Camp Fresh Roots campers and staff celebrating after putting on a Plant Parade. They stand in dappled shade, with farm beds full of greens in the background.

Camp Fresh Roots
Play. Learn. Grow.
Summer 2023.


Camp Fresh Roots Leadership Experience

For youth entering grades 6-8

Do you love camp and want to be a role model for younger campers? Are you a Fresh Roots veteran looking to improve your leadership skills and experience with a small group of your peers? You’re ready for LEX, the Camp Fresh Roots Leadership Experience!

New LEXers

LEX applications are closed! If you are interested in joining the wait list, please send an email to and we’ll let you know if space becomes available!

For new LEXers, join us July 17-21 for a week of learning in a small group and getting to know the ins and outs of camps. You can also sign up to volunteer for a whole week with one of our camps once you’ve completed LEX!

Jump to details about the LEX week!

Returning LEXers

Are you a LEX alumni (a youth who did the LEX program last year)? We’d love to have you volunteer! We’ll send an email out to your parent/guardian the week of February 13 with details on what it will look like and how to request a week to volunteer. Returning LEX volunteers can volunteer any week of the summer, and will be placed with younger camper groups. You can also apply to do the LEX program week again, but priority will go to campers who have not been part of LEX before.

LEX Week

The Basics


Previous Fresh Roots campers or field trip participants who will be entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2023 and who are excited to learn and work with kids at camp! There are 6 spaces available in 2023.


July 17-21, 9:00am – 4:00pm.


David Thompson Secondary School (South Vancouver)


$100. Includes a uniform shirt, all program materials and field trip related expenses, and farm snacks daily and at least one lunch each week. If cost is a barrier to you, please let us know! No one will be turned away for inability to pay.


Each day, you will participate in learning activities with your LEX peers to help you develop your leadership skills and knowledge of Fresh Roots core teachings around food, the environment, and community. You’ll also spend part of each day helping our Camp Staff lead games, crafts, cooking, and more for our campers! As the week goes on, you’ll spend more of your day with your camp group. Plus, you’ll have some fun experiences just with your LEX cohort.

After your LEX week, you can come back as a volunteer, either this summer or next summer! You can select weeks you’d like to volunteer after you’ve been accepted to LEX.

How to Apply

Just complete the short application form below! We will get in touch with applicants via their listed parent/guardian starting March 15. Priority will go to youth who have attended Camp Fresh Roots before and have not done LEX yet. After that, qualified applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, please send an email to!