Green Tip: Kids' Camps
Day camps that introduce young campers to planting, harvesting, cooking and caretaking for farm animals have popped up all over the region.
HANDS ON DAY CAMPS
Here are a few immediate favorites, but Edible Portland has the complete list HERE. SAUVIE ISLAND CENTER CAMP
Dates: July 16–20
Location: Sauvie Island Organics farm and adjacent grounds of Metro’s Howell Territorial Park
Ages: Children entering 3rd through 5th grades
Details and Registration: sauvieislandcenter.org
Each day at camp will be a new adventure, focusing on one area of the Sauvie Island Center curriculum, including: Healthy Soils, Plant Parts, Seed to Harvest, Wildlife and the Food Web, and the Pollination Station.4-H DISCOVERY FARM DAY CAMP
Dates: July 9-13; August 6-10
Location: Alpenrose Dairy in SW Portland
For youth with an affinity for farm animals, this day camp offers hands-on, small group activities in the barn with the animals, and in the garden on the farm.