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Seed-to-Table Programs

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
    Campers will learn about food production through hands-on fun learning experiences, explore outdoors and enjoy our waterfront campus with activities like paddling, sports or art.
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    Junior Intensive

    Ages 11-14
    Enrichment Program — 5 days
    Campers will learn about the process of food production through authentic hands-on learning experiences, and enhance their culinary skills.
  • HIGH SCHOOL Credit

    Grades 9 -12 (Ages 13-18)
    Credit Course — 3.5 weeks
    This blended program (0.5 week 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 | JULY 22 - JULY 26

    Campers 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. Exploring outdoors, 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. The overnight option is rounded out by evening programming at our beautiful waterfront campus.
     
    Dates
    July 22 - July 26

    Price
    $479 - Day
    $1,272 - Overnight
    Overnight students arrive during a designated time on July 21.
     
    Prerequisite
    None
  • SEED TO TABLE: JUNIOR INTENSIVE | JULY 29 - AUGUST 2

    Campers 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 explore the outdoors, 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. The overnight program is rounded out by evening programming at our beautiful waterfront campus.
     
    Dates
    July 29 - August 2

    Price
    $489 - Day
    $1,282 - Overnight
    Overnight students arrive during a designated time on July 28.
     
    Prerequisite
    None
  • SEED TO TABLE: THE FUTURE OF FOOD | AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 30

    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 Overnight program cost; Day Program students have the option to add on weekend excursions. Students earn an Ontario Secondary School interdisciplinary course credit.

    Course Code, Grade
    IDC3O, Grades 9-12

    Dates
    August 7 - August 9: Online
    August 12 - August 30: On Campus

    Price
    $2,812 - Day (Monday - Friday)
    $6,000 - Overnight
    Overnight students arrive at a designated time on August 11.

    Prerequisites
    None
     
  • Incoming LCS Student Staycation (NEW) | August 30 - September 5

    This is intended for incoming LCS students who are in our summer programs that end on Friday, August 30 and need to stay until their New Student Arrival Day.

    Grades
    9-12

    Dates
    August 30 - September 5

    Price
    $1,500 - Overnight
    (A request for returning LCS students can be granted at an increased cost for the additional days before their scheduled Returning Student Arrival Day).

    Prerequisites
    Must be an LCS student who is taking a summer program ending on August 30.
  • TUTORING FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

    Elevate your campers experience by adding on our individualized English language tutoring sessions, for students looking to improve their language skills.

    Please contact us to inquire.

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  • Environmental Responsibility

    If you really enjoy being outdoors in the summer, this course is definitely for you because you get to go outdoors every day and meet new people.
  • Collaborative Learning

    My favourite thing about the Seed to Table program was getting hands-on experience [at Northcote Campus]. It’s been really cool to learn where your food comes from and how it gets to your table.
  • Engage Curiosity

    The seed to table program was life-changing for me and is the best class I've ever taken.
 
 

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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