Summer Farm Camp
A 9-week mini camp series for 3-8yrs focused on farm education and hands-on play. Children will expand their sensory integration, fine motor skills, and critical thinking while building social relations and encouraging interaction with nature. Our curriculum includes interactive learning activities created in the classroom and applied outside on the farm. Each week will build onto the next.
Parents have the option to pick and choose what weeks they want to select to sign up or can sign up for the whole series. Click on the sessions below to get a full description of each week. Discounts available at sign-up for siblings who register together.
Our goal is for every camper to embody nature and all the farm has to offer.
We will be offering 2 program options:
5 Day Camp Program: Monday- Friday 9-1
2 Day Afternoon Program: Tuesday & Thursday 1-4
*With the option to do a full day 9-4 on Tuesday's & Thursday's
Soil, Compost, & Dirt: How to Grow a Healthy Garden
June 26 - June 30
This week we will start from the ground up, literally! It’s Soil Week. Over the week, the kids will have all their questions about soil answered. What is it? What is it made out of? What makes soil healthy? All these and more, while learning organic growing methods such as the importance of composting, soil turn over and using nature to help, not hurt your harvest.
From Seed to Sprout: Life Cycles of Flowers
July 10 - July 14
Flowers are beautiful, but where do they start? This week we are going to learn all about the life cycle of a flower. We will learn what a seed needs to grow, the variation of flowers, how to grow a garden, what tools to use, and more! Campers will be able to take their sprouts home with them at the end of the week.
Animal Week: Meet the Friends of the Farm
July 24 - July 28
Goats, Pigs, Chickens, and a Donkey, oh my! We will be learning all about farm animals this week: what they eat, where they live, and their role on the farm. Curriculum also includes learning about the life cycles of chickens, milking goats, and hands-on touch and play with our furry friends.
Ecosystems: Living in our Community
August 7 - August 11
This week we will be learning how everything plays a role in its community. We will be piecing it all together, the birds, bugs, plants, and animals; how everything exists in symbiotic relationships. We'll learn about food chains and the positive role we can have on the ecosystems around us.
Fall Harvest: Preparing for Seasonal Change
August 21 - August 25
As summer winds down, we will begin to transition into Autumn! The kids will learn all about fall: what we grow, activities we have at the farm, and more! This session includes fall-themed crafts, games, and activities.
Worms, Bees and Butterflies!
July 3 - July 7
Learn about all the bugs that help out on the farm! Each bug has its role to play. The worms aerate and fertilize the soil, the ladybugs protect the plants, and the bees pollinate the flowers. We will learn about the life cycles of butterflies, how to invite the “good” bugs in to help the flowers grow, the process of bees making honey, and more!
Produce Week: The Fruits and Vegetables we Grow and Eat
July 17 - July 21
Learn about all the food we locally grow and sell. From planting seedlings in our greenhouse to transferring sprouts to our fields, we'll finish the week stocking the produce bins at our farm stand. The kids will get an all-encompassing view of what goes into growing the food that ends up on our tables!
Weather Week: The Sun and Rain
July 31 - August 4
We will be learning all about weather and its role on the farm, the seasons, seasonal produce, and how we prepare for winter weather and the warm summer months. Kids will learn about rain, wind, snow, and sun!
We Only Have One Earth: Becoming Environmental Warriors
August 14 - August 18
This week we will discuss climate change and the effect it has on our natural habitats, while discovering ways to make a positive impact on the environment and world around us. How we use methods like upcycling, conserving water, energy, and food waste on the farm. Repurposing materials for crafts and projects, we’ll learn that we can make a difference, no matter how small.
How many kids per group?
There will be a maximum of children per group with 2 lead counselors and as assistant counselor (4:1 ratio)
If applicable, we will split the children between two age groups. (3-5yrs) and (6-8yr olds)
Are there any refunds of make-up days for absences?
Due to our limited enrollment, neither refunds nor make-up days can be given for absences, changes of withdrawals from the program. As we understand schedules may change, we require a 50% payment to register your child, with the remaining payment due no later than June 1st, 2023. If you are looking to change or add-on a week of camp, please reach out to us as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate.
*This is a non-refundable program
What is your pickup and drop off policy?
Campers will only be allowed to leave with a parent or guardian that is previously authorized on the campers emergency contact form. There will be a sign in & sign out sheet each day for pick up and drop off. In order to ensure a smooth transition into our daily schedule for all campers, please arrive by 9:00-9:15 and pick up at 1:00.
Restrictions on attending if returning from travel?
There are no restrictions when traveling domestically. Please email us in advance if you are planning on traveling outside the country during the camp sessions.
Are kids having snack time during camp?
Yes, we have a designated 30 minutes for lunch/snack with water breaks throughout the day. Please refer to our schedule where we break down the structure of the day. Parents are required to bring their children with their own lunch/snacks.
Bathroom situation: My child needs assistance going to the bathroom still.
Please notify us ahead of time if your child is still in the process of potty training. We advise parents to bring an extra change of clothes in the event of an accident. If the child is in need of assistance using the restroom, our counselors will be there to help.