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.

Peapods

Peapods are introduced to farming and the natural world through structured and well-supervised activities. Campers are encouraged to try new things as they meet our livestock, taste veggies in the garden, and activate their imagination through play, songs, and stories. Our staff nurture a sense of wonder about the plants and animals that support our farm community.

Program Details:

Age: 4–6 (by the week you are registering for)
Dates: June 28-August 27
Schedule: Monday–Friday, 9am–12pm (AM session), 1-4pm (PM session)
Tuition: $230 per week
Before Care: (8–9am) available
Extended Day: $100 (12–3:45pm) available for ages 5–6 only

Peapods with Ducklings

Seedlings

Seedlings get their hands dirty through daily farm chores such as collecting eggs, feeding the chickens, and tending our organic garden. Campers also explore the vibrant ecosystems surrounding the farm, including the forest, salt marsh, and Casco Bay coast. Our staff lead activities that encourage creativity, curiosity, and enthusiasm for the natural world.

Program Details:

Age: 7–8 (by the week you are registering for)
Dates: June 28-August 27
Schedule: Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
Tuition: $280 per week
Before Care $40 (8–9am) & After Care $50 (4–5:30pm) available

Farm Kids

Farm Kids dig deeper with daily farm chores such as turning the compost, picking potato bugs, and caring for livestock. As they venture to the farther reaches of the farm, campers discover more about our fruit and vegetable production and organic dairy practices. There are new adventures each week!

Program Details:

Age: 9–10 (by the week you are registering for)
Dates: June 28-August 27
Schedule: Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
Tuition: $280 per week
Before Care $40 (8–9am) & After Care $50 (4–5:30pm) available

Farm Kids Goat Walk

Farmward Bound

Farmward Bound campers immerse themselves in our farm production through meaningful projects such as trimming sheep hooves, and harvesting vegetables for the local food pantry. Campers also hike in the woods at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, build leadership skills through team challenges, and learn coastal ecology while canoeing or clamming. (Please note that water-related activities are subject to the weather and tides.) The Farmward Bound experience normally culminates in an overnight camp-out each Thursday evening; we are uncertain this will be possible in 2021 and will provide updates to the families once we know more.

Program Details:

Age: 11–13 (by the week you are registering for)
Dates: June 28-August 27
Schedule: Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm (plus a Thursday overnight)
Tuition: $350 per week
Before Care $40 (8–9am) & After Care $50 (4–5:30pm) available

Camp & Camp

Why should kids have all the fun? This summer, turn your child’s summer camp experience into a Maine adventure for the whole family. While the kids learn and play at Farm Camp, you can spend the day shopping, kayaking, or relaxing in your hammock with a book. Stay five nights or more at our Oceanfront Campground while your child is at camp, and enjoy 25% off your Sunday-through-Thursday camping fees. 

How it works:

  1. Enroll your child in Farm Camp (includes our Junior Counselor Program)
  2. Book your camping trip online, and pay the deposit. Stay must be for five nights or more, including Sunday through Thursday.
  3. Forward your Farm Camp Confirmation Email or JC acceptance letter to info@freeportcamping.com and we will deduct 25% from your Sunday-through-Thursday camping fees (cabins, comfort camping, Wicked Easy Camping, and holidays excluded) for each week your child(ren) attend camp. You will receive a confirmation email once we have applied your discount.
  4. Enjoy a fabulous week at Wolfe’s Neck Center with your family!

Junior Counselors

Junior counselors (JCs) are an invaluable part of our Farm Camp team, and they’re rock stars around camp.They’re passionate, mature, and responsible young adult volunteers (15-18 years of age) looking to gain leadership experience while learning about sustainable agriculture and local ecology. Working with their group, JCs spend their days outside assisting with camp activities and encouraging the curiosity of campers.

As a JC you will:

Develop leadership skills
Build experience for your college applications and resume
Have the opportunity to fulfill service requirements

JCs can choose to sign up for two or more of our nine Farm Camp weeks. As this is a day camp, we do not have residential options available for Junior Counselors. There is no fee for participating in the JC program, but it requires an application and minimum two-week commitment from participants.

UPDATE: Weeks 1-5 are full! We are still accepting applications for weeks 6-9 (all in the month of August).

Questions?

Please contact Michael Messina, Education Programs Assistant,

at educationadmin@wolfesneck.org or (207) 865-4469 x106.

Payment & Cancellation Policies

Deposit: A minimum 25% deposit is due at registration.

Payment Deadline: Farm Camp tuition payment is due in full by June 1. For families registering after June 1, full payment is due at the time of registration.

Cancellations & Refunds: Families who request a cancellation prior to June 1 may receive a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee; families may also transfer their camper(s) to another available session at no cost prior to that date, or they 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 cancellations made after June 1, or for campers who leave camp for behavioral reasons.

Families who request a cancellation after June 1 for reasons related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a full refund less a nonrefundable $15 merchant fee will be given, or the family may choose to donate their tuition to Wolfe’s Neck Center’s education scholarship fund.

Financial Aid: We strive to make Farm Camp possible for all campers. We grant financial assistance based on each family’s need and the availability of funds. If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please create a profile for your camper on CampDoc and use code ‘SCHOLARSHIP’ to bypass deposits. Proceed to complete the Scholarship Application in the Health Profile. A committee will review all applications and notify financial aid recipients. Please note, depending on the volume of applications each year, it may not be possible to fulfill all requests for financial assistance.

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