Summer Day Camp at Root Cause Farm

Summer Day Camp Root Cause Farm
9am to 12pm
Monday-Friday, June 13-17th
$100 donation

The Summer Day Camp at Root Cause Farm is open to 6-12 year-olds. Guided by three seasoned educators and gardening enthusiasts, children will focus on crafts, songs, gardening, poetry, and theater games ~ particularly puppetry. Children will benefit from the support safe spaces for exploration and expression. Institute founder/director, Amy Wright Glenn, Kimberley Turner Hall, and Clare Duplace happily collaborate together to craft a wonderful, restorative, playful, summer day camp! The camp registration is capped at 12 children ~ so fill out this pre-registration form to apply for space today.

All activities will be outdoors and screen-free.

*Teachers for the camp are offering their time as a donation and all donations made by parents are used to cover the cost of supplies/crafts etc. Any remaining amount will be donated to Root Cause Farm.


“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.”

~John Lubbock

Kimberley Turner Hall (she/her)~ Root Cause Farm is a very special place for my family as we have lived on Joe Jenkins Road for over thirty years.  We have watched how the garden was born out of the love of our community…Love for our Earth, Love for gardening and growing good food, and especially, our Love for sharing these gifts with one another.  It is a beautiful, living treasure, where three generations of our family enjoy visiting and helping, alongside so many other wonderful folks! I have found that Root Cause Farm is a real life place where I find a home for most, if not all of the greatest treasures in my life.  Here, I find solace, comfort and connection to the beautiful elements of Nature.  In quiet ways, my being is re-centered whenever I spend time in the garden.  And this is the wonderful gift that I love to share with the children and adults that I meet in the garden…we are all a part of the cycles we witness happening here.  We can observe.  We can offer our hands to help.  We can build relationships while being, seeing, helping, playing and resting in the garden.  We can be at home here. Beginning as a volunteer in the garden, working alongside folks of all ages, from all over the World…I have shared some of my personal gifts and experiences here.  I have taught some very exciting, hands on workshops exploring Nature Crafts such as ecoprinting and natural dyeing.  We have held playdates, picnics and seasonal festivals for children, parents, grandparents and friends…This Summer, I am very happy to be joining with other gifted teachers to offer a wonderful Summer Camp community for our children and their families.  Let the magic, learning and friendship begin!

Clare Duplace (she/her) holds a deep love for children and the Earth. She is a mama to two boys (ages 3 and 9), a sweet dog named Rosie and a flock of chickens. She lives in harmony with the seasons and creates traditions and rituals for her family to honor natural cycles. Clare believes strongly in supporting the emotional and social needs of children, loves to hold safe space around those needs and values social justice learning and conflict resolution skills. She has lived in and around the Asheville area for over 20 years. Clare holds a BA in Elementary Education from Warren Wilson College and is currently receiving an MA in Mindfulness Studies, through Lesley University. Clare was previously a Waldorf preschool teacher in Vermont and taught for 11 years at The Learning Community School, an experiential, outdoor school for K-8th grade. For many years, Clare ran a garden/herbal summer camp for kids and has received certifications in numerous alternative healing modalities- Herbal Medicine, Reiki levels 1 and 2, Acupressure, as a children’s yoga teacher and as a flower essence practitioner. Clare loves to laugh, be silly, talk about music, read poetry, write and swim.