North Wind Farm Day Camp

Thank you everyone for a great 2017 season!!

Day Camp may have just ended, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t planning for the 2018 camp season. We are looking in to how we can improve the camp even more! We are finding some fun and engaging themes and activities, and finalizing what animal we will have on the farm next summer.


What is Farm Day Camp?

Good question! We are a day camp that take arts and crafts, animal science, outdoor education, agricultural, team building, and many more types of activities and put them together to scalped a fun, educational, hands on day for the campers!


When do we offer the program?

We run 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday


How old do the campers need to be?

We offer the program for youth 5-12 years old. Campers must turn 5 before the first day they attend the camp.


How are the campers grouped and what is the ratio of staff to campers?

We group the campers by age in groups of up to 12 campers. We maintain a ratio of 1 staff to 12 campers and with our counselors and other specialty staff, we are able to maintain that ratio and even maintain a smaller ratio for most of the day!


Are lunch and snacks provided?

We do not provide a lunch. We ask that you pack a healthy lunch for your child(ren), with an ice pack to keep it cool during the day. We do provide a morning snack, and will occasionally offer an afternoon snack, though it will not be daily. For morning snack we will typically offer some fruit or a granola bar. For afternoon snack we will typically offer something from one of the gardens (i.e. salad, different vegetables, or fruits). We will also have some kind of ice pop for the campers at least once a week.


How much time will the campers get to spend with the animals?

Each day the campers will do morning and evening chores, and that will either be working with the animals in the gardens or helping with cleanup in our areas. Every week all the campers will get the opportunity to work with all of the animals. There will be some week where we will have special educators or volunteers that will come in and do special projects with the animals. 

Contact

Justin Hicks
Farm Day Camp and Afterschool Director
jh974@cornell.edu
315-379-9192 ext. 261

Last updated September 21, 2017