Connecting children to the land, the community and their creative spirits ...
The Arts on the Farm partnership between Peconic Community School & Hallockville Museum Farm offers a place-based, fun, educational and unique experience for campers ages 3 through 12 at historic Hallockville Museum Farm.
Little Sprouts (Ages 3&4)
The perfect “first camp” experience for little ones. The gentle, nurturing, and playful outdoor camp provides your child with the opportunity to care for farm animals, meet new friends, and engage in fun farm chores. There will also be plenty of time to play games, hear stories in circle time, and create arts & crafts projects inspired by the historic farm and enjoy plenty of relaxing freeplay time in the serene and shady apple orchard.
The Little Sprouts program cannot accommodate children under 3 years of age. All Little Sprout campers must be potty-trained.
Camp hours: 9am-12pm, 5 days/week (Optional aftercare each day from 12-2pm)
Summer Camp Tuition
For single week enrollments:
$395 Arts on the Farm
$320 Little Sprouts
Little Sprouts Stay & Play (12pm-2pm): $150 per week
Per week for 2 or more weeks:
$370 Arts on the Farm
$295 Little Sprouts
Per week per child for 2 or more children from the same family:
$370 Arts on the Farm
$295 Little Sprouts
A limited number of scholarships are available for deserving families.
Space is limited and will fill up quickly! Questions: email@example.com or 631.298.5292
Our Commitment to the Community
Peconic Community School and Hallockville Museum Farm are both 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to serving the educational needs of the community.We will be offering a limited number of camp scholarships to children from deserving local families and invite community members to help make the camp even more special.
Please consider making a charitable contribution that will enable deserving children to have a care-free experience at the Arts on the Farm Camp. No gift is too small, and all are appreciated. You can send your donation to Hallockville at 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901 or give online via credit card or Paypal here.
For more information about camp or scholarship opportunities, contact the Hallockville office at 631-298-5292 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts on the Farm & Little Sprouts
July 1st - August 16th, 2019
Hallockville Museum Farm and Peconic Community School partner each summer to offer a unique day camp experience for ages 5-12 unlike anything else on the East End, plus Little Sprouts, an early childhood program for ages 3 & 4. Registration is open and spots are filling up quickly!
Peconic Community School (PCS) has designed an enriching, arts-based curriculum will engage and excite your children all summer. Hallockville’s inspirational setting will surround campers with 250 years of agricultural history, 500 acres of preserved farmland and open space, and 19 historic outbuildings that date back to 1765. Situated in Riverhead, the camp is convenient to the Hamptons/ South Fork, the North Fork, Mattituck, Southold, Greenport, Shelter Island and Wading River.
Daily activities include circle time with songs and stories; interactions with farm animals including cows, sheep and chickens; farm chores; feeding the animals and theme time with an educational specialist. Hallockville and PCS draw from a wide community network of members, artists, craftspeople and educators that make this aspect of camp so unique. Visiting educational specialists have included: woodworkers, beekeepers, nature guides, herbalists, animal trackers, musicians, basketweavers, and sheep herders, just to name a few.
Each week of camp for ages 5-12 features a unique theme inspired by the traditions of the region.
Arts on the Farm
Junior (Ages 5 -7) and Senior (Ages 8-12)
Week 1 | July 1-5 (no camp on July 4)
Historically, early farms generated very little "trash" while a variety of household items enjoyed a "second life." Farm families had a knack for re-using, re-purposing and re-cycling materials-- rag rugs, crazy quilts, newspaper insulation to name just a few. This week, children will immerse themselves in lessons on sustainability based in the past.
Week 2 | July 8-12
Life on the Farmstead (Part I)
Step back in time to life on the farm in the Colonial era. Campers will churn, stir, sew, saw, chop and more, re-enacting and learning about the ways and traditions of a simpler life in the old days.
Week 3 | July 15-19
Organic Gardening & Pollinators
Campers will be getting down and dirty as they plant, harvest, weed and water in the camp's very own vegetable garden. Campers will also learn all about the important creatures that pollinate and protect our food sources and why they are essential to local farms and gardens.
Week 4 | July 22-26
Campers will trek the fields of Hallockville and hike to the Long Island Sound to seek out wildlife, marine life, flora and fauna. From uncovering animal tracks to birdwatching with local experts, campers will learn all about the wonder of the natural habitat that surrounds them.
Week 5 | July 29 - Aug 2
Tools & Trades
Life in a farming community lends itself to a myriad of hands-on work with a variety of implements. From woodworking to wool-working, soap making to jarring, this week campers will engage with a variety of materials and resources based on the work of local farmers, builders, makers, crafters and artisans.
Week 6 | Aug 5 - 9
Native American Week
Campers will step back in time and learn how native settlers lived off the land and sea on the North Fork, engaging in interactive experiences from drum circles to native dances, and exploring local and regional tribes. The rich historic landscape of the Farm provides campers with the unique opportunity to delve into the past as to better appreciate the present.
Week 7 | August 12 - 16
Life on the Farmstead (Part II)
Children who attended Part I of this multi-faceted theme will continue their explorations of history and rural life. And new campers will enjoy the discovery of life on an historic farmstead.
Advanced Senior - Survival Skills
In 2019, teens may be proficient in technology, but what about purifying water? And building a fire without a match? Can they change a tire? Participants will learn critical life skills for the future in this unconventional, yet crucial, camp experience.
Camp hours: 9am-2pm, 5 days/week.
Fridays will end with a special event or sharing, so parents are invited to join from 1:45-2pm.
"I didn't want it to end!" Camper, 2013
"It was such a lovely camp. You aren't offering camp just to offer camp-
you're offering camp to provide different learning experiences for the kids" Camp Parent, 2013