Farm Camp 2017
This was their favorite organized activity of the summer and they look forward to next year.
It was great. She felt loved and encouraged by her teachers/counselors. Being outdoors as much as possible is so energizing for little kids.
The kids loved it and still talk about it, and want to do it again next year!
She really enjoyed the projects. She was doing something different and creative every day.
Thank you for a wonderful summer. The counselors are so thoughtful and really put a lot of energy into everything. My daughter loved the experience.
AT FARM CAMP, children explore our relationship to food and to nature through hands-on experiments, movement, games, and art. Campers spend time in the garden, at the pond, in the field, in the barn, and along our nature trails. Kids develop new skills, make new friends, and grow an appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the natural environment within which we live.
Our camp instructors develop plans for the morning sessions based on the weekly themes and through different methods of exploration. Our campers engage in each week’s themes through direct engagement--we cook, we sing, we make art, we build experiments, we move our bodies, we play games, and so much more!
In the afternoons, children choose from several options that may include sprinkler time, nature hikes, group games, cooking, and art projects. The last half hour of each Friday is devoted to performing, showing the art that we made, and sharing the food that we harvested and prepared together with our families.
Each group is limited to 12 children and will be led by a professional educator and a counselor. Children bring a lunch and snack. This will be supplemented by fresh food grown in our garden. Campers are grouped by age: 3 and 4 year olds, 5 and 6 year olds, 7 to 9 year olds, and 10 to 12 year olds. All children must be fully bathroom-trained to attend Farm Camp.
**Register by April 1st to receive 2016 prices!**
HALF DAY 9AM to 1PM for 3–6 year olds only: $210 through April 1st, $220 after
FULL DAY 9AM to 3PM: $260 through April 1st, $270 after
BEFORE CARE 8AM to 9AM $25
AFTER CARE 3PM to 5PM $50
Thanks to a very generous grant from the Dyson Foundation we are thrilled to announce that we are able to offer 25 full scholarship camper slots and two full scholarship CIT slots, in addition to a very limited number of sliding scale slots. Please note that all scholarship applicants must also complete a Farm Camp Registration Form. Acceptance to Farm Camp's scholarship programs is not guaranteed until you receive notification confirming your spot from Common Ground Farm.
Full Scholarship Applications include one week of full day summer camp, before and after care if needed, meals if needed, transportation if needed for families traveling more than 5 miles, and U-Pick. Applications are available both online and as a PDF or hardcopy. Please contact Sember at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a printed application mailed to you. Full Scholarships are provided to families who are able to demonstrate significant financial need. Full scholarship recipients agree to participate in a phone interview prior to acceptance and agree to complete a survey after the camp program is complete.
The Sliding Scale Scholarship Application form is now online. Sliding Scale Scholarships cover 50% of Farm Camp tuition. Eligible families for this scholarship are able to demonstrate that full tuition presents a hardship, but are able to cover half the cost of a week of summer camp.
Full refund (minus $15 processing fee) may be granted if requested by 6/23/17; 50% refund is available if requested between 6/24/17 and 7/16/17. After 7/16/17, no refunds will be granted. If paying by check, send payment in full to: Common Ground Farm, PO Box 148, Beacon, NY 12508
Questions? Contact Sember Weinman, Education Director, at email@example.com.
Common Ground Farm’s day camp is located at the Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center in Wappingers Falls, NY and is a local and affordable summer camp option for families who live in and around the communities of Beacon, Newburgh, Wappingers Falls, Fishkill, and Cold Spring.