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Seed to Table: Adventures in Eco-Farming

Our Seed-to-Table programs (available for high school and elementary students) provide campers with the opportunity to learn about eco-farming and food production through hands-on adventures on our school farm. Students will plant, nurture, and harvest greens, root vegetables, and more, learning first-hand about the value of food production and regenerative processes.

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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 (Grades 9+)

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    Experiential hands-on learning

 
 

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  • Junior Adventures

    Ages 11-14
    Enrichment Program — 5 days
    Students will spend half their day at our Northcote Farm and our campus kitchen, learning about the process of food production through fun, hands-on learning experiences. Digging in the dirt, learning about critters, harvesting produce, and making snacks and meals with produce from Northcote, students will experience a wide variety of farming adventures. The other half of their day will be spent enjoying our waterfront campus with activities like paddling, playing sports, or doing art activities.
  • Junior intensive

    Ages 11-14
    Enrichment Program — 5 days
    Students will spend their mornings at Northcote Farm, learning about the process of food production through authentic hands-on learning experiences. They will roll up their sleeves and dig in the dirt, learn about the critters that help keep the soil healthy, harvest and clean vegetables, examine elements of the business of running a farm, and much more. In the afternoons, students will practice their culinary skills and make meals (which will be donated to local food banks and organizations) using the produce they harvested at Northcote, in addition to having the opportunity to sample some of their own creations.
  • HIGH SCHOOL Credit

    Grades 9 -12 (Ages 13-18)
    Credit Course — 4.5 weeks
    This blended program (1.5 weeks online and 3 weeks on-campus) provides the opportunity to learn about food production and eco-farming through hands-on adventures at 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. While on campus, mornings and evenings are devoted to course work; afternoons are spent in recreational camp activities on our waterfront and campus. Weekend excursions are included in the boarding program cost; day program students have the option to add on weekend excursions. Students earn an Ontario Secondary School interdisciplinary course credit (IDC3O).

Dates and Fees

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  • Seed-to-Table: Junior Adventures | August 14 - 18

    Students will spend half their day on LCS’ own Northcote Farm and in the main campus kitchen, learning about the process of food production through hands-on fun learning experiences. Digging in the dirt, learning about critters, harvesting produce, and making dishes using the produce from Northcote farm, students will experience a wide variety of farming adventures. The other half of their day will be spent enjoying our waterfront campus with activities like paddling, playing sports, or doing art activities. 

    Dates
    August 14 - 18, 2023

    Price

    $465 - Day
    $1,235 - Overnight
    Overnight students arrive during a designated time on August 13.
  • Seed-to-Table: Junior Intensive | July 31 - August 4

    Students will spend their mornings on LCS’ own Northcote Farm, learning about the process of food production through authentic hands-on learning experiences. Students will roll up their sleeves and 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 and 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. 

    Dates
    July 31 - August 4, 2023

    Price
    $475 - Day
    $1,245 - Overnight
    Overnight students arrive during a designated time on July 30.
  • Seed to Table: Adventures in Eco-Farming Credit Course | June 28 - July 28

    This blended program provides the opportunity to learn about food production and eco-farming 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. While on campus, mornings and evenings are devoted to the work around the Seed to Table course; afternoons are spent in recreational camp activities at our waterfront campus. Weekend excursions are included in Boarding program cost; Day Program students have the option to add on weekend excursions.  

    Course Code, Grade
    IDC3O, Grades 9-12

    Dates
    June 28 - July 28, 2023
    This course runs online from June 28 to July 7 then continues on-campus from July 10 - July 28. Overnight students arrive during a designated time on July 9.

    Price
    $2,730 - Day
    $5,825 - Overnight

    Prerequisite
    None

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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