Our Summer Plan to Keep the Girls Learning & Active
I don’t know about you, but about a week ago I started to panic about what the heck my kiddos were going to do the entire summer.
Yes, playing together with dolls, the occasional trip to the pool, riding bikes and running through the sprinklers is great… but then what do I do after the first week is over? LOL
My kids are a lot like me, they love to have something to look forward to, so I went searching for a few things to get them involved in, and found an AWESOME little 4 day camp that I just HAD to share with my Utah peeps!
How cute and great is this idea!?
Kids can enroll from ages 5-12, and they have a half or full day option when you sign them up.
They get to:
Care for animals.
Learn about different farm crops and how they are planted and grow.
Experience real working farm equipment.
Plant pumpkins and then come back and harvest them in fall.
Help prepare and eat healthy snacks and lunches everyday… The list goes on!
I’d seen this cute family farm off the side of the road a million times, but had no idea they put on a kids summer camp and also had everything you’d need for planting yummy, beautiful things in your own garden, AND an adorable fresh produce and meat market that was open to the public!
I visited the farm last week to see the market and talk to the owners about the camp, and they’re the nicest little family with three young kids of their own.
The Petersen’s fresh market was adorable, and filled with only locally grown produce and goodies.
I just LOVE stuff like this! I’m ALL for supporting my local community, and plus, everything always tastes about a million times better!
The Petersen Farm also has a food truck rally every Friday night, so I took the whole crew this last weekend, and they fell in LOVE with the food and farm just like I did.
Since my girls have never seriously gotten into ONE thing like dance, a certain sport or an instrument. We’ve dabbled in a bunch of stuff to see what would stick, and so far we haven’t poured a crazy amount of time or money into one specific hobby. This being said, I don’t want my kids zoning out in front of the TV or whining to me about how bored they are all summer.
I love the idea of teaching them something outside of their everyday routine, showing them where REAL food comes from so they can appreciate it, getting them out in nature and hopefully meeting new friends!
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