Farm Camp

At Farm Camp, kids engage in hands-on learning about sustainable agriculture and the environment. Campers take care of livestock, tend gardens, and make new friends while exploring 626 acres of farmland, forest, and coast.

Our nonprofit educational farm is located just five miles from downtown Freeport and I-295.

Register for Farm Camp 2023!

Once completed, your camper’s application will be submitted to a queue to be reviewed by our Farm Camp Team. Should we have any questions regarding your application, we will be in touch. Final approval of registration will be completed within the following 3 business days. Please note, you will not be charged until the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Camp team finalizes your enrollment. 

Additionally, note that a separate application must be completed for each camper you wish to register. 

Questions? Email educationadmin@wolfesneck.org or call the office at 207-865-4469 

Join the Farm Camp Staff

Applications for Farm Camp staff are officially open! We’re looking to hire a Farm & Garden Educator, Farm Camp Counselors, Farm Camp Junior Counselor Lead, Farm Camp Nurse, Farmward Bound 1 Counselors, and Farmward Bound 2 Counselors before the summer. We encourage all motivated and qualified applicants to apply today.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

2023 Farm Camp Schedule

Week 1: June 20-23*
Week 2: June 26-30
Week 3: July 3-7
Week 4: July 10-14
Week 5: July 17-21
Week 6: July 24-28
Week 7: July 31 – August 4
Week 8: August 7-11
Week 9: August 14-18
Week 10: August 21-25
*Shortened week due to the Monday holiday
**In order to allow more individuals to experience Farm Camp this year, we are limiting registration to 4 weeks per camper. We appreciate your understanding.

Peapods (Ages 4-5)

Our youngest campers are introduced to farming and the natural world by spending a half-day in the morning or afternoon getting to know the farm at Wolfe’s Neck Center in a camp setting. Each week, campers will gather at their home base before heading off to their day’s focused activities, including farm and garden adventures and nature discoveries. Our staff nurtures a sense of wonder about the plants and animals that support our farm community.

Registration update: Morning program full, waitlists are open. Afternoon programs still has space available.

Sprouts (Ages 6-7) SOLD OUT

Get ready for a full day outside on the Farm! Sprouts will get their hands dirty through daily farm chores collecting eggs, feeding chickens, and tending our gardens. Sprouts will also enjoy exploring the vibrant ecosystems surrounding the farm, including the forest, salt march and Casco Bay shorelines. Our staff will lead activities that encourage creativity, curiosity and enthusiasm for the natural world.

Registration Update: This program is SOLD OUT and waitlists are CLOSED.

Seedlings (Ages 8-9)

Campers will deepen connections with the land through age-appropriate farm-based activities. Daily chores may include turning the compost, picking bugs out of the education garden beds, and caring for more of our livestock. Seedlings will venture to farther reaches of the farm and will discover more about our fruit and vegetable production and dairy practices.

Farm Kids (Ages 10-11)

Exploring food and farming firsthand, Farm Kids will engage with our farmers in the meaningful work of growing food, harvesting produce and caring for livestock on a deeper level. Additionally, in the creative tradition of Farm Camp they will try their hand in farm products such as pickling, cheese making, and wool crafts.

Farmward Bound 1 (Ages 12-13)

Farmward Bound 1 campers immerse themselves in our farm production through meaningful projects in our fields and with our livestock. As young leaders in camp, Farmward Bound 1 will begin conversations about what it means to be a leader for younger campers and will spend time team building with peers. These campers will participate in a one-night overnight on the farm.

Farmward Bound 2 (Ages 14-15)

NEW THIS YEAR!! In a two-week program, Farmward Bound 2 takes a deeper dive into leadership skills with a 3-night overnight during the weekend in between and will have a chance to work with our staff to lead an afternoon activity in their second week of program. Campers may assist farmers with more intense farm chores such as trimming hooves and gathering food for local pantries. Our Farmward Bound 2 participants will hike in the woods at Wolfe’s Neck State Park and learn coastal ecology while canoeing or clamming. (Please note that water-related activities are subject to the weather and tides.)

**This program is offered June 20-30 and August 14-25.

Farm Crew (Ages 14-16)

NEW THIS YEAR!!! This one-week overnight camp is an immersive program for our oldest campers, focusing on the world of regenerative agriculture at Wolfe’s Neck Center. Campers will spend their days with the farmers learning the science behind modern regenerative agriculture and participating in climate research projects. Farm Crew participants will harvest their own food and prepare meals together providing further opportunities for team building, group discussions, personal reflections and self-discovery. 

