Farm and Forest Summer Camp at Black Kettle Farm
Join us this summer for Farm and Forest Summer Camp at Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm! This meaningful summer experience is offered to children 4-9 years old on a weekly enrollment basis throughout the month of July. Days will be filled with farm chores, work in our flourishing vegetable garden, art projects, handcrafts, games and free play. We will also spend time everyday exploring the natural wonders in the forest surrounding Black Kettle Farm. The Farm and Forest camp is based in the Waldorf model, to nurture imagination, creativity, and active play in the developing child.
Each week of July we will explore a theme that will be the inspiration for our games, crafts, and activities:
Session 1-July 6-10 Earth Week
While we will be spending time in the garden all summer long, this week will have extra focus on DIRT. What lives in the dirt, what grows in the dirt, and what can people do with dirt? We will work with clay, and explore the forest and rock scrambles, and spend lots of time getting dirty!
Session 2-July 13-17 Air Week
This week will be filled with fun games: we will play ball games, throwing games, and running games. We will explore the wind by making and flying our own kites. We will look up into the trees to listen and watch for the birds that live there. Our crafts this week will adorn our garden and show us which way the wind is blowing.
Session 3-July 20-24 Sun Week
This week we will explore all things sunny!! In the garden we will watch the way the sun helps the flowers and plants grow, and harvest some yummy treats for our snack. We will play with our shadows and explore the light and darkness in the forest.
Session 4-July 27-31 Water Week
What could be more fun on a hot summer day than to spend it exploring all the wonders of water? This week we will visit the wetland areas at the farm and learn about the animals that live there.
We will blow giant bubbles, play water games, and visit the waterfall in the forest.
Registration forms can soon be downloaded on our website. Call Kathleen Morse for more information at 518.963.7385 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tuition is $300 per week.
Programs are partially funded with generous support from the Essex Community Fund.
Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm offers birth –3rd grade education based on the Waldorf philosophy and a Farm and Forest Summer Camp on a working farm in Essex, NY.