Los Ranchos Farm Camp

Farm Camp is open to children currently registered in grades K-5.  


2018 Spring & Summer Farm Camp:  Registration Coming Soon!

 

Please check back soon as we are finilizing dates and activities for Spring and Summer Farm Camps.

 

 

 

The Village of Los Ranchos also offers a Summer Farm Camp at the Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center.  We invite children currently enrolled in grades K-5 to join us for a summer of outdoor fun and learning.  Each camp is during the month of June and each is one week long, Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.  Campers will experience the connections between growing and eating healthy foods and taking care of our bodies and our land.

After a daily morning message, we will prepare a healthy snack and get our bodies moving with yoga poses and fun exercises.  Throughout each day of Farm Camp, campers will participate in the full process of raising vegetables, herbs, and flowers; from soil preparation, direct seeding, and transplanting, to watering, weeding, harvesting, and of course, cooking and eating the “fruits of their labor!” 

Campers will get down and dirty in our vegetable gardens as they explore how a seed turns into a tomato plant and investigate the insects and other pollinators that live among the plants and weeds.  They will visit with and learn about farm animals, bake in a solar oven, and learn about the North Valley’s unique ecosystem. 

Each day will include rest and relaxing with stories after lunch, and we’ll mix up the afternoons with theme-specific activities, games, cooking, and art!  The four themes for 2018 Summer Village Farm Camp are below.  You may register for all, one, or a combination of sessions.


Cost

Cost is $250 per child, PER WEEK. Scholarships may be available for qualified families. 


Registration

The 2018 Summer Village Farm Camp registration will be open soon.  You may send in your registration several ways - email, mail, or drop off in-person.  Email your registration/agreement form to info@losranchosnm.gov, for the mailing address or to drop it off, click here.  For more information, please contact Julie Hirshfield, Farm Camp Coordinator, by clicking here.


Where does the Village Farm Camp take place?

The farm camp is held at the Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center at 4920 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107.  All camps will begin and end at the Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center.  Each day, camp begins at 9:00 A.M. and ends at 3:00 P.M. For more information, contact us.