Summer Farm Camps Teach Children Sustainable Life Skills
Apr 01, 2015 04:26PM
FarmWise Education, a learning program for youth that applies principles of Waldorf education with tasks such as animal care and growing produce, is accepting kids for their summer camp program. Located on a 35-acre hobby farm in Elkhorn, the five-day camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every week from June through August.
Participants learn to milk and care for cows; cultivate produce from sowing through harvest; prepare lunch from scratch and learn basic maintenance skills such as repairing barns and fences. In addition to the camps, FarmWise offers Saturday sessions on the farm and private group bookings.
Waldorf educator Bente Goldstein started the FarmWise Education program on her farm in 2008. “Because children do not have grandmas on the farms anymore, there are few opportunities for kids to experience hands-on how our food arrives on our plates,” she says.