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SPROUTS Registration

SPROUTS Registration

$200.00
Unit price per

SPROUTS Summer Camp Registration 

Thanks for your interest in our fun-filled, farm-based program for the 2020 Summer Season!

The Sprouts Summer Camp Program is filled with age-appropriate activities that encourage exploration and nurture farm-based learning. Our mornings are spent outside learning about the plant and animal life in the gardens and woods at Broadturn Farm.

Our Sprouts Program keeps an eye on the unique needs of very young children. We structure the half-day program to include lots of imagination, hands-on learning and play activities. Little ones love coming to camp feeding pigs, visiting the cows, collecting eggs, handling chicks and ducklings, munching veggies and strawberries in the garden, learning simple recipes, exploring the woods, building fairy houses, singing songs, listening to stories, playing games, making art, and of course…learning how to use an outhouse! Campers sign up for one week at a time.

This is a half-day program that runs Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 12 noon for ages 4-5.

Sign-up is limited to no more than 2 weeks to allow more kids to enjoy the opportunity to experience the farm.  If your week is listed as FULL, please contact megan@broadturnfarm.com to be put on the waiting list!

2 WEEK SESSION RATES : 

  • One (1) week registration: $200
  • Two (2) weeks registration: $400

We offer a $10 discount per sibling with code SIBLING10.

If you have any trouble purchasing your registration or have any questions, please contact Megan at megan@broadturnfarm.com or call her at +1-207-510-4822.

Please note: If we are notified of a cancellation prior to May 30th, we will issue a refund, less $25 processing fee. No refund will be made for cancellation after this date. Please send a copy of the child's immunization record before their first day at the farm.

 

Session Descriptions

Week 1 (June 22 - 26): Art on the Farm for Sprouts and Farm Kids

Did you know that farmers can be artists too? We’ll make sculptures with wood, stone, and clay, make paint with dirt, dye with plants, and see what we can create with all of the extra flowers that can’t be sold. This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.

Week 2 (June 29 - July 3): Tools & Tractors Week for Sprouts and Farm Kids

Our tools and tractors make the farm run! Learn how and why the tractors are used on the farm with Farmer John. Practice using our many farm tools such as wheel hoes, hand hoes, pitchforks and wheelbarrows. This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.

Week 3 (July 6 - 10): Critters & Creatures Week for Sprouts and Farm Kids

Learn about some of the smaller creatures on the farm! Search for snakes, salamanders, frogs, crayfish & minnows that live in and near the stream. Discover why butterflies, bees, spiders and other beneficial insects are so important to growing food and flowers, and learn about those pesky ones too (potato beetles, cutworms, tomato hornworms & more)! This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.

Week 4 (July 13 - 17): Homesteading Week for Sprouts and Farm Kids

Campers try their hand at some homesteading skills: sewing, spinning, weaving, woodworking, gardening, bread baking, cooking over an open fire, pickling and making butter & jam are just a few of the things they might learn. This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.

Week 5 (July 20 - 24): Forest Week for Sprouts and Farm Kids

There’s so much to see and do in the woods surrounding the farm! Some of our favorite woods activities include: digging clay from old streambeds, building fairy houses, hiking the Silver Brook Trail, foraging for wild edibles, and building shelters! This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.

Week 6 (July 27 - 31): Homesteading Week for Sprouts and Farm Kids

Campers try their hand at some homesteading skills: sewing, spinning, weaving, woodworking, gardening, bread baking, cooking over an open fire, pickling and making butter & jam are just a few of the things they might learn. This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.

Week 7 (August 3 - 7): Flower Week for Sprouts and Farm Kids

Join our farm's floral designers in learning what makes a great bouquet of flowers. Make one of your own to bring home and give to your mom, dad, neighbor, or friend! Learn about edible flowers, make flower tea and use flowers in arts and crafts projects throughout the week! This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.

Week 8 (August 10 - 14): Farm-to-Table Week for Sprouts, Farm Kids, and Farm Teens

During Farm to Table Week, campers will engage in a large plan to create a farm to table picnic to be enjoyed near the end of the week. Complete with meal planning, harvesting, cooking, and decorating the table with flowers, campers will play an active role. The Camp Pizza Party & Picnic will take place on the evening of Thursday, August 13th. This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.

Week 9 (August 17 - 21): Plant Magic Week for Sprouts, Farm Kids, and Farm Teens

Let’s see what our farm-grown and wild plants have to offer us! We’ll make lip balms and salves, art materials, rope, & yummy things to eat. We’ll learn which plants are good for bumps and bruises and bug bites, and how to make a good sun-infused tea! This week will function as a typical camp week with the above activities integrated into the week.