Coastal Roots Farm launches their Summer Camp on June 14th with eight week-long sessions that run from 9am-3pm M-F.
Kids will learn where food comes from, why it matters, and how they can help change the world. They are thrilled to invite “Farmers-in-Training” entering grades K – 5 to balance screen time with green time through science-based learning, arts and crafts, songs, and fun in nature in their unique outdoor space.
“Teaching kids where food comes from, why it matters, and how they can help change the world are our goals with our education programming at Coastal Roots Farm,” said Sharone Oren, Education Manager.
Farm Camp activities include:
- Farm “chores” – digging, weeding, transplanting, composting, and harvesting
- Farm cooking and crafts – pressing flowers, drying herbs, painting, and making salad
- Learning about how food is grown
- Science experiments with seeds and soil
- Singing farm songs, hearing stories, and mindful practice of listening to nature
- Snack time, including healthy, colorful treat
Plus! New Junior Counselor in Training Program
- Gain valuable leadership and work experience by being a Junior Counselor in Training (JCIT). Develop skills in communication and teamwork, foster patience, and take on responsibilities that impact the lives of our younger “Farmers-in-Training.” JCITs will work directly Farm Educators to support Farm Camp programs and will have special time dedicated to skill building.
- Especially for 6th-8th grade student leaders interested in working with younger campers. Click here for more information.
Full and partial scholarship are readily available! Email sharone@
coastalrootsfarm.org for details.
Due to COVID-19, safety protocols have been put into place, including:
- Camper interaction: Groups will be comprised of up to 15 campers of mixed ages, up to 3 JCITs and 2-3 staff in a “pod.” Pods will be comprised of members of the same household during month-long After-School Farm Camp sessions, and similar aged campers during week-long Seasonal (Fall, Spring, and Summer) sessions. Pods of campers will remain together and will not interact with campers from other pods. Campers will not be asked to social distance within their pods.
- Health and wellness: At the beginning of each day, camp administration will check for COVID-19 updates from the County of San Diego. A health screening and temperature check will be conducted for campers upon arrival at camp each day. Due to current state regulations, both campers and staff will be required to wear masks throughout the day.
- Sanitation: Communal spaces, restrooms, water coolers, shared items, cubbies, and hooks will be cleaned and disinfected several times a day using disinfectant wipes and bleach solutions.
- A full list of Farm Camp Health and Safety Protocols can be found here.
About Coastal Roots Farm:
Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center where we practice organic farming, share our harvest with those who lack access, deliver unique farm-based educational programs, and foster inclusive spaces for people of all backgrounds to come together to connect, learn, and celebrate in ways that catalyze a more vibrant community. The Farm is located at 441 Saxony Rd. Encinitas, CA 92024.
Learn more at www.coastalrootsfarm.org.