Children’s Programs

 

Children’s Programs at the UBC Farm

What are the kids up to at the farm? It depends on the day! They are most likely gardening their plots in the children’s garden, learning how to make a pumpkin loaf with their mentors, or identifying bugs along the agroforestry trail. There is a bounty of activities that we find our farm kids engaging in: field games, seeding in the greenhouse, fort-building, composting, apple picking, chicken feeding, berry picking, potato hunting and medicine making just to name a few. A variety of children’s programs call the UBC Farm their home and our reoccurring programs are listed below. Our children’s programs are in high demand, any spots released will be first announced on the UBC Farm Weekly Newsletter. Stay tuned on our newsletter or check this site for updates.

  • Hosted by: Children's Program at Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm
  • Participant Age: 6-12 years old
  • Dates: Day camps run during BC's Spring Break and Summer Holidays
  • Description and link: The UBC Farm welcomes elementary school children to explore our food system through engaging hands-on activities with our FarmWonders Spring Break and Summer Day Camps.
  • Contact: Kailee Hirsche - UBC Farm Children's Programs Coordinator | kailee.hirsche[at]ubc.ca

  • Hosted by: The Landed Learning Project of the UBC Faculty of Education
  • Participant Age: Children - Grade 3-7 | Farm Friend Volunteer - 19+ (seniors especially sought)
  • Dates: 12 school days during BC school year - September to June
  • Description and link: The Landed Learning School Year Program operates each year at the UBC Farm (Vancouver, BC) and the Okanagan Science Centre (Vernon, BC). Classes of children partner with Farm Friend volunteers to sow, grow, and harvest. Learning together through sustainable agricultural practices. Each class spends up to 12 school days in the garden.
  • Contact: Stacy Friedman - Landed Learning Project Coordinator | stacy.friedman[at]ubc.ca

  • Hosted by: The Saplings Outdoor Program
  • Participant Age: 2.5 - 6 years old
  • Dates: Tuesday's from 9:30-1:30
  • Description and link: Saplings Outdoor Program is a nature-based program, that provides children with an opportunity to connect with the Natural environment in a safe and enjoyable way. Our Programs allows for exploring and experiencing the natural world through practical involvement.
  • Contact: Heather Fraser - Owner, Saplings Outdoor Program | saplingsinfo[at]gmail.com

  • Hosted by: Children's Program at Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm
  • Participant Age: 6-18 years old
  • Dates: Day tours run throughout the year
  • Description and link: The UBC Farm welcomes youth groups and school groups to book a guided tour of the farm and explore our food system through a customized learning experience with our FarmDiscovery Tours.
  • Contact: Kailee Hirsche - UBC Farm Children's Programs Coordinator | kailee.hirsche[at]ubc.ca

  • Hosted by: Children's Program at Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm
  • Participant Age: 2.5-16 years old
  • Dates: Available Saturdays 10:30am to 1pm through the Spring and Summer
  • Description and link: The Children’s Programs at the UBC Farm offers an educational and fun birthday package for kids 2.5 to 16 years old through the spring and summer seasons. Book your Child's Birthday Party, which includes a tour of the farm and an hour's booking in the UBC Farm Yurt.
  • Contact: Kailee Hirsche - UBC Farm Children's Programs Coordinator | kailee.hirsche[at]ubc.ca