Apple Orchard

Farm Day Camp

Children need what we rarely give them in school - time for 'Messing About.'     -John Holt

It's Not Glue Sticks or Beans in Dixie Cups
 
Farm camp is a real hands-on experience. It's a place where kids can be kids and the 'teacher' isn't someone with a learning agenda, excited to pounce on every shining "teachable moment" -but instead an awesome role model. Our Farmer Educators are extremely competent outdoor educators who are just as confident leading from behind. We believe kids are capable of so much more than our society gives them credit for.  Risky play, building fires, milking goats, making pizza in a wood oven, and using knives and construction tools are typical activities. Rather than blanketing it all with a "safety is our greatest concern" type of teacher speak, we perform detailed risk analysis and help campers to do the same. Our goal is empowerment.
Read about our Rockstar Farm Educator team.

Our Risk Policy

A Typical Day

Food & Accomodation

Beekeeper Holding a Honeycomb

"Each time one prematurely teaches a child somethings they could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely." -Jean Piaget 

Parents, here's the nitty-gritty..

 

Drop-Off and Pick-up

On the first day of camp please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in and meet our team. Cars park on Russell Rd, Bike Parking at the Farm Office.

What to pack for the day

A backpack with snack, lunch, water bottle, and warm layer. Pack a change of clothes in a separate bag which can be left at the farm for the week - this is in case your adventurous child decides to jump in a mud puddle.

"Risky things" you should know your child might choose to do at camp (definitely not an exhaustive list, but to give you an idea!)

Chop wood, cook over an open fire with harvested ingredients, handle and be around typical farm livestock, create forts and play in the forest, build things with construction tools, climb trees, be in and around ponds and moving water.

  • Ages 6 to 9. Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm

    Starts Jul 5

    260 Canadian dollars
  • Ages 8-12. Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm

    Starts Jul 12

    260 Canadian dollars
  • Ages 6 to 9. Tuesday-Friday 9am to 3pm

    Starts Aug 3

    208 Canadian dollars
  • Ages 8-12. Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm

    Starts Aug 9

    260 Canadian dollars
  • Ages 6 to 9. Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm

    Starts Jul 19

    260 Canadian dollars
  • 6 hr

Camp Dates

Have any questions or comments?

 call, email, text, or drop in for tea

Our Farmstand is on the corner of Henry and Russell Rd.

Jordan@GibsonsFarm.ca

call/text 778-882-5673

713 Henry Rd. Gibsons, BC

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"We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist."

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