Summer 2022 Farm Camp Registration Now Open
The Lands At Hillside Farm is gearing up for another great year of Summer Farm Camp!
Now in its 15th
season, we are excited to offer our most enjoyable and educational experiences ever. Summer Farm Camp combines exercise and activities while keeping education challenging and fun. We look forward to welcoming your child(ren) to Hillside's 2022 Summer Farm Camp!
Open for students entering grades K-8 for the 2022 – 2023 school year.
Campers are placed in groups based on their ages.
Please note we will follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety measures.
Our 2022 Summer Farm Camp will be held the weeks of:
*NOTE: There is no camp during the week of July 4.
$275 per week per child.
Before & After Care
Before care is available from 8 AM - 9 AM and after care available from 3 PM - 4 PM.
Cost is $5 per child per day.
Each camp is limited to 30 campers.
Each week of Hillside Farms Summer Camp includes:
- Hands-on animal interactions
- Farm chores
- Outdoor games and activities
- Tie dye
- Nature hike
- A hike on our Historic Trail
- Water day
- Ice cream
Campers will enjoy hands-on learning as a way to experience life on a farm. Children will interact with our farm animals and surroundings to learn about science, biology, math, animal welfare, and history. They will also learn about traceability – the natural sources of what we eat and wear. Plus, campers will have unique access to the inside workings of our historic 424-acre dairy farm including our Civil War era barns, endless pastures, magnificent greenhouse, and dairy processing area.
Our goal during camp is to have fun while increasing awareness of how we are all interconnected, highlighting the cause and effect of our actions, including positive and negative consequences as it relates to the environment, our health, and each other.
Activities will include, but are not limited to:
- Getting to know our dairy herd, calves, horse, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens
- Hikes and scavenger hunts
- Farm-related arts & crafts
- Educational tours of our "Mooseum" barn and processing plant
- Stream explorations
- And tons of other great things
All campers should bring a healthy, hearty lunch and a water bottle to use throughout the day. TLHF will provide snacks.
If your child has any food allergies or sensitivities, please send them safe snacks. If your child requires an epi-pen or inhalers, please bring these items to camp each day and your child’s counselor will be able to assist you.
We recommend that each child bring sunscreen, bug spray, a water bottle, weather appropriate clothing, extra clothing, a towel, and extra shoes. Please leave any electronics or valuables at home. TLHF is not responsible for any misplaced items.
All campers must wear closed toe shoes at all times. Your child should be dressed appropriately for the weather and environment. Many of the activities at camp can get a little messy, so please send your camper in old clothing.
Camp continues, rain or shine. In the case of heat advisories and/or storms, we keep the campers inside the Education Center and do indoor activities until it is safe to go outside.
Typically (unless the weather forces us to switch days), hike day is Wednesday and water day is Friday. All campers must wear closed toe shoes in the water. Crocs and flip flops will not be allowed. They are dangerous in the water and tend to get lost easily. Water shoes, old sneakers, rain boot, and keen-type sandals are recommended footwear for water day. Your child can wear their bathing suit under their clothing on Friday morning, and will have the opportunity to change before pickup at the end of the day.
Please submit any further questions to SierraK@thelandsathillsidefarms.org