Due to the uncertainty of Fairfield County’s progress in diminishing the Coronavirus, we will not be having camp for the 2020 summer season. We look forward to seeing everyone summer 2021!
Summer Fun – Farm and Forest
Have you ever spent an early morning walking between rows of growing vegetables and smelling the fragrance of fresh greens mingling with the soil they are grown in? Have you ever made your own paint from the stamens of flowers or cooked and eaten food that you have just harvested? Well, if you join us at Unquowa’s Summer Farm to Forest Camp, these will be just a few of the ways in which you will learn to understand the relationship between the foods we eat and where they come from.
Full Day – Campers Entering Grades 1-7
In addition to the art, cooking and environmental science classes taught right here on our campus, campers will travel to organic farms, local community gardens and forests. We will harvest local produce and experience first hand what it is like to run and work on an organic farm or garden. While planting, irrigating, and harvesting produce, campers will learn the importance of organic farming for the planet and the health benefits to themselves. During our forest experiences, campers will get a chance to “unplug” and destress by communing with nature.
Each afternoon we will prepare our own locally sourced lunch followed by an art class, with a focus on art in nature and a science class centered round the theme of sustainability and the environment. Classes are all taught by experts in their field.
Sweet Peas – Campers Entering PreK-4 and Kindergarten
Our youngest campers, those entering grades PreK-4 and kindergarten have the option of either a full or half day here at our campus. Led by an experienced teacher, these campers will get to experience everything our older campers do, excluding field trips. They will work in our own raised beds and school woods, experience nature through science and art, and enjoy cooking classes with our school’s chef.
Throughout this experience, we hope to instill in your child our school’s philosophy: we are all stewards of this earth, and cultivate a feeling of respect and a natural passion to protect all things in nature. This desire can be nurtured through the authentic exposure our program offers.
Farm to Forest Camp 2020
June 15 – July 10
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