Let’s Get Out Forest and Farm (ages 5-8)
Forest and Farm is a full-day outdoor day camp where children explore a working farm and the neighboring wild forest, uncovering the connections and relationships between them. Back for the third year at Broadfork Farm, this summer will take us on a deep dive into each weeks theme as we run, climb, track, mimic, dig, plant, create, harvest, cook, build, collect and observe.
Each session, children will investigate and care for the farm animals like chickens, ducks, lambs and pigs and learn about their wild cousins. We will work and play in the dirt, harvest food, make delicious snacks, create artistic treasures, play games, and cultivate a sense of curiosity and wonder in our youngest campers. Kids with many interests enjoy this camp. We maintain flexibility to meet the needs and interests of the children to move, to build and create, to draw, read and rest. Our days at farm and forest are created with children’s unique sense of wonder and curiosity in mind, allowing them to investigate what interests them.
Each day follows a theme for the week and includes time to explore, to get into deep play, to create, move bodies and quiet time to rest and read stories. The weeks build on one another, kids are welcome to attend one or all three! Lisa and Kaye look forward to these joyous days all year. sign up to find out why. Transportation from Jackson Park is included.
Session 1 June 25-28 9:30am-3:30p $250
Shelter: Explore how and why plants and animals (including humans) create their homes
Session 2 July 9-12 9:30am-3:30pm $250
Roam: Discover how and why plants and animals move across the landscape
Session 3 July 16-19 9:30am-3:30pm $250
Roots: Explore where we belong and our connections to place
Let’s Get Out Explorers (ages 5-7)
Explorers is a half-day outdoor day camp that focuses on creating a sense of wonder in children and encourages outdoor exploration of the natural world. During camp children will look for and identify native plants, collect and examine aquatic insects and through face painting and animal games become animals that live in the Gorge. Each day we’ll explore our theme for the day in our nature journals, through guided exploration, nature games, stories, art and free time. Our goal is to foster a deep connection in children with the self, each other and the environment.
Morning Session June 18-21 9:00am-12:00pm $125
Afternoon Session June 18-21 1:00pm-4:00pm $125
Let’s Get Out Adventurers (ages 8-14)
Adventurers is a full-day outdoor day camp. We introduce and expand kids knowledge of adventure sports while fostering an appreciation for our unique area. Each day, participants will take part in a different adventure while exploring the Columbia Gorge Area. Instruction is provided on each activity including operation of equipment, safety, utilizing common sense and risk assessment. Meanwhile, we will work with children to resolve conflicts with kindness, physically challenge themselves, support one another and cultivate their ability to work as a group.
Class includes white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, swimming hole exploring, shelter building, wilderness awareness skills, team building, and service project activities. Leave No Trace Ethics are taught throughout the week. The week also includes a stewardship project with a local agency or non-profit. Stewardship projects help children understand the larger picture of land management, volunteerism, natural resources and the importance of giving back. Activities may vary due to weather. All equipment and transportation provided. Classes meet 9am-4pm each day at Jackson Park.