Camp Fresh Roots
Play. Learn. Grow.
Summer 2021.

Full Week Camps

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Ages: 6-11 or entering grades 1-5
Days and Times: Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00
Location: Fresh Roots at David Thompson Secondary, Vancouver or Suwa’lkh School, Coquitlam
Cost: Sliding scale, $370-$185; 10% Early Bird discount before April 1
Please read our Registration Policies.

Limited Space Available

We have just a few open spaces in our Vancouver and Coquitlam camps! Also check out our 3-day MidiCamp for campers ages 6-11, August 30-Sep 3.

What’s included?

A full week at Camp Fresh Roots lets campers dig deep, ask questions, find answers, and connect with the wider community! All full week programs include a farm fresh snack Monday-Thursday and lunch on Friday (Wednesday for A Taste of the Forest), prepared by staff and campers. Full day programs also take a walking field trip or have a special guest each week.

A Day at Camp Fresh Roots

Our campers are the star of the show – we’ll follow their lead when it comes to the kinds of activities they’re most interested in! A typical camp day might look like:

9:00: Sign-in
Camp staff will offer games, songs, or art activities as campers arrive
9:15: Opening circle
We’ll check in and see how everyone’s doing, introduce the Theme of the Day, and sing a song to get us moving.
9:30: Morning Activity Time
Campers will help on the farm, tend the camp garden beds, explore the day’s theme through games, crafts, hands-on activities, and more. Campers will have a snack from home during this time.
12:00 Lunch and Rest Time
We’ll picnic safely, read a story, and have time to read in the shade, play a quiet game, journal, draw or paint, or just close your eyes for a minute.
1:30 Afternoon Activity Time
Like the morning, but in the afternoon!
3:00  Farm Snack
We’ll use what’s fresh on the farm to create a tasty snack for all to share.
3:45 Closing Circle
A chance to reflect on what we did, and share any reminders for the next day.

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Suwal’lkh Camps (Coquitlam)

A Taste of the Forest

August 9-13 – Registration Closed

August 23-27 – Full! Wait List Available

Join us in the Earth Spirit Medicine Garden and Healing Forest at Suwa’lkh School in Coquitlam! We’ll make forest teas, fight off alien invaders, and learn from local Knowledge Keepers. Plus, we’ll taste the summer bounty of both garden and forest.

Different Spaces, Different Faces

August 16-20 – Registration Closed

Who is living in the garden? Who plays in the forest? Who is eating from the orchard? Who drinks from the stream? Come meet the living things that call the Suwa’lkh garden and forest their home!

David Thompson Camps (South Vancouver)

Art on the Farm

July 12-16 – Registration Closed

August 9-13 – Registration Closed

Do you like to play with your food? Wanna make a snack that’s almost too cute to eat? How about painting with dirt, or making a naturally dyed shirt? Join us as we use the bounty of the farm to make fantastic creations of all kinds! On our field trip, we’ll see how gardeners and landscapers create living works of art with plants.

EcoWonders

July 19-23 – Registration Closed

August 16-20 – Registration Closed

Bring your sense of wonder as we explore all the life of the farm! We’ll explore how plants grow from seeds, how worms make our soil fabulous, and how our farm depends on healthy air, water, and soil. And we’ll take a walking field trip to see how ecosystems change throughout neighborhoods, and/or get a chance to learn from a guest expert!

Kids cooking

Seed to Salad

July 26-30 – Registration Closed

August 23-27 – Full! Wait List Available

Where does your food come from? Who helps it get to your plate? We’ll follow our food from seed to salad, and meet the people who help it get there, including our Farmers and Chefs!

More Camp Programs

MiniCamp – FULL
August 3-6
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-12:00
Ages 4-7
MidiCamp
July 5-8 or August 30-September 1
Monday-Wednesday, 9:00-4:00
Ages 6-11