Our nonprofit educational farm is located just five miles from downtown Freeport and I-295.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Ages 4 to 6 = $26.50 per half day
Ages 7 to 9 = $31.50 per half day
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.
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 email@example.com.
No. We need to keep campers within their respective age groups, based on their age as of April 1st, 2023.
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!
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.
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.
Eligible reservations are from Sunday through Thursday nights. Any additional nights will be full price.
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