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Summer Farm Camp at the Sauvie Island Center

Farm Camp allows children to spend the week exploring the 18-acre Sauvie Island Organics farm and adjacent grounds of Metro’s Howell Territorial Park. Each day at camp is 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 New Seasons Logowill 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 lead campers in a farm to table 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. Additional support for Farm Camp has been generously provided by Metro Parent’s PDX Kids Calendar.

 

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2015 Camp Schedule and Registration Links

 July 13-17 – This week of Farm Camp is for children entering 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the fall.  There will two camper groups divided by age. This camp is a partnership with OMSI.  Campers will be dropped off and picked up at OMSI.  Registration information is here.

 July 20-24 – This week of Farm Camp is for children entering grades 3-5 in the fall.  This camp is a partnership with the Peninsula Park Community Center.  Campers will be dropped off and picked up at Peninsula Park Community Center.  Registration information is here.

July 27-31 -This week of Farm Camp is for children entering grades 1-5 in the fall.  This camp is a partnership with Catlin Gabel.  Campers will be dropped off and picked up at Catlin Gabel.  Registration information is here.

August 3-7 -This week of Farm Camp is for children entering grades 2-5 in the fall.  This camp is a partnership with Oregon Episcopal School.  Campers will be dropped off and picked up at Oregon Episcopal School.  Registration information is here.

August 10-14 -This week of Farm Camp is for children entering grades 1-5 in the fall.  There will two camper groups divided by age.  Campers will 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.