Friday, January 17, 2014

GFGH Hosts Summer Day Camp 2012

   During the summer, parents can struggle to find new and interesting ways to keep their kids active and to get them out of the house. All too often parents are priced out of expensive summer camps and af-fordable options are hard to find. Luckily, Grow Food, Grow Hope hosts two, completely free day-camps each summer.
     Recently, we wrapped up the first of these two camps, Seed, Seed Sprout. The camp was for 5-8 year olds and focused on science educa-tion through experience in the garden. Every day, campers would arrive in the morning and be separated into four groups (Crazy Carrots, Radical Rad-ishes, Terrific Turnips or Super Squash). They would then go through 30-minute rotating stations designed to be education and fun and to teach the kids about nutrition, crafts, gardening and outdoor recreation. Each day, campers learned something new about plants, healthy snacks, and how to recycle creative ideas through interactive activities. The kids always went home exhausted but happy from a day full of fun and learning.

Rachel Beck, 2012 Summer Associate

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