Berry Camp

Strawberry Day at Berry Camp
Blueberry Day at Berry Camp

What: A four day long half-day summer camp

When: From 9am – Noon, Tuesday through Friday. The first session is from June 23rd – June 26th
The second session is from June 30th – July 3rd. Please click on the session you are interested in to go to the appropriate registration page.

Who can participate: 4-7 year old children

Where: Rittman Orchards and Farm Market

How much: $150 for one child

Details:
In today’s hectic world, it seems like folks are becoming more and more removed from where their food comes from. At our camp, young children will learn how food gets from the farm to their house.

We are offering a hands-on learning opportunity with experienced elementary school teachers onsite at our orchard. Over the course of four days, your child will learn how we plant, care for and harvest fruit at our orchard.

Since it will be berry season, our focus will be on strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. The first part each day we will gather to read a story and learn facts about the berry we intend to pick before heading out to the berry patch. After returning from the fields with our fresh fruit, we will enjoy a snack together and complete a craft to take home.

If you have any questions, please email amanda@rittmanorchards.com.

Payment is due upon registration, but if you need to cancel your child’s enrollment, we will issue full refunds before May 25th. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged.

Meet the teachers:

Amanda

Amanda and Abbie

Hi! I am a new-ish mommy and a “retired” teacher. I taught preschool-kindergarten for 15 years at various schools in Ohio and Washington, DC. I earned my Masters in Elementary Education at Quinnipiac University in 2004. After marrying Chris Vodraska in 2017, I decided to join the family business and work at Rittman Orchards. It was hard to leave the classroom, but I believe our orchard is an amazing place to educate young children about food, agriculture, nutrition and farming. In addition to hosting apple picking school tours in the fall, we started a summer program last year to provide hands-on farming experiences to children. It was a huge success and we are very excited to bring back this unique learning opportunity!

Megan

Megan

Hi! I have been teaching preschool for 4 years at a private school in Cleveland. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with young children and especially teaching them about nature and agriculture. I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University in 2014. I am a certified Environmental Educator of Ohio. I taught environmental education in Cuyahoga Valley National Park working with children from three years old through eighth grade. Amanda Vodraska and I have co-taught in the past where we learned we have a shared passion for teaching children about nature and farming. This will be an amazing experience to support your children as we dive into some fun activities at Rittman Orchards!