Summer Camp

Garden to Fork

Program Info

 

During this unique six week “Garden to Fork” Camp, children ages 3-12 will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am – 1pm to make new friends and learn where their food comes from and why eating fresh is best for their bodies and the environment, too! Camp begins Tuesday, July 9th and ends Thursday, August 15th. Children can attend any or all weeks. We invite children to join us in our hands-on camp to experience and take part in organic gardening, herb cultivating, doing handiwork tasks around the garden, cooking/baking, art/crafting, and lots of outdoor active play. Storytelling will also be incorporated into the day. Children will learn to identify plants and herbs and their many uses. It’s a perfect opportunity for children to connect to nature.

 

The Daily Rhythm

9:00 am – Arrivals, Outdoor Play

9:30 am – Opening Circle, Snack Preparation, Snack, and Story Telling

Please bring a small snack everyday but we will always supplement with what is harvested from the garden.

10:00 am – Garden tasks (watering, weeding, compost building, harvesting)

10:30 am – Tuesday- Handwork / Wednesday- Art / Thursday- Cooking and Baking

12:00 pm – Lunch

          Thursday will also include our prepared food from the garden. 

12:30 pm – Outdoor play

1:00 pm – Pickup

 

 

Week 1, July 9-11: Colors in Nature

Tuesday Handwork: Natural Dying T Shirts using Fruits and Vegetables

Wednesday Art: Decorate Individual Watering Cans using Recycled Materials

Thursday Cooking: Rainbow Snack Testing

 

Week 2, July 16-18 The Soil

Tuesday Handwork: Compost Bin Building

Wednesday Art: Clay Making & Prints using Leaves and Flowers

Thursday Cooking: Allergy Free Carrot Cake Muffins

 
Week 3, July 23-25 The Sun

Tuesday Handwork: Sun Dream Pillow

Wednesday Art: Yarn Dying with Calendula Flowers

Thursday Cooking: Sun Tea with Fresh Herbs from the Garden

 
Week 4, July 30-Aug 1 Rocks & Gems

Tuesday Handwork: Painted Rock Garden Markers

Wednesday Art: Stone Necklaces

Thursday Cooking: Stone Soup

 

Week 5, August 6-8, Flowers

Tuesday Handwork: Mindful Petal Potions

Wednesday Art: Flower Pressing

Thursday Cooking: Rose Petal Jam

 
Week 6, August 13-15 Harvest

Tuesday Handwork: Recycled and Found Material Harvest Basket

Wednesday Art: Nature Mobile from Recycled Materials

Thursday Cooking: Pot Luck Harvest Picnic

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Camp Registration

Our Camp is filling up quickly!

If you're ready to take the first step in registering your child in our Summer Program, begin by filling out the online Summer Enrollment Application. The link button below will take you right to it.

Application must be submitted along with the Registration fee of $100 and a security deposit of half the summer's tuition. Remaining tuition will be due prior to the first day. Registration fee ($100) is non-refundable.

Log in to your wix account and head on over to the file share page to download the rest of the registration forms

Meet The Team

Lisa Schrager

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Lisa has been an educator for 13 years and is co-founder of Amber Colibri Center, a holistic learning community for children ages 5 through 10. She is passionate about connecting children to nature and teaching healthy habits.   Lisa has her certification as a holistic health counselor, has been a forest school leader, and is a member of the Holistic Moms Network.  When she is not teaching, Lisa spends her days playing in the forest, reading, cooking, and crafting with her children Austin, Celia, and Alana.

Nicole McCarey

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Nicole has three kids: TJ, Lucie, and one on the way. She is the owner of Birdsong Cottage, Wildling’s day camp, and co-leader of the Holistic Mom’s Network. In the past she has been a forest school leader and believes that all children should be in the forest as much as possible.Nicole loves Waldorf education and has attended many classes at the Sunbridge Institute. As a family she loves to bake, make crafts, be outside, and enjoy nature.

Eva Martins

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Eva is co-owner of Wildling’s day care. Her core beliefs are in nature-based play and education. Eva grew up in a holistic homeschooling multilingual/multicultural household.  She has many years of experience as a scout and has a passion for outdoorsmanship.Eva spends her days with her two daughters, Amelia and Alice, playing outside, cooking, gardening, caring for animals, sewing, and reading books.