Sauvie Island Center’s 2013 Summer Farm Camp
This year we are offering four weeks of Farm Camp. Three weeks are in partnership with community partners, and will 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.
This week of camp is for kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade and runs from 9-4. Register directly through OMSI.
July 15-19 Farm Camp with partner OMSI.
This week of camp is for kids entering 4th and 5th grade and runs from 9-4.
Register for either week of Farm Day Camp with OMSI here.
July 22-26 Farm Camp with the Peninsula Park Community Center.
This week of camp is sponsored by the Portland Garden Club , the East Multnomah County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Templeton Foundation. Thanks to their support, the Peninsula Park Community Center will be able to offer the week of Farm Camp at reduced rates, allowing more children to attend. For children 8-11 years old. 9:00 – 5:30. Register through the Community Center here.
July 29-August 2 – 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 online here. To print out a registration form and mail it in with your payment, click here. A special thank you goes out to Chinook Book, a camp sponsor, for helping to get the word out about our Farm Day 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 journaling 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 during the week, we’ll be joined by a chef from New Seasons Market, who will harvest vegetables and do a special cooking project with campers.
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.