Children & Families

New Farm Institute offers many different camps, workshops, and events for children and their families

SUMMER FUN! Weeklong Summer Farm Camps, June-July 2017 — Early Registration Open!

2017 FARM CAMP THEMES COMING SOON!!!

Our award-winning Farm Camp is so much fun that campers come back year after year. That’s because we want children to feel like this farm is theirs. After learning farm rules, campers are led through age-appropriate activities, including: planting and harvesting, cooking class in our farmhouse kitchen, taking care of animals, learning from presentations made by area experts on conservation, ecology and local food issues, pony cart rides, horse care, swap blanket, soccer, basketball and air hockey, plenty of time to relax and explore the farm!


 

Farm Hands: Junior Counselor Program for Farm Camp
This program is for youth over age 15 who are interested in participating in Farm Camp as a volunteer. Click here for application. Junior Counselors are required to attend a training before summer camp starts June 2017. Counselors will be responsible for supervising campers as they work in the field, work on projects, and participate in activities.

Farmer for a Day Camp 
School closed for the day? Come learn and play on the farm! There’s no better way to spend a day off than exploring our farm. Farmer-led activities vary throughout the year so no two days are the same.

Spring Break Farm Camp
Now’s your child’s chance to get a behind-the-scenes view of a diversified certified organic farm during a special weeklong spring break camp session, March 13th-17th, 2017. Help kick off our spring season: meet our pigs and goats, collect eggs in the hen house, harvest for our farm stand opening the same week, and learn where your food comes from!

Family Farm Day
Want your children to have less screen time? Join us at the farm. Parents and children spend the morning exploring the farm and assisting farmers as they work in the fields and tend to livestock. Depending upon the needs of the season, you may get to seed plants in the greenhouse, feed animals, set up the farm stand, play in the hayloft, and learn where their food comes from.

Read more about Farm Camp in this 2010 interview of  Green Gate Farms co-Founder, Erin Flynn.