Summer Day Camp

We Grow More than Food

Back for Summer 2024! Registration Opens Dec 9, 2023

This summer, students in grades pre-k through 6th have the opportunity to attend a unique, fun and educational summer day camp at Soil Born Farms’ 55-acre ranch located along the beautiful American River Parkway.

Our day camps provide a wonderful opportunity for youth to make the connection between food, health and the environment. With so much to do in each camp session, youth are guaranteed to find something that peaks their curiosity and gets them excited! Each week, participants will explore garden, field, creek and river environments, get their hands dirty and cook up tasty food. This memorable summer activity for your children has the potential to be life changing! Register for our camps>>

Check out this summer’s offerings:

Farm Camp

Learn how to grow food and flowers, harvest and cook with our culinary team, and explore new spaces with us! Youth will spend the week learning about the American River Ranch and connecting to their food, their health and the environment. In the garden, around the farm, and at the American River, campers will become stewards of the natural world and build a new community of friends. Check out our sample schedule below.

Tuesday – Field and Garden Day

Campers will be oriented to the garden, get their hands dirty, and dig into what the week will be all about.

Wednesday – Farm to Fork Day

Campers will harvest produce from our fields and create delicious recipes with our culinary arts team.

Thursday – Creek and River Exploration

Campers will hike and explore as we adventure through Cordova Creek and the American River Parkway.

Friday – Art and Market Day

Campers will craft and harvest as they prepare their own Farmers Market Party for families and friends to experience.

Session Dates:

Gardeners (campers ages 6-8)
Session 1: June 25 to 28
Session 3: July 16 to 19
Session 2: July 23 to 26

Jr. Farmers (campers ages 9-12)
Session 1: July 9 to 12
Session 2: July 30 to August 2

Little Sprouts

Campers ages 4–5 have an opportunity to meet the chickens, dig in the dirt, smell herbs and taste fresh fruits and vegetables. Using stories, songs, crafts, and games, our youngest campers will learn about our farm while enjoying playful, fun-filled mornings. Please note: This camp runs from 9–11:30am.

Session Dates:

Session 1: June 18 to 21
Farm Camp 2024 Sessions

Camp Age Dates Time
Little Sprouts 4–5 June 18-21 9–11:30am
Gardeners 6-8 June 25-28 8:30am–1:00pm
Jr. Farmers 9-12 July 9-12 8:30am–1:00pm
Gardeners 6-8 July 16-19 8:30am–1:00pm
Gardeners 6-8 July 23-26 8:30am–1:00pm
Jr. Farmers 9-12 July 30 – August 2 8:30am–1:00pm

Saturday Kids Adventures

We are excited to offer single day kids adventures on Saturday mornings year round! These are perfect for kids who want to enjoy the farm but have packed summer schedules. We will spend our mornings harvesting in the garden, crafting with plants or out adventuring along the parkway. Mixed age experiences for youth ages 6-11. Check out the Calendar of Events for more information and registration.

How to Register:

  1. Select an available session and pay online.
  2. After you pay online, complete the online camper info packet. Link sent in the confirmation email.  Registration is not complete until we receive your packet.

Note: To be added to the waiting list for sold out camps, please contact the youth education team at youthprograms@soilborn.org >>

Event Venue Date Description
Little Sprouts (Session 1) American River Ranch
  • Tue., June 18, 2024 9:00am

Session1. Using stories, songs, crafts, and games, our youngest campers will learn about our farm while enjoying playful, fun-filled mornings. For ages 4-5

Register
Farm Camp - Gardeners (Session 1) American River Ranch
  • Tue., June 25, 2024 8:30am

Session 1. Learn how to grow food and flowers, harvest and cook with our culinary team, and explore new spaces with us! Youth will spend the week learning about the American River Ranch and connecting to their food, their health and the environment. In the garden, around the farm, and at the American River, campers will become stewards of the natural world and build a new community of friends. For ages 6-8

Sold Out
Farm Camp - Jr. Farmers (Session 1) American River Ranch
  • Tue., July 9, 2024 8:30am

Session 1. Learn how to grow food and flowers, harvest and cook with our culinary team, and explore new spaces with us! Youth will spend the week learning about the American River Ranch and connecting to their food, their health and the environment. In the garden, around the farm, and at the American River, campers will become stewards of the natural world and build a new community of friends. For ages 9-12

Register
Farm Camp - Gardeners (Session 3) American River Ranch
  • Tue., July 16, 2024 8:30am

Session 3. Learn how to grow food and flowers, harvest and cook with our culinary team, and explore new spaces with us! Youth will spend the week learning about the American River Ranch and connecting to their food, their health and the environment. In the garden, around the farm, and at the American River, campers will become stewards of the natural world and build a new community of friends. For ages 6-8

Register
Farm Camp - Gardeners (Session 2) American River Ranch
  • Tue., July 23, 2024 8:30am

Session 2. Learn how to grow food and flowers, harvest and cook with our culinary team, and explore new spaces with us! Youth will spend the week learning about the American River Ranch and connecting to their food, their health and the environment. In the garden, around the farm, and at the American River, campers will become stewards of the natural world and build a new community of friends. For ages 6-8

Register
Farm Camp - Jr. Farmers (Session 2) American River Ranch
  • Tue., July 30, 2024 8:30am

Session 2. Learn how to grow food and flowers, harvest and cook with our culinary team, and explore new spaces with us! Youth will spend the week learning about the American River Ranch and connecting to their food, their health and the environment. In the garden, around the farm, and at the American River, campers will become stewards of the natural world and build a new community of friends. For ages 9-12

Register

Cost and FAQ

Registration opens Dec 9:
Little Sprouts $175; Farm Camps $300; Saturday Kids Adventures $30

Summer Day Camp FAQ >>

Scholarships

Soil Born Farms, a non-profit organization, operates with very limited resources and our ability to provide Summer Day Camp scholarships is made possible by Board members, private donors, and those who contribute to the scholarship fund. These funds are very limited and based on the total of paid-in-full registrations. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, download and submit the Scholarship Application >>

More information, contact our youth education team: 916 363-9685 x1009 or email us at youthprograms@soilborn.org >>