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Farm Camp

June 21 - 27

Our new Farm Camp 2020 is being designed as a week-long overnight camp program for youth ages 12 to 17 years. Campers will stay in cabins and spend time each day learning about different aspects of sustainable farming and living in addition to traditional camp and outdoor activities. We are keenly aware that modern society and our reliance on technology and media keeps most young people at a distance from our food sources. There is a diminishing awareness of the importance of our region's agricultural significance and history. We are eager to provide a fun farm experience to address this need.

Campers will learn where their food comes from and how to evaluate their relationships with food through enriching experiences of planting seeds, growing gourmet mushrooms with paper waste products, and enjoying a healthy harvest. To supplement their experience with farming produce, Campers will learn what is required to care for a lively coop of chickens, ducks, and the rafter of turkeys we anticipate raising next year.

Spending much time outside experiencing our natural surroundings on and offsite field trips, they will learn about wild plants, mushroom, and other wildlife indigenous to the Highlands area. Farm Campers will have opportunities to cook some of their own meals and learn about food preservation.

In addition to learning about farming as a lifestyle, campers will learn about the business side of community agriculture by participating in our local farmers markets. Music, nature crafts, and art activities will also be a part of the Farm Camp experience, in keeping with our MountainCamp design and culture. Kids love our Many Hands Peace Farm and our MountainCamps, so this is the perfect combination for our 40th year of summer camps!

When

  • Program: June 21 - 27 

  • Registration opens: November 1, 2019

  • Registration deadline: June 1, 2020

  • Programs start on Sunday and ends on Saturday

  • Camper check-in is 1:00 – 3:00 PM on first day of the program

  • Pick up campers at the end of program at 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Fee

  • $725 per camper

  • Standard Deposit (non-refundable): $200 per camper registration

  • Full payment of all registration fees due: June 1, 2020

  • In our registration system, select MountainCamp

Savings & Discounts

  • 10% discount for registering for multiple programs

  •  5% family discount for second sibling registered

  •  10% family discount for third sibling registered

  • $50 referral credit for New Campers. Both campers will receive $50 credit when all registration is complete. (Must fill out referral form and complete registration before April 31st)