There is something for everyone at Snipes Farm Day Camp!
**Registration for Week 8 (August 12-16) is now closed. Please sign up for Week 9 (August 19-23)!**
Snipes Farm Day Camp is set on an historic 150-acre working sustainable farm with fields and woods. 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, and meet crawling, hopping and four-legged friends, as well as 200 year old trees. Some favorite camp activities include fruit picking, fort building, and painting and sculpting.
Campers are connected to the rhythm of life on the farm and make lasting friendships. Our 2019 camp season runs from June 24th- August 23rd (no camp on July 4th) for children ages 5-14 years old. Camp hours are 8:30-3:30 with before and after care 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 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.
Snipes Farm Day Camp Costs
Full Time Attendance: $340 per week
Part Time Attendance (minimum 3 days): $75 per day
Before Care (7am-8:30am): $30 per week
After Care (3:30pm-6:30pm): $62.50 per week
Before & After Care: $92.50 per week
10% discount if enrolled by February 20 and paid in full
5% discount if enrolled between February 20 and April 15 and paid in full
5% discount when attending 3 or more weeks
5% discount with siblings attending the same week of camp
5% discount for Snipes Farm CSA members
*Special discounts apply only to full-time registrations.
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.