Camp ANV: Summer 2018 Recap!


Take a look at we were up to this summer and why Camp ANV is the BEST place to BE!

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One of the best parts of Camp ANV is all of the things we learn about and on our farms! This summer we worked at ANV’s Tassafaronga Farm and A’s Farm. Mr. Aaron and Mr. Peter taught us all about the importance of growing our own food and how to do it! Not only did we learn how to plan, plant and harvest food, we also learned how to dry and dehydrate herbs, pickle veggies and other ways to transform fruits and vegetables in our farming & cooking classes. We were also visited by the Planet Bee Foundation for a lesson on bees and Mr. Josh who taught us how to survey insects on the farm!

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Every day at Camp ANV, we make our own lunches and snacks during our cooking classes! This summer, Ms. Aya, our Farm-to-Table Chef/Cooking Instructor not only taught us basic cooking skills, but we learned what “farm-to-table” really means! We harvested ingredients off of our farm, learned about how culture and heritage plays a role in our diet, and discovered some new summer camp favorites like banana lumpia, veggie samosas and dumplings!

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The Little Seeds and Sprouts spent the summer learning the history and fundamentals of Capoeira with Professor Malandro (Filhos de Bimba – Califonia Bay Area School of Capoeira), Ms. Menina and Mr. Django. We learned how to move our bodies and sing our hearts out in ways passed down from our ancestors. 

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Our Seeds and Sprouts were lucky enough to work with 106 KMEL’s very own GBiz! As our Digital Storytelling instructor GBiz taught us elements of photography, videogaphy, DJing, and storytelling through podcasts. Listen to what our campers were creating this summer during their DJ lessons in Digital Storytelling…

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This summer we piloted our Leaders in Training (LIT) Program for middle school aged youth! Remaining a huge part of Camp ANV’s family, the LITs branched off this summer to explore new avenues of urban farming, food justice, self-care and wellness, restorative justice and overall community leadership. At the A’s Farm, we were introduced to the term food justice and the many intersections of the present-day food system that effects our daily lives, and how our ancestors once lived symbiotically with the environment and resources that we need to survive. We also learned how to grow and sell our produce. Ms. BE gave us weekly lessons on self-care, what it means, why it is important for EVERYONE, and ways we can practice self-care and wellness outside of camp.  Our LITs gained experience and knowledge in ALL of these categories and are well on their way to be Junior Counselors!

Listen to what our Leaders in Training learned about during Week One!

In addition to all of our classes, we got to go swimming at Cull Canyon and attend a field trip every week. Every third weekend of each session, we get to go camping! This summer we camped at Garin Regional Park and Tilden Regional Park! 

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