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 available, June 17 – August 23, 2019

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 available, June 17 – August 23, 2019

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 available, June 17 – August 23, 2019

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: 7 weekly sessions available, June 17 – August 2

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: 2 weekly sessions available, August 5 – August 16, 2019

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!

 

Meet the Farm Camp Team

Alexis Mantis

Youth Leadership Counselor
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Caroline Cohen

Farm Camp Counselor
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Ceanne Lyon

Farm Camp Counselor
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Cyndle Turcotte

Farm Camp Counselor
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Emily Lane

Leadership Coordinator
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Hannah Carr

Administrative Assistant
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Josie Gillett

Farm Camp Counselor
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Katie Josephs

Livestock Educator
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Katie Williams

Assistant Camp Director
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Kelly Lynch

Peapods Lead Educator
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Maranda Chung

Camp Director
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Melody Larson

Farm Camp Counselor
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Remy Angell

Farm & Garden Educator
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Sophie Silberman

Youth Leadership Counselor
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Zach Chenier

Farm Camp Counselor
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Alexis Mantis

Youth Leadership Counselor

Hello! I am a South Portland native, but have lived all around the world (including Germany and New Zealand). I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in sustainable agriculture science and am currently working on my master’s degree in education at USM. Teaching is my passion; I am a science educator in the Biddeford school district during the school year. In the summer, however, you can usually find me at a local beach. I love exploring and enjoying all that the Maine outdoors has to offer, including hiking, running and kayaking. I am excited to connect campers with my passion for the outdoors!

Caroline Cohen

Farm Camp Counselor

Passionate about education and all things environmental activism, I’ve fallen in love with spending time with children, animals, hiking, dancing, teaching yoga (especially outdoors!), and cooking vegan meals. A born and raised Ohioan, I have not yet had the chance to experience my love of nature in the beautiful Northeastern part of the country, including Maine! I am excited to spend a summer away from my home state, where I double major in English and Gender Studies at Kenyon College, to more thoroughly pursue environmental education. In addition to staying active, I enjoy writing poetry, crafting, reading feminist literature, and curling up with my cat. This summer, I am really looking forward to getting my hands dirty alongside some curious kiddos!

Ceanne Lyon

Farm Camp Counselor

Hi, I’m Ceanne! I love spending time outdoors, especially with animals. I also love to travel, and last summer I had the opportunity to work with elephants in Thailand which was amazing! I recently graduated from Yarmouth High School and will be attending Haverford College in the fall. I have worked at Wolfe’s Neck Center as a JC for the past three summers and am looking forward to stepping into my new role as a Farm Camp Counselor!

Cyndle Turcotte

Farm Camp Counselor

Hello! My name is Cyndle Turcotte, and I’m from Brunswick, Maine. I am a recent graduate of Unity College, with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Management, where I got to study environmental sciences and how we interact scientifically with the world around us. I love hiking, traveling, and exploring new creative ways to help others connect with nature. Last summer I drove cross country to visit multiple national parks and loved seeing how drastically (and quickly) the landscape can change. Moving forward, I hope to use all of my experiences to help others get excited about nature and find innovative ways to protect our environment.

Emily Lane

Leadership Coordinator

Emily attended the University of New Hampshire and earned a double major in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, as well as EcoGastronomy. During her time as a student she served as a food pantry volunteer for students and local community members, worked in the UNH organic high tunnels, taught students in Italy about agriculture, and created the first farmer’s market at UNH. Emily’s love of farming started in 2014 when she worked on community gardens in low-income neighborhoods across the United States. She is passionate about bridging the gap between local food systems and community. She is beyond excited to spend her first season at Wolfe’s Neck working with the JCs and the rest of the staff on the farm!

Hannah Carr

Administrative Assistant

Hi, I’m Hannah! I’m from Lewiston, and I am going to be a fourth-year at the University of Maine. I’m studying Economics and Environmental Science, and I also volunteer with the Cooperative Extension as a 4-H STEM Ambassador where I am able to run fun activities for elementary students to get them excited about STEM. I am so excited to meet the campers and have an amazing summer!

Josie Gillett

Farm Camp Counselor

My name is Josie and I’m from Seattle, Washington. I graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from Bates College in 2019 and am stoked to be spending the summer in Maine! I love cooking, farming, spending time outside and understanding how things work and am so excited to pursue all of these passions at Wolfe’s Neck this summer. When I’m not at the farm, I’ll be playing sports, exploring Portland, hanging out near water and eating good food. I’ve been working outside and with kids for over four years and I’m so looking forward to continuing that this summer!

Katie Josephs

Livestock Educator

Hi! My name is Katie and I am the Livestock Educator this summer. I am a fun and bubbly person who is always laughing- literally always. I am a recent college grad hoping to teach 5th grade in the near future! My hobby includes going to fairs with my working steers and oxen. I also have recently adopted a puppy- ask me for pictures of Bentley and Moby!

