B’ruchim haba’im (welcome), campers!
Coastal Roots Farm is thrilled to invite “farmers-in-training” entering grades Pre-K - 5 (ages 4-11) to Farm Camp in the Spring and Summer! During all five sessions, campers will enjoy STEM-based activities, omanut (arts and crafts), shirim (songs), and mischakim ba'teva (nature play) all through the lens of Jewish tradition.
This year during “A” Sessions we will do a deep dive into soil, plant parts, pollination, and farm exploration, while “B” Sessions will use farm and garden skills to explore the Jewish holidays of Sukkot, Shavuot, Passover, and Tu B’Shvat. Campers of all backgrounds and abilities are invited to join us as we build community and learn where our food comes from.
Activities may 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 treats
SESSIONS & REGISTRATION
Sign up for Before Care and Farm Camp sessions using hyperlinks below! Registered families must also fill out a Camp Waiver and Health Form.
- Camp Day: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
- Before Care (optional): 7:30 - 9:00 am
- Before care: $10/child/hour rounded to the nearest 15 minutes (invoiced at the end of each camp session)
- Refund policy: a full refund may be offered for cancellation up to 2 weeks before the start of the session
Camper interaction: Groups will be comprised of 12 campers and 3 staff in a “pod”. Pods will stay together all week and will not interact with campers or staff from the other pod. 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.
We encourage you to read our detailed Farm Camp Health and Safety Protocols. Additionally, a virtual orientation will be held the week prior to the beginning of each session. Camp families will be notified via email with orientation details.