HealthBarn USA’s Summer Camp ROCKS!
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Welcome to HealthBarn USA, the only camp where you can eat, plant, cook and play! We offer summer camp, ages 5-8, 9-12 & 13-15 and summer seedlings, ages 3-5 in Ridgewood, NJ (we are no longer operating at Abma’s Farm). This hands-on fun and educational experience serves as an important building block for your child’s healthy future in the midst of our fast-food culture!
Our campers will be mastering organic gardening, culinary, nutrition and life skills (including putting values into practice) while having a great time! The hands-on cooking will include our new “test kitchen” as well as preparing a naturally delicious breakfast, lunch and snack each day with freshly picked ingredients from the garden, so no need to pack any food! We will accommodate for food allergies upon request.
Summer Camp, ages 5-8, 9-12 & 13-15: Voted Best of Bergen and Editor’s Pick by (201) Magazine and makes headlines for it’s amazing activities from hatching turtles to first-time watermelon to giant sunflowers!
“I don’t know what you did, but my daughter is the worst eater! She only eats chicken nuggets and boxed mac ‘n cheese. After she went to your camp, she’s making homemade raviolis at home! She’s been to many camps, but HealthBarn made a big difference.”
This one-of-kind farm-to-fork experience from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (aftercare is available upon request) offers a new wholesome experience each week for your camper(s) to learn firsthand where their food comes from and why eating fresh is best for their bodies and the environment, too. In addition to our nationally recognized food and nutrition curriculum, we offer “themed” weeks that culminate with a Friday finale that parents and siblings are welcome to attend. The Friday finale reflects the week’s theme, for example Be a Chef’s finale has the campers opening up their own restaurant; and Be a Farmer has the campers opening their own farm stand including marketing, packaging and pricing their produce and recipes.
Here’s the summer line-up for camp 2017:
– Be a Chef: June 19 through June 23
– Be Food Scientist: June 26 through June 30
– Be a Green: July 3 through July 7 (CLOSED)
– Be a Farmer: July 10 through July 14
– Be an Adventurer: July 17 through July 21
– Be a Chef: July 24 through July 28
– Be a Farmer: July 31 through August 4
– Be a Food Scientist: August 7 through August 11
– Be a Green: August 14 through August 18
– Be a Chef: August 21 through August 25
– Be a Healthy Kid: August 28 through September 1
The Friday finale marks the difference of the week, but each week includes extensive cooking, organic gardening, environmental activities, active place and more!
After-care is available! Please note on your registration if after-care is needed before camp begins at 9:00 am or after dismissal at 3:00 pm for an additional fee.
*** Enrollment 2017 is Open! Early bird enrollment is available until March 1, then tuition will increase. NEW! Online registration now available, please click here. To download the enrollment form, please click here. Please note that space is limited with only 30 campers per week! Contact 201-444-2955 or email [email protected] for more information.
See you at the Barn this summer!