Katie Williams

Assistant Camp Director

Born and raised in coastal Maine, Katie attended Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. She spent her four years working with refugee children and families and earning a degree in International Relations. After graduating, Katie spent a year and a half in Haiti working with students, teachers, agronomists, and entrepreneurs. While there, she saw firsthand the importance of education, food, nutrition, and farming. Returning stateside with an interest in food justice and teaching, Katie spent the last three years as the Director of Education and Camps at a working, teaching dairy farm in New York. Looking to expand her experience with farm-based education, Katie is so excited to be joining the Wolfe’s Neck summer team!

Kelly Lynch

Peapods Lead Educator

Hello my name is Kelly and I am the Peapods Lead Educator here at the farm! I am so excited to be back for my third summer here at Wolfes Neck! I recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine, and when I am not working on the farm I am a track coach!

Maranda Chung

Camp Director

Maranda grew up nearby, in Brunswick, and earned her Environmental Studies degree from Skidmore College in upstate New York. While at Skidmore, she conducted research to analyze local food systems, got her hands dirty in the school garden, and studied abroad in Tanzania, India, New Zealand, and Mexico. For the past 8 years, Maranda has led a variety of experiential education programs on the west coast, including redwood hikes, marine science excursions, cooking classes, school garden activities, and youth development programs. She happily returned to her home state in 2018 and is grateful to join the staff at Wolfe’s Neck Center. She is passionate about fostering curiosity, community, and connection to the natural world.

Melody Larson

Farm Camp Counselor

I grew up in the town of New Gloucester, Maine, where I learned about planting seeds in the garden, where I raised chickens and was in the 4H poultry club, where I played in the forest, and where the love of the outdoors in all seasons was ignited in me. Currently, I am studying Environmental Policy at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. This past semester though, I have been studying abroad in Ecuador where I have had the most wonderful opportunity to experience many different and diverse ecosystems from the Amazon to the Galápagos. This summer I am most excited to spending more time outdoors, eating fresh veggies, and of course hanging out with some cool kids who are just as excited to do the same!

Remy Angell

Farm & Garden Educator

I am originally from Annapolis, Maryland, but have bounced all around the world until finally settling down in Maine last summer. My work experience ranges from a SCUBA instructor to a zoo keeper to a gardener. Some of my interests include hiking, music, collaging, and spending time with my dog Broccoli. I am very excited to share and learn all I can about gardening with all the campers and staff this summer!

Sophie Silberman

Youth Leadership Counselor

Hey Wolfe’s Neck! My name is Sophie and I’m so excited for Farm Camp this summer! I graduated from Kenyon College in May with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a focus in environmental studies. I grew up in Montclair, NJ, but I spent most summers growing up at a sleepaway camp just around the corner from Freeport––there is nothing like summer in Maine 🙂 I’m looking forward to teaching some experiential education on the farm and in the wilderness this summer and I’m most excited to lead overnight camp-outs every Thursday. I love getting dirty, hiking, swimming, canoeing, farming and cooking. At Wolfe’s Neck, we have the opportunity to contribute to the workings of a sustainable food system and reap its benefits. How cool!

Zach Chenier

Farm Camp Counselor

Hey I’m Zach, I am from Cobleskill, New York. I am currently a Junior at Unity College studying Sustainable Agriculture with a minor in Psychology. I love the outdoors and have experience with teaching through the FFA and other leadership programs I have taken. Something I really look forward to doing this summer is working with the campers on growing their horizon in agriculture field!

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: Refunds are given for cancellations made before June 1st, less a $50 cancellation fee per session. Families who request a cancellation can also transfer their camper(s) to another available session at no cost prior to June 1st. There will be no refunds, transfers, or credits given for cancellations made after June 1st, or for campers who leave camp for behavioral reasons.

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 contact our Education Office at (207) 865 – 4469, extension 106. Our staff will set-up a CampDoc account for you to submit a Scholarship Application online. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15th, 2019. A committee will review all applications and notify financial aid recipients by May 1st, 2019. 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 Camps, please email: education@wolfesneck.org.

February Vacation

Grab your snow gear and come learn and play here at the farm. We’ll track down our farmers to find out how they keep our cows and sheep happy and warm, and we’ll head into the forest to explore our winter wonderlands. A full week of winter adventures!

Dates: February 18 – 22, 2019

April Vacation

As the days become warmer, it’s time to start welcoming spring to the farm. Come and meet our new lambs, help us prepare our gardens with new seeds and seedlings, and watch as our forests and oceanfront come alive with the arrival of spring!

Dates: April 15 – 19, 2019

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