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Farm Camps

Registration opened March 22nd at 6:30am for summer 2018 offerings.  Camps are filled for the 2018 season.  Thank you for your interest.  Check out our Family Farm Days.

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2018 Summer Offerings

Summer on the Farm

Summer on the Farm

Empowered Girls

Fee based

Free, $2 supply fee

Free of Charge

August 6-9

Various weeks from June 11-July 26

July 30, 31 and Aug 1

Ages 5-13

Students currently in grades 2-11

Girls grades 4-12

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 6-9th - 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 co-taught by Lila Planavsky and Ana Skemp. Lila (M.S. Education) currently teaches Library and HPL (high performance learning) Literature classes at Longfellow. 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

The La Crosse Community Foundation

June OneFive Foundation

The Eric and Sandy Brekke Family Fund of the La Crosse Community Foundation

The Jenkins Family

True Blue Farm

Bosshard Parke

Thank you!

Grades: Students currently in grades 2-11

Summer on the Farm Camp Schedule

Registration is open Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30am and is ran through the La Crosse School District.       

More details are on page 33 of the La Crosse Summer School guide.

Girls Empowered 

Cost: Free!  This program is made possible by a La Crosse Community Foundation Grant.  Thank you!

Ages: Grades 4-12 for the 2018-2019 school year

Session: July 30, 31, August 1

Time: 9-1pm

Open to: 18 registrants

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Thank you to the La Crosse Community Foundation.

A grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation is making 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 Lila Planavsky and Ana Skemp. Lila (M.S. Education) currently teaches Library and HPL (high performance learning) Literature classes at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse. She has a background in teaching Special Education and at inner city Milwaukee schools. 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.

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