Summer Camp Highlights
Aahhh, summerâ€¦. The season of summer day camp; when Life Lab rings with the sound of childrenâ€™s laughter, the sun shines down on the heads of kids playing games in the meadow, and every child lifts up a cup of a delicious green garden smoothie and gives thanks to the bees and the chickens. I think the camp staff says this every single summer, and it is always true, â€œThis summer was the best year yet for summer camp!â€
Itâ€™s been a summer of growth, for the garden plants as well as the number of kids served and the amount of volunteer support we received. This summer we welcomed 120 kids total in our Garden Sprouts Camp for 4-6 year olds, 84 kids in our Wildlands and Watering Cans Camp for 7-10 year olds, and 14 kids in our one week Farm and Wilderness Camp for 11-14 year olds. We also had a record number of high school youth volunteers and adult community volunteers, in addition to our counselor staff, helping to keep the kids safe, healthy, and having loads of fun.