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Summer Day-Camp Registration Now Open at Powers Family Farm

Do the brief heat spells have your kiddos longing for summer? If so, Powers Family Farm in Villa Rica is sure to give them something fresh and exciting to look forward to right after the last bell rings. Registration for this local day camp is now open for parents searching for a fun summer program that educates children ages five to ten years old about how farmers raise their animals and where food really comes from. It’s a great way for kids to experience a slice of farm life and work that feels both enlightening and rewarding.

Kendall Powers, the farm’s co-founder and the camp’s main instructor, excitedly divulged that the camp will be adding new animals and educational activities to this year’s program.

“I teach them all about gardening, goats, cows, chickens, honey bees, and more. I also take one day each week to teach about one specific animal and how it benefits us as humans,” she states. “And this year, we have alpacas and pigs!”

Kids will also be involved in feeding the animals, cleaning stalls, and witnessing the intense dedication small farmers invest into their business. Also, the various animals the farm houses give kids a multi-faceted view of the challenges farmers face in bringing food to the table.

“So many kids think their food comes from the grocery store,” Powers shares. “When they find out the truth, they freak out–and it’s so funny!” But she tenderly adds that although bursting their bubble might come as a shock to some kids, it ultimately helps build and develop their understanding of food production and basic nutrition.

Studying business management at the University of West Georgia, Powers admits that starting a farm with her father was not exactly on her horizon. She had grown up on a farm surrounded by farmers and didn’t plan to fall in love with that life the older she grew; so when it comes to educating kids, Powers knows exactly how to reach even the most hesitant learner. She boasts that when a child understands a little bit more about what the farm life is all about, it makes the effort extremely worthwhile.

You can register your child for this immersive experience by visiting powersfamilyfarm.com, where they have the specific camp dates listed. The farm will be running the camps weekly for the entirety of June and July, but hurry, as the camp spots are filling quickly! The cost for each “future farmer” per week is $125, which includes your child’s daily lunch. For more information, you can contact Kendall directly at 770-733-2032 or at [email protected].