Summer camp

Camp St. Croix summer campers visit the farm often. Check here to register for summer camps, and farm and garden specific camps as well, such as Farm and Garden Camp, Farm to Table Camp, and Teen Farm Camp.

Nature Preschool

Little Seeds Nature Preschool makes it a part of their daily routine to help on the farm and explore! For more information on Little Seeds Nature Preschool, and registration, check here.

Workshop series

The Farm Workshop series are weekend workshop classes held for individuals and families in our community, which are centered around a basic farm related project! Past workshops have been making Raspberry Freezer Jam, Butternut Squash and Kale soup, and Thanksgiving Greens Salad.

Honey Extraction from Start to Finish

Saturday, September 10th, 2:00-4:00pm

  • $15 per person, 5 and under free
  • $60 per family

It’s the harvest season for honey! Come to Grow and Gather Farm at Camp St. Croix and spend the afternoon extracting honey from the hives. Bee a part of the process from start to finish and experience the steps that take place in order to harvest this sweet and sticky gold. Local apiarist Dean Rodewald from Rodewald’s Honey will teach this class and walk us through the steps. 

Families are welcome, and no experience is necessary.

Register

Agricultural Education at Camp St. Croix

Camp St. Croix is excited to offer Agriculture Education options to public educators and homeschool families.

Ag Ed: School on the Farm

Bring your class to Camp St. Croix and spend the day on the farm! Through this new Ag Ed program offering at Camp St. Croix’s Grow and Gather Farm, students will experience first-hand the day to day operations of a working farm. They will learn about crop physiology, explore the soil ecosystem, and learn the importance of regenerative farming and its impact on our local food supply. They’ll spend time getting their hands dirty while discovering the benefits that plants and animals have for us, as well as the health they bring to land. This is a one-day program offering-- either half or full day.

For more information, educational options within the day, and registration contact Camp St. Croix Farm Director, Anna, at anna.zimmer@ymcamn.org or call her at 651-739-6599.

Ag Ed: Homeschool on the Farm

Fall Series

Come spend the fall season on the farm! This is a four-part cumulative ag ed series at Camp St. Croix’s Grow and Gather Farm. This progressive series teaches homeschool students’ info that builds with each session—providing a wholistic agriculture education that changes with the season. 

Students will have the opportunity to explore the high tunnel, wander through the Discovery Garden, and work with egg-laying hens. Learning through the hands-on study session, and experiencing real work on the farm, students will make meaningful connections between the food they eat and the land where it grows. Making these connections will help develop these young leaders into responsible stewards of the land. 

Sign up for one or all the sessions in this series! Each session is designed to be either stand-alone or part of the entire fall series.

Dates:

3rd and 5th Fridays in September 2022 and 2nd and 4th Fridays in October 2022. 

  • 9/16 Raspberries: a Rudy Red Reward
  • 9/30 Up Close with Vegetables and Soil
  • 10/14 Mycology: Mushrooms are FUNgus
  • 10/28 Compost: From Trash to Treasure

For more information, educational options within the day, and registration contact Camp St. Croix Farm Director, Anna, at anna.zimmer@ymcamn.org or call her at 651-739-6599.

Register

Questions?

Contact Camp St. Croix Farm and Garden Program Coordinator, Anna, at anna.zimmer@ymcamn.org or call her at 651-739-6599