Growing Green Camp
Growing Green Adventure Camp brings your child to the source of our food in a fun interactive exchange with plants and animals. For our Calleva Farm, being “Green” is not enough. We want to be self-sufficient and teach sustainability with managing our hay fields, produce garden and livestock on our farm. The Growing Green program gives campers the full experience on the circle of being self-sufficient, raising animals humanely, using traditional grow practices, and eating local. Campers will get down and dirty weeding, plowing the bedrows, transplanting, composting, and other farm duties. During the week we will meet the cows, chickens, goats, and pigs to learn about each group’s role in our farm’s ecology. But don’t think the week is all work!! Each day there’s ample time spent having fun, as we wander and play on the Calleva Farm. The week culminates with an overnight on Thursday and Friday, during which campers learn about the non-stop, night-and-day life of a modern day farm and all of its challenges.
Growing Green Adventure Camp has a Thursday Overnight.
Take it to the Next Level:
- Try our 5 day/4 night Growing Green FARM HIGH ADVENTURE during Week 6
Monday: Garden tour and introduction to Calleva Farm
Tuesday: Animals, animals and more animals
Wednesday: Getting down and dirty, fun farm work
Thursday/Friday (Overnight): 24 hour farm experience, living the farmer lifestyle
Locations: Calleva Farm and visits to other local farms.
Optional GearBags to purchase: Calleva is offering campers the option to purchase a GearBag during checkout which includes all the camping gear you will need for your overnight. These duffle bags come home with your camper on the bus before the overnight so it can be packed with personal clothes and toiletries!
Rain/Storm Plan: We are aware that there are concerns regarding Rain & Storms at camp. All Calleva activities take place outdoors, and sometimes the weather requires a change in itinerary. If for any reason, severe rain or storm requires us to stop a group’s activity, the Instructor & Head Counselor for that group will activate their pre-planned alternate activity. Each group has its own alternative plan, which includes a safe location under cover. For adverse weather (such as severe storms), groups have access to nearby temporary shelters or can use Calleva bus as a temporary shelter. We will continue with outdoor activities as long as it’s possible to be safe and with happy campers.