1870 Farm Summer Camp offers kids an opportunity to unplug and tune in to the natural world.


Each week at camp spotlights new topics for ever-changing exploration and fun. Campers grow, learn, and play through hands-on projects and developmentally appropriate activities including animal care, hiking, crafts, games, gardening, cooking and much more! 


Our unique farm setting is particularly special for animal lovers and children curious about the natural world. We are fortunate to have a cast of friendly animal residents who provide campers with a chance to connect, learn and build a sense of confidence and responsibility through caretaking. 

Our trained staff centers the physical and emotional health and well-being of our campers in all they do - this safe learning environment enables campers to try new things, build friendships, and make memories all summer long. 

There are multiple weeklong camp options for ages 5-13, as well as a CIT program for 14-16 year old campers looking to lead. We can't wait to see you at camp this summer!

All Day Camp | ages 5-13

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Day campers explore, create, and discover together through a wide variety of hands-on activities. Specialized daily activities enable campers to take deep dives into subjects such as visual and performance art, culinary skills, gardening, outdoor skills, and animal care. 

Junior Camp | ages 3-5

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Junior camp is a great first step for our youngest campers! A half-day session builds confidence in little ones, enabling them to try new things and enjoy many of the same activities as our older day campers in an age-appropriate context. 

To set Junior campers up for the best possible experience, we ask that they be able to use the bathroom independently, communicate about their needs, and have some experience attending programs outside the home (such as kindergarten or other community programs). 

Counselor In Training (CIT) | ages 14-16

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Our CIT program is the perfect opportunity for older children who are ready to build leadership skills and experience camp from a new perspective. CITs work closely with 1870 Farm staff to learn about program facilitation and assist with daily camp activities. 

Early drop off is available for all programs for an additional fee.

Late pick up is available for All Day campers and CITs for an additional fee. 

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What We Do at Camp

Animal Skills

  • Chores and feeding

  • Care and socialization

  • Baby goat cuddling

  • Pony painting and grooming

  • Egg collecting 

  • Animal training & behavior lessons

Life Skills​

  • Gardening

  • Cooking

  • Food preservation (pickling)

  • Problem solving and teamwork

Sports and Games

  • Capture the Flag

  • Water games

  • Fishing

  • Soccer

  • Hiking

  • Creative play

Outdoor Skills

  • Fire building

  • Outdoor cooking

  • Plant identification

  • Animal track identification and casts

  • Gem and mineral identification

  • Foraging


  • Painting and drawing

  • Sculpture

  • Found object art

  • Performing arts (dance, singing and theater)

  • Textiles

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