Summer Camp 2019 Week 1 Recap
We kicked the season of summer camps off with an awesome group of kids over the week of July 8-12.
The weather went from hot to cold, rainy to sunny but a farmer’s work won’t stop just because there’s a little rain and neither will our summer camp adventures.
This group loved visiting the animals and feeding them, using their imaginations and eating food. We met all of the farm animals (including Boris the science lab cat), tried some new farm fresh recipes together and explored every area of farmland including the corn field, rice field and calf barn!
When parents call in and ask “what exactly do kids do at a farm camp?” it’s difficult to sum it up in one quick sentence. We learn about modern farm technology and watch the robots as they help us care for the farm animals, we see how grass is grown indoors hydroponically for feed supply, we do farmer chores and get our hands dirty!
We stuff our faces with no spray blueberries and blackberries from the u-pick and shop for local ingredients for our farm fresh snacks at Nature’s Pickin’s Market (onsite). We make fresh butter and go egg picking. We learn about the importance of supporting local farmers and tracing our food back to where it came from, how it was grown and how it was raised.
And of course a week of summer camp on the EcoDairy farm wouldn’t be complete without an ice-cream cone on the last day… Can you guess what the most popular flavour was?
We still have a few spaces available for weeks 2 and 3! Learn more online: http://ecodairy.ca/camps/