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NEW for 2018 Childrens Summer Farm Camps

For children aged 5 to 10years

 

 

    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!

 

            2020 FARM CAMP DATES

                      9am to 3pm

            

              Week 1   July 13 to 17th

              Week 2   July 20to 24th

              Week 3   Aug 10to 14th

    

                    Cost $300  week / child

                   SPACES ARE LIMITED

       Price includes 2020 Seasons Pass

 (free admission for all 2020 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 will 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?  Possibly Charm our loving llama!

     CROP CARE

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

   

     Activities will 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 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 they preserve and protect natural areas to ensure a healthy environment for everyone:)

       Activities will 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 sandles 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.