- January 1, 1970 12:00 am
I’m honored to be Camp Director for CAMP GO! Georgia Organics 15th Annual Conference will be held in Columbus, GA this February 24/25. I encourage everyone to check out their website and the amazing schedule of Farm Tours, Classes, Expo, Feasts and a terrific Farm to School Summit (check out their cute logo!)
For the second year in a row, I’ll be wrangling the kids portion of the conference. We planning a great fun day for a group of 6-12 year olds, full of Environmental Exploration, Nature Crafts, Survival Skills, Yoga, Screen Printing, Good Food, Tents and Tales at night and more I’m sure.
This year is going to be more fun than ever as we’ll have Nichole Bluh with us all day as our head counselor! Nichole has worked with Atlanta’s Truly Living Well Farm & Wheat Street Gardens and helped set up and run their urban farm camp last summer Nichole has some amazing experiences with sustainable solutions of all types that she can share with the kids. She’ll also be available to share some yoga moves if needed!
Also on board are Isia and Chris, two urban farmers and foragers that I got to know working at the Grant Park Farmers Market. They run my favorite named urban farm, Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet. Isia and Chris are experts at living with their environment, no matter where it finds them. They will bring a fresh set of eyes to explore our surroundings in Columbus.
And I almost forgot, we’re heading off for a morning excursion to the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center where we’ll explore the environment, trails and exhibits along the southern part of the Chattahoochee River. We’ll return for lunch and a little Screen Printing project – don’t forget to bring a light colored T-shirt – we’re “Up-cycling” them with the CAMP GO logo!
The evening shift includes dinner (while parents attend the Farmer’s Feast) some Tent building fun, some Tall Tale Telling and maybe a movie.
If you’ve never been to the conference, this will be an amazing year. The keynote speakers are amazing…one of my “Most Admired” list of folks – Will Allen is addressing the dinner crowd (somebody’s going to have to make me a video!)
So make sure to check out the awesome program of events and REGISTER soon! Kids spots will go quickly.