We’re finalizing details on six fabulous weeks of Summer Farm Camp for 2015 featuring some new partnerships around town and welcoming back our presenting sponsor New Seasons Market. Check back soon for full registration details.
Summer camps allow children to spend a week exploring the 18-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.