FARM CAMP 2017
Farm Camp for 2016 was a great success, and we’re looking to build on that success in 2017.
@ The Baltimore County Ag-Center (1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030)
$260 for one child, $240 for an additional child – price includes t-shirt, snacks and all materials. Does not include lunch.
Farm Camp sows the seeds of responsibility, respect, community, and stewardship. You can expect your child to have a hands-on farm experience learning about planting and harvesting vegetables, bees and honey, bunnies, goats, horses, feeding and caring for animals, conserving our land and water, farm equipment and more. While there is a focus on farming, campers will also have a well-rounded camp experience participating in activities like arts and crafts, games and nature exploration.
SESSION 1 – August 7-11, 2017
SESSION 2 – August 14-18, 2017
|Ages 8-10 years||Ages 11-13 years|
Extended Day care will be provided for those who cannot pick up at 3pm at an additional charge.
Themes and Activities:
- Soil + Water Conservation
- Planting, Maintaining, Harvesting
- Farm To Table
- Bees & Pollination
- Farm Camp Video Project
A peanut free lunch for your child
Clothes that can get dirty!
Bookings MUST BE MADE BY July 7th
FARM CAMP SESSION ONE (AGES 8-10)
FARM CAMP SESSION TWO (AGES 11-13)
Waivers and Liability Forms will be sent via email after registration.
Images from Farm Camp
LOCATION INFORMATION: This 149 acre Piedmont farm located in central Baltimore County has been in active agriculture since the 1700’s. It features rolling hills, barns, forests, demonstration gardens and crops, pastures, wetlands, a historic corn crib and much more.
| What Parents Are Saying About Farm Camp
“This was, by far, my son’s favorite camp of the summer. His experience was incredible. The counselor to child ratio was perfect. I would not suggest going much larger with group size as the hands on experience may get lost. It was so wonderful to have our son come home and talk about all of the exciting activities that he was part of AND all of the incredible knowledge that he took away. Granted, we are not going out and adopting a pig or a goat…at this time OR making a bee hive, but we are embracing the excitement and encouraging the continued exploration into agriculture, farming and nature.”
Each day introduces the campers to different aspects of the multi-faceted industry we call agriculture including, farm safety, basic gardening, bees, goats, rabbits, chickens, horses, eggs, canning, and even tractor driving. No camp would be complete without its share of fun games and crafts, and Farm Camp was no exception. Campers competed in farm olympics as well as other farm themed games and physical activities such as farm yoga – and went home every day with something they made with their own two hands like a salad box, goat’s milk fudge, seed bombs, and homemade peach jam.
Farm Camp is a partnership that draws on the expertise and contributions of many within the local agricultural community including UMD Extension, the Baltimore County 4-H Goat and Rabbit Clubs, Timberbrook Farm, the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association, Master Gardeners, Finch Inc., Greenfields Nursery, as well as committed volunteers. MARC is so grateful to everyone who played a role in the success of this endeavor.
About the Camp Director:
Heather grew up in Canada where she loved to visit family farms. She has been a resident of rural Baltimore County, Maryland for nearly 40 years. Mrs. Brack was the founding director of St. James Preschool in Parkton where young children enjoyed daily nature walks. She taught Music at Sparks Elementary School and later at the Odyssey School in Stevenson.
Since retiring, Heather has run a farm/nature camp at her home in Monkton and has written a series of books about country life – old houses, farming and raising animals.
Heather is a Maryland Master Gardener and has been a member of area Garden Clubs for many years. She and her husband Bill have a small farm in Monkton where they have raised sheep, goats, horses and children! Their current pets are Lilly (corgi), Cinco (the barn cat), Bella (the hedgehog) and assorted laying hens.
She is excited about her role at MARC: instilling a love of agriculture and the environment in our campers!