Friday, Jul 19, 2019 at 9:00am
Sprouts | Ages 5-6 | Half-Day Morning or Full-Day
Sprouts will explore the farm in pursuit of tasty veggies to harvest, chores that need their helping hands, and barnyard animals looking for some company. This session is offered in either half- or full-day, allowing the opportunity for younger campers to participate in life on the farm for an amount of time they are personally ready for, be it just a few hours or a longer day. Campers will learn to groom the ponies, care for the garden, and explore the fields and forests of the farm, and there will always be time for lots of games, crafts, and fun with new friends.
Harvesters | Ages 7-9 | Full-Day
Campers ages 7-9 years old are ready to make more connections between themselves and the farms that grow much of what we eat. There is no better way to understand that connection than to pull on your farm boots and dig in. Soil scientists for the day, livestock farmers the next, garden to table chefs by the end of the week, these campers work, learn, and play just like our farmers.
Homesteaders | Ages 10-13 | Full-Day
For our older campers who may understand a little more about a working farm, we guide our days around the question: what is a sustainable food system? From there, our week’s activities are built around understanding what makes our farm sustainable and how we can help to make a difference both on the farm and at home. Campers will have a chance to take on sustainability challenges at the farm, learn from some of our local experts, and mix in plenty of farm explorations, games, farm chores, and time with our barnyard animals.
Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) at Weir River Farm
Ages 14-17 Full-Day
Do you have a teenager that is interested in learning how to effectively educate and inspire young minds? Do they want to spread what they know about nature and farming? You should encourage them to consider being a CIT. This volunteer program at Weir River Farm offers older youth a chance to further their understanding of farming and ecology while developing important skills working with children. CIT’s will practice taking active leadership roles in many aspects of summer camp with the guidance and support of camp staff. The Counselor-in-Training program is open to those entering grades 9-12 (ages 14-17). Visit our website to download an application. This is a volunteer program.
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