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Summer Farm Camp 2017

$100.00

Farm Camp at our award-winning certified organic farm provides your child with an experience like no other.  Mornings are spent helping farmers and afternoons are a mix of play, games, learning, napping and independent exploration. There is something to do for every age and interest.

 

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At Farm Camp, children ages 5-15 learn firsthand where their food comes from. Activities include planting, harvesting, and cooking; caring for livestock (rabbits, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, horse,..); presentations from area experts on sustainability; treehouse building and other relevant topics; as well as plenty of time to relax, enjoy and explore our organic farm.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 3:00 pm, regardless of weather. (Pre/after care available for $15/hr.)

Fees

  • Current CSA Members: $350 per camper, $325 per sibling
  • Non-Farm Members: $400 per camper, $375 per sibling
  • Save $25 by signing up for multiple weeks of camp!

Deposit: $100 non-refundable deposit reserves camper spot.  Camps fill quickly, so submitting your deposit(s) online secures your spot(s) now. You may mail a check to the farm; priority goes to the first deposits received. After we receive your deposit, we’ll send you a Paypal invoice or check info.

Green Gate Farms’ Farm Camp promises your child a fun, meaningful, personal experience at our award-winning, one-of-a-kind camp.


 

2017 Camp Themes

Every day, your campers will work with farm animals and eat fresh food. In addition, there are unique weekly themes with featured guest speakers and activities, including:

 

Week 1: June 5-9 (Creative Cooks)

Campers get to cook with Grandma, make traditional favorites, learn knife skills, create a cookbook, develop recipes, and expand their palate as they eat fresh and delicious goodies daily. We’ll also explore solar oven snacks, firepit grilling, and farmhouse kitchen cooking techniques.

 

Week 2: June 12-16 (Plant it, Find it, Pick it, Eat it)

Campers participate in the whole farming cycle, from growing to eating. They’ll forage for wild edible plants, care for the farm’s organic vegetables and edible flowers, cook in the solar oven, preserve foods through canning and pickling, develop recipes and eat organic goodies

 

Week 3: June 19-23 (Livestock Love)

Campers learn about the life cycles and interconnected roles of our farm animals, including newborn kids. They’ll help care for chickens, pigs, goats, rabbits, guinea fowl, and White Socks the horse. This may involve feeding, grooming, collecting eggs, maintaining pasture, and working in the barn.

 

Week 4: June 26-30 (Creative Cooks) Campers get to cook with Grandma, make traditional favorites, learn knife skills, create a cookbook, develop recipes, and expand their palate as they eat sample fresh and delicious goodies daily. We will also explore solar oven snacks, firepit grilling, and farmhouse kitchen cooking techniques.

 

Week 5: July 10-14 (Livestock Love)

Campers learn about the life cycles and interconnected roles of our farm animals, including newborn kids. They will help care for chickens, pigs, goats, rabbits, guinea fowl, and White Socks the horse! This may involve feeding, grooming, collecting eggs, maintaining pasture, and working in the barn.

 

Week 6: July 17-21 (Construction Kids)

Campers create permanent and temporary structures to improve the farm. Experts will teach tool safety, then help with such projects as: tree houses, teepees, forts, bird houses, the chicken coop, art projects, and more!