Museum manager Marisa Neelon explained that the camp focused on where food comes from, so the kids tended to the museum's vegetable gardens that yielded tomatoes, zucchini and some strawberries.
"We had scavenger hunts, studied good and bad bugs, made crafts out of corn husks, played food- and bug-themed bingo," said Neelon. "We emphasized that food comes from plants and animals. Animals also give us fiber for clothing. Sometimes kids forget that and think everything comes from the store."
The kids also toured a livestock barn, saw a swine show and a horse show. One of the kids' moms brought her alpaca.
Kaylina Parmley, 11, from Antioch, enjoyed the camp. "We went to the garden every day to pick vegetables. We also made a worm compost bin. I liked the free time to play outside after lunch," she said.
Calvin Cramer, 9, from Bethel Island, joined the camp with his brother Wesley. "I learned about insects and plants," Calvin said. Wesley liked the ice cream making best.
Neelon's assistant Elisha Ezersky enjoyed teaching the kids. "I like gardening and I think I am eating healthier."