June 13th – August 24th, 2018
These camps are open to youth entering 4th-6th grade in fall 2018. Click here to see our full summer schedule for grades K-9th.
There’s so much fun exploring to do at Zenger Farm this summer! Campers will get up close and personal with their food as we grow, harvest and cook all kinds of fresh treats together! Each day brings new adventures including exploring nature around our farm and wetlands and playing in the Nature Playground and living Willow Dome. Every camper will have a chance to cook up something delicious in our Urban Grange and Farmhouse kitchens. Other camp activities include digging in the Children’s Gardens, creating art from nature, learning about all the creatures on the farm, and so many games and songs!
CAMP DAY: MON-FRI
Camp Open House at Zenger Farm is every Friday at 2:30pm with food, farm exploration and fun for the family! Join us!
Need-based scholarships, flexible morning drop-off, Aftercare, and sibling discounts are available. Click to apply for a camp scholarship. If you have questions, please contact Camp Manager Andy McGee at email@example.com.
Click here for general camp information including what to bring, behavior policies, cancellation policies and directions.
- June 13th-15th (3 day camp)
- July 23rd-27th
It’s time to get creative! What can you craft from the wild? In this camp, we will use all different types of plants, both wild and tame, to make beautiful, natural art from our own imaginations. We will also craft healing potions and delicious dishes with herbs, vegetables and wild plants found on the farm. Come join us to appreciate the power of plants!
- June 18th-22nd Register through Zenger Farm
- July 16th-20th Register through OMSI*
- July 30th – Aug 3rd Register through OMSI*
- August 20th-24th Register through Zenger Farm
It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get in the kitchen! Get your apron and chef hat on and get ready for some fun recipe creation and delicious cooking. Each day, we’ll explore the farm and harvest fresh ingredients and then take that food into the kitchen to try new recipes and build our cooking skills. This camp is one-third farm fun and two-thirds cooking extravaganza! Bon appetite!
*We have a partnership with Oregon Museum for Science and Industry (OMSI). Please go to OMSI’s website to register for July 16th-20th and July 30th-Aug 3rd. Morning drop-off and pick-up will be at OMSI for those that week.
- June 25th-29th
- August 6th-10th
Calling all aspiring gardeners! In this camp, we’ll be in the garden every day, planting, weeding and growing delicious food to share. We’ll work and learn with the farmers and then put those skills to use in the Children’s Garden, where you’ll be in charge. Garden Guardians have special projects, privileges and responsibilities in the garden and will know all the secrets to help plants thrive. Along the way, you’ll gain skills to grow food at home or at school! Be ready to cook and prepare what we harvest to share in tasty meals together.
- July 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th
For one week only: single day camps! Open to campers entering K-6th grades. $65/day
It’s a farm chef extravaganza! Each day this week*, we’ll be cooking up delicious farm-fresh treats in both the Farmhouse and Urban Grange kitchens. We’ll explore the farm, care for the Children’s Garden, harvest fresh fruits and vegetables and turn them into a feast fit for a farmer. Campers will learn culinary techniques and get to test out new own recipes. Come with an appetite!
*Choose any or all of four days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Farm closed on Wednesday July 4th). Aftercare still available for all days.
- July 9th-13th
How do stories influence our cooking? How do recipes become traditions and rituals? This camp is your chance to answer these questions and more as we create our own myths and legends of Zenger Farm. We’ll practice the art of storytelling as we learn about the real history of this land, invent new tales, and use stories as inspiration in the kitchen! Come prepared to get creative, write and perform stories and get in the kitchen to bring our stories and recipes to life!
- August 13th-17th
Cooking on an open fire is way more than just s’mores! Let’s bring the kitchen outside for this chef experience! We’ll be using an open fire as well as an outdoor oven to explore the possibilities of cooking outside. Come prepared to use farm ingredients mixed with a lot of creativity as we make delicious magic happen over open flames. We will learn about fire safety, perfect some outdoor recipes and experiment with herbs to make delicious creations. And, of course, we’ll always find time to play games, explore the wetland and say hi to the chickens!