Benefits of the Organic Farming for Kids Program
Farming is not typically an activity associated with summer camp in the same way arts and crafts and swimming are. Les Petits Cherubs’ Philadelphia summer camp, through a partnership with Whole Foods Market, offers organic farming for kids. The benefits of this popular summer camp session, popular with both parents and kids alike, reach beyond those of simply being engaged in an enjoyable activity. Organic farming for kids at Les Petits Cherubs fosters responsibility and patience and teaches kids awareness about food and where it comes from.
Organic Farming for Kids: Teaching Responsibility
Organic farming for kids is a great way to learn responsibility while having fun. Children at Les Petits Cherubs Philadelphia summer camp will be in charge of providing care for chickens and other farm animals as well as tending to the growth of fruits and vegetables. This allows children to learn the skills necessary to care for other living things while also learning the responsibility required for the organic production of farm-grown foods. This responsibility can transfer to other areas of a children’s life including classroom activity and social interaction with others.
Patience Taught Through Organic Farming for Kids
As with any farm, it takes time to see the results of one’s labor. Organic farming for kids at Les Petits Cherubs’ summer camp teaches children to learn and understand this lesson. The benefits of hard work without immediate reward and delayed gratification are illustrated in this hands-on experience. This lesson is reemphasized throughout the program.
Kids Learn Organic Gardening Skills
Organic farming for kids at Les Petits Cherubs teaches students the important skills of the food industry. In a partnership with Whole Foods Market, students at this Philadelphia summer camp will understand how food gets from an organic garden into the homes and mouths of people throughout the world. They will also be taught manual techniques like how to can fruits and vegetables and how to tend to a garden.
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