KinPark Kid’s Camp

Our 2018 summer camp season has now ended. Please stay tuned for next years’ KinPark Kid’s Camp! 

KinPark Kid’s Camp is a great opportunity for children ages 6 – 12 to learn plenty about gardening, nature and food while making lasting memories and friendships at the KinPark Youth Urban Farm in downtown Duncan. Each day focuses on a theme that is reflected in the day’s activities, discussions, and games. Our goal is to teach children how to grow, harvest, and cook healthy food in a fun, hands-on, and engaging way, and provide them with opportunities to expand their physical, social and practical skills in order to live sustainably.

Campers learn team building and leadership skills through activities and games at KinPark. Many of our activities and games promote group problem solving, and leadership-taking for those who are older and wish to take on more responsibility at camp.

Aside from gardening, planting seeds, harvesting crops, and cooking, other activities include yoga, sports, crafts, games, reading and telling stories as well as swimming at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2018 REGISTRATION PACKAGE

Gardening

As KinPark Kid’s Summer Camp is located at KinPark Urban Farm, campers have full access to farm crops and a greenhouse. They learn about seeding, growing, and harvesting veggies, berries, and herbs. Each camper is also responsible for taking care of their own plants they seed and grow themselves throughout the camp week by using farming knowledge and skills they have learned.

Local Food and Cooking

Every Monday and Wednesday, campers take a cooking class at Cowichan Green Community’s commercial kitchen. Before cooking class they harvest ingredients from the farm at KinPark to use in their recipe. This facilitates a direct connection between where their food comes from and the food on their plate. They of course learn a variety of cooking skills during classes, such as safety, prepping and chopping ingredients, cooking, baking, and preserving. And the best part is, they get to eat their creations!

Bugs and Bees

Campers also learn about the important roles insects have in our ecosystem, and what they mean to our food systems. They take part in identifying pollinator plants, learning the names of different insects in the garden, and of course discussing what different bugs do. We love bees, and always try to include bee-related activities such as building mason bee houses. Local experts come to the park to pass their knowledge down to the campers and provide engaging educational activities.

Recycling

Campers learn about recycling and upcycling through activities, games, and crafts. They learn what can be recycled and what cannot, and how our other waste systems work. We engage in many upcycled crafts to show what materials can be reused and repurposed instead of going to the garbage.

Details

Ages: Children 6-12

Rates: $150 per week
$120 per week that lands on a statutory holiday (Canada Day and August long weekend)
$35 per day

When: Weekdays 9AM-4:30PM (July 3rd-August 31st)

Where: KinPark (5789 Aldrelea Street, Duncan) &
Cowichan Green Community (360 Duncan Street, Duncan)

Registration: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION PACKAGE

Payment and forms can be dropped off at 360 Duncan Street in our storefront, The Garden Pantry, or emailed to camp@cowichangreencommunity.org.

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KinPark Youth Urban Farm, Alderlea Street, Duncan

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Inside the camp building at KinPark Youth Urban Farm

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Camp cooking class at Cowichan Green Community’s commercial kitchen, 360 Duncan Street, Duncan

Hope to see you next summer!

For more information, contact us via email camp@cowichangreencommunity.org, or phone 250-748-8506.

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