The Farm is excited to connect kids and families with local, seasonal healthy food!
We foster joy and discovery through inquiry and exploration of the natural world and food. Our programs engage individuals at the intersection of health, agriculture and sustainability.
Our camps encourage young folks to think about how their bodies work, to eat to promote good health, and to learn how agriculture plays an important role in nutritious food and a healthy environment. Farm staff and interns lead fun and interesting activities that encourage comfort in the outdoors, the kitchen and in groups.
Farm, Field & Forest Ages 8-11
July 11-15 9:00am-3:00pm
Take part in an outdoor camp like no other as we explore our unique hospital-based vegetable farm, our native prairie and our woods by the Huron River. Share experiences and ideas, and spend plenty of time hiking as we investigate nature through hands-on activities and learn from nature and health professionals. Discover the joy in caring for ourselves and caring for the environment around us! Children bring a snack, lunch and a water bottle every day.
Farm to Table 1 Ages 4-7 with an adult caregiver
Session 1: July 18-22 9:30-11:30am
Session 2: July 25-29 9:30-11:30am
This unique camp takes you and your child on a culinary adventure at The Farm at Trinity Health Ann Arbor! Together we harvest fresh produce and explore the science behind growing, eating and cooking food as we learn how to make good food choices. We also transform our locally-grown and freshly picked produce into nutritious snacks that are easy and fun to make. Each day includes hands-on activities and take-home recipes.
Farm to Table 2 Ages 6-10
Session 1: July 18-22 1:00-4:00pm
Session 2: July 25-29 1:00-4:00pm
Come to The Farm at Trinity Health Ann Arbor for a fun exploration of delicious food and how it’s grown! Get your hands in the soil from seed, to harvest, to plate, to compost. We will expand our understanding of plants, nutrition and agriculture through fun activities, and prepare a fresh snack each day. Campers take home recipes and educational information. Please send a water bottle for each participant.
Field Trips and Classroom visits
- Field Trips (one hour, $80 for up to 13 students, $4 per additional student)
- Classroom Visits (one hour, $80 for up to 15 students, $5 per additional student)
Our youth programs are grounded in the State of Michigan education standards, and include age-appropriate hands-on activities and fresh produce tasting. We have a limited budget for scholarships if your group needs assistance in paying for programming. Contact us for more information.
To book a field trip our classroom visit, contact Laura Meisler, Education Coordinator at Laura.Meisler@StJoesHealth.org