Thursday, June 20, 2013
ARCHIVE / URBAN FARM OFFERS KIDS SUMMER CAMP
GUEST BLOG--At Suzie’s Farm Summer Camps kids and teenagers experience the wonders of farming. Campers become part of the South Bay farm’s family as they get their hands in the dirt, meet our chickens and eat produce right from the gardens they tend.
Suzie’s crew promises campers walk away from camp with a better understanding of how food is grown, increased confidence in themselves as growers, leaders and creators, and many new friends as we build community together.
“Our summer camp is programmed to have an overarching thematic for each session. These themes are further separated into two age groups to provide for differences in learning, socialization, and content among children’s ages,” says Suzie’s spokesperson. “We invite to teenagers as Junior Apprentices to attend either session to have a valued learning and mentoring experience.”
Sign Up Your Child (from this blog paste the url addresses into browser)
1. Submit a Camper Registration form:
2. Complete a Medical Records Form
3. Submit a Hold Harmless Form
4. Submit Payment
IMPORTANT: All forms should be emailed to Melissa, our Camp Director or faxed to us at 619-662-1779.
Farm to Table Camp
Peter Piper’s pickled peppers pale in comparison to the peppers we will pick and eat as we explore the connection between growing and eating food. Through games, crafts, field hikes, and cooking lessons campers will learn about healthy growing and healthy eating. Farm to Table week at Suzie’s Farm gives campers the opportunity to engage their hands, hearts, and taste buds as we explore the difference between types of vegetables and how we eat them. Discover wild varieties, build a solar oven and interact with many different ways of preparing fresh produce. Each day will include time caring for our camp garden. We’ll celebrate the end of camp crafting delicious dishes together for the Friday Family Feast!
July 15th – July 19th, Rising Grades K through 5th and Jr. Apprentices (half day camp)
July 22nd – July 26th, Rising Grades 5th through 8th and Jr. Apprentices (full day camp)
Farm Animals Camp
Join us for a fun-filled week of games, crafts, and hands on exploration focused on the world of the bugs, birds, and other surprising animals that help us grow food! Ever wonder where green eggs come from? A day with our chickens can help us figure it out. We will dig in to the way worms help our soil. Get ready to buzz with excitement after spending time with a beekeeper, and meet the other cast of good guy bugs. Our imaginations will soar as we learn about how hawks protect our vegetables. Each day will include time caring for our camp garden. Cows and pigs need not apply (we don’t have any of them on our farm) but anyone excited about chickens and bugs are welcome!
August 5th – August 9th, Rising Grades K through 5th and Jr. Apprentices (half day camp)
August 12th – August 16th, Rising Grades 5th through 8th and Jr. Apprentices (full day camp)
About the Junior Apprentice Program
As a Junior Apprentice, high school students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by assisting the Suzie’s Farm camp counselors with morning camp activities for the younger campers. Jr. Apprentices spend the afternoon deepening their understanding of farming through hands-on projects related to the camp theme for the week. Projects range from building solar ovens to tending plants to handling chickens.
We encourage campers to attend all three sessions for their age group, but participation in an individual week is of course welcome as well. Half day camps will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm, with full day camps running from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
For half day camps, each session is $250.
For full day camps, each session is $300.
For Junior Apprentices, each session is $300.
CSA Shareholder Family Pricing:
For half day camps, each session is $225.
For full day camps, each session is $275.
For Junior Apprentices, each session is $275.
We have a strict counselor to camper ratio of 1:10 to ensure quality supervision and interactions with your child.
Read our FAQ about Suzie’s Summer Camps online at suziesfarm.com or email us with questions.