From July to August, TLW is home to a unique summer camp experience. Camp TLW makes environmental stewardship and healthy food consumption exciting for children and adolescents. Students learn to grow and sustain an organic farm while engaging in critical thinking, physical exercise and team building activities. The curriculum reinforces STEM principles and includes a series of training in nutrition education to mitigate childhood obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases. Plant-based meals from the farm are prepared with a professional chef to introduce and encourage consumption of fresh produce.
In addition to our nature based program, children are introduced to healthy food choices through daily plant-based lunches, incorporating freshly harvested produce from the farm that children pick themselves! Research indicates that children are more likely to make healthy food choices when they are involved in growing and preparing the food. Professional chef demonstrations and kid-friendly meal preparation each week ignite the imagination and entice the palate for nutritious foods. Combined with healthy food consumption and plenty of exercise, TLW’s camp experience has far reaching benefits that help children to eat and live better.
CAMP TLW serves children ages 6-12 years old in two, two-week full day sessions with a 8 to 1 camper/counselor ratio. This camp partners farming with traditional camp activities like swimming, arts and nature crafts, skits, music and fun games.
Camp highlights include :
Explore the world of bees, butterflies, and other friends of the garden!
Plant seeds and watch them sprout!
Harvest and prepare food from the garden!
Play garden games!
Relax in our indoor club house
Design and build an eco-hood: a miniature sustainable community that focuses on urban agriculture. Each session will have a model to display.
Construct houses, gardens, playgrounds, electric cars, bicycles, windmills, solar panels, rain barrels, etc.
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Before and after camp care is provided daily from 7:45 am until 8:45 and in the afternoon from 4:30 until 5:30. The combined fee for both of these services is $40.00 weekly. Separate service for one or the other is also possible for a fee of $25.00 a week. Extended care (am or pm) by the day is $10.00/hr and must be paid at time of service. Please sign up for extended care in advance whenever possible
*Camp TLW 2016 will be at our new site, Collegetown, between Sells Ave. and Lawton St. in the Ashview Heights community!
Session I: July 5- July 15
Session II: July 18- July 29
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Each two week session costs $375. Check out our 2016 Camp TLW flyer here.