We will be offering Kids Summer Camps this July and August. We have 4 different themed weeks available. They will all be held Monday thru Friday from 9am to Noon rain or shine. Children should be dressed weather appropriately and with muck or rain boots. We will include a snack and a craft along with the hands on experience you could expect from a working farm each day. There will be a good mixture of time in the gardens and time with the animals. These sessions are ideally suited for children ages 3 to 12 but please contact me directly if your child does not fall in that age bracket and you’re interested in having them attend.
Sign up sheets are in the farm stand (leave an email or phone #). Registration deadline is March 31, 13 at which time a deposit will be required and paperwork to be signed.
Tuition is $150 per child per week. Sign up for one week or for all four!
July 8-12: “Roots, Shoots, and Muddy Boots” – summer is a busy time at our farm! Take part in the funand spend the week becoming a farm expert. – become friends with our chicks & chickens and help collect eggs.
-get hands on in the garden and make sure we will have plenty of food at harvest time. On Friday go home with your very own plant to nurture and grow.
July 22-26: “Farm Friends” -walk in the footsteps of a farmer for a week and experience what it takes to be a good farmer and naturalist. Through a variety of activities campers will learn about animal care and the products
animals provide us. -each day will focus on a different animal of the farm (chickens, goats, pigs, cows, horses). -please note there will NOT be any pony/horse back riding offered.
August 12-16: “Country Fair” -get a head start on the Dutchess County Fair and join us for our own good old fashioned country fair. On Friday parents and friends will be invited to enjoy all our hard work. -exhibit crafts we made, -work with and show off farm animals, sample homemade farm foods.
August 26-30: “Farm to Pizza” -Build your own ‘pizza’ completely from scratch! Put on a chef hat and muck boots. Gather fresh ingredients from the farmyard and the gardens! On Friday we will celebrate with a Farm Pizza Party!-harvest vegetables and prepare sauce, taste herbs and toppings -starting with fresh raw milk…learn how cheese is made.
I have a bachelor’s in elementary education and will have at least one assistant helping me to create a stronger connection between the campers; the farm and the origin of their food throughout the week’s activities.