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Cooking and Gardening Day Camp
18 Reasons
San Francisco, CA
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Cooking and Gardening Day Camp
18 Reasons is excited to announce Kids Cooking and Gardening Day Camp, a garden-to-table-inspired day camp for kids ages 8-10 years. The camp will be held July 11-15th, 2011 at 18 Reasons, in conjunction with the fantastic urban farm of Children's Day School.

This experiential and inspirational day camp will give budding chefs and future farmers a chance to cultivate a deep connection between growing and cooking their own meals.  Centered around the theme of a pizza party, campers learn about where their pizza comes from and how to make it.  Through a series of hands-on cooking, gardening, and creative lessons, campers will learn to grind the grains into flour, make dough, cook and can fresh tomato sauce, pull fresh mozzarella, and hand-crank ice cream.  Come Friday, the kids will have a pizza and ice-cream party that they have made entirely themselves.

Details: Each day will begin with morning chores and harvesting at the urban farm and garden at Children's Day school. Campers look after the farm's six chickens, including collecting eggs that will be made into healthy camp snacks and Friday's ice cream treat.  They will also tend the vegetable garden, and use the harvest for more snacks and pizza toppings.  After a fresh-made snack in CDS's outdoor classroom, kids will return to 18 Reasons for the day's pizza-based cooking activity, art activities and reflective creative time.  In between, there will be plenty of outdoor playtime at nearby Dolores Park, lunch, and more healthy snacks.  The week will culminate on Friday afternoon with a celebratory pizza party, prepared by and for the kids, replete with just-picked salad greens, freshly-squeezed lemonade and hand-cranked ice cream.

Space is limited so register early to reserve your child's space at the table!

WHO: Children ages 8-10. Camp size is limited to 12 children, with an instructor ratio of 1:6

WHEN: One week only, July 11-15, Mon-Fri. 9am - 4pm. Early morning drop off (8 -9am) and extended aftercare (4-5:30 pm) is available for an additional fee of $50 for the week.

WHERE: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St, curbside drop off

COST: Tuition is $375 per child, which includes a healthy morning and afternoon snack, either made by the campers or provided by Bi-Rite Market. Children should provide their own lunch. Tuition is $450 with extended care.

TO REGISTER: Interested parents should contact Rosie Branson Gill at info@18reasons.org to receive registration and medical forms. Tuition must be paid in full to secure a slot. Cancellations made before June 10 will be entitled to a refund, minus a non-refundable $75 fee. No refunds will be given after June 10th.


18 Reasons
593 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



Minimum Age: 8
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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