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Grow, cook, explore & play at the Healthy Youth Program’s discovery camp! 

Chefs in the Garden is an outdoor camp for kids ages 6-8 years old. Activities for all sessions of camp include gardening, nutrition education, fun and active games, and arts and crafts. This camp takes place at the beautiful Spartan Garden at Corvallis High School.  One of the most popular parts of the day is when all participants harvest, cook, and share lunch together fresh from the garden!  This year's camp themes are:


Outdoor Creativity

Week 1: August 15-19, 2016

Get your creative juices flowing! Although art projects are included in every week's activities, the "Outdoor Creativity" week at camp focuses on art in the garden. Learn how to create dyes from veggies, watch nature become art with the help of the sun, design a nature mandala, and much more!


Outdoor Explorers

Week 2: August 22-26, 2016

The "Outdoor Explorers" week at camp will explore the diversity of critters found in a garden or almost any backyard. Help us build an "insect hotel," and find out which insects help our garden to grow. At this week of camp we will also conduct fun science experiments in the kitchen and garden.