Summer 2020 Farm Camp Registration Now Open

Grades K – 8

 

The Lands At Hillside Farm is gearing up for another great year of Summer Farm Camp! Now in its 13th season we are excited to offer most enjoyable and educational experiences ever.

Camp Descriptions

All About Animals
Campers will enjoy hands-on learning as a way to experience life on a farm. Campers will work closely our farm animals and nature to learn about science, biology, math, and history. Plus, campers will have unique access to the inside workings of our historic 412-acre dairy farm including our Civil War era barns, endless pastures, magnificent greenhouse and dairy processing area.

Farm Science
Campers will learn how our food and clothing do not just come from a grocery or retail store; that what we eat and what we wear stems from the earth. Campers will also discover how local farms play a major role in that process. Plus, campers will have unique access to the inside workings of our historic 412-acre dairy farm including our Civil War era barns, endless pastures, magnificent greenhouse and dairy processing area.

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 | Hayrides | Stream Explorations| And Tons of Other Great Things

Summer Farm Camp combines exercise and activities while keeping education challenging and fun. We look forward to welcoming your child(ren) to Hillside’s 2020 Summer Farm Camp!

Our sessions run from June 22 through July 27, 2019 from 9AM – 4:30PM. There is no camp the week of July 6.

Schedule:
June 22 – June 26 All About Farm Animals
June 29 – July 3 Farm Science
July 13 – July 17 All About Farm Animals
July 20 – July 24 Farm Science
July 27 – July 31 All About Farm Animals

Summer camp is $250 per week per child. Before care is available from 8AM and after care available until 5PM. Cost is $5 per child per day.

The Lands at Hillside Farms Camp Information

The Lands at Hillside Farms Summer Farm Camp is open for students entering grades K-8 for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Campers are placed in groups of based on their ages. 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
– a hike on our Historic Trail
– hayride
– water day
– ice cream

FAQ
Should campers bring a lunch?
All campers should bring a healthy, hearty lunch and a water bottle to use throughout the day. TLHF will provide snacks.

What if my child has allergies?
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.

What items should my child bring?
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.

What should my child wear to camp?
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.

What happens if it rains?
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.

When are water and hike days?
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.

Registration & Forms

Sign up and send payment online for your convenience. You will be taken to our e-commerce site for safe and secure checkout. Select your desired session and add to cart.

Please submit any questions to SierraK@thelandsathillsidefarms.org

Thank you,

Sierra Krohnemann