Farm & Adventure Camp

August 5th – 10th


Summer Camp:



Program description:

This camp is just like the overnight farmstay, plus a bit more: more adventure, more responsibility, more friends, more fun! We’ve taken the farmstay model but changed it a bit to accommodate older kids and their interests. Daily activities may include: animal care, farming/ gardening, canoeing, swimming, hiking, wilderness skills, cooking over an open fire, farm crafts, cooperative games, natural building, forest management and trail building, there is even an overnight backpacking trip! Campers are given more freedom to shape camp into the experience they desire all while learning and teaching respect, conservation, kindness, and natural science.

Accommodations

Campers are asked to bring their own tent or can share tent space with friends (old or new) with the option of sleeping with no tent, under the stars. We provide clean bathrooms and hot showers. Meals are all organic, mostly vegetarian, include lots of farm fresh, kid harvested produce, and are served family style. We provide ample snack and water breaks.

Details

Age: 10-12

Cost: $625

2013 Dates: August 5-10

Registration

If you would like to sign up for camp, please email whiteoakeducator@gmail.com with your request. We will send you a registration form, a health form, and a release form. Please fill these out, include a check made out to White Oak Farm, and mail it to us at PO box 450 Williams, OR 97544. IMPORTANT: If your child has allergies, food sensitivities, or special needs, please alert us ASAP so we can plan accordingly. Feel free to call or email these needs at any point during the registration process.

Camp Mission:

Here at White Oak Farm and Education Center, we care deeply about our region (and the planet as a whole) therefore our farm and camps reflect these values. All of our food is organic and locally sourced when possible. Our crafts and activities are nature based with an emphasis on respect and care for the land. We want kids to explore, create, and ask questions. Our goal is for children to have positive experiences on the farm and outdoors. We facilitate this by holding all of camp outside and allow children to learn experientially.

Staff:

All camp staff members are well trained in CPR and First Aid but a few of our staff have more in depth medical training. Each staff member has been trained in environmental education and also works during the school year as teaching staff for our “FarmSchool” field trip programs. In addition, staff are encouraged to use their strengths and interests to shape camp. For example, herbalists may make salve with the children and naturalists might lead a hike. Please see the staff bio section of the website for more information.

Note: If you or your child wants to visit the farm before signing up, we’d love to give you a tour! Please contact us to arrange a date and time.

Education office: (541)862-1314 or whiteoakeducator@gmail.com

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