In order to participate in any program on the farm, we need to have an Emergency Form & Participation Waiver on file for each camper.
Forms are good for a calendar year.
Completed form must be returned on or before the first day of participation.
Please leave toys and technology at home. They will not be missed at Farm Camp.
Packing List is below.
2126 Risser Mill Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Please park by our greenhouse. See Aerial Parking Map
Our single, half-day camps operate from 9 am - 1 pm.
The flow of our day includes 2 activities and supervised, unstructured time in nature.
Activities follow the ebb and flow of the season and the daily tasks of the farm.
Although the deadline for enrollment lottery for this age group has past, we encourage interested families to submit an application. You will be contacted if a space becomes available in your preferred session. We sometimes have unexpected openings due to changes to people's summer schedules
Friday, June 10
Friday, June 17
Wednesday, July 6
Friday, July 8
Age Group: 5-8
Time: 9 am - 1 pm
Payment due at time of registration
Our single 1/2 day sessions for campers ages 5-8 will operate from 9 am - 1 pm and will be offered on select summer dates.
Our work and play on the farm will provide a sampling on life on the farm and offer meaningful and memorable experiences. 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! Children will help with animal chores, help harvest in the production garden and enjoy good old fashion fun on the farm. To offer an authenetic farm experience, activities will be aligned with the seasonal work being done on the farm at the time of your visit.
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 food 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 optional. Group sizes will be kept small. Campers will be encouraged to 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.
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.
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 rhythm of farm camp allows lots of time for free play and fun-filled activities!