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2020 Summer Camps Have Been Cancelled

Dear Parents:

The intended start of summer camp is one month away. Luzerne County is still in COVID-19 Red Phase and Yellow Phase timing is uncertain. The Lands at Hillside Farms intensely modeled what camp would look like under Yellow Phase, assuming Yellow Phase will be achieved by mid-June.

The Lands at Hillside Farms’ mission is founded on sustainable decisions with the love of neighbors at its core. We recognize that our summer camp is not the cheapest camp offered and there are reasons for this. Our staff to camper ratio is 5:1 at the high end. We bring in experts to speak with the children about wildlife, natural resources, agriculture, and more. The campers are immersed into the agriculture experience in a hands-on manner, and there is a base education center where the campers gather for peer interaction as well as for relief from harsh heat or rain.

Yellow Phase, our current best-case scenario, requires practices that would completely change the nature of the camp, making it nothing more than usual. The Lands at Hillside Farms is not about “usual” and does not see the economics of the situation being worth one millionth of a percent as much of the safety of your children, our neighbors.

With this, we regret to inform that The Lands at Hillside Farms will be cancelling regular summer camp for 2020. This decision was exceptionally difficult to make, as education is what we are. We hope you forgive us for these circumstances and will consider our camp in future years.

We ask that you please be patient with us as we determine the best manner to deliver your refund.
It will likely be a manual check sent to your address on file.


Children’s Grief Camp begins later this summer and may be delayed depending upon our COVID-19 Phase, but every effort will be made to hold Grief Camp, even if holding the camp during the fall is necessary.

Our Education Director, Sierra, is working on summer educational opportunities for "would have been" campers in the instance that we achieve COVID-19 Yellow Phase. Please stay tuned in case your child has the desire to experience The Lands at Hillside Farms in a form other than camp this summer.

We sincerely appreciate every one of you and are deeply grateful for your understanding.

With Regret,
Chet Mozloom
Executive Director

Dairy Store

The Lands at Hillside Farms Dairy Store is not a place, it is an experience. Here, you can shop at a centralized "local food hub" that sells over 100 products such as artisan cheese, "true local" raw honey, seasonal organic vegetables, fresh baked goods, jellies, jams, salsas, syrups, and hand crafted chocolates. We also sell a variety of healthy beverages including beet kvass tonic, elderberry syrup, and kombucha.

We are proud to sell our own high-quality, wholesome items such as pastured 100% grass fed beef, pastured eggs, pastured pork, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon. Our rich and creamy ice cream comes in many delicious flavors - all made right here on the farm. Of course, we are most proud to offer Hillside Gold pastured dairy. Scientific data clearly supports what we have known for years, that is pastured protein not only tastes better, it is far superior to mass-produced feedlot meats, factory farmed dairy and eggs. True pastured protein is better for you, the animals, the environment, and the local economy.


Mercantile: Timber Frame Preservation

In June 2019, we broke ground to begin an exciting historic preservation project involving two timber frame barns native to Northeastern Pennsylvania. Both barns were constructed around 1825. One barn was relocated from Chestnut Hill in Dallas Township. The second is the former sheep barn previously located on Sutton Road and was part of the original Hillside Farms.

Since becoming a non-profit educational dairy farm in 2005, Hillside has focused on rehabilitating and reusing treasured structures from our area. We believe these barns are a significant representation of our local history. The wood from both barns will be used to create an extension of Hillside�s Dairy Store.

This 1,900 square foot addition provides a larger, more comfortable area for visitors and customers. This includes spacious areas for eating, browsing, and shopping.

Hillside Mercantile is not only a visually appealing space, having the benefit of the barn addition location, but its offerings are unique. The shelves and walls are lined with many local crafts, including everything from signs and pictures to woodwork and clothing. We also carry many USA made items and fair trade goods. Our staff is on sight to educate you on why we carry what we do. There is a mission-based focus on our items - we aim to offer quality hand crafted pieces, often benefitting local or small businesses. In addition and of equal importance, we truly enjoy getting to know our customers. 



Greenhouse

Inside the Greenhouse you will find extraordinary beauty in the building’s physical structure. This rare Lord & Burnham greenhouse was constructed between 1820 and 1870 and fully restored in 2011. Shop the greenhouse for hanging baskets, potted flowers, and vegetables as well as outdoor décor.