Summer Farm Camp

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At Farm Camp, children ages 5-15 learn firsthand where their food comes from. Every day, your campers will work with farm animals and eat freshly harvested organic food. In addition, there are weekly themes with featured guest speakers and activities, including:

2017 Summer Farm 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, 2017 (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, 2017 (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, 2017 (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!

Every week, campers can also enjoy the following activities:

  • Feeding the animals
  • Milking the goat
  • Processing goat milk (making cheese, ice cream)
  • Helping at the Farm Stand
  • Planting
  • Harvesting
  • Free play
  • Arts and crafts
  • Making nature journals
  • Playing sports
  • Riding in the horse wagon
  • Cooking with Grandma
  • Playing corn hole
  • Napping
  • Singing farm songs
  • Creating farm skits
  • Swap blanket – bring stuff to trade
  • Cooking in the solar oven
  • Playing in the splash pool
  • Living the life of an organic farmer!

Calling All Farmers-in-Training!

Special program for returning campers: Has your child attended Farm Camp for two or more years? Is your child ready for a leadership role at camp? Is your child a Green Gate Farms expert? Does he or she want to be a farmer when they grow up?

If you answered “yes” then you’re ready to sign your camper up for our Farmer-in-Training (FIT) program. Approximately four FIT campers will be chosen for leadership roles during each week of camp — responsible for leading tours, field activities, and being a resource for new campers.

Note: Your child must be enrolled in summer camp to be eligible for the FIT program. Please email Michele Cooper atinfo@newfarminsitute.org for more details and an application.

Our six SUMMER SESSIONS  are held:

Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 3:00 pm, regardless of weather

  • 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!
  • Pre/after care available for $15/hr

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.

Join us as we celebrate six years of growing sustainable campers!

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