Are you looking for summer camp? Look no further than Jr. Growers Summer Farm Camp, a program that empowers young minds to engage in regenerative agriculture alongside farmers and community leaders.
Kansas City Farm School at Gibbs Road hosts the 5-day farm camp for ages 9-12 in June and July.
The summer camp offers an array of engaging activities where children can gain hands-on experience on the farm including harvesting and marketing goods for sale at the farmers market. Campers will also learn the art of cooking their own food, developing a deeper connection to the sustenance they consume.
With a strong emphasis on S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), junior farmers will engage in educational activities that combine creativity and critical thinking, expanding their horizons in the process.
- Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (for the Junior Growers to attend the farmers market)
June 5th – June 9th (Full)
June 12th – June 16th
June 19th – June 23rd (Full)
June 26th – June 30th
July 10th – July 14th
July 17th – July 21st
July 24th – July 28th
- Daily Schedule: The morning activities include hands-on farming alongside farmers, followed by a farm lunch prepared by the campers, with fun S.T.E.A.M. activities in the afternoon and farmers market preparation
- Cost: The suggested cost is $125 per camper per weekly sessions (lunch is included) with a “pay what you’re able” option.
The camp is located at KC Farm School’s urban farm in Kansas City, KS.
To learn more and reserve your spot, visit kcfarmschool.org.