Vancouver Island Events Website

KinPark Kids Camp

add to outlook add to google calendar remind me

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Each day focuses on a different theme reflected in the day's activities, discussions, and games. Our goal is to teach children how to grow, harvest, and cook healthy food in a fun, hands-on, and engaging way and provide them with opportunities to expand their physical, social and practical skills to live sustainably. Campers also learn team building and leadership skills through activities and games at KinPark. Many of our activities and games promote group problem solving and leadership-taking for those who are older and wish to take on more responsibility at camp.


Aside from gardening, planting seeds, harvesting crops, and cooking, other activities include yoga, sports, crafts, skill-building games, reading and telling stories. Campers also get to engage in community-led workshops and activities put on by special guest facilitators!


Our daily camp themes include…


Gardening


As KinPark Kids Camp is located at KinPark Urban Farm, campers have full access to farm crops and a greenhouse. They learn about seeding, growing, and harvesting veggies, berries, and herbs, as well as other farm skills such as composting, mulching, building structures, basic tool use and more.


Local Food and Cooking


Every Wednesday, campers take a cooking class at Cowichan Green Community's commercial kitchen. Before cooking class, they harvest ingredients from the farm at KinPark to use in their recipe. This facilitates a direct connection between where their food comes from and the food on their plate. They, of course, learn a variety of cooking skills during classes, such as safety, prepping and chopping ingredients, cooking, baking, and preserving. And the best part is, they get to eat their creations!


Bugs and Bees


Campers also learn about insects' essential roles in our ecosystem and what they mean to our food systems. They identify pollinator plants, learn the names of different insects in the garden, and discuss what various bugs do. We love bees and always try to include bee-related activities. Local experts come to the park to pass their knowledge down to the campers and provide engaging educational activities.


Recycling


Campers learn about recycling and upcycling through activities, games, and crafts. They learn what can be recycled or composted and what cannot, and how our waste systems work. We are always planning new upcycling crafts and mending/repair activities to show how materials can be reused and repurposed instead of going to the garbage.


Community Day


Campers can feed their curiosity about the diversity of people who live together in our beautiful Cowichan Valley, participate in games and crafts exploring cultures, and practice community engagement by donating to the food bank, neighbourhood excursions, and visits from guest facilitators.


Water


Water is life! Our urban farm is a great place to explore the importance of water, how it cycles through earth and sky, and how to conserve it. Campers get to play with and make new water toys, explore rainwater harvesting, learn cool ways to keep plants hydrated in the summer heat and create their own rain gauges.


 Fix-it!


From carpentry to mending clothes, the goal is to practice our hands-on skills. Campers are given safe, supervised opportunities to use hand tools, experiment with resourceful solutions to engineering challenges (like building a fort using a limited set of materials), and learn how to fix everyday objects instead of throwing them in the landfill!

Cost: Child: $180/week $45/day
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Arts Classes
    Children's Entertainment
    Craft & Hobby
    Workshops (Arts)
Everything Else
    Community
    Culinary
    Home & Garden
    Workshops
Sports | Recreation
    Outdoors
    Workshops
Location: KinPark Youth Urban Farm
Alderlea Street, Duncan
This event is for Kids
More Info: Cowichan Green Community
[email protected]
250-748-8506
Event Website
Views: 1438
Currently Browsing:
 August 2022 
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31