Farm, Arts & Culinary Camp for Kids

The Centre for Arts, Ecology & Agriculture on Salt Spring Island presents a five-day farm camp for children ages 7-12.  The experience will offer environmental literacy experiences through the exploration of a variety of habitats; by growing, harvesting, preparing and eating organic fruits and vegetables, feeding and caring for farm animals, and through nature based art, using child-centered, fun activities.

Each day children will take part in farm chores such as collecting eggs, harvesting strawberries, digging potatoes, making compost, baking, cooking and eating from the farm. Afternoons are spent journaling, drawing, working with clay, and other artistic endeavours that interpret and express the farm experience.

Lunch preparation will be guided by a professional chef with experience teaching children about growing and cooking whole foods, culminating in a shared, field-to-plate, culinary experience.

This year’s camp director, Elke Van Breeman, is a wildlife artist and educator dedicated to environmental education and conservation. She has a BSc. in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, and post-baccalaureate degree in Education from Vancouver Island University. Elke has worked for a variety of non-profit wildlife conservation organizations, schools and community organizations and is thrilled to join Foxglove Farm this summer.

Visit Elke’s artist page:

Assisting at the farm camp in all matters culinary is Jacob Deacon-Evans. Jacob knows his way around the kitchens of some of Vancouver’s top restaurants, such as West, Cioppino’s and Bishop’s. Chef Jacob volunteers with Vancouver’s Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture program, and he is looking forward to sharing his talent and enthusiasm with kids at Foxglove Farm this summer.

Learn more about Growing Chefs!:

For more information about the camp visit the website:

Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2013
9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily
Cost: $295 + $20 materials fee + applicable taxes (lunches included)

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