Squiggly worms that help make soil, tiny seeds that turn into carrots, colourful butterflies, and busy bees: these are just some of the things for kids to discover at the Green Adventures summer camps at Earthwise Farm and Garden this year.
Green Adventures is for kids aged five to eight, and will be held on four consecutive Thursdays, from July 18 to Aug. 8.
More than just summer entertainment, the camp is designed to engage children with nature through fun, hands-on learning and outdoor adventures at the beautiful Earthwise Garden and Farm in Boundary Bay.
The camp invites young children to explore nature and discover the magic of gardening and growing food.
From scavenger hunts to planting seeds to harvesting fresh produce, kids will discover their connection with the natural world and have fun while doing it.
The Green Adventures summer camp comes on the heels of a busy season of learning at Earthwise; over 1,200 school children and their parents visited the Boundary Bay Farm and Garden for Ecotours, curriculum linked interactive workshops that focus on making wise choices about the environment. Green Adventures continues this theme into the summer, where the emphasis is on exploration and fun.
"Earthwise is known for its beautiful gardens and fresh produce, but education is at the heart of our mandate. We enjoy making learning about nature fun for kids and hope to share our excitement about growing food with them, too," says Patricia Fleming, executive director of Earthwise Society.
The Green Adventures summer camp will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, starting July 18.
The cost is $30 a day or $100 for all four.
Pre-registration is required. Parents interested in enrolling their children can contact Earthwise at email@example.com or 604-946-9828.