Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a farmer?
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 get up close and personal with the farm’s cows, horses, chickens, and sheep while learning the work that goes into the food we eat. In addition to daily farm chores and activities, we will explore a different farming topics like dairy, gardening, tractors, and draft animals. Other fun camp activities include:
- Taking a hayride through the farm fields
- Having a pizza party with garden fresh ingredients
- Participating in scavenger hunts around the farm
- Tie dying a Junior Farmer Camp t-shirt
Our Junior Farmer Camp follows the CDC and state government guidelines to ensure the safety of our campers and counselors. The group sizes for each session will continue to be small, consisting of 10-18 campers and 2-3 counselors and will be split into small groups following CDC guidelines for social distancing.
Our response to COVID-19 will continue to be updated as more information and state government guidelines becomes available. Campers and parents will receive prior notice of all other safety precautions and processes implemented at the Farm & Museum.
The majority of our camp activities will be held outside where campers can maintain social distance. Campers help with animal chores for the sheep, goats, chickens, and heifers, take tractor-drawn wagon rides, play games, and do gardening, crafts, and cooking. We will take advantage of the adjacent National Historical Park for hiking and learn about Vermont’s natural history. We can’t wait to see you at Junior Farmer Camp!
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!
June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29, August 15-19
Refunds can be given if notice is received prior to May 21st with a $50 processing fee. No refunds after May 21st. If you are requesting to move your camper to another session, we will do so if there is availability.
Time: 9 am – 4 pm; Drop off between 8:45am and 9am.