Children’s Programs

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19 in Canada and around the world, our spring and summer children’s programming will look different this year.

Our events and field trips are cancelled up to June 30th. Our FarmWonders Summer Day Camps remain open for registration and we are working hard to modify our summer programs to achieve physical distancing and safety requirements during this time. We will provide families with options in the coming days and weeks – such as modified on-site programs as well as online workshops for children.

FarmWonders Camp Weeks affected by cancellations:

  • Week 1: June 29-July 3
  • Week 2: July 6-10

FarmWonders Camp Weeks 3-10 are scheduled to run with modified programming. Our camps will be running 4 days per week, with reduced capacity. If you are registered for camp and have any questions or concerns, please contact us!

FarmWonders and the UBC Farm reserve the right to cancel a camp week by 3:00 PM one week prior to the start date. In such cases, all fees for a cancelled program will be refunded, or participants will be given the option of joining another camp week if there is a spot available.

Camp Refund Policy: As our FarmWonders programming has changed under COVID-19 safety protocol, we are offering 100% refunds to families who can not fulfill their registration with our new schedule. If you have previously registered, and need to modify or refund your registration, please contact us as soon as possible. All requests for camp refunds must be made in writing. Otherwise, all cancellations received a minimum of TWO WEEKS (14 days) before the first day of the session will be refunded by credit, less a $30 administrative fee. Pro-rating and refunds are NOT available for days absent, or for any other reasons, including injuries or illness. Cancellations received 0-13 days before the first day of the session will not be eligible for any refund or credit. This includes for reasons such as illness or injury.

For full information on the UBC Farm’s Camp Safety plan, click here.

For full information on UBC’s response and guidance with respect to COVID-19, please view: covid19.ubc.ca.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns at ubcfarm.farmwonders@ubc.ca.

FarmWonders

What are the kids up to at the UBC 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.

 
FarmWonders Camps

Explore, run, draw and create in our beautiful Children’s Learning Garden; observe beehives and in-season crops on “field trips” around the farm.

The theme of each of our one-week camps will be learned through a variety of exciting recreational activities, crafts and hands-on experiences. All camps will include forest adventures, planting, eco-crafts, popsicle making, and (of course) a chance to harvest, cook and eat fresh garden produce! Our 2020 FarmWonders Camp registration is open with limited space available. Click the FarmWonders Camps heading above for more information and our registration links!  
Field Trips

Every year from spring to fall, the UBC Farm offers field trip programming for a wide range of young audiences.

Our field trips provide an opportunity for children to see and learn about a working certified organic farm and to discuss important social and ecological aspects of food production in our area. Join us to learn about bees, explore the forest, examine soil or compost, and even visit the chickens!  
Birthday Parties

The UBC Farm offers an educational and fun birthday package for kids 3 to 16 years old through the spring and summer seasons.

Bithday parties at the farm are a blast! Children are able to do a variety of activities including visiting the chickens, learning about, identifying bugs, exploring the forest and games in the fields.  
Volunteer

Get Involved with FarmWonders

Come work with kids and share your passions for the environment, science, outdoors and food in our dynamic Children’s Learning Garden! Volunteers are accepted for FarmWonders Day Camps over spring break and the summer. Volunteers are key to making our camps a fun and safe environment for children. Sign up for a shift here.
 

Partner Programs

Saplings Outdoor Program

Fostering a sense of wonder for the natural world

Saplings Outdoor Program is a nature-based program located in West Vancouver for children ages 3-12 years old. The main purpose of the program is to provide children with an opportunity to connect with the environment in a safe and enjoyable way. Nature is a child’s best education.
Landed Learning

Promoting garden based intergenerational collaboration and interdisciplinary hands-on learning.

The Intergenerational Landed Learning Project merges educational research and school curriculum to teach about and promote environmental stewardship, healthy diets and lifestyles, and social development. They develop and offer innovative intergenerational place-based programs for children and communities and support teacher education and professional development.

Have more questions? Visit our Children’s Programs FAQ.

 
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