2017 Summer Farm Camp Presented by Providence Health & Services.

Boys like edible flowers too

Sauvie Island Center’s Farm Camp is outdoor experience where children are outside all day, every day soaking up the fresh air and sunshine. Each day at camp is a new adventure as we explore the 18-acre Sauvie Island Organics farm and adjacent grounds of Metro’s Howell Territorial Park.




Through traditional camp activities like games, camp songs , arts & crafts and more we’ll focus on different parts of the Sauvie Island Center curriculum including:

SOIL EXPLORATION. Dig in and learn about healthy soil.

HEALTHY COOKING & EATING. Harvest fresh produce and cook with a local chef.

SEED TO HARVEST. Plant, tend and harvest the Grow Lunch Garden.

PLANT PARTS INVESTIGATION. Explore the farm and plants we can eat.

WILDLIFE & FOOD WEB. Who else has been foraging on the farm?

POLLINATION STATION. Meet these hard-working farm friends.

We are grateful for the support of Providence Health & Services, our 2017 Presenting Sponsor.  Providence Health & Services in Oregon is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and affiliated services guided by a Mission of caring that the Sisters of Providence began in the West nearly 160 years ago

2017 Camp Schedule and Registration Links

July 10 – 14 – Sauvie Island Center will kick off the camp season with a a session for children entering grades 2-4 in the fall. Register here.

Campers will need to be dropped off and picked up at Howell Territorial Park.  We can help to connect parents who are interested in carpooling. You can also use Group Carpool.  You can register and pay online here or download a paper application to mail in with payment.  Camp runs from 9:30 – 3:00 each day and the cost is $225 per camper.

If you have any questions email our Education Program Manager Sarah Philips (Enable Javascript to see the email address).

From July 17th through August 11th our camps will be offered through partnerships with local schools and community partners. See details below. These weeks of camp will include all of the same activities as the first week. The only differences are the registration processes, fees and transportation.  Register for these camps directly through the partners (links below). Also, during these four weeks of camp transportation to and from the farm will be provided by the partner organization.

July 17th – 21st  – Cesar Chavez Community Center  (offered exclusively to SUN School participants)

July 24th – 28th – Register through Catlin Gabel (when visiting the website click on the 7/24 week of camp)

July 31st – August 4th – Peninsula Park Community Center (waiting list only as of 3/27/17)

August 7th – 11th –  Register through  Oregon Episcopal School