Camps & Intersessions

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

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  • Once you fill out the form, a payment link and invoice will be sent.
  • You may also register in person at SEEDS
  • Registration is by week, you may register for one or more camp weeks

Details:

Age: Rising 1st-5th,

*This year we will also be accepting a small group of 6-8th graders who will work in age appropriate groups and have opportunities to take on leadership roles. If you are interested in having your middle school child join us, please call Heather Hill to set up a time to talk.  919-683-1197

Cost: $150/week $50/week aftercare, $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold your space.  Sliding scale options are available and will be reflected on registration form.

 

CAMP THEMES

June 19-23  The Buzz on Bees…Join the Hive

We house a demonstration bee hive at SEEDS, another incredible learning opportunity for kids.  Campers will learn the function of bees and other pollinators in our environment.  We will discuss the plight of bees and what we can do to make sure bee populations stay healthy.  The week will feature demo beehive viewing, bee keeper talks, honey tasting, and honey based recipes.  We will learn about bee biology and social structures of bee colonies.

June 26-30  Ready, Set, Grow! Gardening 101 for Kids

The garden is in full swing this time of June, a perfect time for campers to spend summer days outside learn cultivation, propagation, fertilization, proper watering and many more essential garden skills.  The reward, of course, is delicious food harvested mere steps from where it is prepared!

 July 10-14  Urban Underground! Soil Science in the City

What lies beneath our feet, teaming with valuable and interesting life forms? Soil of course! Playing in the dirt was never more fun…or educational.  Campers will identify soil types, find soil specimens to examine more closely, and learn how to care for our precious soil as land stewards.

July 17-21  PONDer This! Pond and Water exploration

SEEDS has created a biologically diverse pond and wetland habitat.   The time has come to get our feet wet and explore the unique habitat of the pond, bog, and rain garden.  Campers will take water samples to explore macroinvertebrate species, explore plants that grow in these habitats, and quietly observe the birds, bees, and other animals as they visit the pond.

July 24-28  Animal, Vegetable, Mindful: Closely Observe our Woven Ecosystem

Using a mindfulness approach, campers will hone their observational skills to learn about the animals of the garden.  We will examine how animals utilize their environment for survival and compare this to our human use of resources.  Campers will specifically learn about chicken biology and care in our Chicken Coop Castle!  Additionally we will identify bird, insect and mammal species that visit the pond. Campers will learn concepts such as Food Web, Interdependency, Habitat, and Ecosystem.

July 31-August 4  And Sew it Begins…Textile Handicrafts and Art

Campers get creative while spending the week working on a textile craft.  Sewing and handicrafts help children tap into creativity while honing focus and dexterity.  Textile arts have also had a rich history in the farm way of life when ‘do it yourself’ was the only option.  From this rich culture developed folk arts that we can learn from and celebrate today.  At the end of the week campers will have a beautiful project to present.

August 7-August 11  Food Fest: A Seasonal Celebration of Seed to Table

Food! What is better than delicious, healthful, colorful food!  When all is said and done we think the way to everyone’s heart is through their stomach!  This camp aims to celebrate the bounty of all that is grown in our beautiful garden.  We have a knack for turning vegetables and other garden products such as eggs, honey, and veggies into yummy meals that kids will adore.  During the week, campers will learn real life kitchen skills that they can show off for you.  We will also develop a seasonal recipe book for kids to make with you back at home.  The week will culminate with a farm lunch feast! Parents encouraged to attend!

For questions contact Heather Hill at hjhill@seedsnc.org or 919-683-1197 ext. 1

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