Fresh Roots campers come back year after year to join us in games, veggie snacks, learning activities, and caring for the diversity of plants and animals on the farm. Here’s a glimpse into what a day at camp is like:
Caring for the Farm
The farm feeds us, so we nourish it with time, attention and care. You can find us planting seeds, watering sprouts, and weeding. We learn how to use tools big and small to get the job done! This time often turns into discovery and observation of the critters calling the soil home. And yes, we love to get messy in our exploration!
Run and Play
It’s hard to stay still when there is so much room to play! We love playing games together. During our games, we pretend to be fruit salad, decomposers, or plants chased by farmers.
Lunch and Munch
After a busy morning, we all sit down together for lunch. We love to read stories while we eat. Wait until later this week when we all prepare a lunch meal together, dessert included!
Art and Imagination
The farm is full of inspiration for arts and crafts. We may make a bug hotel for our little friends, a collage, paint a pot for our new little seed. Each day we create something different.
What’s the best part of farm camp? Getting to harvest fresh vegetables and turn them into delicious snacks, all in the same place! We learn how to harvest plants, and only take what we need. Camp staff lead us through how to cut, chop, measure, and mix ingredients together into a colourful meal. Washing up is faster when we all lend a helping hand.
That’s a wrap on a day at Camp Fresh Roots! We finish like we started: together as a group. We close off camp with circle games and sharing our favourite moments of the day.
Join Us for a Summer of Fun!
Every day at camp is a little different, with new critters to discover, games to play, and veggies to taste. Click here to learn what past campers have enjoyed the most!
Will you join us at Camp Fresh Roots this summer?
Registration opens February 18th at https://freshroots.ca/education/camp/
Here’s an example schedule of a week at Camp Fresh Roots:
We hope to see you at camp!
-Andrea Lucy, Experiential Learning Program Lead