Summer Day Camp
Monday–Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM
June 28–September 3, 2021
All Summer Camp Sessions are Filled for the 2021 Season
Rolling farm fields and shaded forest edges along the Connecticut River are the idyllic backdrop for our summer day camp at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center.
Curiosity and wonder are all around us during our week-long summer camps! Our highly qualified educators believe that students are the most engaged and learn best when their inquisitiveness and hands-on experiences are encouraged and empowered. Explorations through the forest, adventures along the riverbank, and games between the strawberry fields will cultivate a true appreciation for our ecosystems here in the Upper Valley, as well as the farm-fresh food and the community connections available within this unique setting.
Experienced staff facilitate campers ages 6-11 through activities and learning opportunities in groups of no more than ten. In addition to daily farm chores, games, and sensory-based explorations, campers have opportunities throughout the week to choose their own activities.
Some of these activities may include:
- baking a sweet treat for the whole farm
- creating and painting garden signs
- harvesting fruits or veggies from our fields for a snack
- collecting and identifying insects who live on the farm
- learning about the food chain while playing a camp-wide game of tag
- working in teams to complete a scavenger hunt
- tracking the wildlife that visits the farm
Safety, fun, and community building are at the foundation of our education programs. Our program is designed to instill a strong sense of stewardship and belonging among our campers, the environment, and one another.
$315 per week*
Week 1: June 28–July 2 (full)
Week 2: July 5–9 (full)
Week 3: July 12–16 (full)
Week 4: July 19–23 (full)
Week 5: July 26–30 (full)
Week 6: August 2–6 (full)
Week 7: August 9–13 (full)
Week 8: August 16–20 (full)
Week 9: August 23–27 (full)
Week 10: August 30–September 3 (full)
If you are having difficulty paying for camp registration, we have some financial assistance available. Please contact Nora@cedarcirclefarm.org for an application.
*Visit our FAQ page for more information about the program, discounts, camp policies, etc.
Still have questions? Email Nora, our Education Programs Manager, or call (802) 785-4737.
Summer Camp Scholarships Available
We are so pleased to announce that Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is the recipient of a grant from the Couch Family Foundation. The Couch Family Foundation partners with organizations serving the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire and Vermont. They support people and programs working to improve children’s health and well-being, early learning and development, family resiliency, and community vibrancy.
This award will allow us to focus on providing eligible families in our community with scholarships for summer camp (otherwise known as “camperships”). Our summer camp spots have filled up quickly, however there are still a few spots left available that are reserved for families who need financial assistance!
Junior Counselors (JCs) are an integral part of the Cedar Circle Farm Summer Day Camp Team. Working alongside our summer educational team, JCs engage with campers throughout the day as they assist camp educators in running activities, setting up for lessons, and helping general group management.
The main responsibility of a JC is to be an exemplary role model. We are looking for excited, responsible, and mature young adults (14+ years of age) who enjoy working with elementary-aged children and are eager to grow as a leader and mentor. While the JCs are guaranteed to have fun, it is important that they realize their role is different from being a camper.
Our JC program runs all 10 weeks of Farm Camp (June 28-September 3). We are looking for JCs who are comfortable working outdoors in a farm environment and who can commit to serving all five days of at least one camp week, from 8:30am-4pm.
We will have a mandatory Junior Counselor training session on Thursday, June 24th from 1-3 PM. Junior Counselors must be able to attend this session, during which time we will orient the JCs to the space, meet the camp staff, and highlight the importance of their role and expectations during their camp week.
Candidates and their caretakers should take time to fill out the form together and reach out with any questions. After you complete the form, the Education Department will reach out to you for a phone interview and contact the reference provided on your application. Priority will be given to applications in the order in which they were received.
If you have any questions about the program, email Camp Director/Education Programs Manager Nora or call (802) 785-4737.
“On the last day of camp, he was asking to be signed up again for next year! He never complained about going and never asked to stay home.”
“My grandson… spent a wonderful week at your Camp in July and I wanted to thank you for providing such a gentle, accepting, and fascinating adventure for him. The counselors could not have been better!”
“I was very happy with the camp - he came home happy and excited every day, I really liked that he CHOSE to participate in harvesting and cooking projects, knot-tying, etc… It also warmed my heart to hear him singing camp songs in his bed at night - very very sweet.”
“[My daughter] loved the fact that the entire camp took place outside. I think she most enjoyed making food and learning new songs.”