City Roots Farm
SUMMER CAMPS for KIDS!
Children learn where their food comes from at City Roots Farm Summer Camp, field to fork! Through guided participation in farm work, culinary activities, and more, children will connect the farm-to-table dots and leave with new skills. Ages 8-12. Click on a week below to sign up!
Time: 8:30 am-12 pm, farm-fresh snack included
Price: $175/per child
Our Weekly Summer Camp Program
No matter which week you choose, your child can expect to participate in the following day-to-day activities! Camp runs Monday - Thursday from 8:30 am to noon.
DAy one: sustainable Farming 101
Children start camp with a tour of the farm to learn about what we do, including: field crops, beekeeping, greenhouse microgreens, animal and fish husbandry, composting, flowers, solar power, and farm events. Children will explore the life of bees with a live demo from Farmer Eric!
Activity: Planting a Seed
Children will plant a seed of their choice to take home.
DAy two: From Field to Fork
Children will experience where their food comes from first-hand, starting with harvesting vegetables and herbs from the field. Once we have our ingredients, we’ll head to the kitchen to learn more about fresh vs. preserved foods, then make refrigerator pickles and salsa fresca! Children will take home a jar of pickles for the whole family to enjoy.
Activity: Pickling and Making Salsa Fresa
DAY Three: greenhouse
Children will learn more about the farm's greenhouse operations, including microgreens and aquaponics. They’ll feed the fish, visit the Swamp Cooler, and discover microgreens processing in action.
Activity: Mystery Microgreens
Students become sensory detectives, using all five senses to uncover which variety of microgreen matches its “parent” vegetable. Different taste categories will be explored, including “Spicy” “Bitter” and “Sweet.” We'll also explore making plant prints to take home.
day four: farm-fresh eggs-cellent ice cream
Children will meet our feathered friends on the farm. They’ll help feed and water the chickens, collect eggs, and then head over to the kitchen to use farm-fresh eggs in a recipe.
Activity: Making Ice Cream
We’ll use farm-fresh egg yolks to make a homemade custard to churn into ice cream. We’ll incorporate farm-fresh berries and/or fresh herbs (like mint!) and edible flowers to create a custom City Roots camp flavor. Children will eat the ice cream they make.