Children who attend summer camp get to experience the 1800 square foot vegetable garden in all it’s summer glory. With a wide variety of fruit and vegetables to pick from depending on the week, our daily cooking classes are vibrant with fresh, colourful and flavourful ingredients to pick from.
The garden is full of the following: rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, beans, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, squash, pumpkins, potatoes, herbs, garlic, mixed greens, kale, swiss chard, carrots, beets, green onions. Each day children will have the opportunity to help in the garden with a different lesson each day on caring for different plants.
Daily cooking classes are a favourite activity among the children at camp. Typically we learn to cook between 2-3 different recipes each day, depending on what other activities are planned.
A highlight from last summer was learning how to make homemade yogurt which we sweetened with honey and vanilla. We used a salt and ice method to freeze the yogurt on the back deck during the afternoon water games.
The frozen yogurt was a hit among all campers and was served along with the granola we made and the fresh strawberries we had picked.
Providing opportunities for outdoor play and learning is an essential element of the summer camp. Daily nature crafts provide the excuse for us to take a daily nature walk – we need inspiration and often are searching for fallen plant life that we can incorporate into our craft of the day.
Last summer on a hike into the back woods we stopped along the road side to investigate the water collecting in the ditch. The children were delighted to find tadpoles and had a great time attempting to catch some for observation.
If you are interested in more information about summer camp at Eat Grow Play please call/text or email Diana. Diana@EatGrowPlay.ca
2016 Camp Dates
Program details and menu to follow soon. Please check the attached pdfs below for the program from the summer of 2015.
- Session 1 – July 17-21
- Session 2 – July 31- August 4
6+ (younger siblings may be considered)
9 am – 4:30 pm
Extended care available:
7:30 am – 9 am and/or 4:30-5:00 pm
$250 per session – includes lunch and snacks
$225 for additional siblings
To hold a space for your children please complete the registration form
(one per child) and email to Diana@EatGrowPlay.ca
. A down payment of 50% of the fees is required to hold a space. This deposit is refundable up to three weeks before the start date of camp. The remaining 50% is due on the first day of camp. Payment can be made in three ways. Please note that a guaranteed space cannot be held until payment is verified.
- E transfer to Diana@EatGrowPlay.ca
- Cash or cheque (made payable to Diana Steadman) mail or drop off at 35 Stonewalk Dr; Kemptville, ON; K0G 1J0. Please contact Diana to arrange a drop off time if cash is involved.
- Paypal – email Diana@EatGrowPlay.ca to request a PayPal invoice (PayPal fees apply)
2017 Camp Registration Form (send to Diana@EatGrowPlay.ca)
Wait List and Daily Registration: If camp spaces become filled your child may be placed on a wait list. You will be contacted if a space opens up. Daily registration may become available if spaces are not filled. Registration for daily spaces will be announced three weeks before camp start dates. Please email Diana@EatGrowPlay.ca if you are interested in daily registration. Daily registration fees is $50/day.
Camp Program and Menu – July 2015
Camp Program and Menu – August 2015