camps

New Seasons LogoWe’ve wrapped up another successful month of farm camps.  Check back in early 2015 for details about the 2015 camp season.

New Seasons Market Farm Camp 

Summer camps allow children to spend a week exploring the 16-acre Sauvie Island Organics farm and adjacent grounds of Metro’s Howell Territorial Park. Each day at camp will be a new adventure, focusing on one area of the Sauvie Island Center curriculum, including: Healthy Soils, Plant Parts, Seed to Harvest, Wildlife and the Food Web, and the Pollination Station.

Sauvie Island Center’s education staff will guide campers through exploration activities and a daily nature journal exercise.  In addition, campers will gather produce from our Grow Lunch Garden and use their harvest to prepare fresh, tasty supplements to their own sack lunches.  One day each week we’ll be joined by chefs  New Seasons Market who will present a cooking project using produce harvested from the farm.

Other activities include nature-themed arts and crafts projects and group games.  Farm camp is an outdoor experience. Children will be outside all day, everyday soaking up the fresh air and sunshine.

Farm Camp with partner OMSI.

This week of camp is for kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade and runs from 9-4. Additional information at OMSI Farm Camp 2-3.

Farm Camp with partner OMSI.

This week of camp is for kids entering 4th and 5th grade and runs from 9-4. Additional information at OMSI Farm Camp 4-5.

Farm Camp with the Peninsula Park Community Center.

Visit Peninsula Park Community  Center to register.

Sauvie Island Center Farm Camp.

9:30 – 3:00. Register online here. To print out a registration form and mail it in with your payment, click here.

 

The three weeks of camp with community partners include transportation from their sites.  The final week of camp we are offering directly to families who can transport children to our site on Sauvie Island.  We can help to circulate information for people who want to carpool.  Please note that for all camps, children should plan to bring a sack lunch, bottled water and weather appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.

 


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