Amazing things happen on a farm in summer. Everything is green and growing, and something new crops up almost every day. Summer camp on a farm can be both fun and educational, and the lessons children learn will stick with them for years to come.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport offers several weeks of farm camp, divided into age groups, starting with age 4 to entering kindergarten, on up through to students entering ninth and tenth grade, and young adults age 15-18 can be a part of camp as “junior counselors.” Camps are half or full day, but with Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s nearby Recompence Shore Campground, the entire family can camp out for the week, and they even offer discounts on the camp when you do so.
Both the land and the sea are topics for camp weeks at Wolfe’s Neck. The season starts June 19-23 with “Summer Has Arrived,” during which campers get a little taste of everything that happens on a farm and have the chance to meet the newest residents on the farm – lambs, calves and kids (as in goats). Other weeks focus on the soil, forest to farm, the tide pools and ocean, crops and harvesting, barnyard ecology and more, ending with “Summer’s Last Harvest,” August 21-25.
teens who really want to immerse themselves in gardening, Wolfe’s Neck
has its hugely successful Teen Ag Program. The young crew works in the
gardens, manages a CSA and farm stand, and grows thousands of pounds of
fruits and vegetables for area food pantries.