Youth Farm Camp

Farm Camp 2017 (Donaldson Farms)Donaldson Farms loves offering our fun, educational, and engaging Youth Farm Camp each summer. It’s one of our most favorite times of the year. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we have made the tough decision to suspend our farm camp programming for the 2020 season. We are currently working on creative ways to offer supplemental programming for children and provide updated information as soon as it becomes available. If you would like to be notified about upcoming programming for the 2020 season, please send an email to events@donaldsonfarms.net. Thank you!

What is Farm Camp?

Farm Camp - New JerseyFarm Camp is an opportunity for your child to experience what it is like on a daily basis at Donaldson Farms. Your children will make new friends, observe and participate in planting and harvesting activities, learn how to care for our farm animals, create arts and crafts projects, enjoy healthy eating and living lessons, participate in cooking lessons, sample freshly picked fruits and vegetables and of course play great summer games!

Your children will have a great time while learning all about farming! We bet they’ll even sample fruits and veggies that they won’t try at home!

We look forward to providing a behind the scenes look at the daily workings of our modern family farm. Our goal is to provide a happy, safe, and memorable experience for the children. We hope that everyone comes away with an appreciation for agriculture and filled with the knowledge of where their food comes from.

2020 Youth Farm Camp Details

Farm Camp Rocks Donaldson Farms

‘LITTLE FARMERS’ (children ages 5yrs – 8yrs)

Little Farmers Youth Farm Camp will return in summer of 2021

This 5-day summer day camp provides an opportunity for your child to experience farming from behind the scenes. Our interactive and educational camp program uses hands-on experiential learning practices and activities with a focus on agriculture as it relates to science, technology, farm animals, cooking, art, and most importantly, fun! Your camper will enjoy a hayride tour of our farm, observe day-to-day farm operations, pick and sample fresh fruits and veggies, learn about honey and bee pollination, equine care and go for a pony ride, try new recipes, make their own personal pizza using farm fresh ingredients, create nature-inspired arts and crafts projects and delight in visits from special guests and a special water day! This program has been created and is managed by local teachers in Mansfield school district. Daily aftercare programming is available for $15/hr or a weekly rate of $135 (based on 2-3 hrs per day). Aftercare programming must be scheduled in advance.

Please contact us directly if you have any questions: send an email or call 908-852-9122 x2

YOUTH FARM CAMP (children ages 9yrs – 13yrs)

Youth Farm Camp will return in the summer of 2021

This 5-day summer day camp program is designed for youth who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, explore science as it related to science, environment, weather, growing fresh fruits and vegetables, create projects and explore behind the scenes farming operations. This exhilarating hands-on week on the farm allows our experienced professional staff to take your camper to the next level of learning; to go beyond and to inspire. Campers will enjoy learning about how weather impacts farming, environmental conservation techniques used on the farm, tractor GPS guidance systems, beekeeping, honey and pollination, equine and farm animal care, hand-harvest sweet corn to be donated to our local food bank, make their own pizza using farm fresh ingredients, experience a photography lesson and meet special guests visitors during their week on the farm. his program has been created and is managed by local teachers in the Mansfield school district. Daily aftercare programming is available for $15/hr. Aftercare programming must be scheduled in advance.

FARM CAMP AFTERCARE

WHERE: Meet daily at the Farm Market
358 Allen Road
Hackettstown, NJ

WHO’S INVITED: Children ages 5 and up, with a love of nature, outdoors, farming, science, animals, and fun!

Registration Deposit:

You may choose to pay your camper(s) registration in full or provide a $50 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your campers spot. Registration is guaranteed upon receipt of deposit. Payment in full is required by June 30, 2020.

CAMP SIZE: Our Camp Leaders to Campers ration is 10:1.

SNACKS & LUNCH: Your camper will bring his/her own lunch each day (except one day when we’ll make a special lunch!). Morning snacks and drinks will be provided.

WHAT TO WEAR: Check the weather. Closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunblock!

CAMPERS WITH RECEIVE: T-shirt, backpack, and memories that will last a lifetime!

REGISTRATION

Farm Camp - New JerseySpace is limited and registration is required

MORE INFORMATION

QUESTIONS? Call (908) 852-9122 x2 or email events@donaldsonfarms.net