Farm Life Safari Summer Camp (Ages 7-12)
Farm Life Safari Summer Camp (Ages 7-12)
- date: August 5, 2019
- time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm Life Safari: Explore the wild, wiggling world down on the farm!
For ages: 7-12; Two sessions available: June 24th-28th and August 5th-9th.
If you love things that cluck, wiggle, fly, ribbit and crawl, you’ll love Farm Life Safari! Come to the 21 Acres working farm for a week that’s created for fearless adventurers like you! From familiar farm animals to creepy-crawlies, flowers to fungi and more, campers will gain an appreciation of farm ecosystems through field studies, crafts, hands-on adventures and more.
This camp is for the curious animal lover who wants to get their hands dirty on a real working farm. In Farm Life Safari, campers will:
– Become bug hunters to identify as many species as possible, from butterflies to beetles and worms to winged butterflies.
– Excavate dirt and examine the gold mine in the farm worm bins.
– Build catch-and-release traps in our wetlands and pet slimy frogs.
– Meet the chickens and handle eggs fresh from the farm.
– Explore a bee hive and become honey taste testers extraordinaire.
– Put on “scientist hats” to look at leaves and insects through a microscope.
– Taste edible flowers and press them into beautiful dried bouquets.
– Maybe fry up some crickets for a midday snack!
21 Acres is a safe, healthy, and packed-with-fun place for young adventurers to learn about a local, regenerative farm. We use sustainable practices without using any nasty chemicals—the perfect setting for an amazing summer experience that’s truly inspiring for kids. During our summer camps, children will explore a variety of wildlife, farm life, crafts, adventures, experiments and games on a real working farm. All summer camps will include:
Winged Wednesdays—Ever wanted to meet an owl or hold a hawk? Meet John the Falconer to get up-close-and-personal with raptors on Wednesday. After learning more about our feathery friends, you will be ready to build your very own bird house here at the farm.
Digging in the Dirt—At our summer camps, we love to get dirty! Campers have plenty of supervised opportunities to run, explore, play, and dig in the rich farm soil. Get a real appreciation for what’s just below your feet as you play in the muddy earth. You won’t come home with clean clothes.
Meet the Animals—Our animals play an important role at the 21 Acres farm. Come meet Lucky & Skippy, our friendly goats, as well as our chickens (and one confused duck!), rabbits, worms and more.
Walking Field Trips—The area is home to many local farms and experiences we want to share with our campers! Walk with us to the Sammamish River, Tonnemaker’s Farm Stand and other local farms to explore how other people grow food.
Special Guests—Each week, we will bring experts out to speak about what they know best— salmon scientists, our beekeeper, local chefs, musicians and more.
Oooh! Smoothies!—The seasonal fruit on our farm is delicious! Pick your own natural fruit ingredients and try experimenting with new flavor combinations.
Make & Take—We love building things with our own hands, from bug houses to flower-pressing, planters to papier-mâché creations and more. While crafts vary from week to week, campers will always have something to take home and proudly share with friends and family.
Friday Pizza Party—Who doesn’t love pizza? Help harvest ingredients, prepare, and cook pizzas in our wood-fired oven every Friday. This pizza party caps off each and every week of camp.
We believe that kids can help heal the planet. 21 Acres is an inspiring place to learn about better farming practices through reducing greenhouse gas emissions, practicing no-till methods, eliminating nasty chemicals and working with Mother Nature as our ally. The 21 Acres Farm, and our network of sustainable and regenerative farms, means hope for the future—a future in which campers will take an active role. We’re excited to learn together about how regenerative farming is a solution to climate change.
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