North Country School and Camp Treetops

Program Type: Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms, School Cafeterias, Academic Classrooms
Grade/Age: Upper Elementary, Middle School
Number Served: 100-500
Year Founded: 1921

Founded in 1921, North Country School and Camp Treetops offers both a seven week camp program for 8-15 year olds, and a progressive fourth through ninth grade curriculum for boarding and day students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and countries. The 200-acre campus features a year round working farm and organic garden where, through direct experience, the children gain a broad understanding of life’s natural rhythms, benefits of local food sources, and practices of sustainable living. At North Country School and Camp Treetops, children are included in every aspect of growing, harvesting, preparing, and enjoying food. Often cited as a highlight of the NCS/CTT experience, the farm and garden program does much more than provide opportunities for real work. Students and campers also have regular opportunities to participate in both formal and informal farm-based activities and lessons, in addition to daily barn, garden, and compost chores. All farm produce goes directly to the campus dining room, where nutritious meals are served family-style. Students and campers are directly involved in every aspect of producing the food that shows up on the table, whether it's starting seeds in springtime, gathering eggs, harvesting tomatoes, or turning the compost pile.

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Title Subject Resource Type Location Grade/Age

Aioli Dip

  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Other
Recipes Kitchen Classrooms, Academic Classrooms
  • Grades 5-8

Soil Block Recipe

  • Math
  • Science
Lessons Garden Classrooms, Academic Classrooms
  • Grades 6-8

Sunflowers and the Fibonacci Sequence

  • Math
  • Science
Lessons Garden Classrooms, Academic Classrooms
  • Grades 6-9

Tzatziki Dip

  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
Recipes Kitchen Classrooms
  • Grades 4-8

Farm Frittata

  • Other
Recipes Kitchen Classrooms
  • Grades 4-9

Components of Soil

  • Science
Lessons Garden Classrooms, Academic Classrooms
  • Grades 5-8

Sugar Bush Ecosystem

  • Science
Lessons Farm Based, Academic Classrooms
  • Grades 2-5

Garden Orientation

  • English
Lessons Garden Classrooms
  • Grade 7

Eating Locally Throughout the Winter: Processing Squash

  • Science
  • Social Studies
Lessons Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms, School Cafeterias
  • Grade 7

Putting "Local is Better" to the Test

Lessons Kitchen Classrooms
  • Grades 2-8

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Katie Culpepper

Staff

Libby Doan

Todd Pinsonneault

I'm an algebra teacher and Dean of Curriculum at North Country School in Lake Placid, NY. I also work with our farm and garden...

Last updated November 14, 2013