4 days, 4 hours each day
$235 members, $245 non-members
$25 discount for siblings
The Ecology Center
37201 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
What to bring:
Please send your child or children with
- A healthy and nutritious packed lunch
- A snack
- A jar with a lid
- Closed-toe shoes
- Clothing suitable for gardening in the outdoors.
- A hat
- A reusable water bottle/canteen.
We will be taking pictures and possibly video to use on our website, social and other educational media, and by registering for this workshop you agree to our photo/video release policy.
Cancellation Policy: We understand your plans may change. We will give you credit toward a future program if you cancel at least 2 weeks in advance. Credit must be redeemed within 90 days of issue. To account for our preparation and our instructor’s time, we cannot give refunds or credits if cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice or in the event of a no-show.
Farm Lab Campers will dig deep into food and farm life in the season when the garden really comes alive. Activities include seasonal planting, chicken care, compost exploration, fort building, eco-crafts, and harvesting and cooking from the garden. All activities revolve around our core initiatives of GROW, WATER, EAT, and MAKE. Taking place on a 1-acre teaching facility nestled next to a 28-acre organic farm, campers will have an unparalleled view of the farm process and what it means to grow from seed-to- harvest.
The Eco Camps are unique 4-day camps for kids ages 5-12 to connect with nature, explore our learning labs, gain hands-on skills, and engage with quality mentors in an interactive outdoor setting. Eco Camps take place in a well-designed educational and natural setting that nurtures the whole child. Eco Camps are led by a team of experienced leaders in the arts, sustainability, and school gardens who get kids excited about becoming stewards of the environment through fun and inventive projects, activities, and games.
June 27-30 // Ages 5 – 6/ Tue – Fri, 9 am – 1 pm
July 18 – 21 // Ages 7 – 9/ Tue – Fri, 9 am – 1 pm
July 25-28 // Ages 7 – 9/ Tue – Fri, 9 am – 1 pm
“I’m very impressed how quick he learned to be more cautious in overuse of water and try to compost all kitchen scraps. He is now open to try tasting different plants / vegetables and I’m surprised to see how much he loved eating fenugreek flower at the farm table. Thank you for a wonderful experience!” – Nakisa Nowroozi
“Isaac had a great time Farm Lab camp. Pretty much the entire week was a slam dunk for him. He loves the Ecology Center and all of the activities were not only engaging but also fun. Thank you for putting on a great camp!!” — Erin Lloyd
“Farm Lab Camp in a nutshell, blew us away. It was beyond what I imagined it was going to be…and I have a pretty good imagination. It was the highlight of Griffin’s summer and something we will be doing every year. The kindness of the counselors and the totally unique nature of the program itself is something we are very grateful to have in our lives. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. We will definitely be doing this camp again and highly recommend it.” — Abby Illenberger
“Lily had a fantastic experience, we are so fortunate you are offering these classes for kids at the Ecology Center. She’s a devoted farmer/future chicken owner- Thank you and the staff for educating our kids.” — Amy Yeung
“I loved farm camp more than anything else I did this summer. The staff that I met there are so special and cool and nice. I learned so much about seeds, what farmers actually do, how to use all the info in my daily life. I would love to go again next year.” — Lily Yeung