Summer Camp 2018
Maryland Agriculture Resource Council’s 2017 Summer camp was a great success and we are looking forward to building that success in 2018!
The Agriculture Here and Now Summer Camp will take place at The Baltimore County Agriculture Center (1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030)
$260 for one child, $230 for an additional child – price includes t-shirt, snacks and all materials. Does not include lunch.
Agriculture Here and Now Camp sows the seeds of responsibility, respect, community, and stewardship. You can expect your child to have a hands-on experience planting and harvesting vegetables, bees and honey, feeding and caring for animals, conserving our land and water, and more. While there is a focus on agriculture, campers will also have a well-rounded camp experience participating in activities such as arts and crafts, games and nature exploration.
9 AM to 3 PM
SESSION 2 – August 6-10, 2018
9 AM to 3 PM
|Ages 8-12||Ages 8-12|
Extended Day care will be provided at an additional charge.
Themes and Activities:
- Bees and Honey
- Land and Water Conservation
- Arts and crafts, games, and nature exploration
Please Notes: Cell phones use is permitted during specified times, but during camp activities, MARC expects all campers to be fully present without their phones. Phones may be taken by camp staff if they become a distraction.
- A peanut free lunch for your child
- Water Bottle
- Clothes that can get dirty!
Bookings MUST BE MADE BY July 7th
Please download and complete all Waivers and Liability Forms: MARCCamp_LiabilityWaiver_Packet
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.