The MOFGA certified organic Broadturn Farm is an authentic working farm that embodies the heritage of agriculture for children through engagement with a working landscape.
Whether it be marveling at the John Deere as Farmer John rolls by or greeting the box of tiny baby chicks delivered by the mail carrier, children come home with dirty knees and great stories. The enthusiasm is infectious and sometimes children leave with a dream to farm.
Children start the day with a morning meeting and a little yoga (those slop buckets are heavy--even our youngest farmers need to stretch before lifting). After meeting, groups separate to take care of farm chores. The animals on the farm are fed and watered, eggs are collected and fence lines are checked. Sometimes, the wood fired oven needs to be lit for a baking project. After chore time, everyone moves in to a morning activity. A typical morning activity might include picking strawberries and grabbing a few eggs before heading to the kitchen to make strawberry shortcake. The middle of the day is met with lunch and a story. In the afternoon, there is choice time and often a trip to the stream is an option. The Silver Brook is a small tributary that runs in to the Stroudwater River. Its home to salamanders, frogs and the occasional brook trout. There also appears to be a growing population of fairies as evidenced by the heavy development of fairy houses in the region.
Come join us!
We are always looking for teens interested in working with children to aid our educators as we implement our farm-based curriculum. Our popular Junior Counselor teen program has been an integral part of our dynamic summer camp, and has led to paid positions. Junior Counselor positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and require a completed application with adult references. Learn more by reading the program description here. For more information, contact Megan.
We want to give EVERY child a chance to attend camp at Broadturn Farm! Our farm campers work hard throughout the summer harvesting, washing, bunching, pricing and selling flowers, fruits & vegetables to raise funds for our scholarship program.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available to children attending our Preschool Discoveries or Summer Camp programs.