March Break 2015

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Hi there! We had to pass at hosting some March Break activities this year, but if we were you, we would head to: the tropical greenhouse in Gage Park The Hamilton Farmer’s Market and HPL’s for fun, free activities all week long. http://www2.hamilton.ca/CultureandRecreation/Arts_Culture_And_Museums/HamiltonCivicMuseums/Events/HamiltonFarmersMarket.asp?site=FARMERS http://hpl.ca/events/upcoming Or go for a hike…or to a neighbourhood cafe with a [&hellip

March Break Activities

Kelly | sprout news

Hi parents & kids! Sprout Camp will host some exciting programs over the March Break.  We will be throughout Hamilton doing an array of place-based, experiential activities-in kitchens, studios, the library and farm; come join us!.  These will be fun & free or based on Pay What You Can pricing.  Please get in touch with [&hellip

Cicada

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In Westdale with Sprout Campers, we were hiking and hungry, coming to a good sit spot for lunch, in the pines, with a long fallen log for a seat. David settled underneath a pine and a few kids joined him after eating. Marguerite found the first exoskeleton. Then David. The more we looked for the [&hellip

HEAT Advisory

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We often get asked “What do you do at Sprout Camp on the HOT days?”…and WOWzers its been HOT. Here are answers to that question: We talk about acclimatization (unfortunately in a weekly day camp, we cant really become acclimatized). So-we drink SO MUCH water, we wear light covering clothing, hats, sunscreen, we cool off [&hellip

Sponsor a Sprout:

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Sprout Camp is just around the corner and we are eagerly looking for camper sponsorships. If you know of any business or individual who would like to support a family and camper please forward them this letter: Sponsorship Letter We currently have 4 children who would like to be supported to come to camp this [&hellip

Happy Spring! Join us at Southam Park!

Kelly | sprout news

Join us at our adopted Southam Park in April: Easter Egg Hunt, Decoration and Games: Friday April 6th 11am-1pm. Bring the kiddies with some snacks and a picnic blanket. Everyone is welcome, please invite your friends and RSVP through facebook. PARK BEAUTIFICATION DAY- Team up to Clean Up: Saturday April 28th 12pm-4pm. Help us with [&hellip

Taking Learning Outside

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Below is a clip from CBC’s the National. There are some amazing examples of how  groups  in Canada are taking education and learning outside.  I had the opportunity to work with some of these groups this year at school and their efforts are inspiring. Take a look. http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/The_National

Sprout Master David and the Hill St. Community Garden.

Kelly | sprout news

Last Wednesday at camp Sprout Leader David, our counselor,  took us to a very magical spot in Hamilton. I used to bike past this spot all the time when it was just a lonely, empty patch of grass. Instead of biking on busy Main st., I would turn up Dundurn and onto Hill St. For [&hellip

Simpler Thyme

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Today with our Sprout campers we went up to Simpler Thyme Organic Farm. We want to send Bill, Ann and all the friends at the farm a huge thank you for the wonderful tour and lunch. We saw so much! We smelt and we tasted! We met some volunteers from all around the world (WWOOF [&hellip

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