Although the deadline for enrollment lottery for this age group has past, we encourage interested families to submit an application. You will be placed on our waiting list and we will contact you if a space becomes available in your preferred session. We sometimes have unexpected openings due to changes to people's summer schedules.
We will be using a lottery-style enrollment system again this season. A submitted application is not a guarantee for placement in summer camp. However, an application is the first required step for enrollment.
Details for the 2022 enrollment lottery for weekly camps (ages 6 1/2 -12):
Through February 5 ~Lottery Applications will be accepted
An online application must be submitted for the Farm Camp enrollment lottery. A separate application must be completed for each camper. Once submitted, an application cannot be edited. You can only submit one application per camper. When chosen for lottery, all siblings that submitted an application will be placed on the same weekly roster (unless preferred dates are noted differently on their applications). No deposit is due with the lottery application.
February 6-12 ~ Email notifications sent
Emails will be sent to all applicants with a notification of their lottery 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 will be notified if space becomes available. Campers selected by the lottery must confirm or cancel their placement in camp by March 1st. Unless another payment plan is arranged, a deposit of $75/session is required at time of registration and the remainder balance for the session is due by June 10th. Payment in full can be made by check at any time.
Be sure to indicate all 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 their second choice, third choice, etc.
Depending upon the number of applicants, a camper may only be able to attend 1 session during 2022. Please indicate on the application if you would like to enter the lottery for a second week if space permits.
Once all the camp sessions are full, any remaining applicants will be placed on the waitlist. We will continue to use a lottery-style process for those awaiting availability.
We encourage families to submit applications after enrollment deadline as sometimes space become available due to changes in summer plans.
Age Group: 6 1/2- Age 12
Week 1. June 20-24
Week 2. June 27-July 1
Week 3. July 11-15
Week 4. July 18-22
Week 5. July 25-29
Week 6. August 1-5
Week 7. August 8-12
We ask that each family pay at the highest level as possible. For those families needing financial assistance, please contact us for more details.
Plant the Seed $275
Nourish the Crop $300
Share the Harvest $325
Deposit of $75 is due at time of registration. Unless other payment arrangements are made the remaining balance is due by June 10th. Payment in full can be made at any time.
Camp operates from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Before Care 7:30 - 8:00 am
Aftercare 3:00 - 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!
In addition to farm and nature based activities, unstructured activities are an important part of our Farm Camp day. Unstructured, free play is so often undervalued in our current culture. Studies and direct experience tell us that imaginative capacities and empathic intelligence are best developed during self directed play. Our daily rhythm includes ample, unstructured time for free play, and our farm facility provides the environment for imaginative outdoor adventures.
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. Families can also 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 (lunch and 2 snacks) for the day. Please make sure to send a LARGE water bottle each day. We will refill water bottles regularly. 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 when outside, but manditory if the weather brings us into the inside classrooms. Group sizes will be limited. 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. 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.
June - Learning about wool and why it is so special. Activities: Washing wool, fiber matching game
July - Learning about felting. Activities: Experimenting with different kinds of felting.
August - Learning how to use repurposed textiles. Activities: Making teeshirt yarn, strip weaving, sewing small toys or veggies.
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!