You wouldn’t know it, but it’s summer time. If you’re looking for daytime parking anywhere near the John Stanford or Hamilton schools, this will be obvious to you. Also, if you have a school age child who is staring at you at half past nine in the morning with a “OK, so what now” look on his face.
And that is what the Good Lord made summer camps for: opening up the horizons of children, introducing them to nature and exploratory play, and giving harried parents a brief, flickering respite from the cyclone of chaos that is childrearing.
Haven’t got your summer camp sussed yet? Seattle Tilth to the rescue with an assortment of camps centrally located in Wallingford’s own Good Shepherd Center:
Children learn to care for themselves and other living things in Seattle Tilth’s fun garden camps. Together we discover where our food comes from. We taste fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers, tend and harvest crops, collect seeds, make compost and find critters. We also sing songs, make crafts, play games and run through the sprinklers. Children have big fun in the garden during the summer — come outside and play!
There are five separate camps, covering ages from 1 to 14. Read about ‘em on Tilth’s Summer Garden Camp for Kids web site.
(Seattle Tilth promises not to put your child in that cage. That’s for chickens.)