Camps at CHP

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CHP camp and vacation programs are supervised educational opportunities for children in 2nd-8th grade to explore, grow, and learn! Winter on the Farm and Spring on the Farm take place during school vacation weeks and are daily programs emphasizing hands on cooking and nutrition. Summer on the Farm is a week-long camp in August.  Besides the great experience of daily harvesting, the children learn about the habitats surrounding the farm, the best ways to plant and tend to their own vegetables, food groups, cook basic recipes, discover the science behind gardening and cooking, get creative with art projects and are plenty active!

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Winter on the Farm

Winter on the Farm is a camp program over February vacation that takes place 8:30am-2:30pm, at CHP in Grafton for students in 4th-7th grade. Sign up on a daily basis ($45/day) or for all four days ($165). The majority of activities will take place inside the barn, with outdoor and snow activities when possible. We will do hands-on cooking daily, science experiments, nutrition activities, nature crafts, container planting, and active games, all of which will be different every day! For more information please email tori@community-harvest.org.

Winter on the Farm Sample Schedule:

Theme – Seeds (all days have different themes and activities)

8:30am – Student arrival, seed worksheets and name game
9:00am – Intro to seeds and seed dissection: What are they? What characteristics do they have?
10:00am – Cooking with seeds! Campers split up into groups to prepare snacks with nut and seed butters and bean dips.
11:00am – Seed hunt – look outside for seeds
12:00pm – Lunch – identify seeds in our lunches before eating
12:30pm – Seed crafts – each camper creates a seed based on special characteristics
1:30pm – Complete protein bingo – Learn about plant proteins
2:00pm – Seed saving and seed packet making
2:30pm – Student pick up

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Spring on the Farm

Spring on the Farm is a camp program over April vacation that takes place 8:30am-2:30pm, at CHP in Grafton for students in 4th-7th grade. Sign up daily for sessions that focus on cooking with spring ingredients, starting seeds and gardens, experimenting to learn the science behind cooking and gardening, and working in the greenhouse at the farm. Spring on the Farm 2016 will take place April 19-22, at our Grafton location. Sign up on a daily basis ($45/day) or for all four days ($165).

Spring on the Farm Sample Schedule:

Theme – Vitamins and Minerals (all days have different themes and activities)

8:30am – Student arrival, vitamin and mineral worksheets and name game
9:00am – Intro to vitamins and minerals
9:15am – Volunteer in the greenhouse and learn about the vitamins and minerals we feed our plants
10:00am – Prepare snacks in a rainbow of colors to get all our essential vitamins and minerals
11:00am – Vitamin and Mineral Relay Race
12:00pm – Lunch
12:30pm – Rainbow garden planning
1:00pm – Vitamin and Mineral Jeopardy
1:30pm – Hike with Spring Bingo
2:30pm – Student pick up

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Summer on the Farm

Summer on the Farm is our camp for kids to explore, grow, and learn! Children entering 2nd-8th grades (ages 7-13) spend the entire week at CHP. Experienced educators visit the farm daily to lead activities. Besides the great experience of daily harvesting, the children learn about the habitats surrounding the farm, the best ways to plant and tend to their own vegetables, food groups, cook basic recipes, get creative with art projects and are plenty active. 100% of campers learned something new, tried a new food, and did and activity or cooked a recipe that they also wanted to do at home!

2016 Sessions:
August 8-12
Session 1:  8:30-3pm* for students entering grades 2-3 in Fall 2016, $210 per child per week
Session 2:  8:30-3pm* for students entering grades 4-6 in Fall 2016, $210 per child per week
August 15-19
Session 3:  8:30-3pm* for students entering grades 4-6 in Fall 2016, $210 per child per week
Session 4:  8:30-3pm* for students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2016, $210 per child per week
Age appropriate lessons will be covered in both sections: 6th Graders may choose to be in either Session 3 or Session 4 if they would like to be with an older or younger sibling or friend.

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