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Farm Camps

Registration will open March 25th at 6:30am for 2019 camps.

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2019 Summer Offerings

Summer on the Farm

Summer on the Farm

Empowered Girls

$140/week

Free of charge

Free of Charge

August 5-8

Various weeks from June 11-July 26

July 29-31

Ages 5-13

Students currently in grades 3-10

Girls in grades 4-12 for the 2019-2020 school year

More details below

Summer on the Farm

Cost: $140

Open to ages: 5-13 year olds as of the first day of the session

Dates: August 5-8th - Monday-Thursday

Time: 9-2 each day

Open to: 18 registrants 

This session must have 16 children registered by July 23rd in order to run.

During farm programming, children will engage in the real daily work of the farm including animal care, building and maintaining natural habitats, and helping grow food. They'll learn how to grow and raise food using organic & sustainable farming methods and learn why we have chosen those methods.

This session will be taught by Ana Skemp.  Ana Skemp (M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) researched how the environment affects behavior in creatures for her graduate work.  

Children will be asked to bring their own healthy snacks and lunch.

Summer on the Farm

FREE registration made possible with collaboration with La Crosse School District and donations from the following:

 Mayo Clinic Health System

June OneFive Foundation

The Brekke Family Fund of the La Crosse Community Foundation

The Jenkins Family

True Blue Farm

Bosshard Parke

We are still looking for a few more funders to make this possible.

Thank you!

summer school 2019

Grades: Students currently in grades 3-10

Registration is open Monday, March 25nd at 6:30am and is ran through the La Crosse School District.

More details are on page 31 of the La Crosse Summer School guide.

Girls Empowered 

Cost: Free!  

Ages: Grades 4-12 for the 2019-2020 school year

Session: July 29-31

Time: 9-1pm

Open to: 18 registrants

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We are requesting funding from the Women's Fund for this program.

This funding would make this program possible free of charge to participants.

The goal of this camp is to empower girls in a supportive environment to help them realize they are brilliant, creative, and fully capable of being the next generation of PhD students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Each day at camp, the girls will be exposed to science, in particular biology, and how fun it can be.

Curriculum topics will include the scientific method, data collection, sampling methods, and observation of the natural world. Each girl will be coached to propose and test their own hypothesis while on the farm. In addition, each girl will be asked to choose a particular component of our area’s natural history (such as aquatic organisms, native plants, insects, etc.) and learn to identify these organisms on the farm and a bit about their life cycles. Many scientists believe that if you know and love the world around you, curiosity and questions blossom. 

Empower Girls will be co-taught by Ana Skemp and Lila Planavsky. Ana Skemp (M.S. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) researched how the environment affects behavior in spiders, bees, and praying mantids for her graduate work and has taught farm camps for the last five years. Lila has worked in the school district and with farm camp for years.  

Children will be asked to bring their own healthy snacks and lunch.