Winter Camp

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Campers will celebrate the changing of the seasons, craft natural gifts for friends and family, and cook farm-fresh winter delights! Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Camp Manager Andy McGee at andy@zengerfarm.org

Winter Camp Schedule:

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Dec 19th: Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice: Have you ever wondered why freshly-baked pies and holiday breads smell so good? It’s the spices inside that make them so delicious! During this camp, we’ll be exploring flavors in the kitchen, using dried spices and harvesting fresh herbs from the farm. We’ll do some baking and taste-testing as well as making some fragrant gifts to give to loved ones!

Dec 20th: Crafting Wintery Gifts from the Farm: SOLD OUT! With the holidays just around the bend, campers will put on their creative winter caps and craft farm-inspired natural gifts to take home
to their loved ones. Campers will harvest farm foliage and ingredients to help them create that perfect present while they enjoy warm winter snacks from the Farmhouse and Grange kitchens.

 Dec 21st: Solstice Celebration and Winter Traditions: The seasons are changing and it’s time to welcome winter to the farm! In this cozy camp, we will explore different holiday traditions from the Northwest and around the world while making some warm, delicious wintery snacks to share and enjoy. We’ll honor the coming of winter with treats to fill the belly and stories to warm the heart!

winter campDec 22nd: Paper Presents and Popcorn: SOLD OUT! It’s time to get crafty with a full day of farm creations! We’ll be making homemade paper gifts and art pieces and maybe even something fancy to wear. Then we’ll dive into deliciousness with popcorn recipes for us to enjoy- as well as some for the chickens and other birds on the farm!

Dec 23rd: Gingerbread Barn-Raising & Root Roast:  SOLD OUT! Where do all of the farm animals go in the winter? Into the gingerbread barn, or course! Campers will mix and bake the gingerbread barn walls and literally raise the roof, secure with homemade frosting. We will chop and roast root veggies for a warm winter snack and for decorating the barns. Camper will take home their very own gingerbread barn to enjoy!

Dec 26th: Winter in the Wetland: It’s time to put the wetland to bed! We’ll venture outside to check on all hibernating plants and animals down in our wetland. We’ll test the water to make sure it’s clean and clear for all the creatures living there. Then we’ll head back inside to warm up with homemade tasty treats while making models of some of our favorite wetland creatures. Come dressed to go outside, rain or shine!winter camp

Dec 27th: Bubbles and Bread : Who’s making all those bubbles in our bread?! It’s time to find out in this fun camp that’s part mad science and part delicious baking. Get to know the living creatures that bring our breads and pizza doughs to life! We’ll conduct fun experiments to get them growing while baking some delicious warm treats to enjoy together. Just don’t burst those bubbles!

Dec 28th: Winter Tea Party: It’s time to get fancy on the farm with a tea party! We’ll harvest fresh farm herbs together and make all different types of delicious herbal tea to enjoy. We’ll put our skills to the test to make our own tea bags to take home or use as gifts! Of course, every tea party needs treats so we’ll be making delicious scones and other delights to enjoy with our tea. We’ll finish the day with a fun farm tea party. Pinkies up!

Dec 29th: Sweet and Savory Pie Party: Whether it’s for dinner or dessert, you can’t beat a homemade pie! This camp will feature farm fresh ingredients in delicious pies that we make ourselves. Campers will learn how to make pie dough from scratch and then explore the possibilities for shapes, sizes and fillings. Of course, we’ll have to eat our delicious creations as we observe the farm in winter.

winter campDec 30th: Winter Squash Lanterns, Soups & Seeds: As the daylight hours become less and less and the winter nights become longer, our bodies crave light and nutrients! Each camper will choose a winter squash to transform into a lantern, a warm bowl of soup, and roasted seeds- both savory and sweet!

Jan 2nd: Herbs and Spice and Everything Nice: Have you ever wondered why freshly-baked pies and holiday breads smell so good? It’s the spices inside that make them so delicious! During this camp, we’ll be exploring flavors in the kitchen, using dried spices and harvesting fresh herbs from the farm. We’ll do some baking and taste-testing as well as making some fragrant gifts to give to loved ones!

Things to know!

  • Camp is $65 per day

  • Camp starts at 8:45AM and ends at 3PM

  • After-care is available from 3PM to 5:30PM for $20 per day

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