Summer Day Camp
Monday–Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM
June 27–August 26, 2022
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 learn best when their inquisitiveness is encouraged and empowered through real life experiences. 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:
- harvesting ingredients to make “stone soup” for the whole camp, and donate the excess produce to Willing Hands
- building fires after learning the science behind them
- helping the production crew with their garlic harvest
- collecting macroinvertebrates from the Connecticut River and discovering what they can tell us about water quality
- learning about the food chain while playing a camp-wide game of “Predator versus Prey”
- constructing stick cabins in the forest as part of a nature design challenge
- picking bouquets from the cut-flower garden to share with CCF staff and show our appreciation
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.
$345 per week*
Week 1: June 27–July 1
Week 2: July 4–8
Week 3: July 11–15
Week 4: July 18–22
Week 5: July 25–29
Week 6: August 1–5
Week 7: August 8–12
Week 8: August 15–19
Week 9: August 22–26
If camp tuition is cost prohibitive for your family, we have 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 strive to make our summer camp accessible to all families and to accept all qualified scholarship applicants. We have partial and full scholarships available. Please reach out if you need financial assistance.
Our scholarship fund is made possible through generous individual donations and community grants. These funds allow us to focus on providing eligible families in our community with scholarships for summer camp (otherwise known as “camperships”).
Previous donors include The Couch Family Foundation, which 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.
If you are able you can donate here.
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 (13+ 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 9 weeks of Farm Camp (June 27-August 26). 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 9am-4pm.
We will have a mandatory Junior Counselor training session on Thursday, June 23rd 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 caregivers 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.
“Our kids were nervous for about ten seconds before arriving and feeling instantly welcomed and excited. The setting is ideal, and the counselors give the kids a sense of ownership and belonging right away. From naming the spaces, and laying out clear (but not rigid) daily plans, it’s the right mix of structure and open-ended-ness. Kids came home muddy, happy, and with LOTS of information to share.”
“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.”
“[Our camper] loved summer farm camp. She liked the games, the songs, cooking, learning about insects, pests, animals, trees, etc. She likes to help in our home garden now and tell her brother about insects and the names of trees.”