Students entering grades pre-K through 8 have the opportunity to explore farm, field and river environments at Summer Day Camp. Through experiential learning, discovery and play, youth will deepen their connection between food, health and the environment. Our fun hands-on camps take place at Soil Born Farms’ 55-acre American River Ranch located on the beautiful American River Parkway. Early Bird registration through April 1. Register for a camp track >>
Check out this summer’s offerings:
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 1: June 21 to 24
Session 2: July 19 to 22
Discover the connection between the food we grow and the food we eat. Campers will spend four days exploring seeds, preparing garden beds, planting and harvesting produce, learning about environmental stewardship and discovering what plants need to grow healthy and strong. Youth will work in the garden, visit the farm and meet the amazing Soil Born farmers.
Entering grades 1–3 Session 1: June 28 to July 1
Entering grades 1–3 Session 2: August 2 to 5
Entering grades 4–6: July 12 to 15
Explore, play, sing, create and learn at the American River Ranch, along Cordova Creek and at the beautiful American River. Be prepared to hike to different areas along the parkway and discover how our farm and the local waterways work together to sustain dynamic ecosystems.
Entering grades 1-3: July 26 to 29
Enjoy the bounty of this land by harvesting, cooking and eating healthy and delicious food inspired by the seasonal produce of our fields. Participants will learn the basics of nutrition, various cooking techniques, knife skills and kitchen safety, explore the farm and meet new friends over shared meals.
Entering grades 6-8: June 28 to July 1
Entering grades 4-6: July 26 to 29
|Little Sprouts||Ages 4–5||June 21–24||9–11:30am|
|Week in the Life of a Farmer||1–3||June 28–July 1||8:30am–12:30pm|
|From Field to Plate||6–8||June 28–July 1||8:30am–12:30pm|
|Week in the Life of a Farmer||4–6||July 12–15||8:30am–12:30pm|
|Little Sprouts||Ages 4–5||July 19–22||9–11:30am|
|Nature Explorers||1–3||July 26–29||8:30am–12:30pm|
|From Field to Plate||4–6||July 26–29||8:30am–12:30pm|
|Week in the Life of a Farmer||1–3||August 2–5||8:30am–12:30pm|
1) Select an available session and pay online.
2) After you pay online, complete the online registration packet >> 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 >>
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Early Bird Registration through April 1:
Little Sprouts $120; Cooks Camp $275; All other camps $200
Registration after April 1:
Little Sprouts $140; Cooks Camp $325; All other camps $220
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 >>