After-school and Day Camps

Summer Camp registration is open

The Edible Schoolyard Kern County’s (ESYKC) after-school and day camp programs are an opportunity for students from our community to experience our edible education programs. Camps are a way for students who don’t attend one of our partner schools to experience the thrill of learning in our hands-on garden and kitchen classrooms. Camp sessions are offered throughout the year.

Summer Camp combines ESYKC’s hands-on learning environment in garden and kitchen classrooms with an unmatched educational experience that integrates food cultivation, nutrition and edible education. 

Camp Dates

Families can enroll their students in their choice of three Summer Camp sessions. Each session is open to students who will be enrolled in second through sixth grade in Fall 2022. Each session includes five days of half-day instruction:

  • Session 1: Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
  • Session 2 : Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
  • Session 3: Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

You can register for our camp sessions online by clicking here.

The best way to learn about future camps is to sign up for our email mailing list. We will send you a notice when future camp registrations are announced.

What do campers do?

  • Outdoors, students learn the basics of gardening and the seed-to-table cycle in our Garden Classroom.
  • Inside the Kitchen Classroom, students learn to cook recipes that use fresh produce from the garden

All camps are hosted at the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard in southwest Bakersfield. Campers are required to provide their own transportation.

The cost to attend After-school and Day Camps varies depending on the season. Campers are required to pay for their registration. Occasionally, our generous community partners fund scholarships for students. You can contact us for more information on scholarship opportunities. Camps are available all year round, but they fill up quickly.
  • After-school Camps
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Day Camps
    • Spring Break
    • Summer

Register Your Student for Camp

Sign up to receive information about our future camps

The best way to learn about future camps is to sign up for our email mailing list. We will send you a notice when future camp registrations are announced.