Garden-Based Summer Camp Model
Learn ways to help you harness children’s energy in the garden into an inquiry-based learning environment, packed with engaging activities.
About the Webinar
Washington-based non-profit Classroom in Bloom offers a very successful 4-6 week summer camp program for children ages 6-10 yrs old. Executive Director Kim Romain-Bondi and Youth Education Coordinator Mia Sundstrom will share ways to help you harness children’s energy in the garden into an inquiry-based learning environment, packed with engaging activities.
Kim Romain-Bondi is Classroom in Bloom’s executive director. Her career as a Wildlife Biologist, home gardener, and educator culminated in this position at CiB in 2017. Classroom in Bloom fulfills Kim’s dream of combining outdoor adventure with fresh food, science, and art education in her community. Kim is inspired by CiB’s intentional directive to give every student the opportunity to explore nature as part of their classroom while they learn how to grow fresh food and enjoy the fruits and veggies of their labor.
Mia Sundstrom is Classroom in Bloom’s Youth Education Coordinator. After working with youth in wild places across the country, Mia is excited to find herself in CiB’s vibrant garden where children develop a connection with the food they eat and the place they live. Mia finds joy in experiencing the enthusiastic learning that takes place in the garden and is delighted to see healthy food disappear into the bodies of growing kids.
The presentation will provide a daily schedule and rotate through inquiry-based activities that highlight camp themes such as Art in the Garden, Garden Games, Garden Pollination, Ethnobotany, Nature’s Musical Garden, and Garden Chefs. It will also present information on budgeting, including steps to give access to any child that wishes to participate in camps, and highlight methods to be Covid-safe while filling every camp session.
Date: February 28, 2023
Time: 7pm ET / 4pm PT
Cost: By donation, $10 recommended
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