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From Seed to Table: Adventures in Eco-Farming

Whether you choose the blended (online and in-person) high school credit program or the Junior Intensive, our seed to table programs provide students with the opportunity to learn about eco-farming and food production through hands-on adventures on our school farm. Students plant, nurture, and harvest greens, root vegetables, and more, learning first-hand about the business of running a farm and the value of regenerative agriculture.

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  • Plant, build, harvest, and learn in the outdoors

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  • Focus on regenerative practices

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    Learn Culinary Skills

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  • Earn an Ontario Secondary School credit

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  • Small class size

 
 

Explore the food cycle, from seed to table

Students will approach this program with curiosity as they challenge themselves through authentic farming experiences and explore the art of culinary creations. 

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  • From Seed to Table: Credit Course*

    For Highschool Students (Grades 9-12)
    This blended (online and in-person) credit program provides students with the opportunity to learn about eco-farming and food production through hands-on adventures on our school farm. Students plant, nurture, and harvest greens, root vegetables, and more, learning first-hand about the business of running a farm and the value of regenerative agriculture.  

    Mornings and evenings are devoted to Seed-to-Table: Adventures in Eco-Farming coursework; afternoons are spent enjoying recreational activities on our beautiful waterfront campus. 

    *Students earn an Ontario Secondary School interdisciplinary course credit (IDC3O).
  • From Seed To Table: Junior Intensive

    For Students Aged 11-14
    In this five day experience, students aged 11 through 14 will spend their mornings on LCS’ own Northcote Farm, learning about the process of food production through authentic hands-on learning experiences. Students will have the opportunity to dig in the dirt, learn about the critters that help keep the soil healthy, harvest and clean vegetables, learn elements of the business of running a farm, and much more. In the afternoons, students will learn culinary skills to make meals that will be donated to local food groups using the fresh produce from Northcote farm, in addition to having the opportunity to sample some of their creations.

    The overnight program is rounded out by evening programming at our beautiful rural waterfront campus.

Dates and Fees

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  • FROM SEED TO TABLE: CREDIT COURSE IDC3O* (June 29 - July 29, 2022)

    Course Instructor: Allyson Brown
    Online: June 29 - July 10, 2022
    In-Person: July 11 - July 29, 2022
    Overnight students arrive during a designated time on July 10th.

    Age Group
    Open to those entering Grades 9 through 12

    Fees
    Students have the option to participate either as overnight (boarding) students or as day students (8:30 am - 4:30 pm/Monday through Friday).
    Boarding: $5,650
    Day: $2,650

    Prerequisites
    None

    *In this course, students will earn an Ontario Secondary School course credit.
  • FROM SEED TO TABLE: JUNIOR INTENSIVE (AUGUST 22 - AUGUST 26, 2022)

    Course Instructor: Su Armstrong & Heather Avery
    In-Person: August 22 - August 26, 2022
    Overnight students arrive during a designated time on August 21st

    Age Group
    Open to those aged 11 through 14 years old

    Fees
    Students have the option to participate either as overnight (boarding) students or as day students (8:30 am - 4:30 pm/Monday through Friday).
    Boarding: $1,195
    Day: $ 450

Additional Information

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  • Laptops

    Students enrolled in a credit course will need to bring a laptop computer to complete and submit academic assignments. Student residences and academic areas all have Wi-Fi.
  • For Current and Incoming International Lakefield College School Students

    Any student who is not a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident of Canada must obtain a study permit to attend Lakefield College School Summer Academy programs. It is the responsibility of the parent (or guardian) to obtain the necessary documents and authorization prior to their student entering Canada to study.
     
    If you have not already done so, please contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible to begin the process. For complete details of the application process and requirements, please visit the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to complete your study permit application.
     
    If you are interested in assistance with the process, please contact Immigration Consultant Nico Roy of Bay Immigration at 1-647-866-3530.
  • Requirements for International Students only attending LCS Summer Academy

    Any student who is not a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident of Canada must obtain a Temporary Resident Visas (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to attend Lakefield College School Summer Academy programs. It is the responsibility of the parent (or guardian) to obtain the necessary documents and authorization prior to their student entering Canada.
     
    If you have not already done so, please contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate as soon as possible to begin the process. For complete details of the application process and requirements, please visit the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
     
    If you are interested in assistance with the process, please contact Immigration Consultant Nico Roy of Bay Immigration at 1-647-866-3530.
  • For All Students

    As part of the enrolment process, Lakefield College School will be asking you to complete several forms as part of your registration, including providing health information, arranging for health insurance, naming a Canadian Legal Guardian, etc.
Please note: All programs are subject to enrolment and may be cancelled; in this case, students will be offered a refund. Students will be given the opportunity to transfer to another program should their primary selection be cancelled.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca

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Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.


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