Earthwise Agassiz unveils summer camp program

Earthwise Agassiz unveils summer camp program

Open to children ages 6 to 10

Young outdoor lovers, rejoice.

Earthwise Agassiz announced on Thursday (July 30) the Earthwise Agassiz Summer Camp program, geared specially toward children ages 6 to 10.

The camp runs for four weeks on Wednesdays or Thursdays from August 5 and 6 to August 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each week will feature a new theme as children explore the picturesque 58-acre property.

“The Earthwise Agassiz Summer Camp is perfect for children who have lots of energy and love to explore outdoor and will be sure to inspire curiosity, environmental stewardship and respect for the environment,” Earthwise Society representatives wrote in the announcement. “Children will learn all about ecosystems, explore the secre lives of insects, devle in to the world of organic farming, discover the mysteries of the wetlands and much more!”

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The first week’s theme features the diverse ecosystem Earthwise Agassiz has to offer, including woodland and wetland environments. Week two takes campers on a trip stream-side and through the wetlands, exploring the stream and getting to know the creatures who call the wetlands home.

Week three will let campers get their hands dirty as they get to know the soil on a very hands-on level. Kids will learn what makes soil healthy, what it’s made of and the creatures that live in it. The final week introduces campers to the wonderful world of organic farming. Campers will learn about fruits and vegetables that grow in the Agassiz area, plant some seeds and learn to control weeds in a sustainable way.

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Space for the Earthwise Agassiz Summer Camp program is limited. For more information on how to register, contact Earthwise Agassiz at or call 604-946-9828.

The Earthwise Society is based in Delta, expanding into Agassiz a few years ago on a 58-acre demonstration farm and garden located on Golf Road between Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz. The goal of the Agassiz-area property is to “create a unique, nature-based community resources and restore the riparian, wetland and old-growth ecosystems on our Agassiz site.”

To learn more about Earthwise Society and all they do, visit them online at

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