If you have questions about the Camp program or scholarship opportunities, please email: MelanieDS@snipesfarm.org
If you have questions about registration, please email: LeaDV@snipesfarm.org
There is something for everyone at Snipes Farm Day Camp! Camp is set on an historic and bucolic 150-acre working sustainable farm with fields, woods and a farm museum. Days begin with fun farm chores: feeding animals, tending the children’s garden, harvesting vegetables and cooking a morning snack. Daily activities include: art, science, theater, music and games. Campers explore animal habitats; go on nature scavenger hunts; meet crawling, hopping and four-legged friends, as well as, 200 year old trees. Fruit picking, fort building, painting and sculpting, juggling and circus arts are some favorite camp activities!
Campers are connected to the rhythm of life on the farm and make lasting friendships. Our 2018 camp season runs from June 25th- August 24th (no camp on July 4th) for children ages 5-12 years old. Camp hours are 8:30-3:30 with before and aftercare available. Before care begins at 7:30am and After Care goes until 6:00pm. Our rate is $320 per week with an Early Bird Special, sibling and multiple week enrollment discounts and financial aid scholarships are available.
A Day at Camp
Campers bring their own lunch but help to harvest fresh fruit and veggies to prepare healthy, delicious snacks.
Barns and shady groves host the daily activities of cooking, art, music and science.
The woods, fields and pastures offer opportunities to explore, play games and enjoy the land.
Farm Day Camp is a community created through the special friendships made with campers, counselors, farmers and animals.
$320 per week for full-time attendance $70 per day for part-time attendance (minimum 2 days) $40 per day for half-day attendance (minimum 2 days)
Camp scholarships are available on a limited basis. A financial aid application can be downloaded here. Applications can be filled out and emailed to Camp Director Melanie Douty-Snipes at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a letter of circumstances, describing your need and a copy of 2017-2018 approved National Free School Lunch Program and/or your current tax return that shows adjusted gross income.
2018 Snipes Farm Day Camp Weeks & Themes
Week 1: June 25 - 29 Animal Planet (CLOSED) Meet farm animals and wild animals, and explore habitats everywhere!
Week 2: July 2 - 6 A Hero's Journey Activities explore heroes of myth, legend and the real world. *Please note: Camp will be closed on July 4.
Week 3: July 9 - 13 Silly & Sensible Scientists Experiments that will make you go Ooohhh, Awwww, and Ah Ha!
Week 4: July 16 - 20 Passport to Fun and Friends Campers will get a passport to be stamped at various globally themed activities throughout the week.
Week 5: July 23 - 27 Magical Worlds & Mysterious Places Campers use their imaginations to explore magical worlds such as: Harry Potter, Narnia, and Neverland and mysteries of nature.
Week 6: July 30 - August 3 Earth, Wind, Fire & Water Explore the earthly elements through science, art and games.
Week 7: August 6 - 10 DaVinci A Rennaisance experience from scientific theories to inventions, to painting, to sculpture.
Week 8: August 13 - 17 Groovin' and Movin' Bucket drumming, singing, hip hop, yoga and more!
Week 9: August 20 - 24 Farm Olympics Games, relays, challenges, and fun stunts!
Snipes Farm Camp Leadership Program (CLP) for youth ages 12-14
The Camp Leadership Programs allows older campers to explore the farm in new ways with special projects, and include leadership and team building activities. A weekly field trip to a local park, museum, or recreation area will expand understanding about our community. Making lunch together once a week will include menu planning, harvesting and cooking everything from scratch. Leadership skills will be used to mentor younger campers at various times of the week. Click here for more details. To register on CampDoc click here.
Snipes Farm Day Camp Counselor-in-Training Program for youth ages 15-17
Be a special part of our camp community-apply to be a Counselor-in-Training (CIT)! A CIT gains training and leadership skills and supports the daily activities and life of the campers. CITs are volunteers who commit to a minimum of two weeks of service. CITs spend time on a working farm doing all the fun stuff that campers do while providing support to the camp staff. If your high school requires community service hours, consider Snipes Farm Day Camp as the perfect place to complete that requirement. Have fun and gain valuable skills at Snipes Farm this summer! More information about SFDC's CIT program can be found here. Interested in applying to become a CIT? Click here to download the CIT application, and email completed applications to Melanie at MelanieDS@snipesfarm.org.
Before and After Care
Before Care 7:30-8:30am $30.00 per week After Care 3:30-6:00pm $62.50 per week Before and After Care $92.50 per week
10%discount if enrolled by Feb 20th and PAID IN FULL
5%discount if enrolled between Feb 20th-Apr 16th and PAID IN FULL
5%discount when attending 3 or more weeks
5%discount with siblings attending same weeks of camp
5%discount for Snipes Farm CSA members
*Special discounts are only applicable to full-day, full-week registrations.
For more information or to make a reservation email us at email@example.com
Melanie Douty-Snipes, Camp Director - Phone: 215-295-1139 Ext. 105
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We thought this could finally be a “one of a kind” summer experience for our son. To our delight it was and much, much more. He couldn't wait to go every day. He loved being able to interact with the farm animals every day. He came home dirty and tired and in love with the farm!! Farm camp far exceeded our expectations. Our children are excited to go, and disappointed when it’s over. Farm camp is a collection of unique activities that you won’t find at other summer camps. As a parent I feel that I have provided my children with an experience, not a babysitter.
He thoroughly enjoyed his experience and actually cried when it was over. Well worth the money!
We chose Farm Camp because our daughter had such a great experience the previous summer. She loved being able to help take care of all the animals; she liked to arrive at camp early just to be able to spend extra time visiting the rabbits and chickens! She was always happy when she came home from farm Camp and excited to tell us about her day. She really enjoyed picking fruit and cooking treats with fresh foods from the farm. Everyone we interacted with at Farm Camp was wonderful and the experience more than met our expectations. We are definitely planning to send her again next year.
It was a great experience for him to form new relationships. Staff were great with nurturing those relationships and helping them grow positively. The staff were very pleasant and involved with the kids. You could tell they loved their jobs.