Children's Summer Farm Camps

For children aged 5 to 10years
     2022 Camps Now full!     

 

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    A Summer Farm Camp here at Gabriel Farms Ltd. will give your child an exciting opportunity to learn farming basics and enjoy outdoor time free from electronic devices!

 

            2023 FARM CAMP DATES

                      9am to 3pm

 

    

2023 camp registration will begin 12am on Feb 1st 2023.**

 * When Emailing for Summer Camp Placement, please include; camp week/s requested, name of child/children, phone # and email. 

*If there is space for your child in your requested camp weeks you will be emailed further information to complete registration and payment.

              LIMIT 1 WEEK PER CHILD

            

              Week 1   July 10 to 14th

              Week 2   July 17to 21st 

              Week 3   July 24 to 28th

              Week 4   Aug 7 to 11th

              Week 5   Aug 14 to 18th

              Week 6   Aug 21 to 25th

    

            

                   SPACES ARE LIMITED

       Price includes 2023 Seasons Pass

              (for farm camp participant)

 (free admission for all 2023 public openings)

                   & a camp T-shirt!

 

  Wondering what your child will do while at farm camp?  The Fun and Educational Opportunities are endless! 

                       OUR PROGRAM                               

           

      Farm Animal Care Time or FACT!

      During FACT Children will engage in the regular daily activities of caring for our farm animals( Goats, Sheep, llamas, ducks, chickens, geese, rabbits and more) learning important facts about keeping farm animals healthy, happy and safe:)

Activities could include:

                *feeding/watering

                * cleaning up after

                * egg gathering

                * animal health care

                           - hoof/toe trimming

                           - brushing

                           - pest control

                       

    During FACT children will also learn about the process of egg Incubation and see the progression of developing eggs to hatching chicks!

    Farmer Shari and our fantastic Farm Leaders are passionate about farming and sharing fascinating farming facts with your children! Through observation and interaction your child will come to know individual animals and their unique personalities.  I wonder who their favorite will be? 

     CROP CARE

     During Crop Care Children will learn the different methods farmers use to  grow, care for, and produce crops that supply food for people without farms.  A hands-on education experience!

   

     Activities could include:

               

              * farm tools/equipment and

                 safety

              * soil preparation and planting

              * irrigation

              * weed identification and safe

                  removal methods

              * hand pollination and natural

                 pollinators

              * hay making

              

       And of course we will be planting and harvesting in our own vegetable garden!  There is nothing like digging in a garden, planting seeds and watching them grow!  We will plant, weed, water and hopefully dig out some potatoes, pick some peas, eat some blackberries or my favorite a cherry tomato with a fresh leaf of basil!  YUM!

      While we are in the garden we will inspect for creatures who also like to eat our 'greens', and we will talk about the challenges they present, and what techniques we can use to remove them from from our garden. We will identify beneficial insects, like lady bugs, and talk about how we can attract more of these insects to our crops.  We will also discuss the differences between Organic, Regenerative and Conventional farming.

    Nature and Environmental Responsibility

    Nature is all around us on the farm presenting many interesting and educational opportunities.

      Nature and Agriculture are closely connected and we will spend time exploring our farms natural environments (ponds, creeks, forests) observing the interactions between them, and how they impact each other.  We will discuss how farmers are stewards of the land they own, and how we preserve and protect natural areas to ensure a healthy environment for  all creatures:)

       Activities could include:

                *local wild life identification

                * pond life studies

                * habitat preservation

                * native plant identification

                   and uses

                          - edible plants

                          - poisonous plants

                          - medicinal plants

                   

      ARTS AND CRAFTS

     Yes, we will have some time for this too!  Arts and crafts on the farm will utilize a range of materials focusing on those found on our property:)

                                                                                    

 Give your child an experience they will never forget and register them for one of our fun filled summer farm camps!  

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  Between 12pm and 1pm  we will take a       break for lunch and play in our play area.

           What to Bring/Wear Each Day

          *  A healthy lunch and snacks

          *  A HAT!!!

          *  A Water Bottle

          *  Sunscreen

          *  Proper shoes or sandals with strap

          *  Tee shirt and shorts

          *  extra tee shirt and shorts(just in case)

          *  Work gloves (optional)

               WHAT NOT TO BRING!

            

           *   ELECTRONICS

           *   FLIP FLOPS

    Full payment (Email money transfer) required at time of booking to hold space.  Fully refundable if cancellation made 1 week or more prior to camp.  If cancellation made less than 1 week prior to camp there will be a $100 cancellation fee.

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