Half Day Camp
This week, young farmers will focus on life without modern conveniences: running water, electricity, plastics, and more! Young farmers will learn how to make their own bread and butter, make their own wooden tools, and make makeshift shelters for themselves and their furry friends. Of course, young farmers will have plenty of time to do their own explorations, guided by their own interests.
Although the buildings on our farm are new, the history of the farm and people using this land stretches far back in history! During this week of camp, young farmers will help unravel the mystery of the farm's history, unearthing clues to the farm's distant and more recent past. They will learn some "junior archaeology skills" in order to gather evidence to find out how the land has changed throughout the years.
June 17 - 21
$75 + $25 deposit*
Drop off between 7:30-8:30
Parents provide lunch if needed.
We provide healthy snacks!
Pick up between 12:30-1:00**
*A $25 refundable deposit per week per child is due
with registration to hold your child's place.
Balance is due the first day of classes.
**Since we are an outdoor-only venue, we do not offer afternoon extended care during the intense afternoon heat of late June!
7:30-8:30 Morning Farm Chores and Free Choice
8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting
9:00-11:00 Free Choice and Projects
11:30-12:30 Free Choice and Projects
12:30-1:00 Pick up/Dismissal
The young farmers participating in our half-day farm camp will spend at least an hour each day working on individual or group projects. Children can choose what topic they would like to explore through these projects. Project ideas may include:
Designing and building a rabbit hutch, birdhouse, or duck habitat
Observing a wildflower patch and taking data on the variety of animal and plant species that reside there
Use pea plants to explore how quickly plants grow in different soil and weather conditions
Half Day Camp Schedule
Half Day Camp
Our half day camp in late June offers children a chance to explore the farm at a more leisurely pace than our earlier camp weeks. Most of their time will be spent choosing activities during our "Free Choice/Project" time, which will include:
Learning about safety while on the farm
Feeding the farm animals
Making bread, jam, and homemade butter
Harvesting vegetables from the garden
Exploring irrigation at our water play tables
Setting up a farmer's market stand on Fridays
And, much, much more!
Junior Counselors- ages 12+
If your pre-teen/teenager is interested in working with younger children, let us know! Our junior counselors can attend our half-day farm camps free of charge, and they will even get a $25 gift card for helping us out. He/she can learn valuable leadership skills under the direction of our farm camp teachers, while also learning more about how a small farm operates. Space is limited, so contact us using the contact form below as soon as possible!