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, competent and knowing that their presence mattered.
Mornings are spent working with animals and in gardens, and playing of course, while afternoons we focus on our weekly theme and our free times. This summer, we are offering the following themed weeks:
Farm and Garden Camp for Kids 5-11.
Fiber arts week
We look into nature for all it’s remarkable fiber sources. We always do some work with the wool from our sheep, and depending on what plants are in season and on hand, we work with other fibers such as cattail, milkweed, or dogbane.
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 in which we build larger projects together, create lasting structures, and craft various creations.
|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|
Cost: $315/ week
Aftercare is available until 5PM.
Refunds before June 1 incur a $75 administration fee.
No refunds after June 1.