General Registration for camp in 2023 is now open!
Fun and learning come alive at Phillies Bridge Farm Camp again in 2023! Phillies Bridge Farm Camp is appropriate for children ages 5-12. For ages 3-4, please visit our Nursery Nature Camp page.
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.
2023 Camp Season
This year’s camp season will continue to be focused around our popular farm-centered STEAM curriculum. Each week of farm camp will contain the core elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and will be based on seasonal topics with a focus on agriculture and environmental stewardship. 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. The farm experience will be supplemented by an exploration into the connectedness of the natural systems that surround us, with hands-on crafts and experiments, including an exploration into the tenets of our food justice program, and how we grow and donate food to those in need. Each week will be different, based on seasonal availability of crops and wildlife, but will offer the same core values. 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! Check out our Parents’ Page to see memories for last year’s season, and get a feel for what a day at camp is like!
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 5-12. 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.
2023 Summer Sessions run from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Week 1: June 26-30, $375
- Week 2: July 3-7 (camp will not run on the 4th), $300
- Week 3: July 10-14, $375
- Week 4: July 17-21, $375
- Week 5: July 24- 28, $375
- Week 6: July 31-August 4, $375
- Week 7: August 7-11, $375
- Week 8: August 14-18, $375
- Week 9: August 21-25, $375
*Discounts are available for multi-week registrations, CSA members, and siblings! The details are below
Payment and Refund Policy
Full payment or a 20% 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 on or before June 1st, 2023, or immediately upon sign up (if signing up after June 1st.) If the balance due is remitted after the due date, we do not guarantee a spot for your child. Refunds are available (less the deposit and registration fee) 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. Please note: the discounts listed below are available only upon initial registration and registrations added at a later time are not discounted based upon the number of total weeks initially registered for. We do not retroactively apply discounts to weeks/sessions previously registered for.
- Sibling Discount: Families who register more than one child receive $25 off their total registration fee. Use the coupon code SIBLING to receive your discount.
- CSA Shareholder Discount: Families who are shareholders for the 2022 growing season receive $25 off their total registration fee. Use the coupon code CSAMEMBER to receive your discount. Please note: you must be registered for the 2022 CSA season to receive this discount.
Multi-week discount: If you registered your child(ren) for two or three weeks, you get $15 off each week (up to $45 off!). Discounts only apply on the initial registration. If more weeks are added thereafter, discounts are only applied to those weeks based on what is selected at the time. The sessions/weeks initially registered for do not qualify the recipient for further discounts when adding more sessions/weeks at a later time.
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Sliding Scale Education Pricing / Education 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 2023 education scholarship click here and fill out the form.
Find out more about our education staff.
Below are some of our memories from previous years.