Summer Camp

During summer camp we play, plant, sing, work, and get to know life on an urban farm. We get our hands dirty in the field, and we enjoy the fruits of our labors—fresh, delicious, organic produce! Through group-building challenges and project-based learning, we learn about the natural world and explore community, teamwork, and the interconnectedness of all things. Sprouts Camp is for 3–5 year olds and   Main camp is for rising 1st-5th graders.

What Happens At Summer Camp?​​

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Daily activities at Summer Camp include gardening, feeding chickens and collecting eggs, music and stories, farm-to-fork food preparation with our bicycle powered blender and solar oven, arts and crafts, nature connection activities, and more. We do everything through the lens of Jewish tradition and storytelling, whether it be through our shomrei adamah farm activities, or eco-mitzvot songs. Each day, campers enjoy time with their own age-specific groups, choose their own afternoon free-choice specialty with campers of all ages, and experience all-camp games. We open and close every day as a whole camp community with circle time, songs, storytelling, and acts of love and kindness.

*Sprouts Camp includes 40 minutes of relaxation—a time for campers to lay down and nap, listen to stories and songs, and practice mindfulness.

2020 Camp weeks

Summer Camp runs Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Campers may arrive beginning at 8:30am. The After-Camp Program runs from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm and is available for an additional fee for all camp weeks. View camp weeks and session details below.

SPROUTS CAMP

Sprouts Camp weeks are open to children entering preschool and Kindergarten. Children should be at least 3 years old and potty trained. 

June 5 – 19
Sprouts Farm Helpers

Duration: 1 week

Sprouts Camp:  Preschool & Kindergarden

Sprouts campers enjoy their day exploring our organic farm and learning how to be great helpers to the crops, animals, and each other. With Jewish teachings and stories guiding their experience, Sprouts week introduces young children to Judaism’s deep connections to the natural world and their place in it.

Special projects for the week:

  • Exploratory farm-wide scavenger finds
  • Sensory rich outdoor activities
  • Interactive story-time and music
 
PRICING:
 
$475 – until January 11
$495 – after January 11

June 22 – 26
Sprouts Farm Helpers

Duration: 1 weeks

Sprouts Camp: Preschool & Kindergarden

Sprouts campers enjoy their day exploring our organic farm and learning how to be great helpers to the crops, animals, and each other. With Jewish teachings and stories guiding their experience, Sprouts week introduces young children to Judaism’s deep connections to the natural world and their place in it.

Special projects for the week:

  • Exploratory farm-wide scavenger finds
  • Sensory rich outdoor activities
  • Interactive story-time and music
 
PRICING:
 
$475 – until January 11
$495 – after January 11
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

MAIN CAMP

Main camp weeks are open to children entering 1st – 5th grades.

July 6 – 10
Farm Detectives

Duration: 1 week

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

Explore the ins and outs of the Urban Adamah farm this summer a summer farm detective! Farm detectives will get a chance to solve mysteries on the farm while letting their curiosity guide their experience through exploratory scavenger finds, animal care, and planting fun.

Special projects for the week:

  • Discovering the connections between the farm and the adjacent Codornices Creek
  • Bonding with our smallest farm helpers, insects, with the the help of some farm tools
  • Creating homes for the many insects that live on our farm
  • Mapping the farm with reused, recycled, and repurposed art materials
PRICING:
 
$475 – until January 11
$495 – after January 11

July 13 – 17
Earth Builders

Duration: 1 week

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

Celebrate all of the pollinators that bring forth so many of Earth’s gifts in our two-week long pollinator party! In this session we will give gratitude to all of our farm helpers: bees, air, butterflies, and more by seeding, harvesting, gardening, and farming all throughout the farm. This special two-week long session gives campers a chance to connect with each other and the farm.