**This program is offered July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, & July 31 – August 4.

February Vacation Camp

February Vacation Camp will run from Tuesday 2/21 to Friday 2/24 for ages 4 to 9. 

We will be running ½ day programs: AM sessions from 9am to 12pm and PM sessions from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.  note that families may sign up for both a morning and an afternoon, but campers must be picked up in between for the lunch break. We will not be offering programming during that half hour.   

Pricing:  

Ages 4 to 6 = $26.50 per half day 

Ages 7 to 9 = $31.50 per half day 

Junior Counselors (Ages 15-18)

Our Junior Counselor (JC) program is designed for passionate, mature, and responsible high school students (ages 15-18) looking to gain hands-on leadership experience while learning about sustainable agriculture and local ecology. JCs spend their days outside assisting with camp activities and encouraging the curiosity of campers. Each day, JCs work as a group with our Assistant Camp Director to cultivate the necessary tools to become an effective leader in a camp setting, reflect on scenarios from the week, and find inspiration on exploratory bike rides or in creative service projects. The JC program is a volunteer learning opportunity for individuals who are comfortable working outdoors in a farm environment and who can commit to two consecutive week-long sessions of Farm Camp.

 

To Apply to be a Junior Counselor: 

Start by filling out the camper application.

After completing this initial form, return to “My Account” in CampInTouch and fill out the Junior Counselor Application found under “Forms and Documents”.  

*Please note that this is a volunteer position* 

Camp & Camp

This summer, turn your child’s summer camp experience into a Maine adventure for the whole family! When you register your child for Farm Camp, receive a 25% discount on a stay from Sunday to Thursday! While the kids learn and play at Farm Camp, you can spend the day shopping, kayaking, or relaxing in your hammock with a book.

Check out our FAQ to learn how you can redeem this offer.

Payment & Refund Policy

Farm Camp tuition is due in full by June 1. Any requests for refunds between the launch of registration through April 1st will be provided in full, minus a $50.00 processing fee per camper. For requests to cancel between April 1st and June 1st, a partial refund minus a $100.00 cancellation fee per camper will be provided. Families who request a cancellation in any of these windows may choose to transfer their camper(s) to another available session at no cost or may choose to donate their tuition to Wolfe’s Neck Center’s education scholarship fund. *There will be no refunds, transfers, or credits given for cancelations made after June 1, or for campers who leave for behavioral reasons.* If you need to cancel after June 1 due to extenuating circumstances, please contact us at educationadmin@wolfesneck.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are camp hours?
  • 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm for Peapods (For campers age 5 by April 1st, an option to add an Extended Day is available to AM Peapod sessions. This Extended Day runs from 12 pm – 4 pm.)
  • 9 am – 4 pm for Sprouts and up
  • Add-on of before care is available at an additional fee from 8 am-9 am
How much does camp cost?
  • Peapods = $265
    • Extended day add-on = $100
  • Sprouts = $315
  • Seedlings = $315
  • Farm Kids = $315
  • Farmward Bound 1 = $390
  • Farmward Bound 2 (a two-week session, with 3-night overnight) = $900
  • Farm Crew (a one-week overnight program) = $925
Can my camper be bumped up to a different group?

No. We need to keep campers within their respective age groups, based on their age as of April 1st, 2023.

Can my camper attend your program all summer long?

No. For the first time, we will be limiting registration to four weeks per camper in order to allow more families to participate in our programs!

Is your program the same each week?

Yes & No. Aside from a few variations, overall our program follows the same schedule from week to week and covers similar topics. Each morning, campers will stay with their respective camper group and will participate in ‘Farm Focus Time’ which will be similar activities and topics from week to week. The afternoons consist of ‘Choice Activity Time’, allowing for campers to intermingle and participate in new activities each week.

What is the nut policy?

Due to the increased prevalence of nut allergies, we have instituted a nut-free policy for Farm Camp. We do not serve nut products at camp and we ask all participants to refrain from bringing nuts or nut-related products to camp.

However, due to the variety of programs and activities taking place at Wolfe’s Neck Center, we cannot guarantee that we are a nut-free facility for those with severe allergies. We are doing our best to significantly reduce the risk of nut-related reactions. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your camper’s allergy needs or our policies.

How does Camp & Camp work?
  1. Once you have confirmation that you are enrolled in your desired camp week, book your stay at the campground.
  2. After completing step one, you can receive your discount by calling the campground office at 207-865-9307 with your confirmation information ready or request the discount when you check into your site at the campground office.

Eligible reservations are from Sunday through Thursday nights. Any additional nights will be full price.

Questions?

Please contact Molly Cooper, Farm Camp Manager, at mcooper@wolfesneck.org or (207) 865-4469 x104.

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