Farm Camp

Farm Camp Working in the Herb Garden

Where farming, food, and fun come together in a sustainable way.

We are pleased to announce our camp program that is the first of its kind in the state of Florida! We currently provide programming to children ages 8-11 throughout Hillsborough County. Our program has been designed with Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) as well as Project WILD. At farm camp, campers will learn how to:

 

  • Compost and maintain soil health
  • Cook and preserve food
  • Grow an organic garden from seed
  • Identify numerous plant species
  • Identify nutrients/chemicals in food
  • Identify avian and aquatic species
  • Make a biodegradable seed pot for sprouts
  • Use microscopes to study plant life at the cellular level
  • Upcycle and create art with found objects

 

Campers will also have opportunities to take hikes, play games, interact with farm animals, sing songs, participate in a scavenger hunt, eat healthy foods and just be kids! Lessons cover benchmarks in Life and Earth sciences for grade 4-6. This is a great opportunity for campers to apply knowledge they will be learning in school the next year, or reinforce what they have learned from the year previous.

Camp programs are offered over the last few weeks of Summer. Standard camp pricing starts at $195 for the week (Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-3:00pm). We offer an extended camp session until 5:00pm each day for $250.

We are now signing up campers for our 2017 Summer sessions!  You can choose from the dates listed in the right-hand column of this page.

Please contact our Education Program Director, Caroline Garber, at education@sweetwater-organic.org with any questions.

 

Big Hugs to our Farm Camp Sponsors:

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We are very grateful to have received grant funding for technology and scientific equipment from The Norcross Wildlife Foundation.

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