The Boulder JCC is excited to offer a two-week farm camp for teens this summer beginning on July 18. Geared for teens ages 13-17 years, this camp was created for those who want to learn more about small-scale agriculture, sustainability, and how it relates to Judaism. This unique program offers teens the opportunity to get hands-on at Milk and Honey Farm in all aspects, from planting and harvesting to herbal medicine and animal care.
Lead instructor Tzuria Malpica keeps the curriculum adaptive and flexible, as she says, “I see so many so the teens discovering an interest in a certain area, like bee keeping, herbal medicine, or caring for the goats. The beauty of the camp is that we can work the activities around what is sparking their excitement, to best keep them engaged and discovering throughout the two-week session.”.
Another aspect that makes this camp so special is the community it creates amongst the campers. Spending all day together outdoors is a wonderful way to hang out with existing friends while making new ones. As Tzuria says, “growing connections to both the earth and people is what this camp is all about”.
Teen Farm Camp runs from July 18 through July 29 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm | More information can be found HERE.
Also for teens interested in spending time at Milk and Honey Farm, Volunteer Wednesdays are scheduled from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. These drop-in sessions will be running throughout the Summer until August 10. Teens will weed, dig, plant, harvest, and work in our tzedakah (donation) garden, educational garden beds, and geodesic dome greenhouse. The produce that is grown is donated to local organizations and used in educational programs. Learn more HERE.