Farm Camp

At Farm Camp, kids engage in hands-on learning about sustainable agriculture and the environment. Campers take care of livestock, tend our 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: 10 weekly sessions, coming 2021

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 12pm

Tuition: $230 per week

Before Care (8 – 9am) available

Extended Day (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: 10 weekly sessions, coming 2021

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Tuition: $280 per week

Before Care (8 – 9am) and After Care (4 – 5:30pm) available

Seedlings with Chicken

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: 10 weekly sessions, coming 2021

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Tuition: $280 per week

Before Care (8 – 9am) and After Care (4 – 5:30pm) available

Farm Kids Goat Walk

Farmward Bound

Farmward Bound campers immerse themselves in our farm production through meaningful projects such as milking our dairy goat, 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 culminates in an overnight camp-out each Thursday evening.

Program Details:

Age: 11 – 13 (by the week you are registering for)

Dates: 6 weekly sessions, coming 2021

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm (plus a Thursday overnight)

Tuition: $350 per week

Before Care (8 – 9am) and After Care (4 – 5:30pm) available

Farm-Based Cooking

Our oldest campers learn how to simmer, sauté, and celebrate the bounty of the summer season while building their culinary skills. After an introduction to food safety techniques with our experienced staff, campers will practice preparing delicious dishes from scratch using produce grown right here on the farm. Campers will also investigate the importance of sustainable food systems. No previous cooking experience required.

Program Details:

Age: 13 – 15 (by the week you are registering for)

Dates: Coming 2021

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Tuition: $350 per week

Before Care (8 – 9am) and After Care (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 (cottages 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!

 

Payment & Cancellation Policies

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

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

Cancellations & Refunds: At this time there have been no changes to our scheduled Farm Camp Sessions for 2020. Refunds can be given for cancellations, less a $25 cancellation fee per session. Families who request a cancellation can also transfer their camper(s) to another available session at no cost. We will continue to monitor all state and national guidelines as we approach the 2020 Farm Camp season.

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.

Vacation Camps

We invite kids ages 7-10 to spend their school vacations learning, exploring, and having fun at Wolfe’s Neck Center! Campers can sign up for a single day, a few days, or the whole week.

Ages: 7 – 10

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Price: $60 per day, or $240 for the whole week (20% discount!)

If you have any questions regarding our Vacation Camp, please email: education@wolfesneck.org.

 

Contactless curbside pickup for online Farm Store orders!

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