Agriculturally stimulating activities?
We have plenty!
- Growing agri-food and environmental knowledge
- Valuing healthy lifestyle habits
- Developing maturity
- Mindful citizenry
- Critical thinking
Our summer camps
Summer is approaching fast; do you want try out great foods at the farm? Do you want your kids to learn all about their food’s journey from the farm to the plate?
Farm to School offers weekly camps all throughout the summer that are specific to each site.
Every Friday, parents, children and grandparents are invited to participate in the Big Quiz in which kids will compete against their families on multiple agro-environmental topics that they have learned during the week! To close off the week beautifully, the students will prepare a small market to sell fresh and local produce.
For those young ones with an entrepreneurial spirit, agricultural leadership activities will encourage them to express themselves about different topics relating to the agro-environment and related challenges. Examples of topics include: having chickens in courtyards, the role Quebec agriculture plays during the summer, the definition of a green city, etc. The week will end with a presentation given by the children to their parents and other key actors to express their points of views.
What does a typical camp day look like?
8:00-9:00 am: Daycare
9:00-9:20 am: Gathering and theme for the day
9:20-10:20 am: 1st activity
10:20-10:30 am: Moving towards the 2nd activity
10:30-11:30 am: 2nd activity
11:30-11:45 am: preparation for lunch, small active game
11:45 -12.30 pm: Lunch
12:30-12:45 pm: Moving to the 3rd activity
12:45-2:05 pm: 3rd activity
2:05-2:15 pm: Movin to the 4th activity
2:15-3:40 pm: 4th activity
3:40-4:00 pm: Gathering and theme review
4:00-5:30 pm: Dayare
How does the day care service work?
What are the times and cost of the daycare?
Daycare is available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at a cost per week, of $25 for mornings or evenings, or $40 for both. After 5:30 pm, an additional charge of $2 per child per 5 minutes delay will be required.
It is possible to use the daycare on a per-day basis for $10/day.
Who supervises the children during the daycare periods?
Our instructors also act as supervisors for the daycare.
Are there outdoor activities?
The majority of the activities take place outdoors, rain or shine. Therefore, do dress your children accordingly. Please refer to the list of material to bring.
Is it possible for my child to be in the same group as his / her friend?
Yes, this is possible as long as the two are close in age and that the request is written in the comment section of the registration form.
Is it possible to visit the camp’s facilities before registering my child?
Yes. It is both possible and recommended to visit the camp’s location before the beginning of camp. Please visit their website for opening hours.
Is it really a bilingual camp?
Yes, we offer a fully bilingual program. However, we are not an immersion-type camp. Often, there is an equal number of anglophone and francophone participants: all our instructors explain each activity in both languages.
Do you offer a transportation service?
No. However, we fully encourage you to form carpool groups in your neighbourhood and amongst friends!
Costs and registrations
Can I pay camp fees in installments?
Yes. Fees can be split into two payments. The registration fees are $100 and are due at the time of registration. The balance must be paid by a predetermined date .
Can my child be registered for each theme?
Yes, it is possible to enroll your child for any of the themes and each is available in both French and English.
Is there a discount for registration of a 2nd child from the same family?
Yes. We do offer a discount for a 2nd child of the same family.
How much does it cost?
Prices can vary per camp. Please refer to a specific camp’s Eventbrite page.
instructors and camp groups
What is the counsellor/child ratio?
1 counsellor / approximately 12 children
*For younger age groups, the ratio will often be smaller
Who are your employees?
Every employee is bilingual and each has received first aid training, a background check and training to supervise youth and deliver our educational modules.
Some camps will provide their own camp counsellors, while Farm to School will supply its instructors to lead activities, or train certain counsellors.
While participants will have the opportunity to interact with every instructor, counsellors are each assigned a specific age group to supervise throughout the week, during activities and also during breaks. All instructors are either students, or graduates of agricultural or environmental sciences, dietetics and nutrition, or education studies.
Will my child be with others of his/her age?
Of course! We always group the kids according to their age.
Where should I drop off and pick up my child?
In due course, an email will be sent to all registered children’s guardians, inviting them to visit the link where all the information concerning these topics will be available.
Are meals provided?
Each child should bring his or her lunch and snacks. We encourage using a zero waste lunch box! Note that we do not have a microwave oven or refrigerator on-site.
What should I bring on the first day?
We recommend that each participant brings, in a personally identified backpack:
- Comfortable clothes that can be dirtied
- A change of clothes
- Waterproof jacket
- Warm sweater
- Closed shoes (no sandals)
- Rain boots
- Hat or baseball cap
- Sunscreen (suggested to be applied in the morning before the beginning of the camp)
- Bug spray
- Lunch box with lunch, 2 snacks and a water bottle
Every child will have a specific place to leave their belongings throughout the week.
All personal effects must be identified with the child’s name. (Farm -to-School is not responsible for lost items.)
Lost objects will be kept in the Lost and Found box, And every friday between 3:00pm and 5:30pm you will be able to go over lost and founds. Please contact one of our camp staff for access. Please note that after September 30, all unclaimed items will be donated to charities.Download the list
My child will be 5 years old at the beginning of September. Can he/she partake in the camp?
Yes. Children who are 5 years old before September 30, 2017 may register.
Likewise, a child who will be 8 years old in September will be in the same group as the other kids of 8 years old.