For many reasons, we have decided to cancel our summer camp this year. We are going to redesign it for 2014! Meanwhile, our sustainability tours are a great summer experience for youth clubs, scouts, classes and kids of all kinds.

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Who: all kids ages 8-14

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When: June 24-28, 2013. Camp will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm, with early drop off and late pick up options available from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for a small $10 fee per day.

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What:

Oh the things we will learn together!

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Help Send a Kid to Camp!

We work with Hispanic Liaison and Chatham County Together to help at-risk youth and  underserved youth attend our Summer Camp. Donations of any amount help provide scholarships to campers, but it costs $300 to send one kid to our summer camp for 1 full week. Donate below, or send a check (mailing info at bottom of page). Help make summer camp more accessible – Send a kid to camp!

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It is an engaging learning experience for youth ages 8-14. Each day of camp includes at least 3-5 workshops from sustainability experts and inspired educators, time to prepare a snack from local produce, plenty of outside play and a facilitated reflection session to cap off the day.

How: Registration is $300 per child. More registration details at bottom of page.

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Why: The Kids’ Sustainability Summer Camp is a five-day engaged learning experience packed with hands-on activities focused on sustainability inside and out!

Discussions of conservation will raise the campers awareness of energy and resources. We will grow together and learn how to contribute more to the environment than we take!

The Abundance Foundation’s Local Food & Renewable Energy Summer Camp has a goal of teaching youth ages 8-14 how to nourish themselves and their communities. We do this by creating a camp that provides rich educational resources and a safe environment for learning and playing together. We focus on bringing to camp at-risk youth and kids from underserved communities around Chatham County.

The camp takes place at the Eco-Industrial Campus in Pittsboro, a community of green businesses, gardens and outdoor space featuring Piedmont Biofuels, Green Door Build/Design, The Abundance Foundation, and many other ecologically-minded businesses, all surrounded by Piedmont Biofarm, a sustainable year-round vegetable farm.


Sustainability Summer Camp is an engaging 5-day learning experience that exposes youth to a wide range of topics in community sustainability including sustainable agriculture, biodiesel production, cooking, medicinal herbs, foraging for wild edibles, seed saving, composting, local economy, and solar energy in order to foster the next generation of environmental stewards and food justice leaders.

Each day of camp includes at least 3-5 hands-on workshops from sustainability experts and inspired educators. Discussions of conservation will raise the campers’ awareness of energy and resources. Our summer camp is as much about providing communication and self-sufficiency skills for the highly-digitized kids of the next generation as it is a place to play and try new things. Each day, the campers helped prepare their lunches from raw ingredients freshly harvested from the on-site farm, enjoy plenty of time in the sunshine and a take part in facilitated reflection sessions to cap off each day.

After the camp, kids gain a greater sense of where our food and energy comes from and why renewable energy and sustainable agriculture are integral to a balanced and healthy future in North Carolina and beyond.

In summer 2013, we would like to expand on the concept of “re-wilding” kids by teaching them functional skills such as basic carpentry, foraging, gardening, cooking, repair and reuse, basic mechanics, contributing to a local economy, and other activities helpful in instilling personal growth and confidence, and strengthening individuals to serve their community. At The Abundance Foundation, we believe empowering all individuals is the first crucial step to life-long health, happiness and overall community resilience in harmony with nature.


Registration Information

Cost for the week:  Registration is $300 per child. Deadline to register is June 17, 2013.

Cost of all workshop materials, snacks, and lunches included in price of camp.

Payment Options

Register your children now using secure Google Checkout:

OR Pay using PayPal

Register for Summer Camp

OR Mail your check to:

The Abundance Foundation
220 Lorax Lane #5
Pittsboro,  NC  27312
Please include your phone, email and your camper’s name and age.
We’ll email you back medical and liability forms to be collected upon arriving at camp.

Questions?  email us!  wow@theabundancefoundation.org

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Help Send a Kid to Camp!

We work with Hispanic Liaison and Chatham County Together to help at-risk youth from underserved communities attend Summer Camp. Help make summer camp more accessible – Send a kid to camp! Donations of any amount help provide scholarships to campers, but it costs $300 to send one kid to our summer camp for 1 full week. Donate below, or send a check.

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CLIF BAR FAMILY FOUNDATION

Thank you Clif Bar for supporting Summer Camp!

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Past Sustainability Summer Camps:

2012:

Thanks to everyone for helping make this a HUGELY successful 2012 summer camp learning experience for underserved youth around Chatham County. View some great pictures and catch all the highlights on ourFacebook page and last year’s camp page HERE.

summer camp cooking

2011:

We had a wonderful week of exploring, cooking, eating fresh local non-sugar foods straight from the ground, making biodiesel, building, running, digging and ending with an outdoor pizza cooking event.  2012 is sure to be even better!


For highlights of Summer Camp 2011 click here!

For a slideshow of the week click here!!

To download the slideshow, Abundance Summer Camp 2011 Slide Show

For just photos, click here.

Last year’s Summer Camp Schedule