KinPark Kid’s Camp: Making a difference one bean at a time!

As of July 6th, KinPark Kid’s Camp will be open for a second summer of gardening and farming fun at our KinPark Youth Urban Farm on Alderlea Street in Duncan. Camp is also full of fun games, sports, recycled crafts, and children’s yoga!

KinPark Kid’s Camp gives children a chance to learn about gardening and growing local food. Pulling carrots and onions out of the ground can of course be fun, but it also teaches kids where their food comes from and what it takes to grow it. Not only does camp leave everlasting memories, but also changes perspectives around growing and eating food.

Photo 2014-08-12, 11 05 57 AMLast year, 65 children attended camp, and some of which were not keen on gardening until after their camp experience. When talking to parents last summer and even now, some have mentioned that their child(ren) now enjoys eating vegetables, and thoroughly enjoyed harvesting kale, picking raspberries, and hanging up garlic to dry at camp. One of the proudest moments campers shared last summer was contributing some of this food to the Duncan foodbank. They truly glowed with pride knowing that the food they harvested went to help feed others in need. Taking part in seeding, nurturing, and watering plants in the greenhouse also gave them a sense of pride knowing that Photo 2014-08-14, 9 51 39 AMthey helped baby sprouts pop out of the ground! KinPark Kid’s Camp is rewarding for both kids, parents, and the community as a whole.

Gardening is a focus, but there are plenty of other opportunities at our camp for your child(ren) to enjoy. Not everyone has to like getting their hands dirty! Our camp is inclusive to everyone. For more information check our camp webpage!

To register, click here for a Registration Package you can print at home, or come to our storefront, The Garden Pantry Thrift Store, on 360 Duncan Street. Or contact our Camp councilors and alyssa@cowichangreencommunity.org.

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