This makes me wish we were home this summer to send the kids to these camps.
My husband drives past 21 Acres every day so I would love to send my kids to this farm. Summer youth farm camps feature safe and healthy environments for growing food, cooking, and crafts. With wholesome food and outdoor exploration, kids have fun and learn new skills along with creating new friendships and building community. Farm camps take place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. for ages 7 to 18.
Farmer in Training; June 27-July, 13-18 years old; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Farmers-in-training will foster stewardship, leadership, and team-building. Participants will design, plan and execute a restoration project as a team, and manage a portion of the growing space. A lunch item is prepared each day using farm fresh foods. Composting, planting, tending, and harvesting cultivates invaluable leadership and organizational skills. This is a delicious, nutritious, and constructive way to start summer in the Sammamish Valley. Farmers-in-training will take home fresh produce daily.
Food from the Fields; July 11-15, 7-12 years old; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With creative cooking out on the farm, campers will taste, smell and live the farm through delicious homemade foods and easy to prepare fresh snacks while enjoying the outdoors. Fruits and veggies will be harvested to make popsicles, preserves, and more. There will be a guest visit from a falconer, too. Campers will visit with local farmers, meet the crops and livestock, and enjoy food from the fields.
Minds Crafting Your Garden; July 18-22, 7-12 years old; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hammering, sawing, and crafting are essential skills when starting any garden. Campers will build and decorate their own garden components, décor and animal habitats. Creations can be taken home to use as gifts, or to make out-door spaces more appealing to native wild life.
Pizza Organica: Farm Fresh Pizza; two sessions: July 25-29 and August 1-5, 7-12 years old; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pizza! Pizza! The wood-fired oven is the cooker of choice in this week-long camp of delicious lunches, and yummy roasted snacks. This camp is offered twice because it is that delicious! Campers will make a new pizza each day entirely from scratch and learn to use a wood-fired oven baking it to perfection. Authentic and sustainable pizzas will be designed and created by each camper experimenting with new toppings, combinations of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. On the last day, campers will host a pizza party for their families to enjoy.
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is located at 13701 NE 171st St., Woodinville, WA. For more information, or to register, visit 21acres.org, call (425) 481-1500 or e-mail email@example.com. Camps fill quickly; register now and don’t forget to ask for Member discounts and special offers for siblings and friends. 21 Acres is a nonprofit inspiring action to solve climate challenges by learning as a community to grow, eat and live sustainably.