Teen Food Justice League Camp Planned for July
Teens interested in food, want to grow a garden or learn how to cook are invited to attend Food Justice League Camp. The week-long program, offered by Healthy Acadia, will take place the week of July 20-24, 2020, in Cherryfield. Youth ages 13-18 with a passion for healthy food, a spirit of giving back and a belief that all people deserve access to healthy food are encouraged to attend.
The program focuses on building individual skills to change how we work with food by exploring issues such as food security, nutrition, and food waste. Students will take field trips to local gardens and organizations and visit with people who are working to make a difference in our local food systems. Each day students will prepare their own healthy lunches.
Interested teens ages 13 to 18 may apply. Applicants must be 13 years of age by January 1, 2020. Camp is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day, and will take place primarily at the Cherryfield Academy, Main Street, Cherryfield, with some programming held off-site at other locations.
“The camp really makes you think outside of the box,” said Aislinn Devlin, a 2020 Narraguagus High School graduate who participated in the program in 2019. “You have to be creative to farm, you might have different soil, what tools do you need, do you need to make a new tool to get a job done? This camp taught me new things about farming, soil pH and types, what plants need and refreshed my thinking about things that I already knew. I recommend Food Justice League Camp tenfold!”
Sign up now to gain skills, get experiences that will last a lifetime all in a supportive and healthy environment. Deadline for applications is July 10, 2020.
Healthy Acadia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that engages in a broad range of initiatives to build healthier communities and make it easier for people to lead healthy lives across Washington and Hancock counties, Maine. Learn more at www.healthyacadia.org.