Go in-depth into the world of farming!
What does it mean to be part of a farming community? Farm Discovery Camp is a hands-on program for young people, ages 11-14 (rising 6th-9th graders), who want a deeper understanding of farming and all that it encompasses.
At Farm Discovery Camp you will meet local professionals and farmers who are leaders in their fields — the Billings Dairy Farm Manager, local beekeepers, and a large animal veterinarian. Work alongside our farmers to learn the ins and outs of dairy production. Take part in a local service project — at Billings Farm or in the Woodstock community and make a lasting difference. Along the way, you will gain an awareness of the many ways our food systems and our ecosystems are interconnected. You will have the chance to:
• Experience the daily rhythms of farming and learn firsthand how farmers make decisions about caring for the herd and the land
• Make farm-fresh food including homemade macaroni and cheese and ice cream with Billings Farm’s jersey cow milk
• Meet farmers in our community and learn how to care for a calf, raise bees, and more
• Try fiber arts such as felting wool from Billings Farm sheep
• Explore the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park with a park ranger
• Make an impact on the farm and in the community with organized service projects
The safety and care of your child is of the utmost importance to us while they are a camper at Billings Farm & Museum. We carefully vet and screen camp counselors, conducting both background and reference checks before hiring them to work with our campers. Our response to COVID-19 will continue to be updated as necessary. Campers and parents will receive prior notice of all other safety precautions and processes implemented at the Farm & Museum. Please let us know if you have any questions about our safety practices.
We understand that everyone’s schedule is a little different and picking up your camper(s) can be a challenge at times. We’re happy to offer an aftercare option for families who are not able to make it to the 4:00 pm pick up time.
Aftercare runs from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm, Monday through Friday. Aftercare is only available for full-day camps (Junior Farmer Camp & Farm Discovery Camp). You may register your camper(s) for this option on a weekly basis for $60 per camper per week. Your payment holds you spot in aftercare, and you can pay through our website after completing the camp forms.
We have a minimum attendance requirement to be able to provide this service. We will inform you 30 days prior to your camper’s session if aftercare is unavailable. We will process a refund at that time.
Aftercare is a supervised time but not a structured activity time. Campers are encouraged to bring a book or other activity for this time.
Thank you for choosing Billings Farm & Museum’s Summer Camp Program and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Session 1: July 10-14 – This session is FULL.
Session 2: August 7-11
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Drop off between 8:45am and 9am. Pick up promptly at 4pm.
To be added to the waitlist for sessions that are FULL, please fill out the registration form below and email email@example.com.
We will go through the waitlist in order if a spot opens up more than one week before the camp session starts. Otherwise, we will send out an email to the whole waitlist and the first one to respond gets the spot.
$300 for Billings Farm Members (see membership for all the perks!)
$350 for non-members
10% discount for the second sibling registered for the same camp session
Not a member? Join today!
Note: Payment is required to reserve your slot.
Refunds can be given if notice is received prior to May 22nd with a $50 processing fee. No refunds after May 22nd. If you are requesting to move your camper to another session, we will do so if there is availability.
Contact Gabi at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.