Special projects for the week:

  • Candle making with bee’s wax
  • Farm-wide insect scavenger finds
  • Making pollinator habitats by seeding and planting
  • Earth medicines: concocting herbal teas and balms
PRICING:

$475 – until January 11
$495 – after January 11

July 20 – 31

Pollinator Party

Duration: 2 weeks 

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

Come discover your gifts to the world, whether you’re an artist, music-maker, farmer, crafter, or cook. From building with natural materials to growing food and making art, you will experience fun earth-friendly crafting projects that are sure to delight all of your senses. For inspiration, we will also explore the diverse origin stories of our favorite foods, crafts, and family trees. Taste the power of community as our projects and friendship help us build a Global Village. 

Special projects for the week:

  • Creating an earth-friendly, multicultural, edible, vibrant village
  • Fort-building with natural materials
  • Natural tie dye and basket-making
  • Building and cooking with fire
PRICING:

$970 – until January 11
$990 – after January 11
 

August 17 – 21
Garden Chefs

Duration: 1 week 

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

There’s nothing tastier than a meal made with fresh local ingredients, and the meals that our garden chefs prepare couldn’t be any fresher or yummier! Harvest veggies and herbs from our diverse crops to make delicious meals from scratch. Learn how to prepare food with our fun and creative outdoor cooking techniques. We will pick, prepare and – best of all – eat! 

Special projects for the week:

  • Hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz (making bread from scratch from the earth)
  • Building mud ovens and cooking with fire
  • Wild fermentation: making pickles and sauerkraut
  • Salads, smoothies, jam-making, and more
PRICING:

$475 – until January 11
$495 – after January 11

August 3 – 14

Farm Foragers

Duration: 2 weeks

Main Camp: 1st – 5th grade

What do our farm and the Codornices Creek have in common? How can we work with other ecosystems to create a healthy and thriving shared environment? Throughout these two weeks campers will spend time throughout our native swales, foraging herbs, sages, and other perennials.

Special projects for the week:

  • Making soothing pillows with lavender from the Children’s Garden
  • Creating Jewish ritual objects with herbs and spices from the native swales
  • Spreading wildflower seeds for future seasons throughout the farm
  • Sharing their herb creations with the free farm stand
PRICING:

$970 – until January 11
$990 – after January 11
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPENING SOON!

Camp Urban Adamah welcomes CITs (counselors-in-training) who are rising 8th – 10th graders for Main Camp, and Camp Interns for rising 11th – 12th graders for both Sprouts Camp and Main Camp.

Rates & Registration

One Week Sessions

EARLY BIRD
 ends Jan 11th

$475

FULL PRICE
 

$495

Two Week Sessions

EARLY BIRD
 ends Jan 11th

$970

FULL PRICE
 

$990

To be added to our waitlist for a closed camp session, please follow the registration prompts and add yourself to the waitlist for your desired session.

Urban Adamah seeks to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford the full cost of camp. Urban Adamah has a pool of scholarship money available and distributes it on a needs-basis. Please apply for financial aid by April 15.

* If you wish to apply for Financial Aid, follow the prompts in the registration process and ensure to click the box that says I want to apply for Financial Aid.

We understand that life circumstances sometimes change and that you may need to cancel your child’s registration. Cancellation fees apply to all sessions including sessions with a waitlist.

Cancellations on or before April 1: $100 fee

Cancellations between April 1  April 30 : $150 fee

Cancellations between May 1  May 31 : $300 fee

There are no refunds available starting June 1 except in the event of a medical or family emergency that makes attendance impossible. All cancellations must be received in writing by email to camp@urbanadamah.org

* There is a 3% non-refundable credit card processing fee.

Additional camp Services

After Camp Program: $175 per week

Urban Adamah offers an After-Camp Program extended day option (3:00 – 5:30 pm) for all camp weeks. Staffed by our Urban Adamah Camp counselors, After-Camp offers a relaxed farm experience at the end of the camp day. Each day, campers will be provided a snack and will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games, creative farm projects and quiet-time activities.

Questions? View Summer Camp FAQs

Summer Camp Staff

Camp Urban Adamah is lead by an extraordinary group of outdoor educators. These experienced and talented individuals create loving, inspiring, memorable, and transformative experiences for our campers. Meet our camp staff and learn more by visiting each of their bio pages.

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