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The 1800 square foot garden at Eat Grow Play is getting some renovations this spring/summer.  I am planning a tool shed, new raised beds and wood chips to line the foot paths.  This coming PA Day we will be constructing a new 4’x4′ raised cedar bed for the garden.  Children will learn how to build the layers of bedding for the new garden incorporating leave mulch, newspapers, compost and worm castings.  We will also learn to build a worm tube that will supply the raised bed with continuos nutrients throughout the summer.

Building a Raised Garden Bed

Since it’s asparagus season we will make the ever popular Cinnamon Rhubarb Muffins for snack.  Find the recipe for these muffins here. Children will enjoy a full day of programming including a hot lunch and snacks.  Daily mindfulness experiences are important for children’s well being.  We will take our midday mindfulness break in the woods.  It really helps children reboot and calm themselves.  My favourite comments from the children about what they like from doing mindfulness: “It makes me feel calm in my soul.”  The mindfulness skills we are learning can be used by your children to help them during periods of stress.


Bake Garden Fresh Rhubarb Cinnamon Muffins

rhubarb muffins



Camp Details & Online Registration

Ages: 5+  (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