We are offering 5 camp sessions during the summer of 2021 for children ages 7-12 with a weekly group size of approximately 18 campers.
Since we anticipate the requests for enrollment will likely outnumber the allotted spaces for camp, we will be using a lottery-style enrollment system. A submitted application is not a guarantee for placement in summer camp. However, an application is the first required step for enrollment.
Due to the limited number of spaces available for camp this summer, a camper will likely only be able to attend ONE camp session during 2021. Country Kids option is not being offered this year.
Here is the timeline and details for the enrollment lottery:
Through March 5th: Submit an online application for camp. A separate application must be completed for each camper. We will do our best to group family members together if requested on their applications. Once submitted, an application cannot be edited. You can only submit one application per camper. No deposit is due with the application.
March 13-15: Emails will be sent to all applicants with notification of enrollment status. Campers chosen through the lottery will receive additional instructions for accepting/completing their enrollment. Those not selected through the lottery system will be put on the waitlist and notified if space becomes available.
By March 19, 2021 campers selected by the lottery must confirm or cancel their placement in camp. Unless another payment plan is arranged, a deposit of $85 is required with confirmation and the remainder balance is due by June 1st.
Be sure to indicate the available weeks that your child can attend camp on your application. We will try to enroll campers in their first-choice session. If that session is full, we will move on to your second choice, third choice, etc.
Once camp sessions are full, all remaining applicants will be placed on the waitlist. We will continue to use a lottery-style process for those awaiting availability.
Our enrollment lottery is modeled after those systems used in charter schools and other summer camps. It removes the first-come, first-serve element from the enrollment process and gives applicants a more even opportunity for camp attendance. Please feel free to contact us with questions about the lottery process.
ONLINE APPLICATION FORM (Ages 7-12) for Enrollment Lottery
Although the deadline for the Lottery has past, we encourage people to submit application after March 5th as special events may be offered to those on the waitlist. After March 5th, applicants will be placed on the waitlist and notified if space becomes available.
Week 1. June 28-July 2
Week 2. July 12-16
Week 3. July 19-23
Week 4. August 9-13
Week 5. August 16-20
Group Size: Approx. 18 campers/week
Age Group: 7-12
** Children 6 1/2 that were enrolled in 2020 Country Kids Program can submit an application for enrollment lottery.
We ask that each family pay at the highest level as possible. For those families needing financial assistance, please see the Taproot Scholarship section.
Plant the Seed $250
Nourish the Crop $275
Share the Harvest $300
Camp operates from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (slightly staggered drop off and pickup times may be scheduled).
Campers enrolled in extended care may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am and picked up as late as 5:30 pm. Extended care consists of supervised free play and unstructured activities. Additional costs apply - $12/day or $50/week. Weekly extended care should be reserved prior to the first day of the session.
Although this season we will not have any pre-announced session themes, our farm-based curriculum will continue to engage campers in educational and fun-filled ways. We have years of farm-based curriculum to easily pull from and our session activities will be geared toward the seasonal ebb and flow of the work on the farm during weeks that camps will be offered!
Our work and play on the farm will provide meaningful and memorable experiences while teaching a variety of valuable life skills. Learning stations located throughout the facility will offer many opportunities for campers to learn, grow and have lots of outdoor fun while on the farm!
It is important for us to be inclusive. Although our scholarship is limited, we will make an effort to make camp possible for families that have been selected via lottery for camp enrollment. In addition to Taproot Scholarship, families can inquiry about payment options.
Our farm relies upon community contributions, in part, to help make our scholarship program possible. We are not a non-profit organization so we cannot provided tax deductible receipts for contributions, but please know your contribution will help make farm camp possible for children that may otherwise been unable due to financial constraints. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing to our Taproot Scholarship Fund.
Campers must bring all their own water, and food (lunch and 2 snacks) for the day. Refrigeration space will be provided for perishable items in lunch boxes. More information will be provided with camper enrollment packet.
At this time, we anticipate that masks will be required for all visitors and staff on the farm. Group sizes will be limited. Campers will be encouraged to maintain social distancing and wash their hands often while on the farm. Handwashing stations are available throughout the farm.
Keeping campers and staff safe is a team effort. Please do not send your children to camp if they have a fever, have been sick, or have been around someone who has been sick or tested positive. Morning checks-ins at drop off will be a part of our safety measures. Additional information regarding our safety protocol and procedures will be provided with the welcome packet.
Cancellation Procedure and Policy
Once enrollment has been accepted, any cancellations must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email should include camper’s full name and date of enrolled session.
If at least 30 days’ notice is given, there will be a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.
Refunds for cancellation with less than 30 days will be given at the discretion of administration.
Ag and education go hand in hand at our farm. We produce chemical-free produce for our community and provide opportunities to learn about and become involved in life on the farm. Through hands-on activities, campers learn about food origin, sustainable agriculture and land stewardship.
At Farm Camp, we encourage a love for animals, domestic and wild. Campers learn about the animals living on the farm and help with animal- related chores.
Creative projects including those using fibers are an integral part of our wholesome farm-based curriculum.
Nature is our outdoor classroom. Throughout the farm we have learning stations that encourage campers to explore the outdoor world, learn about the animal and plant kingdoms, and develop new skills. The daily rhythm of farm camp allows lots of time for free play and fun-filled activities!
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