Photos courtesy of Sember Weinman
"I wanted to just thank you and the counselors for giving my kids a great experience! During their week at farm camp they were very excited to tell about all the fun they had, as well as what they learned. I see that the program helped them just appreciate where food comes from!!'
"I just wanted to take a quick moment to let you know how much my child enjoyed summer camp at the farm. We did a few camps and it was BY FAR her favorite! The camp was wonderfully run and she had so much fun. My only regret was not signing her up for longer! The staff was absolutely wonderful and outstanding with the kids. My child couldn't wait to come home every day and tell me all the things that they did that day. And I must make a specific mention for tractor tag, which quite possibly is the best game ever! I’m afraid all I can do is gush, my only request would be to run the camp for longer than 4 weeks as we would be happy to send her there next year for the whole summer! This really was an excellent program. Thanks again and we look forward to signing her up again next year."
AT FARM CAMP, children explore our relationship to food and to nature through hands-on experiments, movement, games, and art. Children will spend time in the garden, at the pond, in the field, in the barn, and along our nature trails. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how food is grown—from the soil, to the crops, to the animals. Through a variety of experiences, kids will develop an appreciation of the complexity of the natural environment within which we live. There will also be lots of time for tractor tag, sprinklers, and other fun games to keep cool under the summer sun!
Each group is limited to 12 children and will be led by an adult educator and a counselor. Children bring a lunch and snack. This will be supplemented by fresh food grown in our garden.
HALF DAY 9AM to 1PM $155—Please note, Half Day programs are offered for 4–6 year olds only.
FULL DAY 9AM to 3PM $205
EARLY EXTENDED DAY 7:30AM to 3PM $275
LATE EXTENDED DAY 9AM to 5PM $300
FULL EXTENDED DAY 7:30AM to 5PM $365
ANIMALS Ages 4 to 8
This week, we will explore all the different kinds of animals that live underground, in the pond, in the trees, and in the barn. We will look for worms, capture pond creatures, do some bird-watching, and visit with the barn animals. At the end of the week we will celebrate with animalympics and lots of art projects to take home!
DISCOVERY AND IMAGINATION Ages 4 to 8
This week, we will ignite magic-we will start seeds, we will explore the different properties of water, we will explore the intricacies of the soil, and we will look for gnomes and fairies! We will let our imaginations run wild as we create art in the classroom and play games in the field!
HABITATS Ages 4-7
We will learn about all the different habitats that exist at Stony Kill through explorations at the pond, in the field, and in the woods. We will take nature hikes, look for worms in the dirt, make our own animal homes, and much more!
OUTDOOR SKILLS Ages 8-12
Participants will engage in a variety of activities designed to help instill knowledge of and confidence in their abilities to live and be outside. Some of the skills include: building shelters, fire building and safety, animal tracking, studying the weather, outdoor cooking, and much more!
July 29-August 2
FOOD Ages 4-7
This week we will taste herbs in the garden, harvest tomatoes in the field, and learn how to make simple farm fresh dishes! We will learn about the diets of different creatures and consider how people’s needs are the same or different. When we are not in the field, we will make vegetable art and do fruit theatrics!
FUTURE CHEFS Ages 8-12
Older kids will create dishes from start to finish—harvesting vegetables, preparing them safely, and either sharing their finished creations or taking it home for their families. Participants will take away a hand-made cookbook, a love for farm fresh food, and lots of kitchen skills.
YOUNG FARMERS Ages 4-7
This week we will get into the fields and do what the farmers do. From starting seedlings, to watering, to composting, to harvesting—we will do it all! When we need a break from the sun, we will visit the barn animals and learn about animal husbandry. We will also find time to make farm art and play tractor tag!
FUTURE FARMERS Ages 8-12
Learn how to grow food! Spend time with CGF’s resident farmers and help grow the food that is going to go to market! These young farmers will engage in the daily work and joy of farm life, work with our resident farmers, and learn as they grow!
NATURE AND ART Ages 4-7
This camp includes an additional $20 materials fee
Find inspiration in a curling leaf of lettuce, the flight patterns of birds, or the beautiful pond and paint, collage, make prints, and much more! Everyone will keep a creative journal, and will have lots of beautiful work to share at our end of the week exhibition!
DRAWING FROM NATURE Ages 8-12
This camp includes an additional $20 materials fee
This camp will help older children develop drawing and painting skills, while exploring a variety of other materials as well. All campers will keep a creative journal, and will have a portfolio of projects to take home at the end of the week!
For more information email Sember, Education Director, or call 231-4424.
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