Wildcraft Kitchen Summer Camp Series for Ages 9-12 years
The summer camp series for Ages 9-12 is offered over three weeks. Each week of camp focuses on a different fun and interesting topic in the Wildcraft Kitchen. Although lessons build upon each other, parents can register for one, two, or all three weeks of camp!
By the end of each camp week, students will have gained valuable knowledge and resources
plus plenty of homemade goods to take home.
Discounts are available for multiple camp registrations.
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Foraging Camp: Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12, 2020
Cookery Camp: Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2020
Herbalism Camp: Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26, 2020
Our first week of camp explores safe and ethical foraging and allows students an opportunity to get up close and personal with useful, kid-friendly plants and fungi. Throughout the week, students will build their own nature journals, make spore prints, and create nature art as they learn about the wild edible and medicinal plants growing on the Black Rock Mountain and Foxfire trails.
Mon, June 8 – Fri, June 12, 2020
Learn to cook from scratch using simple, fresh, and healthy ingredients. Each day, kids will work in groups to prepare a delicious meal featuring recipes from the Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery and ingredients from local farms and gardens. Highlights from cookery week include woodstove and open hearth cooking and learning how to “put up” or preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Mon, June 15 – Fri, June 19, 2020
Mon, June 22 – Fri, June 26, 2020
We step into the apothecary in our third week of summer camp to explore the art, tradition, and science of herbal medicine making. Each day, kids will have an opportunity to make herbal products from scratch to take home. By the end of the week, we will will have created our very own apothecary kits filled with plant medicine - homemade bug spray, salve, tea blends, and more.
Foxfire is situated on roughly 110 acres, with an interpretive trail connecting to Black Rock Mountain State Park, which includes three mountain springs with waterfalls. Students will have a chance to explore these features and learn about mountain ecology and local habitats. On these hikes, students might see several species of birds, find salamanders in their cool homes, or collect native wildflowers. Encourage your child to unplug this summer and engage in hands-on activities; it’s sure to be a learning experience they’ll never forget!
About the location: Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center -- 98 Foxfire Lane, Mountain City, GA, 30562