Arts on the Farm & Little Sprouts
June 26th - August 4th, 2017
Hallockville Museum Farm and Peconic Community School partner each summer to offer a unique day camp experience for ages 6-13 unlike anything else on the East End, plus Little Sprouts, an early childhood program for ages 3-5. Read below for additional information and click the red button at right for the 2016 Camp Brochure. Registration will open in early February 2016.
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 features a unique theme inspired by the traditions of the region. 2016 Arts on the Farm Summer Camp themes include: Organic Gardening & Garden Crafts; Barnyard Arts & Crafts; Nature Explorations,Life on the Farmstead, and a new theme: Bees, Bugs & Butterflies, all for ages 6-11; and Advanced Woodworking for the older camper, ages 9-13.
Little Sprouts is the perfect “first camp” experience for the younger child, age 3-5. The gentle, nurturing, and playful 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 on the farm. The Little Sprouts program is from 9am-12pm, with an optional “Stay and Play” aftercare from 12-2pm.
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 email@example.com.
Arts on the Farm (Ages 6 -13)
Week 1: Woodworking
June 26 - 30
Advanced Woodworking: (ages 9-13) This week is designed for the older camper ready to delve deeper into the world of woodworking. Campers will have the special opportunity to work with master woodworker Tom Barry and acquire experience with handheld woodworking tools to craft everyday, practical items.
Woodworking (ages 6-11): In this week, campers will have the opportunity to combine craft with history. Applying their hands and minds to basic carpentry skills campers will fashion unique wood projects and have great fun along the way!
Week 2: Barnyard Animals
July 3-7 (ages 6-11) (no camp on July 4)
Why can cows eat grass but not pigs? That's just one of the many questions that will be answered during this week of exploring the importance of animals on our local farms. Children will get to know and learn how to care for Stella, Zoe and the rest of the beloved farm animals of Hallockville's farm.
Week 3: Nature Explorations
July 10-14 (ages 6-11)
Campers will trek the fields of Hallockville to seek out wildlife, 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 4: Pollinators
July 17 - 21 (ages 6-11)
Learn all about the important creatures that pollinate and protect our food sources and why they are essential to local farms and gardens.
Week 5: Life on the Farmstead
July 24 - 28 (ages 6-11)
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 6: Organic Gardening & Garden Crafts
July 31 - Aug 4 (ages 6-11)
Campers will be getting down and dirty as they plant, harvest, weed and water in the camp’s very own vegetable garden. They will also use natural items, flowers, and the produce they helped harvest to create hand-crafted keepsakes.
Camp hours: 9am-2pm, M-F.
Fridays will end with a special event or sharing, so parents are invited to join from 1:30-2pm.
Little Sprouts (Ages 3-5)
The perfect “first camp” experience for little ones. The gentle, nurturing, and playful 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.
Camp hours: 9am-12pm, M-F, with a 12-2 Stay & Play Option
Summer Camp Tuition
For single week enrollments:
$350 Arts on the Farm
$275 Little Sprouts
Per week for 2 or more weeks:
$300 Arts on the Farm
$225 Little Sprouts
Per week per child for 2 or more children from the same family:
$300 Arts on the Farm
$225 Little Sprouts
A limited number of scholarships are available for deserving families.
Space is limited and will fill up quickly! Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 631.298.5292