May and June 9:30 - 1:30 (except May 27th)
Dates with less than 5 kids will be canceled on the previous Wednesday. Maximum enrollment is 16.
$45 for each Saturday session
Ages 6 to 10
Join us at Blackberry Meadows Farm for our Little Homesteaders Summer 2023 season! We’ll be growing as homesteaders and friends as we work with each other to get the farm and ourselves ready for the growing season. We’ll be tending to the animals, seeding and transplanting in the greenhouse, planting and preparing the field. We’ll also have lots of tire swing and tree house time.
Little Homesteaders will be a fully outdoor class so please come dressed for the elements! We will send a recommended list of gear once your child is registered. Snacks are provided but feel free to send something with your child if they’re a picky eater!
About the Staff
Lindsay is a PA certified K-12 teacher with over a decade of community-based education experience. Born and raised in the Allegheny Valley, she lived in the Philadelphia region for several years, primarily working in public health before moving home and reconnecting with her roots. She has a passion for helping people to learn about themselves and the world around them through nature connection. Lindsay is currently the youth director at First United Presbyterian Church of Tarentum and co-leader of a Girl Scout troop in Sarver.
She enjoys live music, thunderstorms, bonfires, and time with her dog. Her favorite kind of s’more is a well toasted marshmallow and a peanut butter cup between graham crackers.
Hi! I’m Sara. First and foremost I am a Mama to two wild and free boys. I am also a pediatric occupational therapist. I’ve worked in the community and in schools for 7+ years. I have a passion for sensory processing and trauma informed care. I also have a deep love of nature and growing things. My goal is to combine my background in OT and my adoration of nature. When I’m not homeschooling my boys or seeking to grow community, you’ll likely find me in the woods. I am so excited to foster curiosity and growth in our kiddos.
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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.
- No. This is an all -outdoor class. We’ll meet rain or shine. In the case of hazardous weather we’ll communicate any cancellations by 8 am.
This is a project-based class where we’ll be doing lots of different activities each time we meet. Every class will include time for free-play, a group meeting and discussion, snack time, and farm chores.
Yes, snacks are provided although feel free to send a snack if your child is a picky eater!
Farm Chores Campers Can Help With
Camp Registration Fee
$325 Little Homesteaders Farm Camp Sessions --- $45 Little Homesteaders Saturdays
For Farm Camp only, there is a $10 discount for each additional child
Payment can be made by check, through Blackberry Meadows website, or with cash. Please let us know if you would need to break up the price in multiple installments. We are happy to help make it work!
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.