Summer Day Camp

4 – 12 years old

Fun and learning come alive at Phillies Bridge Farm Camp again in 2020!

Phillies Bridge Farm STEAM Summer Camp offers an experience that combines the peaceful and grounding feeling of being on a farm with educational and creative play.  Our goal is to help children understand the importance of sustainable life practices while building and developing their own sense of character.

What’s New in 2020?

This year’s camp season will continue to be focused around our popular farm-centered STEAM curriculum.  Each week of farm camp will be based on a unique seasonal theme, depending upon what’s growing, hopping, or scurrying (or slithering!) around the farm at the moment.  Every week will contain the core elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). Our daily activities will include visits with the farm animals, growing food in the gardens, and loads of fun playing games, hiking our nature trail, and exploring the farm. Their farm experience will be supplemented by an exploration into how we do the things we do at Phillies Bridge with hands-on crafts and experiments. This year we will also be participating in our Farm to Families program to support our food justice mission throughout the season – helping to grow and donate food to those in need.  You can feel free to choose the weeks that work best for your schedule and rest easy knowing that our nurturing staff will provide a fun and educational experience! 

You do not have to be a science buff to enjoy STEAM camp, as our activities are generally as creative as they are scientific, and much of our day at camp is spent exploring the farm, including our discovery garden with edible herbs, flowers, and berries, our education garden (a mini version of the working Phillies Bridge CSA), and our 1.5 mile nature trail that winds through the wooded 60 acres of protected land that is part of PBFP.  

Camps are open to ages 4-12.  Children are grouped by age for a portion of the day and also come together as a whole for community activities and games. We have a low ratio of one camp counselor for eight campers, and oftentimes it is less. This ensures your child gets all the attention he or she needs.

Here’s a wonderful article about our first STEAM camp session.

Have questions about our camp program?
Please check out our FAQ page
or contact us at camp@philliesbridge.org
or 845-256-9108

2020 Summer Sessions run from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Week 1: June 29th – July 3rd $350
Week 2: July 6th – 10th $350
Week 3: July 13th – 17th $350
Week 4: July 20th – 24th $350   
Week 5: July 27th – 31st $350
Week 6: Aug. 3rd – 7th $350   
Week 7: Aug. 10th – 14th $350
Week 8: Aug. 17th – 21st $350

Discounts available for two weeks or more – please see below.

Payment and Refund Policy

Due to COVID-19 we will be offering full refunds if the Ulster County Department of Health deems it is unsafe to issue a permit.

Our regular payment and refund policy, (for situations not related to COVID-19,) is as follows:

Full payment or a $50 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit per child per week is required to hold a spot for your child(ren). The balance of the camp tuition is due before June 1st, 2020. If the balance due is remitted after that date, we do not guarantee a spot for your child. Refunds are available (less the deposit) for registration cancellations up to 30 days before the first day of your child’s camp session. For cancellation(s) 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. A $35 registration fee is added to your total upon registration after May 1st.

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 2020 growing season receive $25 off their total registration fee.
  • Multi-week discount: If you registered your child(ren) for two or three weeks, you pay $330 per week, for four weeks and more, you pay $320 per week. Discounts only apply on the initial registration. If more weeks are added thereafter, the total discount is not retroactive to previously registered week(s).

Scholarships
Phillies Bridge Farm Project strives to make our education programs financially accessible to all families. We are able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships. To inquire about or apply for a 2020 camp Scholarship click here and fill out the form.

To make a dedicated donation or set-up a named scholarship fund please email info@philliesbridge.org. Thank you!

Find out more about our education staff.

Below are some of our 2018 memories.

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