How can we get sweetness from the wild? Where does Maple or Birch Syrup come from, and how is it made? In this camp we will spend the morning grooming, riding, and making friends with the horses, and the afternoon exploring the craft of making syrup from Birch Trees!
We will learn about the nature of sap, different tree species we can tap, and how to tap a tree. We will see if our sap buckets are empty or full and why that is, and experience what we have to do with the sap to make it into syrup and other treats. (If we don’t have any of our own sap to boil we will make small treats of maple taffy on snow- yum!)
There will be lots of time to explore the farm, meet the other animals, and see if anything else is waking up as the natural world begins to thaw around us!
This year we are running two dates to accommodate both Whistler Waldorf School ( Feb 19) and District 48 (Feb 26). The cost for the day is $110, and it is for children ages 6-12.