From field to fork, Zenger Farm teaches kids ages 6 – 12 about seasonal farming cycles, farm-fresh cooking and land stewardship with two unique hands-on summer camps. Farm campers explore Zenger’s wetlands and fields, and harvest their snacks straight from the vegetable fields they will help tend. Cooking campers join local chefs to harvest produce and learn the art of cooking with farm fresh ingredients. New this year, Zenger is offering a Counselor in Training Program for 10 through 12 graders who have a passion for environmental education and are interested in leading Zenger’s summer camps. The program provides training in the art of outdoor education, gardening and farming practices, and nature awareness skills. Zenger Farm is an urban farm located in Southeast Portland with four acres of vegetable crops, a brood of over 50 chickens, Red Wiggler worms, eight honey bee hives a 10 acre wetland and a beautiful children’s garden. For more information about Zenger Farm summer camps visit www.zengerfarm.org/summer-camp
Local chefs from some of the region’s most popular restaurants volunteer their time and expertise for the cooking camps. Last year local chefs included Nikki Jardin of Sisters of the Road Café and Vito Dillulo of Ciao Vito, among others. This year the chefs have not yet been confirmed.
Counselor in Training, open to 10-12 graders with a passion for environmental education: June 22 – 24, 2009. Cost: $150.
Farm Camp, open to children ages 6-8, spans four sessions: July 6 –10; July 13 – 17; July 20 – 24; August 3 – 7. Cost: $230 per session
Cooking Camp, open to children ages 9-12, is held in two sessions: August 10 - 14 and August 17 – 21. Cost: $250 per session
TO REGISTER: Visit www.zengerfarm.org/summer-camp
About Zenger Farm
Zenger Farm is a nonprofit, urban farm devoted to sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship and local economic development. Zenger Farm consists of 6 acres of farmland and 10 acres of wetland near the historic Lents neighborhood. The farm provides summer camps to teach children about the relationship between farming, health, wetland ecology and being kind to the environmental. Visit www.zengerfarm.org.