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
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 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 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 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.