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Camp Leadership Program for ages 12-14

CAMP LEADERSHIP PROGRAM for Youth ages 12-14

We are very sorry, Summer Camp is full and we are not accepting any registrations at this time.

The Camp Leadership Program (CLP) combines service, leadership development, skill building, adventure and fun! The program is hands-on with 80 acres on a certified organic farm and woods, creeks, fields and gardens to explore. Time with animals is a part of every day. CLP's learn about where food comes from as they care for a big garden and learn from farmers. Culinary arts with the amazing Chef Anwar Rasheed will include healthy snack making and a weekly lunch cooking adventure. New this year-Archery! Art, science, recipes and special projects are connected to weekly themes:

Week One-Flutter By: Bees, butterflies, moths, and bats help to make 1 out of every 4 bits of our food happen. Let's learn more about the truly incredible world of pollinators!. Meet bee keepers and follow the journey from flower to honey, seeds and fruit!

Week Two-Animals, Animals, Animals: The farm is home to wildlife and animals that we care for. We'll explore ecosystems and animal husbandry to learn about the art of animal care. We will visit Cluckingham Palace, home to over 100 egg laying chickens!

Week Three-Food is Amazing: Love to cook? Love to eat? Let's take a deeper dive from seed-to-fork as we harvest berries, fresh veggies and herbs and make delicious creations!   

Week Four-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 Five-Go Green: Let's be a Green Team finding ways to make great choices every day with the Earth in mind. We'll compost, plant native plants, help our creek to thrive and map our ecological footprints. We will be Climate Pirates charting a steady course of our amazing Earth Ship!         

Week Six-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 Seven-Globe Trotters: Let’s celebrate many cultures this week! Speak another language? Does your family make 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 Eight-Tree-Mendous: 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!

The program includes:

  • Daily team building
  • Exploring the farm’s woods, fields, creeks and gardens 
  • Leadership training to develop listening, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
  • Camp and farm community service projects including: special animal care,  mural painting, trail and conservation projects
  • Periodic farm projects with the farm staff
  • Workshops led by CLP staff and special guests on topics including: art, music, science, world cultures, nature or stewardship 
  • Lunch-making extravaganza.  CLPs create the menu, harvest fresh ingredients and prepare the recipes. Family favorite recipes are welcomed!

June 21-August 13th, 2021   8:30-3:30   M-F (before and aftercare available)

COST: $380 per week 
*with all available discounts applicable 

Register Here!

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