Chefs in the Garden at the Spartan Garden


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Grow, cook, explore&play at the Linus Pauling Institute's discovery camp at the Corvallis High School Spartan Garden!

Chefs in the Garden is an outdoor camp for kids ages 6-12 years old. Activities for all sessions of camp include gardening, nutrition education, fun and active games, and arts and crafts. One of the most popular parts of the day is when all participants harvest, cook, and share lunch together fresh from the garden! Sessions 1, 2&3 are for 6-8 year olds, and Sessions 4&5 are for 8-12 year olds. The weekly themes for the 2014 sessions are:

Session 1: NATURE ART Get your creative juices flowing! Although art projects are included in every week's activities, the "Nature Art" weeks at camp focus 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!

Sessions 2&4: COOL GARDEN CRITTERS The good, the bad, and the beautiful! The "Cool Garden Critters" weeks 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 are beneficial, which ones we'd like to avoid, and discover beauty in some of nature's smaller creatures.

Sessions 3&5: BACKYARD BIOLOGY&KITCHEN CHEMISTRY Science in the garden! Join us for "Backyard Biology&Kitchen Chemistry," a special science week at camp! Learn about microbes, acids&bases, and conduct small science experiments in the kitchen and garden.

Registration opens April 1st for all five sessions of Chefs in the Garden summer camp, 2014. See the flyer below for information on upcoming session dates and times, and we hope you will join us for another fun, educational, and yummy summer in the garden! Chef's in the Garden Flyer

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