The Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) will once again offer Gardeneering camps for children ages 6-12 in the OCAC Children's Garden, located on the corner of South College Avenue and High Street. Camps are offered in three-week units, each unit coverer a unique theme. The cost per each three-week unit is $35. Gardeneering camps will take place from 9:30AM to 12:30PM on Saturday mornings May 4th, 11th, 25th, June 8th, 15th, 22nd, July 13th, 20th, 27th, and August 3rd, 10th, 24th. This year's camps will be taught by a new instructor at the Oxford Community Arts Center - Holly Larson. Children are welcome to register for more than one unit. Space is limited to 14 campers per unit.
Gardeneering is a Saturday morning adventure allowing children the chance to explore the garden, plant and harvest flowers & vegetables, create garden-themed art and prepare their own snacks right out of the garden. Gardeneering give children a chance at garden-immersion where experience-based learning creates connections through gardening, play and the inspiration of story. Participants will have the chance to explore the world of worms, meet and eat amazing plants, and exercise their science skills. The Gardeneers will help produce a beautiful garden for Oxford residents and its visitors to enjoy!
Camp instructor Holly Larson is a registered dietitian trained in urban agriculture. "Parents always wonder how to get their children to eat more vegetables. One great answer is to let them garden; children will eat what they grow - with gusto". Holly will have the assistance of Miami University students who are completing the dietetics program.
Holly explains the Children's Garden at the Oxford Community Arts Center as, "A place just waiting for the child's imagination!"
Registration forms are available in the OCAC office or a PDF file may be downloaded on the website. $35