Billings Farm & Museum is hosting two week-long summer camps in 2018. Each camp, designed for ages 8 – 12, is offered twice during the summer break. The sessions are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Living History Camp
July 9 – 13 and August 6 – 10, 2018
Step back in time to 1890s Vermont! Based on the personal journals of children who grew up in the state’s villages and on hill farms, Billings Farm & Museum’s Living History Camp is a fun way for kids to experience life on a 19th-century farm.
Throughout the week, campers will use historic techniques to help around the farm. They’ll feed and groom animals, saw wood, and make apple pie and jam on the kitchen woodstove. They’ll also go fishing, listen to stories, make ice cream, play games, create craft projects, meet characters from the past, and more. At the end of the week, campers host their families at the farm for a special presentation and celebration of what they learned.
New! Junior Farmer Camp
June 25 – 29 and July 23 – 27
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a farmer? Billings Farm & Museum’s newest summer day camp, Junior Farmer Camp, is designed to help kids discover for themselves by stepping into a farmer’s shoes for a week.
Junior Farmer Camp is as hands-on as it gets. Campers will have the opportunity to be up close and personal with the farm’s cows, horses, pigs, chickens, and sheep while learning the work that goes into the food that they eat. In addition to daily chores and activities, each day we will explore a different farming topic like dairy, gardening, tractors, and draft animals. On Friday, campers will prepare an animal of their choice for a show and presentation to their families. Join us for a week of fun-filled farm festivities!
The program costs $300 for members and $340 for non-members. Spots fill fast so call 802-457-2355, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the form below to book today.