summer Camps

Eclectic Institute offers two summer camps for kids ages 8 -12.* These camps are all outdoors, set on 75 acres of Oregon’s beautiful countryside. Through our nature-based curriculums, we encourage kids to explore, play, harvest, create, and above all, enhance their appreciation and respect for the Earth.

This year we are proud to offer our 4th annual Junior Herbalist Kids Camp, as well as our first-ever Garden-to-Table Cooking Camp. Find more details below!

*If your child falls slightly outside of this age range but you think they would be a good fit for one of these camps, feel free to sign them up.

Junior herbalist kids camp 
june 24 to 28 (9 AM - 2 PM)

This summer camp is held on the 75-acre grounds of Eclectic Institute, a 33-year-old company founded and owned by a family of naturopaths. The curriculum includes medicinal herbs, plants for first aid, making herbal remedies, plant identification, and ethical wildcrafting. This is a fully outdoor camp where kids can pick flowers, work with fresh plants, and create lots of herbal products.

Inquire about after-program care available until 5 pm

*Spaces are limited, this camp fills up fast!

Cost $ 170 + ($20 materials fee)

** Early Bird special until April 30th - 15% discount. Use code CAMP

To get on a mailing list to hear about future camp dates, or with questions about registration, please email info@eclecticherb.com


garden to table kids cooking camp 
August 12-16 (9 AM - 2 PM)

We are very excited to offer an opportunity for kids to explore their interest in cooking with fresh produce! Over the course of 5 days, kids will harvest fresh foods straight from our organic garden, and will use them to prepare their own morning snacks and lunches. The focus will be on food that is vegetarian, nutrient-dense, delicious, seasonal, and kid-approved! All cooking will be done outside, either on hot plates or over an open fire. Kids will learn how to harvest and prep fresh produce, basic knife skills and kitchen safety, and how to follow a simple recipe. The aim is to give kids the curiosity and confidence to go home and continue making healthy meals for themselves and their families. And of course, between cooking sessions, there will plenty of opportunity for organized and free play!


Inquire about after-program care available until 5 pm

Cost $ 170 + ($20 materials fee)

** Early Bird special until April 30th - 15% discount. Use code CAMP