Farm Camps

Farm and Garden Day Camp for Kids 5-11.

Our Farm and Garden Camps for 5 to 11 year olds are our favorite and longest running program.  We strive to provide children with time in nature, interaction with animals, the freedom to learn and grow from experiences, and time and space to breathe deep. We also are committed to their participation in the care for animals and gardens and farm spaces. It is our hope that every child return home at the end of a camp day knowing themselves to be capable and competent and knowing that their participation is valued.

Mornings are spent working with animals and in gardens, and playing of course, while afternoons we focus on our weekly art/craft theme and our free times. This summer, we are offering the following themed weeks:

Our Farm and Garden Camps for 5 to 11 year olds are our favorite and longest running program.  We strive to provide children with time in nature, interaction with animals, the freedom to learn and grow from experiences, and time and space to breathe deep. We also are committed to their participation in the care for animals and gardens and farm spaces. It is our hope that every child return home at the end of a camp day knowing themselves to be capable and competent and knowing that their participation is valued.

Mornings are spent working with animals and in gardens, and playing of course, while afternoons we focus on our weekly art/craft theme and our free times. This summer, we are offering the following themed weeks:

Fiber arts week

We look into nature for all it’s remarkable fiber sources.  We may work with the wool from our sheep, or flax we grew, and depending on what plants are in season and on hand, we work with other fibers such as cattail, milkweed, or dogbane.  We sometimes dye, weave, spin, or felt, we are less focused on the specific task and more on growing our senses and dexterity for discovering the wonders of fibers.

Clay arts week

From Earth to Artifact.  We dig clay from the farm, clean it, wedge it, and prepare it for making sculptures and pinch pots, which we fire on Thursdays afternoon in a pit, and paint on Friday.

Marsh arts week

Though we tried to cancel Marsh week, our frog catchers protested…  So we conduct a study of things that creep, hop and swim for the intrepid, and for the crafters, we weave cattails into mats or baskets, make cordage, or construct barges we attempt to keep afloat in our marsh.

Culinary arts week

We are more focused in the garden where we taste test all kinds of veggies and herbs and make salads, sun teas, pesto or cheeses. If weather permits (isn’t too hot) we may fire our oven and bake.

Craft and Construct Week

A new theme this year! A whole week dedicated to hands-on creating.  Staff will direct a larger project, which the campers will be invited to help with (such as a teepee, wigwam, bender, or hobbit hut).  Campers will also have the option of working from materials we have on farm to create their own projects.

2018 Dates Theme Week
June 11 – 15 Fiber Arts 
June 18 – 22 Clay
June 25 – 29 Culinary
July 9 – 13 Craft and Construct
July 16 – 20 Marsh
July 23 – 27 Fiber Arts
July 30 – August 3 Clay
August 6 – 10 Culinary
August 13 – 17 Craft and Construct
August 20 – 24 Marsh

Registration Information:

Cost: $315/ week

Aftercare is available until 5PM (at a max fee of $10 per hour).

Refunds before June 1 incur a $75 administration fee.

No refunds after June 1.