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New summer day camp by Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre

July 2, 2014 — 

We are excited to present the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre summer day camp, a new interactive camp that will be held from Monday, July 21, to Friday, July 26, 2014. Every day will be filled with many fun and exciting activities focusing on agriculture and food in Manitoba.

This camp is open to children between the ages of 7 to 13. The cost for the camp is $135 dollars per camper. Registration deadline is July 5. There are only 15 spots available so register soon!

If you have any questions please contact us at the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre at 1-204-883-2524 or ffdc [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

 

Summer Day Camp – Schedule

This schedule is subject to change due to the weather, and other circumstances out of our control.

Monday July 21: Little Green Thumb
This day is all about growth and care for your own garden at home as well as non-grain crops grown in Manitoba. The campers will plant beans, tomatoes, sunflowers and different herbs, which they can take home with them at the end of the week. During this day we will also be learning about plants’ effect on greenhouse gases, and how we can help. The campers will also be working out in the garden if weather permits. On top of all this learning, the campers will be making potato pancakes for a snack in the afternoon and tomato sauce for the pizza day on the Friday.

Tuesday July 22: Extraordinary Eggs
Investigate the science behind chickens and eggs in a full-day workshop where campers learn about caring for chickens; study egg formation inside the hen; determine the age of the egg; perform CSI-style investigations to match the egg to the hen; and separate and cook with eggs in the centre’s kitchens to create tasty treats.

Wednesday July 23: Dairy Day
With a working dairy barn on site, this program begins with a dairy tour to build an understanding of how milk is produced and what is involved in agricultural biosecurity. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about various dairy products and how each are created, making butter and ice cream from raw materials. After all of that, the campers will help make cheese for the pizza that will be made on Friday.

Thursday July 24: World of Wheat
Learn about this staple crop by following the stages of wheat from planting to harvest. Understand the unique attributes of wheat that allow us to use it in so many different ways. Campers will engage in hands-on learning through harvesting and cleaning wheat, milling wheat to create flour, chewing wheat to stimulate gluten formation and baking bread. Working in small groups, campers choose how much white and whole wheat flour to use for their loaves, and we compare the final results using all of our senses while learning about the health benefits of whole grains. We will also touch on many other grain crops in Manitoba, as well as prep the dough for the pizza crusts for Friday.

Friday July 25: Pizza Wind Up
The final day of camp will be a day where the campers can showcase all that they have learned over the week by making pizzas in small groups for themselves and their parents. There will also be a small award ceremony after lunch.

 

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