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 beautiful 150-acre USDA certified organic farm with fields, woods and a farm museum. Days begin with fun farm chores: feeding animals, tending the children’s garden, and harvesting and cooking with fresh ingredients. Daily activities include: art, science, theater, music and games. Campers explore animal habitats, go on nature scavenger hunts and make exciting discoveries! Fruit picking, fort building, painting, singing and finding salamanders are some favorite camp activities.
Campers meet farmers are connected to the rhythm of life on the farm. Heading into our 12th season, we look forward to meeting up with old friends and making new ones! Our 2019 camp season runs from June 24th- August 23th (no camp on July 4th) for children ages 5-14 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 $340 per week with an Early Bird Special, sibling and multiple week enrollment discounts and financial aid scholarships are available.
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 email@example.com, along with a letter of circumstances, describing your need and a copy of 2018-2019 approved National Free School Lunch Program and/or your current tax return that shows adjusted gross income. The deadline for scholarship applications is June 1, 2019.
2019 Snipes Farm Day Camp Weeks & Themes
We guarantee that campers will be able to spend time with animals every day. They will have a variety of choices to play games, do nature activities, arts and crafts, and cooking projects daily. The following themes will add some zing to every week, in addition to spending a super fun week on a working farm with special friends.
Week 1: June 24 - 28 Where the Wild Things Are Explore life in wild places - the woods, creek, fields, soil, and find flying friends wherever they are!
Week 2: July 1 - 5 Farm and Friend Adventures Meet farmers, visit Cluckingham Palace, make new friends, make blueberry recipes, help with farm projects, meet the worms and the horses. *Please note: Camp will be closed on July 4.
Week 3: July 8 - 12 Color Me Crazy Make your own dyes with natural materials, paint a camp mural, find colors all around us, do tie dye and learn about the science of color.
Week 4: July 15 - 19 Movin' and Groovin' Make instruments, sing, learn new dance moves, explore wind and waves, and learn about how animals and people move.
Week 5: July 22 - 26 Critter Capers Let's find animals big and small, with feathers, fur, and scales, two- or four leggeds, on land, water and air!
Week 6: July 29 - August 2 Young Chef's Week Pick fresh ingredients and learn how to make yummy food lots of different ways. Explore the botany on our plates and different cultures and food traditions.
Week 7: August 5 - 9 Imaginarium Create a theater set together and stories to go with it! Tackle a challenge a day with creative problem solving. See where our imagination takes us!
Week 8: August 12 - 16 Water, Water, Everywhere Water we drink, clouds, weather, different states of matter, creek study and water games!
Week 9: August 19 - 23 Earth and Beyond Our home planet and the Milky Way Galaxy are so amazing! Let's learn about Planet Earth, the stars, moon, tides, and more.
Snipes Farm Camp Leadership Program (CLP) for youth ages 12-14
Camp Leadership campers (CLPs) help younger children with morning chores and then head onto their own program. The day includes: leadership and team building activities, camp serrvice projects, and baking camper birthday treats. CLPs provide extra care for camp animals and teach younger campers the proper ways to handle them. Special guests bring a wide array of expertise and provide fun, hands-on activities in art, nature study, culinary arts, cultural exchange and more. A lunch-making extravaganza once-a-week includes: menu planning, harvesting and cooking everything from scratch. 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 15th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.