Camp Fresh Roots
Play. Learn. Grow.
Summer 2019.

Full Week Camps

Ages: 6-12 or entering grades 1-6
Days and Times: Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00
Location: Fresh Roots Farm at David Thompson Secondary
Cost: Sliding scale, $300-$75; 10% Early Bird discount before April 1
Please read our Registration Policies.

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, cooked by the campers. Full day programs also take a field trip each week to see another part of our community’s food system in action.

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 morning snack during this time.
12:00 Lunch
All campers have lunch together!
12:30 Rest time
A great time to read in the shade, play a quiet game, journal, draw or paint, or just close your eyes for a minute.
1:00 Afternoon Activity Time
Like the morning, but in the afternoon!
3:00 All Camp Snack
We’ll use what’s fresh on the farm to create a tasty snack for all to share.
3:15 All Camp Activity
Large group game or activity about the day’s theme.
3:45 Closing Circle
A chance to reflect on what we did, and share any reminders for the next day. more
Kids cooking

Seed to Salad

July 15-19

August 12-16

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. We’ll see what it takes to grow, harvest, and prepare our food, and take a trip to a Farmer’s Market!

Register for Seed to Salad


July 29-August 2

Bring your sense of wonder as we explore all the life of the farm! We’ll explore how plant 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 trip to a wild ecosystem to see how food grows in nature!
Register for EcoWonders

Art on the Farm

August 19-23

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 landscapers create living works of art with plants.
Register for Art on the Farm

More Camp Programs

August 6-9
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-12:00
Ages 4-7
August 26, 27, 28, 29
Ages 4-12