2018 Snipes Farm Day Camp
Ages4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years
Camp is set on an historic and bucolic 150-acre working sustainable farm with fields, woods and a farm museum.
Days begin with fun farm chores: feeding animals, tending the children’s garden, harvesting vegetables and cooking a morning snack.
Daily activities include: art, science, theater, music and games. Campers explore animal habitats; go on nature scavenger hunts; meet crawling, hopping and four-legged friends, as well as, 200 year old trees.
Fruit picking, fort building, painting and sculpting, juggling and circus arts are some favorite camp activities!
Campers are connected to the rhythm of life on the farm and make lasting friendships.
Our 2018 camp season runs from June 25th- August 24th (no camp on July 4th) for children ages 5-12 years old.
Camp hours are 8:30-3:30 with before and aftercare available. Before care begins at 7:30am and After Care goes until 6:00pm.
Our rate is $320 per week with an Early Bird Special, sibling and multiple week enrollment discounts and financial aid scholarships are available.
A Day at Camp
- Campers bring their own lunch but help to harvest fresh fruit and veggies to prepare healthy, delicious snacks.
- Barns and shady groves host the daily activities of cooking, art, music and science.
- The woods, fields and pastures offer opportunities to explore, play games and enjoy the land.
- Farm Day Camp is a community created through the special friendships made with campers, counselors, farmers and animals.
$320 per week for full-time attendance
$70 per day for part-time attendance (minimum 2 days)
$40 per day for half-day attendance (minimum 2 days)
2018 Snipes Farm Day Camp Weeks & Themes
Week 1: June 25 - 29 Animal Planet
Meet farm animals and wild animals, and explore habitats everywhere!
Week 2: July 2 - 6 A Hero's Journey
Activities explore heroes of myth, legend and the real world. *Please note: Camp will be closed on July 4.
Week 3: July 9 - 13 Silly & Sensible Scientists
Experiments that will make you go Ooohhh, Awwww, and Ah Ha!
Week 4: July 16 - 20 Passport to Fun and Friends
Campers will get a passport to be stamped at various globally themed activities throughout the week.
Week 5: July 23 - 27 Magical Worlds & Mysterious Places
Campers use their imaginations to explore magical worlds such as: Harry Potter, Narnia, and Neverland and mysteries of nature.
Week 6: July 30 - August 3 Earth, Wind, Fire & Water
Explore the earthly elements through science, art and games.
Week 7: August 6 - 10 DaVinci
A Rennaisance experience from scientific theories to inventions, to painting, to sculpture.
Week 8: August 13 - 17 Groovin' and Movin'
Bucket drumming, singing, hip hop, yoga and more!
Week 9: August 20 - 24 Farm Olympics
Games, relays, challenges, and fun stunts!
New in 2018! Snipes Farm Camp Leadership Program (CLP) for youth ages 12-14
The Camp Leadership Programs allows older campers to explore the farm in new ways with special projects, and include leadership and team building activities. A weekly field trip to a local park, museum, or recreation area will expand understanding about our community. Making lunch together once a week will include menu planning, harvesting and cooking everything from scratch. Leadership skills will be used to mentor younger campers at various times of the week.
Snipes Farm Day Camp Counselor-in-Training Program for youth ages 15-17
Be a special part of our camp community-apply to be a Counselor-in-Training (CIT)! A CIT gains training and leadership skills and supports the daily activities and life of the campers. CITs are volunteers who commit to a minimum of two weeks of service. CITs spend time on a working farm doing all the fun stuff that campers do while providing support to the camp staff. If your high school requires community service hours, consider Snipes Farm Day Camp as the perfect place to complete that requirement. Have fun and gain valuable skills at Snipes Farm this summer! More information about SFDC's CIT program can be found here. Interested in applying to become a CIT? Click here to download the CIT application, and email completed applications to Luanne at LuanneD@snipesfarm.org.
Before and After Care
Before Care 7:30-8:30am $30.00 per week
After Care 3:30-6:00pm $62.50 per week
Before and After Care $92.50 per week
- 10% discount if enrolled by Feb 20th and PAID IN FULL
- 5% discount if enrolled between Feb 20th-Apr 15th and PAID IN FULL
- 5% discount when attending 3 or more weeks
- 5% discount with siblings attending same weeks of camp
- 5% discount for Snipes Farm CSA members
*Special discounts are only applicable to full-day, full-week registrations.