Explore the journey of a seed, from the moment it’s planted in the ground to the minute it enters your kitchen as a fruit or vegetable! Campers will learn gardening skills, like sowing and harvesting, as they care for the crops on the Teaching Farm while also building culinary skills by creating fun, seasonal snacks in the Culinary Studio each day.

June 6–10   |   2nd – 5th grade   |   $350/student



Let’s get creative in the kitchen! Have you ever wanted to make your own ranch dressing or make popcorn from scratch? Campers will be encouraged to expand their curiosity by taking items normally seen in their kitchens and giving them a new spin.

June 13–17   |   2nd – 5th grade   |   $350/student



Create your own garden or green space, using only recycled and repurposed materials! This camp is designed for campers who are interested in tinkering, building, and tapping into their creative side in order to learn how to grow their own food and using “green” resources to do so.

June 21–24   |   2nd – 5th grade   |   $280/student



Discover the world of bugs and insects on the Teaching Farm! Campers will investigate the crucial role that bugs and insects play within their ecosystems. No stone will go unturned as campers search for and study everything from grasshoppers to butterflies to beetles.

June 27 – July 1   |   2nd – 5th grade   |   $350/student



It’s time to get excited about ALL THINGS FOOD – from growing it to cooking it to sharing it with others! In this two-week camp, Campers will explore the relationship between food and community while learning valuable gardening and culinary skills from local growers, chefs, and business owners. Camp will culminate with a Community Dinner planned by the campers and featuring signature dishes they have created, tested, and perfected.

July 18 – July 29   |   6th – 8th grade   |   $700/student


Camp Begins: 9:00 a.m.

Camp Ends: 4:00 p.m.

Extended Care will be offered daily at the start and end of camp for an additional fee of $50. Extended Care hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Drop-off and pick-up will be located at the Center for Food Education, 701 25th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203. There will be a $15 charge for every 15 minutes your camper stays past their designated pick-up time (see below).

4:00 p.m. for campers not utilizing Extended Care

5:00 p.m. for campers utilizing Extended Care


Daily snacks and a nutritious lunch are included as a part of your student’s registration package. Campers will have access to one snack in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

If you have additional concerns regarding dietary needs, you may send lunch with your student; however, no refund or discount will be given.

Please remember to list ANY AND ALL ALLERGENS on the Medical Form completed during registration.


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Jones Valley Teaching Farm will continue to monitor CDC and Health Department guidelines and may make changes to Camp Grow offerings as the year progresses. Jones Valley Teaching Farm closely follows state, local, and federal guidelines to ensure the safety of campers, staff, and visitors.

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