2017 Summer Camps

Immersed in the daily cycles of our farm community, campers experience the stories of the land as they play, explore, and discover the wonders of the natural world. All of our camps strive to encourage youth voice, nurture curiosity, and strengthen the connection between children and the natural world. Our educators craft flexible programming and follow the emergent interests of campers, so each session offers a unique experience. Whether pulling a carrot from the ground, collecting eggs from the chicken coop, building animal homes in the forest, or dipping for water critters in the pond, all activities and sessions are designed for the developmental needs of each age group.

Camp Goals

  • Provide camp programs that: are accessible to all children regardless of abilities or financial barriers, highlight the role farms play in providing our food and fiber, and inspire deep connections to community and a commitment to a sustainable future.
  • Strive to develop and sustain an inclusive and multicultural camp community that reflects and engages Vermont’s increasingly diverse populations.
  • Build relationships with campers and families to encourage lifelong learning and sustained engagement beyond summer camp through family programs, workshops, outreach, and community partnerships.

Financial Assistance

We offer need-based financial assistance in an effort to make camp accessible to all children regardless of financial barriers. Applicants enrolled in summer camp will be able to select financial assistance using a need-based sliding scale.

Before / After Care

Campers may be dropped off as early as 8am and picked up as late as 5pm. This is supervised free time where children are encouraged to read, play games, and participate in other exploratory activities. Fee: $3/half hour per family.

2017 Important Information

2017 Summer Camps Offerings

 

The initial application process has closed. We have spaces available in Taste of the Fields Session 1 July 24-28 and Beyond the Barn Session 1 July 5-7.

We encourage you to apply for any remaining openings or for the waitlist.

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