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camp bloomsbury

Play is seriously valuable. It is through play that children learn to trust their inner voice, develop social skills and become confident and independent people.  When we give a child the time and space to explore, their natural instincts toward learning are cultivated.  It is in these moments of genuine curiosity that the child is most receptive to learning new concepts.  These learning experiences last not only until the test is over, but for a lifetime. Nature is inherently full of opportunities to develop skills in risk assessment/management and problem solving.  Nature is also dynamic and ever changing, the child must learn to adapt to differing conditions and in so doing they develop grit and self-confidence.   



the vision

To provide children a safe space to grow, develop imagination and explore the natural beauty of the farm and forest.  We support and encourage curiosity, creativity, community and the joy of cultivation.  

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Ages 3-5

This program will begin each morning with a get to know you circle of songs, dance, stories or games and a quick overview of the schedule for the day.  The morning will be spent exploring the farm, visiting/petting animals (hens, goats, horses), cultivating the children’s garden, and harvesting produce for snack. A picnic lunch will be eaten on the grounds or inside the pavilion, weather depending.  After lunch, the children will enjoy free play in the forest. Essentially, they will go to forest school for a few hours each day!  They will be able to climb tall boulders or trees, make mud pies, play in the creek, build forts, construct a bird nest or insect home, create dams or fairy villages.  There will be art materials available for creating nature inspired art, as well as digging tools, strings, and loose parts to encourage creativity and collaboration. 

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Ages 6-9

This camp will begin with a get to know you group, a story/poem, yoga flow or game to build community and trust.  Children in this group will use produce harvested from the farm and learn simple recipes to prepare seasonal snacks.  They will also have the opportunity to receive a horseback riding lesson one day during the camp.  Using natural materials, they will learn how to construct a debris hut, which is a common bush crafting technique.  Other projects will be making an insect house, using foraged materials to make a bird feeder, and constructing either a bat box or a birdhouse.  After lunch, we will spend a few minutes in “sit spots” and reflect on our observations through nature journaling.  The rest of the afternoon will be free play in the forest. Field guides and art materials will be available during this free play time.  These children will also have access to binoculars, hand lenses, digging tools, and hammers & nails for more complex and collaborative construction projects.

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farm fridays

All camps culminate with Farm Friday’s from 3-6. The families of all campers are encouraged to explore the forest classroom with their children, and to enjoy the camaraderie and community of this beautiful farm with the families of other CSA members.



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the details…

Cost is $300 per week

Sibling Discount 10%

Basic application and application fee is required to reserve a spot.  

All camps are hosted from 9-3

Camps will take place outside rain or shine, with the pavilion available for a dry lunch or in the event of storms.  

Your child will come home dirty or your money back!


Dates for Farm to Forest camps:

June 3-7 Sprouts

June 10-14 Sprouts

June 17-21 Saplings

June 24-28 Sprouts 

July 8-12 Saplings

July 15-19 Sprouts

July 22-26 Saplings