WOODSTOCK, VERMONT… Step into the shoes of a farmer, listen to farm stories, meet Billings’ Farm animals and enjoy the thrill of the farm in winter. Billings Farm & Museum has four camp offerings which all provide engaging, hands-on activities and explorations of the farm and the local landscape.
Winter Wonders Camp, Feb. 14 – 18, 9 am – 12:30 pm. Ages 6-8. Winter Wonders Camp offers “fun”tastic winter activities, including outdoor explorations, sledding and winter crafts. Learn about animals in winter and go on a scavenger hunt with National Park Rangers. Meet the Billings Farm animals and find out what they do in wintertime. Warm up while cooking popcorn and hot cocoa over an open fire. Bake sugar cookies and learn to make marshmallows, wassail punch and cinnamon sugar snowflakes in the Billings learning kitchen. Craft a paper snowflake, decorate a fleece scarf, experiment with Oobleck and make a bird feeder. And of course, enjoy lots of outdoor playtime! Space is limited. Visit our website to reserve a spot www.billingsfarm.org/winter-wonders-camp/
Billings Bookworms Camp, June 27-July 1, 9 am – 12:30 pm. Ages 6-8 (entering grades 1-3). Listen to fun stories about farming, nature and animals then meet our calves, sheep, goats and learn the basics of caring for each animal through hands-on activities. www.billingsfarm.org/billings-bookworms/
Junior Farmer Camp, offered in four sessions, on June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29 & August 15-19, 9 am – 4 pm. Ages 7-10 (entering grades 2-5). Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a farmer? 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 different farming topics like dairy, gardening, tractors, and draft animals. www.billingsfarm.org/junior-farmer-camp/
Farm Discovery Camp, offered in two sessions, on July 18-22 & August 1-5, 9 am – 4 pm. Ages 11-14 (entering grades 6-9). What does it mean to be part of a farming community? Farm Discovery Camp is a hands-on program for young people, who want a deeper understanding of farming and all that it encompasses. www.billingsfarm.org/farm-discovery-camp/
Aftercare is available for full-day camps (Junior Farmer Camp & Farm Discovery Camp).
Our camps follow the CDC and state government guidelines to ensure the safety of our campers and counselors. The group sizes for each session will be small, and campers will be split into smaller 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.
Billings Farm & Museum, now in its 39th season, is open weekends Nov – Feb 10AM-4PM, and daily, 10AM-5PM April – October. Find the Special Events Calendar, daily schedules, admission pricing and membership information at billingsfarm.org.
Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation Inc., a charitable non-profit institution. Billings Farm & Museum is committed to providing educational opportunities and experiences to our visitors, whether here in Woodstock, Vermont or at home wherever you are through our online resources at Billings Farm at Home. Visit us on billingsfarm.org, and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/BillingsFarmMuseum/ and Instagram at instagram.com/billingsfarm/.
photo credit: Billings Farm & Museum