Join us this summer for Farm Camp! All summer long our farm is transformed into a classroom, laboratory and playground, as we engage in farming and gardening activities, harvest and cook farm fresh snacks, create land-based art, play games, climb trees and tell stories, to deepen our children’s connection their food and the natural world.
Summer 2017 registration is now open! Register here
Camp Tuition is on a Sliding Scale: Our organization offers a sliding scale for our summer camp tuition, $255-$355. $355 represents the actual cost of running Farm Camp for Fairview Gardens.
How the Sliding Scale Works: We are thrilled to provide a quality camp experience for kids from all financial situations. We do not need verification from pay stubs or taxes and only ask that you pay what you are able so we can provide assistance to many families. If you in need of a deeper scholarship than the sliding scale, we may be able to assist your family but you will need to contact our education team after May 1st.
Teen/CIT program: Opportunities all summer long for teens 13 and up to volunteer, college internships/volunteer opportunities too! Take a quick moment to submit this interest form, we will be in touch shortly!
Each day on the farm is different as our highly trained mentors are aware of the passions and curiosities of the group. If your child signs up for more than one week, it is likely they will do some of the same activities however, the week will feel different because we do not have rigid activities for each day of the week. Rather, we see opportunity for a fun endeavor and create a teachable moment from pure joy of the moment.
We have a maximum of 12 kids per camp with at least one experienced staff mentor and 2 volunteers.
Most weeks include include some combination of:
- Harvesting, planting and tending our children garden
- Climbing avocado trees
- Cleaning the chicken coop
- Cooking or canning with Fairview food crops
- Picking strawberries
- Cooperative adventures
- Nature Awareness activities
- Arts and Crafts and so much more . . .