09 Jul '12, 12pm

Playing with their food: Kids discover the fun of farming at camp

Playing with their food: Kids discover the fun of farming at camp

At Plantation Farm Camp in Sonoma County, Calif., kids help with farm chores alongside traditional camp activities. Ah, summer camp. Hiking, canoeing, and capture-the-flag, followed by meals of beans and franks or overcooked spaghetti — it’s the stuff childhood memories are made of. But at some camps around the country, weeding, composting, and looking after livestock supplement the usual arts, crafts, and games, and dinner is braised lamb shank, polenta, and grilled vegetables. Every year, parents sink thousands of dollars into intensive music, sports, or academic summer programs in the hopes of sculpting their children into perfect Ivy League candidates. Farm-based summer camps offer specialization of a different stripe, getting kids outside and down in the dirt to experience the meaning of “farm to table” firsthand — and perhaps cultivating a few future farmers in the p...

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