Announcing…Hunting & Gathering Summer Camp!


Illustrations by Teagan White

Friends, I am so excited to share this with you…a seed that grew in my mind last summer has blossomed. We’re going to give it go and see where it grows.

I’ve had many mama friends asking over the years for my recipes (which inspired the sharing of this blog, Hunting & Gathering) and as a mother, understand the need we’re all facing at the end of this month… school’s out for summer!


I’m excited to announce, I’m combining my love for children, cooking, crafting, languages, culture, learning and teaching to offer 4 limited-availability exclusive Hunting & Gathering Summer Camp sessions.

Hunting & Gathering Summer Camp

Hunting & Gathering Summer Camp offers creative enrichment & exploration through cooking, crafting, stories, song & play for kids age 3-7. Regionally based cuisine will inspire curiosity about the world, languages & culture—as well as what’s in season locally in Lancaster. Children will bring home recipes for their families to try too.

Illustrations by Teagan White


Dates & Time:

Cooking camps run 9 am – 12 pm (includes a healthy snack & lunch made together)

May 24 & 26 (Tues & Thurs)

Theme: Seeds Grow Where They are Planted

A taste of what to expect from this session: What’s growing on the farms & in gardens now in Lancaster (where we are on the map to establish foundation for world culture exploration in later weeks), fresh local strawberries for snack, local peas and mushrooms inspire pasta primavera lunch, planting seeds to take home.


June 28 & 30 (Tues & Thurs)

Theme: Far Out Far East

A taste of what to expect from this session: Broccoli in season locally inspires an Asian rainbow Be Bim Bop Bowl for lunch & broccoli “tree painting.” Later in the week, we’ll explore other exotic eastern flavors.

July 18 & 20 (Mon & Wed)

Theme: South of the Border

A taste of what to expect from this session: Lancaster County corn stars in a Tex Mex lunch, counting & colors in Spanish, corn cob mosaic craft, exploring Latin culture and tons of fiesta-style fun!

Aug 15 & 17 (Mon & Wed)

Theme: Bonjour Summer

A taste of what to expect from this session: Travel to France with our food, craft & learning by picking eggplants and other harvest veggies from the garden, making ratatouille, counting & singing in French.


Sample Schedule:

9:00 – Welcome/free play (mini market, tea parties, cooking inspired toys)

9:30 – Intro to theme (ie French week: geography, intro to language/sing French counting song together, topically-related story)

10:00 – Free play (bubbles, sidewalk chalk, outdoor fun)

10:15 – Bathroom break/wash hands/healthy snack of local fresh fruit

10:30 – Craft (themed with week’s lesson such as  felted harvest veggies, later picking eggplant from the garden for lunch)

10:50 – Bathroom break/wash hands

11:00 – Make & eat lunch together (for French themed week, Ratatouille made with fresh-picked garden eggplant, for example)

12:00 – Pick up


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Suggested donation: $68 per session (includes 2 days camp).

Very limited availability. For more information & to register: email, call or text 717-799-5621.


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