KinPark Kid’s Camp

Our 2020 KinPark Kid’s Camp season has wrapped up for the year! Thank you to all of the incredible families who took part in making this camp year extra special. We wish you all the best as you navigate a new school year. Stay tuned for our next camp season in 2021!

For all inquiries, please contact Laura, Alyssa and Naomi at camp@cowichangreencommunity.org or call 250-748-8506.

KinPark Kid’s Camp is a great opportunity for children ages 6 – 10 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 different 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, skill-building games, reading and telling stories as well as swimming and bowling.

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, as well as other farm skills such as composting, mulching, building structures, basic tool use and more.

Local Food and Cooking

Every 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. 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 or composted and what cannot, and how our waste systems work. We are always planning new upcycling crafts and mending/repair activities to show how materials can be reused and repurposed instead of going to the garbage.

Details

Ages: Children 6-10

Rates: $150 per week

$120 per week that lands on a statutory holiday (Canada Day and August long weekend)

$35 per day

When: Monday – Friday, 9AM-4:30PM (2021 dates TBA)

Where: KinPark Youth Urban Farm (5789 Alderlea Street, Duncan) &

Cowichan Green Community (360 Duncan Street, Duncan)

Registration Forms: Registration Package 2020(stay tuned for our 2021 Registration Package)

Payment* and forms can be dropped off at 360 Duncan Street in our reFRESH storefront, or emailed to camp@cowichangreencommunity.org.
*We will not be accepting payments until closer to the start date of camp in case of unexpected cancellations due to COVID-19. You can still submit your registration form to camp@cowichangreencommunity.org, or to our reFRESH Store on 360 Duncan Street.

KinPark Youth Urban Farm, Alderlea Street, Duncan

Inside the camp building at KinPark Youth Urban Farm

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

Hope to see you soon!

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

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