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Spring Break Farm Camp (for 6-12 year olds)

CAD$299 Purchase required to enroll
In our rapidly changing world, it feels good to take a break. Right here in Vancouver, Southlands Farm camp is the opportunity to unplug screens and connect with nature.

​We will plant, weed, mulch, compost, prune, harvest, feed the chickens, visit the goats, tame the sheep, check on the bees, and more.

Camp themes* include:

Plant Power!
From rope to medicine, from food to dye, plants provide us with so much! In this camp, we will learn about seeds, plant our own, make a farm tea, try our hand at making rope, and explore the diversity of plants and foods on the farm! This camp will focus on our relationships with plants, the amazing things plants can do and the roles they play in ecosystems, on the farm, and in our lives.

Home on the Farm
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live on a farm? In this camp, we will explore the ways that we can meet many of our needs through things we can find and make on the farm. Feed the chickens, taste honey from the bees, and learn skills such as knitting and basic basketry, while immersed in the beautiful and rustic setting of Southlands Heritage Farm.

Survival Skills and Wildcrafting
Start a fire, navigate with a map, identify important plants, craft using natural materials, and explore a diversity of survival skills!

All about Animals
The farm is surrounded by, and home to, many animals, large and small. During this camp, we will explore the farm and its surroundings in search of animal tracks, bird calls, and extraordinary insects! We will share in our knowledge and observations, investigate different habitats, discuss animal communication and roles on the farm, and learn about protecting nature in our own neighbourhoods.
Start a fire, navigate with a map, identify and harvest wild edibles, gain the mind-set of a survivor, and explore a diversity of essential survival skills!

Every day, we start and end the camp with a farmer circle where each of us gets a chance to share a thought and participate in a discussion. These moments contribute to the team spirit of the group and to developing our speaking and listening skills.

* Please note that these are suggested themes for each program. The actual content of the programs will vary based on the interests of the participants and the seasonal offerings of the farm.

Cancellation policy No fee for cancellations made the same day as the booking.

At least 14 days notice: 95% refund for cancellation, no fee for changes.

At least 7 days notice: 50% refund for cancellation, no fee for changes

Within seven days of the start date, no refunds.

If you are cancelling for health reasons, we may be able to provide a credit towards a future camp. Please contact us about your situation.