Sweetwater Summer Camp

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/15/2020 - 07/23/2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Sweetwater Organic Community Farm

Address
6942 West Comanche
Tampa, FL, 33612

Website
https://bit.ly/2U7pIFG

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Sweetwater Farm Camp

Where farming, food, and fun come together in a sustainable way.

Registration open for summer camp 2020!

We are pleased to announce our camp program that is the first of its kind in the state of Florida! We currently provide programming to children ages 7-11 throughout local counties in the Tampa Bay area. Our program has been designed with Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). At farm camp, campers will learn how to:

  • Compost and maintain soil health
  • Cook and preserve food
  • Grow an organic garden from seed
  • Identify numerous edible and medicinal plant species, native and non native
  • Identify nutrients/chemicals in food
  • Identify avian and aquatic species
  • Make a biodegradable seed pot for sprouts
  • Upcycle and create art with found objects
  • Seed saving and storage

 

Campers will also have opportunities to take hikes, play games, interact with farm animals, sing songs, participate in a scavenger hunt, eat healthy foods and just be kids! Lessons cover benchmarks in Life and Earth sciences for grade 3-6. This is a great opportunity for campers to apply knowledge they will be learning in school the next year, or reinforce what they have learned from the year previous.

Camp programs are offered for 6 weeks starting June 15th to July 23rd. Campers can register for one week or more. Curriculum will vary week to week.

Farm Camp Schedule:
Week 1 June 15th – June 18th Water Wonders
Week 2 June 22nd -June 25th Get Dirty Soil Science
Week 3 June 29th- June -July 2nd Fun In the Sun Solar Science
Week 4 July 6th- July 9th Creepy Crawlies
Week 5 July 13th- July 16th Survival Skills
Week 6 July 20th- July 23rd Grow Your Own

Standard camp pricing starts at $125 for the week (Monday.-Thursday. 9:00am-1:00pm). Discounts for full program registration. $25 registration fee per family (waived for full program registration). Look for virtual camp coming soon.

We are now signing up campers for our 2020 Summer registrations!  You can choose from the dates listed in the right-hand column of this page.

Please contact our Camp Coordinator Christine Wallace, at marketmanager@sweetwater-organic.org  or 813 785 5453 with any questions.

Sweetwater Farm

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm was established in 1995 as a nonprofit community-supported urban organic farm and environmental education center in Tampa, Florida. We are located on 6 acres of suburban property along the Sweetwater Creek in Tampa’s Town ‘n’ Country neighborhood, in Hillsborough County, Florida. We operate a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership program, Sweetwater Sunday Farmers’ Market and Music Series open to the public, educational field trip programs for visiting groups, farm tours, workshops, outdoor movies, seasonal events, volunteer opportunities and more! Through our hands-on programs, visitors of all ages discover the wonders of nature, explore ecological interconnections, practice appropriate land stewardship and master sustainable agriculture techniques. Our farm provides the freshest possible organic vegetables and herbs for hundreds of Tampa Bay residents each year. At Sweetwater, community members come together to grow and enjoy fresh organic food, acquire sustainable living skills, support local agriculture, enjoy nature, make new friends and be a part of the community.

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