Vegetable gardening with kids nature camp

This March break, children at camp will get the opportunity to see first hand how seeds, soil, warmth, light and water combine to kick start the growth of their food.   They will learn about the elements of good compost in potting mix that will give their seeds the energy needed become healthy plants.  Spring time is an exciting time to be outdoors.  Everything is coming to life: water is running, the sun is shining and animals and plants are rebounding from a winter endured.  Children are full of energy during spring and thrive when given the chance to explore their natural world.  Eat Grow Play is offering two day camps during the week of March Break to inspire children to get outside and have fun.

healthy eating kids

Monday, March 12th

All about seed germination – examine bean seed sprouts at different lengths of germination and the anatomy of a seed. Create visible germination habitats for bean seeds to view stages of germination at home.

Bread baking cooking class

Mindfulness in the woods

Afternoon bonfire with bannock


Wednesday, March 14th

All about compost – examine a working worm vermicomposter in action. Learn about the nutrients that worm castings provide to growing plants and how to start and maintain a living worm habitat.  We will start a selection of vegetable seeds in a potting mix using the worm castings.

Seed paper art project

Mindfulness in the woods

Afternoon bonfire with bannock

vermicompost gardening with kids Eat Grow PlayAges: 6+  (younger siblings may be considered)

Hours:  9 am – 4:30 pm

Extended care available: 7:30-9 am and/or 4:30-5:00 pm (additional fee)

Fees:  $55 per day – includes a hot lunch and two snacks

Registration: Space for camp is very limited.  To ensure a spot is reserved for your child please complete the following online registration process:

  1. Complete the registration form (one per child),
  2. Email the registration form to,
  3. Provide a down payment of 50% to hold a space.  The remaining 50% is due on the first day of camp.  Please note that a guaranteed space cannot be held until payment is verified.  Payment can be made in one of three ways:
    1. E transfer to
    2. 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.
    3. Paypal – email to request a PayPal invoice (PayPal fees apply)

2018 Camp Registration Form (send to

March Break Camp Kemptville