Camp kicks off on June 23rd and runs through August 22nd this year at Candy Lane Elementary School. Incoming 1st graders through incoming 6th graders will experience a week-in-the-life of an urban production farm while exploring the schoolyard, performing farm tasks, preparing healthy snacks, and participating in farm arts and crafts activities, scientific inquiry, and active play.
Furthermore, by supporting Farm Camp you help us achieve our greater mission of increasing the health of our community by teaching kids how to grow nutritious food that goes from their schoolyard to their plate.
Each day we will explore a new corner of the farm, from microorganisms in the soil to birds in the sky. Schoolyard Explorers will plant seeds, pick veggies and enjoy fresh snacks from the school farm. We will learn about plants and animals through songs, stories, farm arts and crafts, and active play.
Schoolyard farmers will spend each morning in the farm fields at Candy Lane. We’ll investigate the natural systems that help farms grow, try out different tools, plant seeds, and harvest crops. Along the way, we’ll have plenty of time to play games, do farm arts and crafts, tell stories, and make new friends. We’ll end each day with a farm-fresh snack to celebrate our hard work.
Our educators have several years of outdoor education experience and have been camp directors at exemplary organizations like the Sauvie Island Center, Camp Stevens and Project OLE! All educators are CPR and First Aide certified. Read more about our Camp Director, Brooke Hieserich.
We will hold eight week-long day camp sessions June 23rd through August 22nd for all age groups (there will be no camp the week of the fourth of July). Camp runs from 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday at Candy Lane Elementary: 5901 SE Hull Ave. Milwaukie, Oregon 97267.
Aftercare is available for an additional flat rate of $65 for the week.
We want every child to experience farm camp, so we will try to make scholarships available. If you are interested in a scholarship, please let us know when filling out the online Registration Form and we will send you the online Scholarship Application. If you would like to make a donation to help sponsor a child in need of a scholarship, you will be given the opportunity to do so when filling out the Registration Form.
Every day of camp your child will need to bring a backpack or bag packed with, water bottle, hat, sunscreen and close-toed shoes. We ask that camper cell phones remain in camper backpacks during camp, and all other electronic devices remain at home.
Schoolyard Farms will provide morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and water every day.