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Summer Program 2024

Week 1: July 8 - July 12 *morning program

Week 2: July 15 - July 19 *afternoon program

Week 3: August 5 - 9 *morning program

Week 4: August 12 - August 16  *afternoon program

Week 5: August 19 - August 23 *morning program

Week 6: August 26 - 30 *afternoon program

Half day program for children ages 8-15.  Children must be 8 at the start

of their camp week, no exceptions.

*Morning program runs from 8 am – 12 pm, Monday through Friday.

*Afternoon program runs from 1 pm - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day will be focused on learning to work with animals and plants.  Campers will learn how to feed and work with all of the farm animals, including pigs, goats, cows, sheep, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, and horses.  From clipping chicken wings, to trimming bunny nails and goat hooves, from collecting eggs to leading horses, we try to explore it all.  Campers will also learn to make some of the items we produce here on the farm such as wool scrubbies, salves, and bug repellents.  We will learn how to harvest and dry herbs and botanicals. 

We take a hands-on approach to exploring our natural world, wildlife, farm animals, and plant life.  We also have nature trails and an adventure course featuring woodland themed balance beams, swings, teeter totters, and more!

A typical day in our morning program is structured as follows, we will follow the same basic routine for our afternoon programs:

 8:15 am - 9 am - Morning meeting and chores:  Kids learn how to milk a cow or goat if there are any in milk, feed pigs, move sheep and goats to new pastures, feed chickens, collect eggs, etc.  


 9-10:30 - We choose different farm animals to work with each day.  Clip the goat hooves, give a pig a bath, learn to lead the horses, etc... 
 
10:30 - Snack
 
10:45-12 - Daily Class: Kids will learn to make lip balms, salves, bug repellent, work with wool, primitive pursuits skills, etc.
 
Other activities throughout the week might include learning how to curry horses, clean their hooves, and take them for walks, as well as trim goat and sheep hooves.  If there are baby animals born during camp, children will get first-hand knowledge of working with these young animals.  We will explore methods on how to harvest and store produce, children can take home some of the fruits of t
heir labor!  We have lots of classes planned for many more hands-on activities.

 

  

Program Information:

Registration:

  • Registration fee due with registration: $225.00 per week per camper

  • Daisy Hollow Farm t-shirt (not required): $20.00

Morning and Afternoon Programs:

We are trying something new this year.  Parents have asked us about an afternoon program.  We will offer three weeks of afternoon sessions, during these weeks, camp will run from 1 pm - 5 pm.    

​Drop-off/Pick-up Times:

Morning Program:

Arrival time: 7:45 am - 8:15 am.  Please do not arrive before 7:45 am.

Pick-up time: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm.  Please do not arrive later then 12:15.

Afternoon Program:

Arrival time: 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm.  Please do not arrive before 12:45.

Pick-up time: 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm.  Please do not arrive later then 5:15.  

 Inclement weather: 

We will hold camp regardless of weather.  It is the parent's choice to keep a camper home.  We do not give refunds for missed days.  

 

Camper Health Information:

Please be aware that we do not at this time offer extra support for children with special needs.  If your child requires an aide or additional support when at school or with homeschooling, we require that you provide the support at your expense.  Otherwise, please consider another program which may be more accommodating of their additional needs.  This is for the safety of all the children and animals on the farm. Please contact us prior to the first day of camp if your child requires extra support.  Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

If your child has allergies to any animals, please send allergy medicine with instructions or make sure your child has taken allergy medication before camp.  Your child will be out in various weather, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately and has sunscreen and bug repellent.  We do provide our own natural bug repellent for the children to use throughout the day.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • If there is a scheduling conflict, we can try to slide your child to another week with no added fee

  • 1 month or more prior to the program starting date - full refund

  • 14 days to one month prior to the program starting date - refund of 50% of the registration fee

  • Fewer than 14 days prior to the program starting date - no refund will be issued.  

CIT (Counselor-in-Training) Information:

We have a lot of our campers asking about becoming CIT's!  This is very exciting for us as we love to watch the children grow and learn and start to take on leadership roles among their peers!  Here are our guidelines for campers to become CITs.

  • We have tried experimenting with different ages and have learned that an appropriate time for campers to take on stronger leadership roles is as they age out of camp.  We believe that the best age for campers to take on the role of CIT is 15.  We do have younger campers who are both mature enough and experienced enough to help out, but in fairness to all, we have set the age limit to 15.  

  • CITs must have come to our camp for two weeks as campers and feel comfortable working with the animals and the younger campers.  

  • CITs will not be required to pay full camp tuition.  The cost per week for a CIT will be $125 plus they will receive a Daisy Hollow Farm t-shirt.  

  • CITs will be asked to help with the campers in our various group activities, though a counselor will always be available and on-site.  CITs will not be disciplining other campers.  They will help show how to handle animals, how to feed animals, and they will help organize the campers for our various activities.  They will always be available for the campers to answer questions about activities and the farm.  CITs may help prep the animals for activities, and help the counselors prep activities.  We would like to have 2 CITs per week of camp.  If your child is interested, please contact us so we can set up their weeks!  

Click here for 2024 registration form  

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