholarships are available.

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You can share art supplies for 2014 farm camps and our resources will go further allowing us to offer more farm camp scholarships!

Jessica Ridgeway, Director
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