Summer Pioneer Day Camp 2015
Campers at our Pioneer Day Camp discovered much that nature has to offer as they hiked wild trails and explored the local pond at the Phillips Farm County Park while learning the history of pioneers on the Palouse. How did pioneers use plants for food and make medicine? Purify water? Build a shelter to stay dry? Wash their clothes? Make homemade butter? Sew pouches for collecting things?
Throughout the week, campers solved real problems and engaged in hands-on activities that allowed them to explore nature and gain confidence in pioneer skills. Songs, games, adventures in the great outdoors helped make this camp a highlight of summer.
Sessions in 2015
1: Jul 20 - Jul 24
2: Jul 27 - Jul 31
3: Aug 3 - Aug 7
Ages: Youth going into grades 2 - 5
Cost: $150/per session/per child.
Register through Moscow Parks and Recreation.
Support for 2015 Camp: We were delighted to be the recipient of the Moscow Co-op’s “Dime in Time” program for June 2015 -- which helped sustain our summer camp. The dimes, given one at a time from the patrons who use reusable shopping bags, provided partial scholarships for families with limited resources, supplies for the pioneer camp, and supplement teacher salaries and teen helper stipends. Our thanks to the patrons and the Moscow Food Co-op for partnering with us so children can have a valuable outdoor summer experience at the Phillips Farm.
- Enjoy slides below from 2014: See the kinds of activities that camp may include, as children experience pioneer life at the farm. (Photos by Seth Toebben, Leslie Crandell Dawes, and Kimberly Green)