Youth Farm Camp

Farm Camp 2017 (Donaldson Farms)A unique, educational and fun-filled week of fresh air on the farm for children six years old and up! In 2018 Donaldson Farms will offer TWO engaging Farm Camp Programs; Little Farmers (children ages 5 – 10 yrs old) and Farm Camp Extreme (children ages 11 yrs and up).

Have a question about Farm Camp? Read on for more details or inquire via email to events@donaldsonfarms.net

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 a fruit and veggie 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 agricultural and filled with the knowledge of where their food comes from.

2018 Farm Camp Details

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New! This year we’re offering two engaging age-appropriate Farm Camp programs:

‘LITTLE FARMERS’ (children ages 5yrs – 10 yrs)

Little Farmers Camp Dates: Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27, 2018
Time:
9:00 am – 1:00 pm(arrive by 8:45 am)
Cost:
$265

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.

Registration for Little Farmers Farm Camp has closed. Please contact us directly if you have any questions: send an email or call 908-852-9122 x2

‘FARM CAMP EXTREME’ (children ages 11 yrs and up)

Farm Camp Extreme Camp Dates: Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10
Time: 
9:00 am – 3:00pm (arrive by 8:45 am to check in)
Cost:
$325

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.

Registration for Farm Camp Extreme will close on July 15th

FARM CAMP AFTERCARE

Farm Camp Aftercare is available at the rate of $15/hr or a weekly rate of $135 (based on 2-3 hrs per day).

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: $25 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your campers spot. Registration is guaranteed upon receipt of deposit. Stop by the farm market to pay by cash/check/credit card or mail check to Donaldson Farms, Attn: Farm Camp, 176 Airport Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.

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, water bottle and memories that will last a lifetime!

RESERVATIONS

Farm Camp - New JerseySpace is limited and reservations are required.

Registration for Little Farmers Farm Camp is now closed.
Register for FARM CAMP EXTREME Camp

MORE INFORMATION

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