🌞Summer Farm Camp 2018

 

 

Calling all Little Farmers! 

 

Do you have a child ages 5-12 who would enjoy trying something new this Summer?

Our camps provide unique, hands-on opportunities for learning, growth, and fun!

Little campers get to explore all the wonder and magic of the farm while participating in activities such as:

• Gardening

• Harvesting

• Planting seeds

• Learning to compost

• Baking

• Feeding/grooming the animals

• Horse rides

• Collecting eggs from chickens

• Creating nature-based crafts

• Water games

• Nature walks

Each camp week is loaded with creative, enriching activities led by skilled environmental educators. "Farm Leaders" lead small, age-based groups of approximately 6-10 campers, tailoring the activities and focus to the interests, age, and needs of the children in each group.
Lester's Farm Chalet emphasizes hands-on experience and exploration of our working farm.

Little Farmers are encouraged to touch, taste, smell, hear, observe, and ask questions. We focus on teaching respect for animals, plants, the earth, and each other.


Age Range:

5-12 years old

🐷 Group Pig: Ages 5-6

🐑 Group Sheep: Ages 7-8

🐴 Group Horse: Ages 9-10

🐰 Group Bunny: Ages 11-12

Children 4-5: One counselor for every 6 children. 

Children 6-7One counselor for every 8 children. 

Children 8-10: One counselor for every 10 children. 

Children 8-12: One counselor for every 12 children.

Children are grouped based on age and will participate in age appropriate activities.

All campers must be fully potty-trained, and able to use the restroom on their own.


Important Times:

Farm Camp Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Drop off: Between 8:30AM and 9:00AM

Pick up: Between 4:30PM and 5:00PM 

Early Drop off:  8:00AM

Extended Pick-up:  5:30PM (Extra $30 + applicable taxes per week)


Typical Day as a Little Farmer:

8:30 - 9:00 Drop off

9:00 Prepare for the day

9:30 Feed and groom the barn animals, and collect eggs from the hen house

10:30 Snack time

11:00 Gardening (planting flowers and vegetables, caring for the Little Farmer’s Garden)

12:00 Lunch time

1:00 “Farm Activity of the Day” (harvesting, planting, crafting, preserving, baking)

2:30 Snack time

3:00 “Farm Animal of the Day” (all about feeding, grooming, housing, caring, and fun facts)

4:00 Craft time

4:30 - 5:00 Pick up


Pricing:

Per child, per week: $220.00 plus tax

Per additional sibling, per week: $200.00 plus tax

Price includes T-shirt, harvest vegetables/plants, fun farm crafts/activities.

Payment is required in full to confirm registration, without payment registration is not confirmed.

Registration and payment is final, nonrefundable, and nontransferable. 


What to Bring & Wear:

Dress appropriately for the weather and remember to wear/bring:

• Running shoes/boots/closed toe shoes

• Change of clothes (Please label ALL items with your child’s name)

• Hat

• Sun screen

Water bottle(s)

• Lunch and snacks


"Hi, thanks for the taking the time to read our page. We're super excited for this year's camp. In my role as program coordinator, I have taken the opportunity to build an immersive, fun, and challenging program for our little farmers. As an advocate educating youth about agriculture is my passion. There is no better way to increase food sustainability than by teaching children how to grow their own food! We have a diverse schedule of events for each week, and with such a dream team of educators leading the little farmers, we're sure to have a fun, and safe summer!" Samantha Lester, Program Coordinator

Limited space available!

See our online store below to confirm registration.