Coastal Roots Farm 2018. Courtesy photo

Encinitas-based Coastal Roots Farm announced this week “Farmer-in-Training” spring break camps to teach kids where food comes from, why it matters, and how they can help change the world.

The farm invites children ages 5-10 to “balance screen time with green time” by getting their hands dirty engaging, education-based activities and harvesting their own snacks. Children will experience activities such as:

  • Farm “chores” – digging, weeding, transplanting, composting, and harvesting  
  • Farm cooking & crafts – pressing flowers, drying herbs, painting, and making salads 
  • Learning about how food is grown 
  • Science experiments with seeds & soil 
  • Singing farm songs, hearing stories, and mindful practice of listening to nature  
  • Farm-fresh snacks- nutritious, colorful treats 

Spring Farm Camp offers two sessions. Session 1 will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 to April 2 and Session 2 will run from April 5 to 9. Camps are $360 per week with partial and full scholarships as well as sibling discounts available.  

In addition to spring break camps, the Farm will also continue to offer its monthly after-school camps, providing childcare support and engaging outdoor activities. Families can choose a month-long session on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.  

To learn more information regarding scholarships for spring session or after-school camps, email sharone@coastalrootsfarm.org

Summer registration will be available to families soon.  

For more details about camps, visit www.coastalrootsfarm.org/farm-camp

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