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

Single Day Camps

Days: August 26-29
Times: Most Single Days offer Full Day (9:00-4:00) and Half Day (9:00-12:00) options
Ages:6-12 for Full Days, 4-12 for Half Days
Locations: Fresh Roots Farms at David Thompson Secondary and Van Tech Secondary
Cost: Sliding scale. Full Day: $60-$20; Half Day: $30-10
Please read our Registration Policies.

What’s a Single Day Camp?

Think your summer is too busy for camp? Think again! Single Day Camps offer a flexible camp experience, and give campers a chance to dive deep into one particular farm topic. We’re offering two days at Van Tech and two days at David Thompson this summer!

Check out program descriptions for exact dates and time options.

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.
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Pollinator Power

August 26

Full Day or Half Day

Location: Van Tech Secondary

Learn about pollinators and how they help our food grow! We will play games to identify different pollinators, learn which foods need animal pollinators, and discover which habitats are best for the bumblebees, butterflies, and more! Full Day campers will take a walk to visit a nearby apiary and make a Pollinator Power salad.
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Suntastic!

August 27

Full Day or Half Day

Location: Van Tech Secondary

It’s getting hot out there! Summer days are the best days because of the sun’s rays. Discover how we are made of sunlight, and how we can use the sun’s energy to power the next century. If the sun cooperates, Full Day campers will do some suntastic solar cooking.

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So You Think You Can Farm?

August 28

Full Day Only

Location: David Thompson Secondary

Know what it takes to be a farmer? We bring the fun into farming with game show-style challenges to get you planting, tending, and harvesting on the farm. Plus you’ll get to take part in one of the best parts of farming – eating what you grow!
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Worms and Friends

August 29

Full Day and Half Day

Location: David Thompson Secondary

Wriggly worms, shiny beetles, and round roly polies will be our friends as we explore life on and under the soil. We’ll see what life is like from a bugs-eye view, design critter dream homes, and crown the Longest Worm. Full Day campers will celebrate the end of the camp season with a bug-themed party!
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More Camp Programs

Full Week Camps – REGISTER TODAY
Weeks of July 15, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 19
Monday-Friday, 9:00-4:00
Ages 6-12
MiniCamp – REGISTER TODAY
August 6-9
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-12:00
Ages 4-7