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.
This week of camp is for kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade and runs from 9-4. This camp, offered through OMSI, is not eligible for the $50 discount. Additional information at OMSI Farm Camp 2-3.
July 14-18 Farm Camp with partner OMSI.
This week of camp is for kids entering 4th and 5th grade and runs from 9-4. This camp, offered through OMSI, is not eligible for the $50 discount. Additional information at OMSI Farm Camp 4-5.
July 21-25 Farm Camp with the Peninsula Park Community Center.
This camp, offered through Peninsula Park Community Center, is not eligible for the $50 discount. Visit Peninsula Park Community Center for details.
July 28-August 1 – Sauvie Island Center Farm Camp.
9:30 – 3:00. This camp is for children entering 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the fall of 2013. Farm Camp activities are outlined below. Register before March 31st and received a $50 discount. 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.