A summer camp devoted to sustainability and local food will turn the Hunger Games upside down this summer.
Kids in Nashville will have a chance to visit local farms, help set up and run farmers’ markets and spend time hiking and playing in nature at Good Food for Good People’s summer camp.
The Eden Games—a week-long summer camp headquartered at Good Food for Good People for four weeks in June—will focus on showing kids in Nashville how much abundance and beauty surrounds them.
“Eden Games has been in the works for years. We finally have completed our teaching kitchen and gardens and can properly host a complete camp for local children,” said Sean Siple, managing partner of Good Food for Good People. “Along with our trained staff, campers at Eden Games can expect guest instructors specializing in movement, art, botany, culinary fun and even some deep ecology. Sustainability summer camp might be another name for what is going on here.”
The camp is being organized by three Good Food team members; Kiah Gibian, Lauren Peterson and Ellie Early.
“We’ll be looking at how communities support themselves and food is huge part of that,” said Gibian.
The schedule will include a day touring a local farm and then cooking food bought there, setting up and running a local farmer’s market and nature hiking with time for reflection on how all things are connected. The week will end with a community meal for campers and their friends and family.
“We want to do an entire camp devoted to sustainability and the environment—to get a group of children educated and excited about this new local food movement in Nashville,” Gibian said.
In keeping with Good Food’s mission to make local food and educational opportunities affordable for all families, the camp will offer a sliding scale.
“Our commitment to access for all is really evident in the creative sliding scale set for this year’s summer camp. Here is an 8a.m. to 5p.m. camp, including breakfast, lunch and snacks and the tuition is capped at $225 a week,” Siple said. “It’s amazing what we can do when community members all pull together.”
The Love Building, 4611 Alabama Ave. Nashville, TN
June 2-June 27
(Camp will run for each full week in June. Choose the week you want to attend)
Monday-Friday from 8a.m to 5p.m.
$225 a week – sliding scale scholarships available
Gardening, nature hikes, farm visits, yoga, market visits, eating together
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