They learn where their food comes from in a very hands on way—they milk a cow and make butter, they plant and harvest herbs and vegetables, and they do some cooking. They learn to connect food with the sun and rain, and soil and water on the farm. Also, they create art using materials found on the farm so that their creativity is nurtured in the process. We want children to have the opportunity to build relationships with the land, plants, animals and with farmers. We have very deliberately designed this program to work with small groups of children so that we can build relationships with them and they with us. We have watched many children grow up as they have come back year after year, gaining in their understanding of and connection with the farm.
Pre-School Camp: For 4-6-year-olds. Half day fun from 9:00am to Noon. Bring your swimsuit and your curiosity! (June 3-7, June 17-21, June 24-28)
Junior Camp: For 1st-3rd graders. All-day fun from 8:30am to 5:pm. Bring your swimsuit, a bag lunch, and your curiosity! (May 28-31, June 10-14, July 8-12, July 22-26)
Discovery Camp: For 4th-6th graders. All-day fun from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Wednesday; 8:30am Thursday to Noon Friday. Bring your swimsuit, a bag lunch, and your curiosity - plus your camping gear for our Thursday night camp out! (June 3-7, July 15-19 [full])
* Bathing suit
* Water bottle
* Rain gear
* Extra shoes for the creek with toe protection (please no sandals or flip flops)
* Towel for drying off after a dip in the creek
* Pack a sack lunch each day (except pre-schoolers)
Remember: all clothes that campers wear or bring should be clothes that may get dirty!
A big thank you to the Mary G K Fox Foundation for supporting Farm Day Camp during Summer 2012!