Farm Explorer (ages 6-9*) has three themes to choose from. Within each theme, activities will vary based on age group, with the Farm Discovery programs incorporating a dash of leadership and team building experiences. Sign your campers up for a morning (8:30-12:00), afternoon (1:00-4:30) or full day (8:30-4:30) program. See dates & times for extended care options.
*if children are 9 during the program and turning 10 in the 2021 calendar year they can choose to either take part in our Farm Explorer or Farm Discovery program.
Using an immersive and dynamic approach to food, farming and fun, this session allows campers to explore everything that the farm has to offer in a safe and inclusive way. Campers will keep busy in four focus areas: planting, harvesting, animal care, and creative art. From seeding veggies, to harvesting, to planting kale, to creative art and tasting freshly harvested produce, campers will be deeply rooted in this unique journey. Aside from their farm tasks and activities, campers will work on a special week-long project to bring a unique creation home at the end of the week. Sign your child up to explore all the farm has to offer and give them an experience they will remember and love forever!
Following child-led, place-based experiential learning principles, this week is all about the farm and nature with activities in the natural spaces that surround the farm. Campers will use all of their senses to build an on-going relationship with a place in nature and will immerse themselves in their environment and the farm through stories, art, exploration, and play. In addition to daily farm activities, including connection with our farm animals, campers will walk in the woods, relax in the grass, practice environmental sustainability, and let nature influence and animate their art. From nature journals to outdoor painting and hand-on activities, campers will create memories and a special nature project that they will treasure for years to come!
Get up close and personal with the tiniest helpers on the farm. Campers learn about all of the fascinating creatures that play a role in our farm ecosystem: pests, pollinators, worms, fungi, and more! Campers will explore soil ecosystems, catch bugs, build a worm compost, feed the worms and look under logs, among other activities. Campers will learn about different types of insects and other small creatures, their behaviours, senses and adaptations, including how to communicate like bees. Crafts and activities will be packed with bugs, bees, salamanders, frogs, toads and more. Campers will work on a special project to take home at the end of the week to help the pollinators. All of this in addition to time spent with the farm animals and in the garden will make for a buzzing good time!