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Senior High Farm Camp

June 25 - July 8 

Our Senior High Farm Camp 2023 is a 2-week-long overnight camp program for youth ages 12 to 14 years. Campers participating in Farm Camp will stay in cabins and will spend their specialized time each day learning about different aspects of sustainable farming and living in addition to traditional camp and outdoor activities. They will join MountainCamp for morning circle as well as other enriching group activities.

 

We are keenly aware that modern society and our reliance on technology and media keep most young people at a distance from their 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. Including:

  • Starting Plants From Seed 

  • Planting Starts of Various Crops

  • Harvesting Produce

  • Forging Wild Gourmet Mushrooms

  • Crafting with Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms

  • Learning what is required to care for a lively coop of chickens and ducks.

 

Spending much time outside experiencing our natural surroundings on- and off-site field trips, they will learn about wild plants, mushrooms, and other wildlife indigenous to the Highlands area.

 

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. Natural 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 43rd year of summer camps!
 

When

  • Program runs: June 25 - July 8

  • Registration is NOW OPEN

  • Registration deadline session 1: May 28, 2023

  • Registration deadline session 2: July 2, 2023

  • 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

  • $1820 per camper

  • Standard Deposit (non-refundable): $400 per camper registration

  • Full payment of all registration fees due: June 1, 2023

  • In our registration system, select MountainCamp and select for "Senior High Farm Camp"

Camperships are available!! Click HERE to learn more and apply

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