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Summer Camp Registration is LIVE!

Before registering, please read the following bullet points:

  • If you don't see an open spot in the week you want, do not lose hope -- please join the waitlist! The waitlist consistently is changing. The waitlist will take your credit card information, but it will not charge you until your child's spot is confirmed.

  • Please check out our Philosophy Page. We do things differently than other education centers, and it's worth understanding why we do what we do, and considering whether NVF is the right fit for you and your family.

  • Each camp day runs from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. We offer Early Drop Off and Extended Day options (see below).

  • If you have any questions, please email newvillagefarmprograms@gmail.com.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • For each registration, there is a $75 non-refundable deposit built into the cost.

  • If you cancel before May 15th, we will provide a full refund minus the $75 non-refundable deposit.

  • If you cancel between May 15th and six weeks prior to the camp's start date, we will provide a 50% refund.

  • If you cancel after the six week mark, we cannot offer a refund of payment.

What should I bring to Camp?
  • Hearty lunch and snack

  • Weather-proof tote for gear

  • Two filled water bottles!

  • Sun hat

  • Sunscreen and bug spray

  • Gardening gloves

  • Change of clothes for all weather

  • Rain pants and rain jacket

  • Closed-toed shoes or boots for chores, can be swapped for sandals later in the day

  • Extra socks

  • Sprinkler clothes (as we will not be swimming, but hosing down regularly)

  • Muddy/wet clothes bag, a plastic bag works well for this

  • Please leave all knives, tools, and electronics at home. (If your child has a cell phone, we require them to keep it in their bin unless they need to contact a parent or guardian.)

We run four summer programs:

Pathfinders, ages 5-6 yrs $385/week

Pathfinders is a program designed to serve our youngest campers with smaller group sizes and a space all their own for exploration, imagination, and the joyful work of the farm. This program eases newcomers into the magic and responsibility of work with animals and plants at a more moderate pace. We follow a rhythm similar to Farm and Garden Camp; we spend our morning working with the animals and in the garden, and our afternoons are spent exploring the woods, quarry, fields, and marshes around the farm, and diving into the interests that emerge from the group. Projects range from animal care, to wilderness skills, to cooking, to nature crafts, and whatever we dream up together!

  • If your 6 year old has spent significant time on the farm (e.g. has attended Farm School or 4 weeks or more of NVF programming in the past), you can consider signing them up for Farm & Garden Camp (see below). 

  • Please note, your child must be 5 years old at the time of registration.

Farm & Garden, ages 7-11 yrs $385/week

Farm and Garden Camp is our longest-running program. We are committed to their participation in the true stewardship of the farm, animals, gardens, and wild spaces. During the camp day, kids are hand milking goats, tending to chickens and rabbits, and working in the garden. They are exploring the woods, crawling across danger log, learning to whittle (7 yrs+), working with clay, wood burning, practicing carpentry skills, natural dyeing, flower crowns, and any other crafts we can dream up together. We build our programs around the kids' love of nature and animals, their capacity for kindness, their competence in work, and their right to belong.

Crew Camp, ages 10 yrs+ $350/week -- if you register for 3 weeks or more, each week will cost $325/week

Crew Camp is designed to serve kids who love farm work. We balance our work with breaks and play, but our focus remains on serving the animals, plants, and infrastructure of the Farm. This camp is led by farm employees who need to get things done in their day and are happy to have kids join them in that effort. We ask that you take the Crew’s commitment to service into consideration when thinking of registering your child. If your child is not interested in hard, physical work, then this is not the program for them.

Counselors in Training (CIT), 12 yrs+ 

Campers 12 years and up who enjoy working with their younger peers are invited to join us as CITs (Counselors in Training). This is a great opportunity for young people who would like to get more involved with childcare opportunities (i.e. babysitting connections, mentor experience, work references). It’s also a great way for them to share their love of the farm with younger kids. You need not have been a camper to become a CIT. 

 

Our CIT program has three tiers:

  • The first tier encompasses all new CITS to NVF. Their cost is priced at $275 per week.

  • The second tier are those who have had a good amount of experience in the role, and have demonstrated a strong ability to lead and take on more responsibility. This is the volunteer-level category, in which the CIT is able to attend Farm Camp free of cost. Staff will contact the CIT or CIT’s parent or caregiver directly if the CIT is eligible.

  • The third tier is stipended. CITs in this tier have been attending NVF for multiple seasons, and have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the mission of the Farm and their ability to work compassionately with kids. CITS in this tier must be 14+. Staff will contact the CIT or CIT’s parent or caregiver directly if the CIT is eligible.

Also available to all registered campers:
  • Early Drop off 

    • Monday through Friday, we offer two drop off options: 8 am ($12/day) and 8:30 am ($6/day). There are weekly and drop-in day options available. 

  • Extended Day
    • Monday through Friday, we offer one late pick up option for families who need to pick up their child at 4 pm for $12/day. There are weekly and drop-in day options available. 

Safety

We will educate the children in safe farm conduct around poisonous plants, electric fences, tools, and the animals. At NVF, we do our best to meet kids where they are. However, we have baseline expectations that kids can understand the meaning of "no," "pause," and "stop", that they can be responsible for taking care of their fundamental needs (e.g. fueling their body with water and food, dressing themselves for the weather, etc.), that they can follow basic directions, and that they can operate in a group setting with other kids. New Village Farm reserves the right to ask children who infringes on the safety of themselves or others by consistently violating the boundaries and conduct requested of them.

Sick Days

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for sick days or other scheduling conflicts.

Discount Policy

We offer 10% discounts for any siblings as long as they attend the same program and week as the first child. The 10% is only deducted from the second or more children's tuition and is made at checkout.

New Village Farm's Tax ID: 27-4665607

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