Summer Farm Camp

By January 13, 2012News

In collaboration with the Agri-Nature Center of the Village of Los Ranchos

 

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The Rio Grande Community Farm is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Village of Los Ranchos to provide the 2012 Children’s Summer Farm Camp! Based out of the Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center on Rio Grande Blvd. NW, our five-day farm camps offer environmental literacy experiences through the exploration of a variety of habitats; by growing, harvesting, preparing and eating organic fruits and vegetables, and through nature based art, using child-centered, fun activities. Our caring and qualified camp director and counselors have passed an FBI Background Check, are Red Cross CPR and First Aid certified, and are eager to ensure that your child has a fun and fulfilling experience at Farm Camp!

Camps are open to children ages 6-11. You may register for one, all, or a combination of sessions.  Cost is $250/session.  Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm (before & after care is not available).  Please call the Education Director, Julie Hirshfield, during business hours at 453-9031 or email education@riograndefarm.org for additional information.

The 2012 Children’s Summer Farm Camp offers four choices of camp themes:

June 4 – June 8: Pizza Camp
Campers will spend the week learning how every part of the pizza is made; they will grind wheat for the crust, harvest tomatoes to make sauce, make homemade mozzarella cheese, and choose their own veggie toppings and herbs while working in the fields. Campers will assemble their own mini-pizzas on the final day of camp and enjoy them at lunch!

June 11 – June 15: Lotions & Potions
Campers will spend the week learning how natural materials, such as lavender and honey, can be used to make sweet-smelling lotions, potions, and candles! Campers will take home a basket full of homemade goodies on the final day of camp!

June 18 – June 22: Birds, Bees & Other Creepy Crawlies
Campers will spend the week learning about birds, honey bees, and other interesting insects. Special guests and speakers will bring their giant birds and creepy crawlies for the campers to observe and touch!

June 25 – June 29: Farm Stand Camp
Campers will spend the week learning what it takes to run a farm stand business. Each day, campers will work on planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables. Fun and informative speakers will teach the campers how to effectively market and advertise their farm stand and how to use a cash box and balance sheet. On the final day of camp, campers will run their own farm stand from the Rio Grande Community Farm. Proceeds will benefit the charity of their choice!

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