summer farm camp

Summer Camp

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Phillies Bridge Farm Project summer camps provide an engaging environment where children ages *4-12 deepen their connection to the soil, plants, and animals that are the sources of their food. All camp sessions integrate hands-on farm and food activities, outdoor exploration, music, and art for a varied and memorable camper experience. This summer camp season each child will keep a nature journal chronicling their experiences while on the farm.

Summer Camp days start at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. An adult must walk with their campers to the pavilion and sign them in with the Camp Director. An authorized adult must sign campers out with the Camp Director at the pavilion. Early and late drop-offs and pick-ups are not permitted. Camp staff will not be available to supervise campers outside of camp hours.

*Campers must turn 4 before January 1st 2017 to attend summer sessions.

If you have a pre-school aged child please check out our Growing Together program (children 2-5) which begins in May each spring.

Have questions about our camp programs? Check out our FAQ or contact Camp Director Jasmine Wood at jasmine@philliesbridge.org or (845) 256-9108.

2017 Summer Sessions

Session 1: Farm Camp, June 26th – June 30th
Session 2: Farm Fresh Cooking Camp, July 10th – July 21st
Session 3: Forests and Fields Nature Camp, July 24th – August 3rd
Session 4: Farm Fresh Cooking Camp, August 7th – August 18th

Scroll down to learn more about each session, camp fees, tuition discounts, scholarships and our payment policy.

Session 1: Farm Camp

One Week: Monday June 26th – Friday June 30th, 2017

Garlic Harvest- Group shotFun and learning come alive at Phillies Bridge Farm Camp! Spend a week getting your hands in the dirt, picking fresh veggies and connecting to the  land. Activities  include hands-on farming and food-related activities, visits with the farm animals, exploration of the woods, cooperative games, music, storytelling, nature journaling, farm-based arts & crafts, special activities led by local experts including bee keeping, herbal remedies and so much more.

Session 2: Farm Fresh Cooking Camp

Two Weeks: Monday July 10th – Friday July 21st, 2017

carrotsCalling all chefs: whether you are an experienced Junior Master Chef or just learning your turnips from tomatoes this is the cooking camp for you! Spend two weeks connecting to the food and land of the farm. Campers will be actively engaged in the entire food making process from seed to harvest to kitchen. They will participate in the planting, harvesting, grinding, preparing and cooking of their food. In addition to food activities, campers will have time for visits with the farm animals, exploration of the woods, cooperative games, music, storytelling, nature journaling, farm-based arts & crafts, special activities led by local experts including bee keeping, herbal remedies, and so much more.

Session 3:Forests & Fields Nature Camp

*Two Weeks: Monday July 24th – Thursday August 3rd, 2017

*Note: This is a 4 day camp, no camp on Friday.

Nature Trail, bridge shotA time to let your inner naturalist shine! Campers will spend a fascinating two weeks connecting to the plants, animals, and land at Phillies Bridge. Each day spend time in the fields and forests learning plant identification including wild edibles, practicing animal tracking, and other wilderness skills such as herbal first aid and shelter construction.  Other activities include hands-on farming and food-related activities, visits with the farm animals, cooperative games, music, storytelling, nature journaling, farm-based arts & crafts, and so much more.

Session 4: Farm Fresh Cooking Camp

THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL! Space is still available in Sessions 1, 2 and 3.

Two Weeks: Monday August 7th – Friday August 18th, 2017

Calling all chefs: whether you are an experienced Junior Master Chef or just learning your turnips from tomatoes this is the cooking camp for you! Spend two weeks connecting to the food and land of the farm. Campers will be actively engaged in the entire food making process from seed to harvest to kitchen. They will participate in the planting, harvesting, grinding, preparing and cooking of their food. In addition to food activities, campers will have time for visits with the farm animals, exploration of the woods, cooperative games, music, storytelling, nature journaling, farm-based arts & crafts, special activities led by local experts including bee keeping, herbal remedies, and so much more.

2017 Camp Fees

One-week Camp (Session 1): $325
Two-week, 5 day Camps (Sessions 2 & 4): $650
Two -week, 4 day Camp: (Session 3): $525

Tuition Discounts

SIBLING DISCOUNT: Families who register more than one child receive $25 off their total registration fee.

CSA SHAREHOLDER DISCOUNT: Families who are shareholders for the 2017 growing season receive $25 off their total registration fee.

Scholarships

Phillies Bridge Farm Project strives to make our education programs financially accessible to all families.

To inquire about or apply for a 2017 camp Scholarship please contact Jasmine Wood at jasmine@philliesbridge.org or email info@philliesbridge.org

Through the support of other donors, and fundraising efforts we are able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships.

To make a dedicated donation or set-up a named scholarship fund, contact Jasmine Wood at: jasmine@philliesbridge.org.

Payment and Refund Policy

Full payment is required at the time of registration. Refunds are available (less a $75 processing fee) for registration cancellations up to 30 days before the first day of your camp session. For cancellation with less than 30 days’ notice, no refund or credit will be provided. We have established this refund policy in order to ensure that we can cover the costs of our programs, fill all available camper slots, and hire the appropriate number of staff based on the number of program participants.

Photo Credits: Steffen Thalemann (Sidebar) and Maya Wainhaus (1st & 2nd)