Cedar Circle Farm Day Camp a unique program for children ages 6–11. Campers will play and learn about farming and nature as they explore all corners of our diverse organic farm. Farm Day Camp at Cedar Circle Farm provides your children with chances to engage in exciting and authentic farm experiences. Daily investigations and unique playful explorations will deepen your child’s understanding of the interconnectedness of all living things.
Kids can come for one week, or sign up for all six weeks. Each day of camp is new and exciting with the opportunity to choose their own activities! Our camp is five days a week, and runs from 9 am to 4 pm.
Farm Day Camp Details
2017 Sessions: July 3–7 (no camp on July 4th), July 10–14, July 17–21, July 24-28, July 31-August 4, August 7–11
Camp Hours: 9am–4pm (Note: 2017 Camp hours have been extended to 4pm!)
At Cedar Circle Farm, we believe that children learn best when their curiosity is encouraged, and they’re allowed to investigate their new ideas. We strive to pair fun with learning while getting our hands dirty.
Campers will explore the farm and the natural world in diverse ways. Adventures along our riverbank, forest, and farm fields will broaden their world and nurture their appreciation for the ecosystems of Vermont. Experienced staff guide campers through their day in small groups of ten campers or fewer. Throughout the camp week there will be ongoing projects and activities they will be able to choose from. Some of these projects and activities may include:
- collecting eggs from the hen house
- gathering and identifying insects
- making a mud oven to cook in
- crafting musical instruments from natural objects
- fishing on the riverbank
- harvesting fruits and vegetables from our fields and gardens for a snack
- making ice cream with berries we pick from the farm
- pressing flowers
- building a wilderness shelter
Summer day camp at Cedar Circle Farm is coordinated by Eric Tadlock, our Education Programs Manager. His experience developing and managing summer camps spans nearly twenty years. Safety, fun, and community building are the themes Eric uses to structure programs. We hope that children who come to the farm will develop a strong sense of belonging and ownership over this place we cherish. We want kids to taste fresh, wholesome food and learn how farmers work hard to grow it without harming the ecosystems we all depend on. Most of all, we want kids to get outside, play, investigate their surroundings, and have fun.
Junior Counselors (JCs) are an invaluable part of the Cedar Circle Farms Summer Day Camp experience. JCs work alongside our educational team and will play a valuable role each day. We wish to work with passionate, mature, and responsible young adults (at least 14 y/o) who are looking to work with children and flex their leadership skills in a fun, outdoor, farm based day camp.
Our Junior Counselors will bring fun to the camp, while working hard as mentors and growing into leaders. JCs will fill their time at the farm in many dynamic roles, including helping set up activities, assisting Educators, supporting campers, and just being awesome role models!! As a JC, you’ll also learn about organic agriculture, help campers with chores, and explore leadership.
Junior Counselor Training — June 29th, 1-4 PM
We will have a mandatory Junior Counselor training session on Thursday, June 29th from 1-4 PM. All selected Junior Counselors must be able to attend this session. We will spend this time learning about the important role and expectations of our JCs.
Become a Junior Counselor!
Our JC program runs all 6 weeks of Farm Camp (July 3–August 11, 9 AM-4 PM), and we’re looking for JCs who can commit to serving a full week (all five days of the camp week).
As part of the JC application, you (the prospective Junior Counselor) and your parents* are required to complete the form together. Please take some time to answer the questions on the form for us. Mostly we want to hear about why you want to spend a week (or more) as a Junior Counselor.
After we receive your application, we will set up a time to speak with you over the phone and call the reference you provide for us. We have very few spaces available for Junior Counselors, priority will be given to applicants in the order in which they are received.
If you have any questions about the program, please call us at (802) 785-4737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Parents, please note, JC’s are considered non-paying campers. We require the application form to be filled out completely in order to be eligible for consideration.
Education Program Testimonials
Little farmers was an exceptional experience for my child. He learned and had fun at the same time.
—LJ, Fairlee, VT
The little farmers program was fabulous for my daughter. She got to learn and see so much, and it was always special when we got to take a little bit of the farm home with us — kept the memory alive!
—Audrey M., Quechee, VT
My son loves this class! The information was easy for him to incorporate in his everyday life. I especially like an outdoor science program where skilled educators are engaging while the kids are touching, smelling, experiencing in a real world environment.
—Marcela, Bradford, VT