Welcome to the Healthy Roots Summer Camp Online! To register please click on the link to the left.
Calling all “seedling and sprouts”! Kids you won’t want to miss out on your summer camp experience at Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak farm! We are now offering full-week, fun filled sessions on the farm for the summer 2013 season. All sessions are hands-on, interactive opportunities with plenty of arts, crafts, games and music to reinforce learning. Morning and afternoon sessions are currently available, June 24-28 and July 8-12. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sessions include: GARDENING: Hands-on activities that include garden preparation, planting, tool safety, weeding, watering, harvesting and identifying different types of plants. Children will be able to study insects and pollinators, while also learning plant sciences such as photosynthesis and water cycles. The importance of sustainability is also taught and demonstrated through daily farm activities throughout the week.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Children will be introduced to farm machinery and tools on our working farm, and will also have the opportunity to learn basic care for farm animals by participating in daily farm chores. Children will be introduced to the business aspect of the farm and the impact it has on our community.
ALASKA STATE HISTORY: Our Matanuska Valley has deep farming roots. We will study about early Colonists and explore how farm history shapes, affects, and influences farming today. Children will participate in early settler’s practices such as grinding wheat, and cooking over a campfire.
IDENTIFYING ALASKAN ANIMALS/TRACKING: This is a favorite for all children! Learning to identify Alaskan Animals by their tracks and their furs. Children will learn basic tracking practices as well as the importance of respecting and protecting local wildlife. For environmental context, kids will love taking a nature hike to explore natural animal habitats on the farm.
WILDERNESS SURVIVAL: All Alaskans should have a basic knowledge of wilderness survival. Learning to identify edible plants, water sources and water purification are a must! Shelter building competition, orienteering and a treasure hunt are just a few of the activities kids will participate in while learning about wilderness survival!
FARM FIELD DAY: While we work extremely hard on the farm, it’s also true that we love to play, and what could be more fun than a farm field day?! Hayrides, old-fashioned games, and plenty of fun are sure to be found at Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm.
Summer 2013 Camp Sessions Offered:
June 24-28 AM Session- grades K-2 June 24-28 PM Session- grades 3-6 July 8-12 AM Session- grades 3-6 July 8-12 PM Session- grades K-2 (Kindergarteners must have completed Kindergarten, not GOING into Kindergarten in the Fall). • Payment due at the time of scheduling. • No refunds will be given within 30 days of scheduled camp session. • Registration and medical forms must be filled out and returned with payment prior to spot being reserved and guaranteed. • Sessions will be 3 hours daily for the term of 5 consecutive days as outlined above. Morning sessions will be from 9 AM-Noon and afternoon sessions from 1-4 PM. • We will operate “Rain or shine” and classes will be held regardless of weather. PLEASE DRESS CHILDREN APPROPRIATELY! We recommend hat, gloves, jacket, rain gear and mud boots. Children WILL be getting dirty! • We love parent support, but this is a no grown-up zone! Kids only for the sessions.
For Online Registration please complete the REGISTRATION FORM and ONLINE PAYMENT links to the left. Both are required for complete registration. Upon acceptance of of application you will be sent a confirmation email and a medical release to be filled out and returned.