fresh discoveries farm camp
Discover the Freshness of the Great Outdoors
Join us this summer and learn how we take care of the land that produces our delicious and nutritious food. Our young farmers will learn about animals and how to take care of them, where our food comes from and what it takes to take care for it as well as down-in-the-dirt gardening activities, craft projects and so much more. Farm Steward Sam and CSA culinary expert Jenn Borealo with the kids will have the run of the farm – day-to-day activities and chores, the simple pleasures of being outside and enjoying nature. Your young one will have a great time, make new friends, learn and play and bring a fruit or a vegetable home each day. Come make great summer memories and friends with us.
Get a $25 gift card to use at the farm – bring your friend, neighbor or a cousin and receive a gift certificate in the mail.
All your friend needs to do is mention you as a reference when signing up.
$25 off your farm camp registration – please note siblings must be signed up at the same time in order to ensure discount.
Daily Curriculum (9 am – 1 pm )
|9:00||Arrival and check-in in the Discovery Tent.|
|9:30||1st activity – visiting and feeding the animals, picking, planting, exploring the sunflower maze, and our farm shop.|
|10:00||Snack Break *(see note below)|
|10:30||Hands-on farming (examples: weeding, pruning, planting, hiking, CSA packing and veggie washing, pressing fresh cider) Discovering, -plants, bugs, bees, trees, leaves, flowers, herbs, fruits, vegetables and more.|
|11:30||Lunch Break 8 (see note below)|
|12:00||Final activities for the day and wrap up.|
|12:45||Games under the tent.|
|1:00||Dismissal and check out.|
* Please Note: campers are required to bring a brown bag lunch and snack every day. Water and water bottles will be provided throughout the day.
We are excited to present this year’s program leaders:
Jenn Borealo, CSA Culinary Expert, and Teacher
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and I have taught Culinary Arts in Morris County Schools for over 20 years. I have worked with our campers now for 8 years. I am an avid gardener and I enjoy all kinds of handcrafts and I want to bring that joy to our campers. I started working here at the farm 23 years ago and I find that every day there is always something new to learn here.
Campers have a chance to interact with the farm animals. Children who attend farm camp learn where their food comes from by planting, caring for plants, and harvesting. They start to realize how nature takes care of nature. Campers have a chance to prepare and taste some of the foods that they pick.
Campers will work in the greenhouses with seeds, seedlings, and bulbs so that learning will continue as they garden at home.
This is a true working farm and every day, week, and season are different. There is always something new to see and explore on the farm and in the fields.”
Sam Walmer, Farm Steward:
“We will have the run of the farm and most importantly, have fun on the farm! Come on down and see how it’s done here. I did! This will be my 45th year and 10th at the farm in the fruit industry and I love it. Growing up, the orchards were my backyard and my playground. Can’t wait to see you there!”