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Hands in the Dirt Summer Camp

Our Farm to School Program teaches kids about food and where it comes from, encouraging a love of the land and growing food. We are raising the next generation of eaters, farmers, gardeners, chefs and community leaders by teaching them the power of local, nutritious food. Our Hands in the Dirt Summer Camp is a fun way to accomplish this!

Each summer, we offer six weeks of immersive, four-day summer camp programs where kids explore each step of the “seed to plate” process. Kids harvest and prepare snacks with produce fresh from the garden, engage in hands-on science lessons, and make garden-based art. We always offer need-based scholarships – scroll down for more information and the application.

For Junior High School aged kids, we offer the opportunity to be camp counselors for the younger groups. Find all the information on the registration page.

Click here to register your child!

What do the kids think? Check out our summer camp reviews and photo album (below reviews).

2024 Summer Schedule

Summer Camp 2024 Schedule by Land to Hand MT

2024 Summer Camp Sign Up!2024 Cancellation Policy
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All Kids Bloom


We will never turn a child or family away because of inability to pay. We partner with local organizations to cover summer camp tuition and also offer scholarships and discounts for families who need them. Thank you to the Lesar Foundation and the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund for supporting scholarships this year.

Click here for Flathead Conservation District Scholarship Information

Click here to apply for a scholarship with Land to Hand MT

All Kids Bloom 2024 by Land to Hand MT

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Reviews from past participants:

“Your camp was one of the highlights of our summer.”

“My favorite part was meeting and making friends with new kids my age from around the valley!”

“It was all really fun!”

“I really liked the cooking. I liked making the salad dressing.”

“I ate some golden raspberries which was new! I like that camp lets me be silly.”

“I like harvesting radishes and the lettuce.”


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Online Cooking Classes for Kids

In the past we have offered online cooking classes that students could participate in from the comfort of their own kitchen. Farmer Whitney has rave reviews from past participants and parents love that their children (middle school and up) cook dinner for the entire family. Younger kids would participate with their parent or another adult supervising. These classes were fun for all ages and taught valuable nutrition information and kitchen skills.

We are currently taking a break from our online cooking classes but hope to resume them (or in person) at some point in the future.