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YEAR-ROUND SUMMERS          
 

Program Schedule:

 

GIRLS OVERNIGHT CAMP! (Ages 10-12)

June 28 - July 3
July 5 - 10
July 12 - 17
July 19 - 24

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All sleepover sessions begin at 3:30 PM on Sunday and end at 1:00 PM on Friday.

Ever wondered where milk and cheese come from? Think you might want to try your hand at being a farmer? Come get to know the plants and animals that so graciously provide us with the food our growing bodies need. You will experience life as a farmer because you'll actually be LIVING at the farm. You'll wake to the music of roosters crowing at the rising sun, and then head out for chores to milk the cows and goats, feed the animals, tend the garden, gather eggs, and prepare breakfast. Every step of the way you are learning what it takes to raise the farm fresh food you'll enjoy eating all week. Your days will be filled with farm-based activities ranging from homesteading skills like knitting and food preservation to lessons on animal husbandry and the natural world. Every day you'll relax before afternoon chores by swimming in Sprout Creek with friends and in the evenings, you'll sing around the campfire, take a walk as dusk settles into night, study the constellations, or join together to produce a skit. As you gather with your new friends for the last meal of camp, you'll feel the same sense of accomplishment every farmer feels as you reflect on work well done.

 

SUMMER DAY CAMP! (Girls/boys, ages 6-11)

June 29 - July 3
July 6 - 10
July 13 - 17
July 20 - 24
July 27 - 31
July 20 - 24
August 3 - 7
August 10 - 14
August 17 - 21

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Come join us for a week of learning and fun. You'll start your week by visiting our sheep, cows, ducks, chickens, pigs, and goats. You will learn all about their special needs while you spend time with them, bring them water, or lead them to pasture. You will help tend our veggies and herbs, harvest and learn how to cook and eat them. When veggies are ready, you'll have your own farmer's market where you sell the veggies you harvest. You'll learn how to bake bread the old-fashioned way. You might even learn to make your own pizza from dough to cheese to toppings! You'll have fun singing, making authentic farm crafts, playing in the creek, learning about stream ecology and the interesting critters that live in the creek.

 

BOYS WILDERNESS CAMP! (Ages 12-14)

August 16-21 - CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP

Spend your time between wilderness activities and farm activities -- chores in the morning and afternoon, and in the hours between chores, learn nature-based life lessons and wilderness skills such as building fires, shelters, and orienteering. The goal is to learn how to better live in cooperation with nature. The other goal is to finish a project that will make the farm even better than it was when you arrived. Life is a challenge. Meet it all the way!

All sleepover sessions begin at 3:30 PM on Sunday and end at 1:00 PM on Friday.

 

PROJECT HARVEST! (Girls ages 13-14)

August 2-7
August 9 14

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Project Harvest is a week-long service-based summer program that provides as an opportunity to live together at Sprout Creek Farm and work at the Lunch Box, a local soup kitchen in Poughkeepsie, NY. The experience and reflection on work on a farm paired with the experience and reflection on work with the hungry helps Harvesters begin to integrate their understanding of food issues in a practical context. During this week, Harvesters learn about the care we take to produce food and the care we take to help those who are hungry, and in turn they learn a lot about themselves.

 

Summer
AT OUR SUMMER CAMP, KIDS CHANGE INTO FARMERS - AND CHANGE THEIR VIEW OF THE WORLD
Sprout Creek Farm's summer programs – day and overnight– offer children a fun, educational experience at a real working farm. Each week provides campers with a delightful group adventure as well as hands-on experience in animal care, gardening, homesteading crafts, and environmentally responsible action and decision-making. Enrollment is limited in order to give each child maximum contact with the animals and individual attention from the staff.

Also see our year-round educational programs here