Summer Camp Teaches Kids about Farming

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MEDFORD, Ore. — While many kids are attending sports camp or summer reading programs, others are learning how to pick fresh fruits and vegetables at the Rogue Valley Farm to School Summer Camp.

The camp immerses kids to life on the farm through hands-on crafts, and culinary and farm activities.

The campers get to pick their own vegetables and fruits, handle and tend to live stock, and at the end of the day, hand-make their own lunch.

According Rogue Valley Farm to School Executive Director, Tracy Harding, the camp teaches kids about where their food comes from.  She hopes the camp inspires them to eat healthier, and builds their interest in the agricultural field.

The camp is taking place at Hanley Farm for the second year in a row.  The camp runs  from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday for one week.

The first of three sessions is going on this week.  The next session starts July 21. For more information on the camp or registration forms, click here.