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FOR AGES 6-11

 

Snipes Farm Day Camp 2021 Here We Come!

Adventures await in every corner of the farm from the woods to the creek, to the fields, gardens and orchard. Campers make friends and discoveries through games,music,science and art, daily care of barn yard animals, gardening and cooking help campers to gain life skills and the values of stewardship and community.
The camp season runs from the last week of June to the second week of August. Camp hours are 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Before and after care is available.

A Covid Conscious Camp

2021 will not be an ordinary summer as the pandemic continues to sort itself out. We will watch CDC and American Camping Association guidelines closely and plan accordingly. At this point we anticipate the need to require masks for all campers and staff. We will have a camp wellness nurse on staff and more hand washing stations available. We will separate into age groups upon arrival and enjoy our camp days as separate groups. We were heartbroken to cancel camp last summer and determined to resume Snipes Farm Day Camp in 2021 albeit modified with days filled with joy, friendship and farm adventures as always!
A Typical Day at Camp
7:30 am   BEFORE CARE
8:30 am  CAMPERS ARRIVE AND SORT INTO AGE GROUPS
9:oo am  MORNING CIRCLE
9:15 am  MORNING CHORES/EXPLORATION
10:30 am  MORNING SNACK
11:00 am MORNING ACTIVITIES
12:30 pm  LUNCH and FREE TIME
1:30 pm  QUIET/CHECK-IN/STORY TIME
2:00 pm  AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
3:00 pm  AFTERNOON SNACK/CLOSING
3:30 pm DISMISSAL/AFTERCARE
6:00 pm FINIAL DISMISSAL

Camper favorite morning and afternoon activities 
  • Picking blueberries and blackberries
  • Tie dye
  • Feeding the goats, chickens and bunnies
  • Fort building in the woods
  • Finding critters in the creek
  • Playing games in the big pasture

2021 Snipes Farm Day Camp Weeks & Themes

Campers spend time every day with animals, exploring the woods, creek, gardens, play games and doing arts and crafts. Weekly themes add zing in special ways help to build community, connect campers to the farm, learn new skills and have adventures!

Week 1: June 22-26

Flutter By! A Week of Amazing Pollinators!

Did you know that a teeny chocolate midge pollinates a cacao flower that make the fruit that makes the seeds that chocolate is made out of? Did you know that the white ruffled lemur is the largest pollinator? We'll have fun exploring the incredible magical world that makes 1 out of every 3 bites of our food and pollinators of many shapes, sizes, colors and forms.

Week 2: June 28-July 2

Barn Yard Pallooza
Meet our goats, bunnies, chickens and other barn yard friends and learn about how they are different and similar to us!  Play animal games, sing animal songs, and do animal art. Learn about how animals live and the best ways to can care for them. 

Week 3: July 5-9  

Young Chef’s Week
Back by popular demand: a week of fun cooking! Pick berries, fresh veggies and herbs and cook up a storm as we make smoothies and homemade jam, cook over a campfire and make delicious recipes together. Everyone will take recipes home at the end of the week. 

Week 4: July 12-16   

Moovin’ and Groovin’
Lights! Camera! Action!   Play an instrument? Is hip hop your groove or ballet? Got a song to sing? Bring your talents to camp! Drumming, yoga, song writing-there will be something for everyone. Let’s learn about the science of sound and movement and what helps us to hear and leap!

Week 5: July 19-23

Climate Pirates
Ahoy, mateys! Welcome aboard for a week of conservation and conscious living! Every ship takes a crew of dedicated people to help it safely sail through choppy waters and stormy seas. We'll compost, plant pollinator friendly plants, help our creek thrive and map our ecological footprints. Together we will be the green dream team that helps our amazing planet!

Week 6: July 26-30 

Artful Adventures
Discover art anywhere! Choose painting, weaving, drawing, clay or collage for artful adventures. Meet local artists and share your talents. Make our campus more beautiful and make art with natural materials found on the farm. 

Week 7: August 2-6

 Globetrotters!

Let’s celebrate many cultures this week! Speak another language? Does your family cook recipes from other lands? Bring them to camp!  Let’s learn songs, make art and share stories from around the world. Let’s make connections from our everyday to people and places everywhere!

Week 8: August 9-13 

 Branching Out
A tree-mendous week awaits as we meet the beautiful old trees on the farm. Let’s explore trees as homes, the anatomy of a tree, what all is made from trees in our homes, for food and more! We’ll make paper and simple wood projects. Let’s find the many different kinds of trees young and old, tall and small from seed to sapling to towering above us! 

 

 

Snipes Farm Day Camp Costs

  • Full Time Attendance: $360 per week

  • Part Time Attendance (minimum 3 days): $80 per day

  • Before Care (7:00 am-8:30 am): $35 per week

  • After Care (4:00 pm-6:00 pm): $55 per week

  • Before & After Care: $90 per week

Special Discounts

  • 10% discount if enrolled by February 10 and paid in full

  • 5% discount if enrolled between February 10 and April 1 and paid in full

  • 5% discount for returning campers
  • 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.

REGISTRATION WILL GO LIVE BY EARLY JANUARY! CHECK BACK SOON!

For more information contact:
Melanie Douty-Snipes
215-295-1139 Ext. 105
melanieds@snipesfarm.org