Farm Discovery’s farm-based day camps offer local kids the opportunity to play and work in the Discovery Garden, and Live Earth Farm’s fields, visit the animal pens and create in the kitchen of a working, organic farm that is also host to diverse native habitats. Campers learn to eat well and live well as environmental stewards and champions of our local food system.
Watsonville, CA, April 15, 2018 – For Immediate Release
From June through July of 2018 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 and an extension on the early bird rates, 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 – 9am-3pm – optional overnight on Thursday
Leaders in Training – All Sessions
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. A Leaders in Training program for teens, ages 14+ runs for each of the six weeks of camp.
“This year will mark the 10th year of Farm Discovery Summer Camps! We have a wide variety of hands-on farming, cooking and art 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 healing hand salves, baking pies, making pickles, and harvesting berries, carrots, green beans and other delicious, farm-fresh snacks. Campers also have opportunities to interact with our animals – which include chickens, ducks 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 have been extended to April 21, 2018 in honor of Earth Day. More information and scholarship applications are available on the Farm Discovery website: http://farmdiscovery.org/farm-camps/.