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LOMA VISTA FARM'S SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM — SUMMER FUN ON THE FARM 2012
The excitement of Summer is building! The Friends of Loma Vista Farm (FLVF) are looking forward to another successful year with the Summer School program "Summer Fun on the Farm 2012." The Loma Vista Farm "Summer Fun on the Farm" program is available to children in Vallejo and surrounding communities. Groups of children and adults are encouraged to schedule visits to the Farm and learn more about all that is being done in the name of healthful living, sustainable agriculture, and educational growth and development. Loma Vista Farm is an outdoor classroom spread across five acres that provides hands-on educational activities involving plants and animals for children of all ages and abilities, increasing their knowledge of nature and nutrition while enhancing academic learning, ecoliteracy, and psychosocial development. This year’s Summer program includes:
Keeping a Farm Journal
Feeding & Caring for the Animals
Working in the Garden
Working with Sheep’s Wool
Playing Farm Games
Singing Farm Songs
Harvesting Garden Vegetables
Cooking Farm Food
And much, much more!
The “Summer Fun on the Farm” program runs Monday—Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes are offered weekly in the month of July for 3 1/2 weeks and three days in August. The Summer School schedule is July 9, 2012 through August 3, 2011. Registration is open now and will and run through July 2012! Completed K-6 grades are eligible. Registration forms and scholarship applications will be available at your school office starting in May 2012 or at www.lomavistafarm.org. The 2012 program's registration fee is set at $110 per child (per week). Scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis for $80 per child (to be applied toward the $110 registration fee). The remaining $30 fee will need to be covered at time of registration.
WEEKLY CLASSES / DATES
WEEK 1: July 9–13, 2012
WEEK 2: July 16–20, 2012
WEEK 3: July 23–27, 2012
WEEK 4: July 30–August 3, 2012
In 2010, “Summer Fun on the Farm,” the summer school day camp program, was in its fifth year for Friends of Loma Vista Farm (FLVF). Again, this year the program has grown and evolved based on previous years' success. In 2005, "Summer Fun on the Farm” was canceled at the last minute. Public funding was lost, and the FLVF did not have enough time to organize private funding. Back then, the children lost an invaluable learning opportunity. Again this year, the Friends of Loma Vista Farm promised that there would be a summer program on the Farm for a seventh year in a row. More important, even though there must be a fee, FLVF promised that financial help will be provided to as many students as possible. At the neighboring school, Loma Vista Elementary, a full two-thirds of the children qualify for free lunches owing to family finances. In an effort to raise the money, FLVF will launch a fund-raising campaign, appealing to the community for support. The goal of providing a place for every child who cannot afford the $110 fee is an ambitious one, which FLVF is fully committed to accomplish! If 65% of the children apply for scholarship aid, the cost will be more than $10,000. The FLVF Board of Directors is committed to making the “Summer Fun on the Farm” program available to all. FLVF will designate funds to provide scholarships for local children who may not be able to afford to attend "Summer Fun on the Farm" at the full price owing to lack of funds. Scholarships will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Unfortunately, available scholarship funds are not unlimited. Early registration and submission of scholarship applications are strongly encouraged.
The “Summer Fun on the Farm” program runs Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Classes are offered weekly between July 9, 2012 and Aug. 3, 2012. Registration is open now! To register your child for Loma Vista Farm's "Summer Fun on the Farm Program," please print and complete the registration form below and return it with your $110 registration fee to Loma Vista Farm. If you have any questions, please call (707) 556-8765 or (707) 644-8322. Mail To or Drop By with Student Application Loma Vista Farm , 150 Rainier Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94589. Farm Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.