2021 Farm Camp Registration Is Open

 We are excited to announce Farm Camp will commence for the 2021 season.

COVID-19 UPDATE: To ensure the safety of all campers and staff, Hart-to-Hart Farm Camp will be following CDC guidelines with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Families will be required to fill out a daily health prescreen before arriving to camp’ and campers and staff will need to wear masks a all times; the only exceptions will be during snack and lunch time, where participants will be spaced at least three to six feet apart. All Farm Camp programing will take place outside, except for activities in the livestock barns, or in the case of inclement weather, when campers may take shelter under our large tent. Hart-to-Hart Farm will provide multiple hand-washing and sanitation station throughout our farm to promote proper health and safety practices. 

 

OVERVIEW

Linda Hartkopf directs the summer program at Hart-to-Hart Farm. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Education and Bachelor’s in Animal Science with a concentration in dairy; and has farmed with her husband for many years. She is an avid supporter of agriculture through school programs and tours and works with a variety of state organizations. Scholarships are available through generous support of a number individuals and organizations.

Typical Day for Campers:
8:30– 9:00 Circle Time
9:00-9:30 Barn Chores

9:30 – 10:00 Healthy Snack
10:00-12:00 Farm Activities
12:00-1:00 Lunch/Quiet Time

1:00-3:30 Discovery Time
3:30-4:00 Barn Chores
Camper to staff ratio is 10:1

WINTER VACATION HALTER BREAKING SESSIONS

Due to COVID we have changed up our scheduled offerings during Winter School Vacation Week!

Youth ages 9 years old or older can help halter break our calves. Sessions are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 3:00 p.m. each day. During that time, youth will learn how to groom and halter break  calves 2 months and older. Each session is 1 1/2 hours long. Up to 7 individuals per session.

Time Slots:

Monday, 2/15             12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.          1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 2/16             12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.          1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 2/17         12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.          1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Download  Winter Halter Breaking Session Registration Form and email

hart2hartfarm@gmail.com or call 207-437-2441 to sign up

SPRING VACATION WORKSHOPS

Due to a change in our labor force, I will not be offering any workshops during April Vacation Week. But… I am offer another opportunity!

Interested youth and families can sign up for spring cleaning up.  On Monday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. join me in  preparing our farm for the  camp season. We will be raking leaves, picking up sticks and moving supplies in preparation for camp. Then end our session with a special treat, bottle feeding the baby goats!!

To sign up, download Spring Clean-Up Registration  (pdf) or  Spring Clean-Up Registration  (word) and email to hart2hartfarm@gmail.com   to reserve your spot.

FMI call: 437-2441 or 692-4603

SUMMER CAMPS

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Down on the Farm

(Ages 5 – 12 years old)

Campers will have the opportunity to explore our farm’s animals, gardens and fields and discover how they weave together to create the farming cycle. Each day campers build a stronger connection to the farm and the origins of their food and clothing.

Campers begin each day with feeding and caring for the farm animals and their own “adopted” animal. Throughout the day campers participate in a variety of activities, games and crafts. The week culminates as families join campers for a parade of the adopted animals which they have worked with during the week. Returning campers will find new adventures awaiting them.

*One week reserved for campers ages 5-6 years of age.

Session Dates:
I June 21 -25 FULL
II June 28 – July 2 FULL
III July 5 – 9 FULL (Reserved for campers ages 5 & 6 yrs)
IV August 9 – 13 FULL
V August 16 -20 FULL  (This week will incorporate a Junior Chef component) 

Camp Fee / Session: $295

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Critters and Crafters

(Ages 7-12 years old)

Let the farm be your inspiration! Use your creativity to find things on the farm and turn them into art you can eat, wear, write on or plant in! Make paper from vegetables, turn wheat berries into pretzels or design an unique planter. Campers attending this session have an opportunity to adopt their special farm animal and learn their secrets too!

Session Date:
July 12 – 16  FULL

Camp Fee / Session: $295

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Pioneer
Week

(Ages 7-12 years old)

Step back in time and discover a variety of farm activities kids did in the 1800”s. Make a herbal salves from plants, play traditional games, plow with a team of oxen or try your hand at cooking a traditional meal. Campers attending this session will also adopt a special farm animal for the week. New and Old campers will be in awe as the week progresses. The week closes with a special event for families and friends.

Sessions Dates:
July 19 – 23 FULL

Camp Fee / Session: $295

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Farm Extravaganza

(Ages 11-13 years old)

Farm extravaganza is for the camper seeking an in depth farming experience. Campers participate in an assortment of farm and forest projects which teach them about sustainable farming practices and approaches to local ecosystems. The week incorporates team building and leadership activities where campers learn problem-solving skills as well as gain a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem, Highlights: adopting farm animal for the week. Optional overnight Thursday. This week is an unique program for returning campers as well as new. There is an additional fee for the sleepover.

Sessions Dates:
I  August  2 – 6   (FULL)

Camp Fee / Session: $295

Farm Explorer

(Ages 14-16 yr olds)

Ideal for those campers not ready to leave Farm Camp! A unique week filled with special projects and activities to deepen your knowledge with the diversity agriculture has to offers. Campers still adopt their special farm animal and can participate in the optional sleepover to gain the FULL farm experience.

Session Date: July 26 – 30

Camp Fee / Session: $295

ENROLLMENT & FORMS

Space is limited so enroll early. To register complete the attached form and return it with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Upon receipt, you will receive a confirmation letter and orientation package with health form. The balance and completed health form are due June 1st, 2021. Fees include a camper T-shirt with farm logo and healthy snacks.