Thursday, June 13, 2013

Need a farm camp for the kids?

There are farm teams, so how about a farm camp? The organization Know Your Farms, which has operated  farm-subscription services and local-food activities in the Charlotte area for several years, will hold two sessions of Camp Food Sprouts, a day camp this summer for children ages 6-12.

The sessions are Wild Safari, July 8-12 and Picnic Fun July 15-19. The camps include lessons in sustainablity and ethical land stewardship, garden, kitchen activities and outdoor play. The camps are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays (additional child care is offered until 5:30 p.m. for $20 an hour).

Base fee for each camp is $300, although the organization says the price is negotiable. There also are discounts for  members of the Know Your Farms farm subscription and for those with multiple children signed up.

The camps are held at Unity of Charlotte Church, 401 E. Arrowood Road. Details and registration: