At Emerald Hill Farm we strive to bring fun and farm education to young children through our summer camp programs. We value teaching children about gardening, life cycles of chickens, goat milking, farm animal care, facts about the animals on our farm and much more.
Each camp week is spent doing hands-on activities with each of the animals around our farm as well as a special farm themed lesson each morning. We enjoy a quiet, relaxing break from the sun while we gather in our little barn for story time. Children create fun arts and crafts throughout the week, some they bring home and some we share with the farm animals. We dedicate time for free play each day and host water play day on Fridays.
Our goal for each week is that children take away knowledge of farm life, form great camp friendships and have the eagerness to return to camp again the following year!
More Information About Summer Camp 2023
Little Tots Farm Camp
Little Tots Farm Camp is a "mini" version of our Kid's Farm Camp at Emerald Hill Farm but geared towards children ages 2-4. At Little Tots Farm Camp we will spend time with the animals on our farm, brushing and feeding them, collecting farm fresh eggs and learning all about farm animals. There will be a daily story time and craft project as well. A morning snack will be provided but please send your child with a water bottle.
Little Tots Farm Camp is held outside in our outdoor classroom area. Please dress your child accordingly including closed-toed shoes. (No, crocs please) *This camp is rain or shine. We have a decent sized covered area to hold camp under if there is rain. Unless there is severe weather being called for, we will still have camps.* Children do not need to be potty trained, we have a changing area set up to change diapers/pull-ups as needed.
We are hosting 2, two day sessions this Spring.
Hours: Drop-off is at 9am Pick-up is 12pm.
Cost: Each session is $75 per child.
There is a $25 deposit to hold your child's spot for Little Tots Farm Camp. Remaining balance will be due ONE WEEK before camp.
2023 Little Tots Farm Camp Sessions:
Session # 1: Monday, May 22 & Tuesday, May 23
Session # 2: Thursday, May 25 & Friday, May 26
** Little Tots links will go live on MARCH 1St!!**
Kid's Farm Camp
Kid’s Farm Camp is for ages 3-6. *Must be potty trained* Below are the weeks available for this age group:
Session #1: June 19-23
Session #2: June 26-30
Session #4: July 17-21
Session#5: July 24-28
Session#6: Aug 7-11
Young Farmers Camp
Young Farmers Camp is for ages 7-10. In addition to the fun arts and crafts, games and activities your Young Farmer will have hands-on experience learning how to care for farm animals as well as learn facts about the animals on our farm. Below are the weeks available for this age group:
Session # 3: July 10-14
Session # 7: Aug. 14-18
Both camp runs Monday-Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm.
The cost is $165.00 per child. We offer a discount for additional siblings.There is a $50 deposit per child due at registration to hold your child’s spot. After April 1st your deposit is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due ONE WEEK BEFORE the first day of camp.
*Cancellation policy: You may cancel any time but after April 1st your deposit is non-refundable.
Children who are enrolled before April 1st will receive a FREE camp t-shirt. After that date t-shirts will be available to purchase for $15.00 each.
What to bring:
Each day please send your child with a packed lunch and a water bottle. Please label with their name. A morning snack will be provided.
Sunscreen and bug spray are strongly encouraged, please apply to your child before sending them for the day.
We recommend sending your child in play clothing, we will be outside, in grass and mud as well as doing many art and craft activities throughout the camp day. We will get messy!
Closed-toed shoes or boots are required. (Please, no crocs unless it's water play day)
Some families may choose to also send along an extra outfit for their younger child.
Camp Daily Schedule:
8:30 Arrive and settle in
8:45-9:00 Daily Farm Animal Lesson
9:00-9:45 Animal Adventures around the farm
9:45-9:55 Story time
9:55-10:10 Snack Time
10:10-10:30 Daily Art Project
10:30-11:00 Daily Special Activity
11:00-11:45 Free Play (field games, hula hoops, kickballs, chalk, farm market stand, Etc.)
11:45-12:15 Lunch Time
12:30 Pick-up Time
Each Thursday will be dress like a farmer day!
Each Friday we will have a water play day. We set up sprinklers, a splash pad, water balloons, etc! Please send your child in their swimsuit on Friday morning and pack them a change of clothing and towel.
Weekly Camp Lesson: Families can find our camp weekly lesson plan as well as a daily note each day on our parent white board.
Drop-off/Pick-up: Parents/caregivers will be required to check their child/children in each morning as well as sign them out each day. Thank you!