Berkshire Botanical Garden

2018 Farm in the Garden Camp

July 02, 2018       09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262


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Balance payment due by June 1, 2018

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About Farm in the Garden Camp
  • Open to children 5-14 years old
  • Sign up for one or multiple weeks
  • Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m.
  • A maximum of 25 campers per session
  • 1:3 staff to camper ratio
Camp Philosophy
Here at Berkshire Botanical Garden, we have designed a program to nurture the seeds of Earth stewardship by connecting children to our food system, environment, and to one another. Farm in the Garden Camp provides time, space, and guidance for children to do meaningful work and play in a caring, garden community. Campers experience the inherent pleasure and personal agency that comes from making things by hand. Their time in the garden will be spent caring for the plants and animals that sustain us and making good use of the harvest. They will make cheese, collect eggs, bake quiches from scratch, press fresh cider, sheer sheep, and walk goats among many other hands-on, exciting farm and garden activities. At Farm in the Garden Camp, participants are invited to be part of a community that is committed to educating and inspiring others. We hope to see you this summer!

Some of the things we do at Farm Camp:
  • Care for sheep, goats, rabbits, and chickens
  • Pull carrots, dig potatoes
  • Extract honey from the beehive
  • Sing songs and hear stories
  • Cook and eat snacks from food that we grow ourselves
  • Sell homemade treats, and hand-harvested flowers and vegetables at the Thursday Family Farm Stand
  • Bake pizza in a cob oven for our Friday Farm Feast celebration
  • Make new friends!

A typical day at Farm in the Garden Camp
9:00 Campers Arrive
9:15 Opening Circle with the whole camp community
9:30 Farm animal and garden chores
10:00 Snack
10:15 Activity I (in age groups)
11:15 Activity II (in age groups)
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Story under the Grandfather Tree
1:30 Choice Time Activities (mixed age groups)
2:45 Closing Circle of Thanks
3:00 Campers leave for the day


2018 Session Dates

(1) July 2 - 6 (NO CAMP Wednesday, July 4th)
(2) July 9 - 13
(3) July 16 - 20
(4) July 23 - 27
(5) July 30 - August 3
(6) August 6 - 10

(7) August 13 - 17 (NEW! 7th Session)


2018 Tuition Rates
A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to reserve a space at Farm Camp. A separate deposit is required for each child and each session. The deposit can be paid on the bottom of this page. The remaining balance is due June 1 and can be paid by clicking here.

Session 1 (week of 4th of July, 4 day program)
BBG Member:$300
Non-BBG Member:$335

All other sessions, 5 day program
BBG Member:$370
Non-BBG Member:$405


NEW THIS SUMMER (2018)!
Early drop-off and late pick-up.
Details and pricing coming soon.

Refund Policy
The $100 deposit is non-refundable.

After May 1, tuition paid above the registration deposit will only be refunded if BBG is able to fill the cancelled space.

No refunds will be given within two weeks of a camp session beginning.

 
Financial Assistance

A limited number of Camperships are available to offset the cost of coming to Farm in the Garden Camp. The $100 registration deposit must be paid prior to applying for a campership.

See below for Campership Application link.

Camp Forms (Available in January 2018)
Camp Health and Waiver Forms Camper and Parent Handbook

Campership Application (Financial Assistance)

CIT Application
 
Employment
Are you too old to sign up for Farm Camp but still want to be a part of the fun? Join the talented Farm Camp staff! Available positions are listed on the BBG Employment page here.

 

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Thank you for your interest. Farm in the Garden Camp 2018 has ended. Look for information on Farm in the Garden Camp 2019 on berkshirebotanical.org late 2018.

Thank you for your interest, but the week you selected for Farm Camp is filled. If you'd like to be placed on a waitlist, please email the Camp Director, Alex Fylypovych at afylypovych@berkshirebotanical.org and include the following:

  • Child's Name and birthday
  • Parent's Name and email (or best person to contact if a space opens)
  • The week(s) you would like to be waitlisted

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PO Box 826
5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone: 413.298.3926 info@berkshirebotanical

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