A Bug's Life:

Let them Bee

Ages: 8-12

August 6-9, 2018

9 am to 3 pm (Mon-Thur)

 Join Cascade Mountain School for our pollinator-focused day camp at Broadfork Farm in Trout Lake, Washington.  On the farm, a small ecological agriculture homestead, A Bug's Life camp will unfold. All camps at Broadfork include outdoor exploration, meeting farm animals and plants, creative artistic projects, games, laughter, and fun.


Students in this four-day camp will get up close and personal with nature in an exploration with some of our most important friends on Earth, Pollinators. Without the work of bees, butterflies, bats, and other pollinators - humans would not have the liveable environment we enjoy every day. Students will learn about the interconnected lives of animals in nature and the key role played by pollinators through hands-on crafts, exciting outdoor games, cooking, nature hikes and a visit to a local apiary.


Campers will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges pollinators face in our changing environment and what we can do to help them thrive. Come join us to experience what all the buzz is about!

Dates: Monday, August 6- Thursday, August 9, 2018

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Ages: 8-12

Activities: Nature hikes, games, art, pollination science, food webs, adventure

Instructor: Jillian Maeve Schneider

  Educator & Permaculturist

Location: Farm Campus, Broadfork Farm, Trout Lake, WA. Learn more about Broadfork Farm at www.broadforkfarmTL.com

Cost: $315 per student plus fee for optional transportation.

Optional Shuttle: There is optional transportation for students from Hood River, OR and Bingen, WA for an additional fee. The payment for the optional shuttle is $12.50/day or $50/week per student.


Jillian Maeve Schneider

Educator, Permaculturist, Artist

Jillian Maeve comes from a long line of educators, earth tenders, and storytellers. With a BFA in Art Education and a M.Ed. in Scientific Pedagogy, she works to promote a love of learning with a strong emphasis on curiosity, resilience, and heartfelt care for our planet. Jillian teaches preschool and kindergarten at Little Oak Montessori School in White Salmon, WA. She is an avid student of permaculture, natural building and skills of self-sufficiency as she transitions toward her dream of homesteading here in the Columbia Gorge. In her home studio, she works as an illustrator and painter, attempting ever so lovingly to capture and share the wonders of the natural world with a broad audience. She believes strongly that the skills of persistence, adaptation, and creative problem solving must be cultivated and shared relentlessly, especially with our youngest generations. You can view her online portfolio at www.jillianmaeve.com


Cascade Mountain School, a program of Mt. Adams Institute

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