Week two has been non-stop here at the farm. Campers have been enjoying a variety of specialties: barn, garden, cooking, archery, cascades exploration, blacksmithing, wool working, Harry Potter improv, and outdoor living skills. The end of the session has crept up on us. On Monday we enjoyed the eclipse and we got to learn about it from our livestock manager who has her masters degree in astrophysics. All staff and campers were given a pair of certified viewing glasses and we relaxed out on the lawn and watched the eclipse happen. Other activities this week have included catching newts, making candles. tie-dying shirts, and playing soccer.

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Weekends at Farm Camp are packed full of fun. Saturday is theme day and Sunday is harvest day. The theme this Saturday was a complex story about two staff members who were searching for hidden treasure and they were looking in different decades and different countries. Farm camp jumped in to help the search! We all got in a time machine to transport us to different time periods and countries. Throughout the day we visited five countries: Turkey, Greece, China, Egypt, and Japan. Some of the activities included making origami cranes, chasing lightning bolts, decoding hieroglyphics, and making paper lanterns. After the treasure was found we celebrated with a camp […]

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Week one is going great. The sun is shining and we are taking every opportunity possible to stay outside. Last night we had an outdoor barbecue which featured beets and potatoes from the garden and our own farm beef. The amount of campers who ate and enjoyed beets was very impressive! After the barbecue, yurts six and seven left for their overnight. They hiked to a site called Ladleton, which is tucked away in the woods and has remnants of stone walls that existed many years ago.  They got to practice outdoor living skills by putting up tarps and building a fire. Yurts one, two, four, five, and eight joined […]

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Session four has gotten off to a lovely start. Last night we welcomed everyone with opening campfire where campers and staff got to perform and sing songs. Day one was a success! It is hard to dislike Mondays when you are at Farm Camp. Today campers signed up for specialties. Specialties are skill-building courses that run on weekdays. Our creative staff members come up with programs that are a great mix of silly and educational. Campers take two specialties per day, four throughout their time here. This week we have lots of fun options for the campers to pick. During specialty 1 we have offered barn, garden, cooking, knitting, British […]

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Week two is going great. It is wild that it is already the last full day of camp. All the campers are engaged in great specialties: barn, garden, cooking, jedi training, blacksmithing, painting, hiking/outdoor living skills, and grossology. A few of this week’s activities have included meditating with goats, harvesting potatoes, making slime, making popsicles, weather reading, and leather stamping. Tonight we will celebrate the session with closing campfire where kids are welcome to perform and reflect on the last two weeks.   (Yurt 4 creating YMCA)

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Weekends at Farm Camp are a time where we stray from our normal schedule and we do everything as a big community. It is a wonderful way to wrap up week one, relax, and regroup. It is so great to see all the friendships that have formed in just five days. Saturday is theme day and this session’s theme was A Very Viking Christmas! The story-line: a group of Vikings (farm campers) have come to the farm to settle and have decided to celebrate Christmas in the summer. Santa Claus made an appearance and hot chocolate was incorporated into the day. After a day of making snow and going boating […]

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Like all things in life, camp often presents the unexpected. Last night many of our campers embarked on a new adventure when it rained in the middle of their overnight. Our staff and campers were absolutely amazing throughout the whole process. Two directors met everyone at the campsite and they all hiked out to where Frost Valley buses met them and brought them back to the farm. It was something out of a Harry Potter film as five of our yurts came together with flashlights, camp songs, and marshmallows to make the journey to the vehicles. Everyone made the experience fun and all the campers were grateful to return to […]

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After a rainy Wednesday, we took advantage of the sunshine and spent as much of our day as possible outside. Earlier today campers participated in a bunch of different activities such as foursquare, yoga, fairy house building, candle making, and cloud drawing. During waterfront many newts and tadpoles were found at the edge of the pond. Campers also enjoyed cooling off in the river. During barn specialty campers did yoga with goats and wrote poems about goats. During garden specialty campers got their hands dirty while harvesting potatoes and kale. Campers and counselors spent rest hour packing and preparing for their overnight hikes. Currently everyone has arrived at their overnight […]

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Week one at Farm Camp has gotten off to a wonderful start. Yesterday all the campers signed up for their specialties, which are skill-building courses that last throughout the week.  There are two specialty periods in the day. Morning: -barn -garden -cooking -adventure -sports Afternoon: -barn -garden -painting -blacksmithing -theatre The campers also had a blast doing tie-dye, archery, and ultimate frisbee!  For evening program, which is a time where all of Farm Camp plays a game together, we played Messages to Garcia. Messages to Garcia is a game in which counselors hide throughout camp and the campers attempt to deliver messages to and from counselors without getting intercepted by […]

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Saturday at the farm:   We had an all-camp theme day. This session’s theme was Sun Festival. The day was prefaced with a story about tension between a rain goddess and a sun goddess. Our mission as a camp was to help the sun goddess spread joy and not let the rain goddess negatively influence her. The morning was spent doing different rotations such as slip n’ slide, boating, smoothie making, dance party, and outdoor games. Every camper had a chance to participate in all the different stations. In the afternoon we played a game called Popcorn King where teams had to solve riddles and not be caught by the […]

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