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Urban Farmer Day Camp (Ages 9-12)
June 1 - July 31
Each summer, children who attend our-week long day camp develop their connection to the earth and the cycles of nature. New and returning campers grow along with the plants and animals, nurturing their minds, senses, curiosity and confidence.
This year, young farmers ages 9-12 will enjoy another unforgettable summer at TUF -the farm in the city. Each summer, children who attend our-week long day camp develop their connection to the earth and the cycles of nature. New and returning campers grow along with the plants and animals, nurturing their minds, senses, curiosity and confidence.
At the start, campers will learn the basics, tour the farm, and meet other campers. Through the course of the week together, we build a sense of confidence and stewardship. Each day, campers will focus on a particular area of the Farm, learning how to care for animals, cultivate crops, and nurture the land. Animal interactions including playing and working with sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, cattle, donkey and miniature horses. Campers will get their hands dirty, while gardening in soil and then travel to the greenhouse to learn the magic and science behind growing food with Aeroponics and Aquaponics. We offer a range of authentic, hands-on activities that invite participation in the farm’s day-to-day operations. In addition, their time here will include crafts, songs, and games supporting what they learned and experienced day.
As farmers, one of the most important things we do is observe. Your Junior farmer will spend time observing what plants need, and how caring for them properly allows them to thrive. We will observe how animals interact with each other and with us.