CHP vacation programs are supervised educational opportunities for children in 4th-7th grade to explore, grow, and learn! Winter on the Farm and Spring on the Farm take place during school vacation weeks and are daily programs emphasizing hands on cooking and nutrition. Children learn about the habitats surrounding the farm, the best ways to plant and tend to their own vegetables, food groups, cook basic recipes, discover the science behind gardening and cooking, get creative with art projects and are plenty active!
Winter on the Farm
Winter on the Farm is a camp program over February vacation (February 21-24) that takes place 8:30am-2:30pm, at CHP in Grafton for students in 4th-7th grade. Sign up on a daily basis ($50/day) or for all four days ($190). The majority of activities will take place inside the barn, with outdoor and snow activities when possible. We will do hands-on cooking daily, science experiments, nutrition activities, nature crafts, container planting, and active games, all of which will be different every day! For more information please email email@example.com.
Winter on the Farm Sample Schedule:
Theme – Seeds (all days have different themes and activities)
8:30am – Student arrival, seed worksheets and name game
9:00am – Intro to seeds and seed dissection: What are they? What characteristics do they have?
10:00am – Cooking with seeds! Campers split up into groups to prepare snacks with nut and seed butters and bean dips.
11:00am – Seed hunt – look outside for seeds
12:00pm – Lunch – identify seeds in our lunches before eating
12:30pm – Seed crafts – each camper creates a seed based on special characteristics
1:30pm – Complete protein bingo – Learn about plant proteins
2:00pm – Seed saving and seed packet making
2:30pm – Student pick up
Spring on the Farm
Spring on the Farm is a camp program over April vacation that takes place 8:30am-2:30pm, at CHP in Grafton for students in 4th-7th grade. Sign up daily for sessions that focus on cooking with spring ingredients, starting seeds and gardens, experimenting to learn the science behind cooking and gardening, and working in the greenhouse at the farm. Spring on the Farm 2016 will take place April 18-21, at our Grafton location. Sign up on a daily basis ($50/day).
Spring on the Farm Sample Schedule:
Theme – Vitamins and Minerals (all days have different themes and activities)
8:30am – Student arrival, vitamin and mineral worksheets and name game
9:00am – Intro to vitamins and minerals
9:15am – Volunteer in the greenhouse and learn about the vitamins and minerals we feed our plants
10:00am – Prepare snacks in a rainbow of colors to get all our essential vitamins and minerals
11:00am – Vitamin and Mineral Relay Race
12:00pm – Lunch
12:30pm – Rainbow garden planning
1:00pm – Vitamin and Mineral Jeopardy
1:30pm – Hike with Spring Bingo
2:30pm – Student pick up
Our farms are classrooms where lessons come to life. We seek to give everyone a better understanding of where their food comes from, why fruits and vegetables are important to our bodies, and how we all can build a healthier community.
Sprouting Minds is educational programming for all ages. Programs run 1-2 hours (depending on age of participants) and includes a customized mix of activities relating to the season. They can take place on the farm or we can come to you. Program costs vary based on location, length, and scope. To learn more and schedule a Sprouting Minds visit for your group email firstname.lastname@example.org.