Farm Life Safari Summer Camp (Ages 6-9)
Farm Life Safari Summer Camp (Ages 6-9)
- date: July 6, 2020
- time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
If you love things that cluck, wiggle, fly, ribbit, and crawl, you’ll love Farm Life Safari. Come to the 21 Acres regenerative farm for a week built 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, and experiments.
In Farm Life Safari, campers will:
Become bug hunters to identify as many species as possible – we’ll search for bees, beetles, dragonflies and more.
Excavate dirt and examine the nutrient gold mine in the farm worm bins.
Think like a scientist by taking a closer look using our microscopes.
Help bring new chickens into the world by observing egg incubation.
Explore our wetlands. See eye-to-eye with wetland creatures and help restore local ecology by transplanting native plants to our ecosystem.
This camp is for the curious ecologist who wants to get their hands dirty on a working farm. Come investigate these unique ecosystems with us!
What do hand-picked harvests, busy bees, handmade creations, pizza parties, insect investigations, chicken egg incubations, and garden taste-tests have in common? They all happen at a 21 Acres Summer Farm Camp!
21 Acres is an inspiring place for young adventurers to play, learn, and engage with a dynamic farm ecosystem. Campers will explore a variety of wildlife, farm life, crafts, experiments, and games on our working, regenerative farm. All on-farm camps will include:
Dig in the Dirt—At our summer camps, we love to get dirty! Get a scientific appreciation for what’s just below your feet as you play in the muddy earth. Campers have plenty of supervised opportunities to run, explore, and dig in the rich farm soil. You won’t come home with clean clothes!
Meet the Animals—Our animals play an important role on the 21 Acres farm. Every morning campers will assist in farm chores: feeding the worms, collecting eggs, and brushing the friendly goats! Campers will gain an appreciation for animals within the farm community alongside our farmers.
Walking Field Trips—Our valley is home to many features we want to share with our campers! Walk with us to places like the Sammamish River, Tonnemaker’s Farm Stand, or through revived wetlands to discover what makes our agricultural valley special.
Special Guests—Each week, experts will join us on the farm to share what they know best. Ever wanted to meet an owl or hold a hawk? Meet John the Falconer to get up-close-and-personal with raptors. Discover the curious world of bees with Nan, our Apiary Manager, or learn about how essential frogs and bugs are to our wetlands with Restoration Specialist Jess. We never know who we might meet—but it’s sure to be a meet-and-greet you won’t find anywhere else!
Taste the Farm — Campers will harvest and taste seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers grown on our farm. We will work as a group to challenge our taste buds and create a tasty farm-fresh snack.
Make & Take— From bug houses to flower-pressing and planters to poetry, we love making things with our own hands. While crafts vary from week to week, all campers will have something to take home and proudly share with friends and family.
Friday Pizza Party—Who doesn’t love pizza? Help harvest ingredients, prepare unique pizzas, and bake them in our on-farm wood-fired oven. This pizza party caps off each and every week of farm camp.
At 21 Acres, students of all ages are challenged to become stewards of our planet. Everything we teach supports an enduring engagement in regenerative farms and sustainable food systems. There is no better place to empower youth to impact climate change than on a farm.
Registration is required in advance for all programs. All proceeds benefit educational programming at 21 Acres and initiatives related to accelerating social change toward more sustainable ways of growing, eating, and living that protect the environment while supporting a better quality of life.
Be a conscientious commuter—walk, bike, carpool or bus to 21 Acres events whenever possible.