Farm Camp

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Beat the heat and join us on the farm for a week of exploring where our food comes from! Campers will help with farm chores collecting eggs and harvesting vegetables. They’ll learn some basic animal care, plant life, and get a glimpse of what farm life is like! We’ll explore the outdoors by taking hikes in the woods, the fields, and maybe a visit to the pond! Campers will also have lots of time for free play and be immersed in nature the whole week. The camp will be led by experienced farmers and educators.

About the Staff

Charissa

Charissa will be the lead educator for Blackberry Meadows Farm Camp. She has taught in museums, schools, and cultural institutions for a decade now. Before moving to Pittsburgh, she lived in NYC for six years and taught at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, the Cooper Hewitt Museum among many others!


Charissa is also a farmer! She is currently raising meat rabbits at Blackberry Meadows Farm and teaching at Temple Ohav Shalom Center for Early Learning. In her free time, she enjoys board games, puzzles, and quilting. Her favorite kind of s’more is a marshmallow between two chocolate chip cookie.

Charissa standing in a field

Possible Projects/Lessons

Farm Chores Campers Will Help With

Daily Schedule

Dropoff

8:45-9:00 am

Free Lawn Play

9:00-9:30 am

Morning Meeting

9:30-10:00 am

Farm Chores

10:00-11:00 am

Project/Lesson

11:00 am-noon

Lunch

12:00-12:30pm

Hike in the Woods

12:30-1:00pm

Pickup

1:00-1:15pm

Recommended Items to Send With Campers

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive a confirmation email with documents that need to be signed. Payment and documents are due before the beginning of camp.

There will be a mix of activities that will change day to day and some activities will do every day. Campers will help with farm chores every day and there will also always be time for free play. Depending on the group, the weather, and farm happenings, the lessons and projects will change. There is a list of possible activities and projects you can peruse.

On Fridays, we’ll pull out the sprinkler and other fun water toys and take some time to play in the water! Make sure to pack a swimsuit for your camper!

Masks are not required. If you prefer having your camper wear a mask, you are more than welcome to do that! Campers will be outside for the day, with a few trips to the barn and the greenhouses.

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Dates and Times

Monday-Friday: 9 am-1 pm

5- through 7-year-olds

July 19-23

8- through 10-year-olds

July 26-30

Camp Registration Fee

$150

There is a $15 discount for each additional sibling or relative registering (for either week).

Refunds will only be issued if the weather makes it unsafe for us to be outside. Refunds will be pro-rated for the number of days missed.