Session One: June 19th to 22nd
Session Two: June 26th to 29th
Session Three: July 10th to 13th
Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 2:30 pm
$225 (Early Bird Pricing of $195 for registrations before June 1st)
Grades: K to 5
Farm Camp is an opportunity for kids to experience what it’s like to be “farm kids” for the week. Our small family farm provides kids a wonderful exposure and experience with animals, learning how to tend to goats, chickens, ducks, pot belly pigs, and of course Lizzie our Llama.
Gaining an “edible education” is also an important part of farm camp. Kids will get to milk a goat, collect eggs, and plant in the garden. Every day includes a cooking activity—kids learn how to make cheese, jam, bread and daily healthy snacks inspired from the garden. On our last day we do our own spin on a pizza party and ice cream social: the kids make almost everything from scratch!
We like to balance structured crafts projects like making soaps or upcycled wind chimes and nature study activities with fort-building, lanyard making and free play. Each day is a little different at our camp, though every day includes time with the animals, a cooking project, a craft or activity, and a snack the kids have made. We have different farm focus days which we use to tie our activities together. This is what our “Bees & Bugs” day looks like:
Cooking project: start yeast bread, bake honey scones
Snack: honey scones and butter, fruit
Craft: beeswax candles
Activity: bug identification and bug bingo
The Goat Farm is a small family residence that sits on five acres in Southwest Santa Rosa near Sebastopol; it's plenty of room to raise our goats and make our soap, but given its "farmette" size our camp size is limited to 10 to 14 kids per session. With two adult staff and several volunteer junior counselors, this also allows us to break into smaller sessions during our cooking and nature study projects, giving everyone a really “hands-on” experience.
The camp fee includes a t-shirt, craft supplies, cooking projects and afternoon snack. Please send a lunch and morning snack with your child each day.