Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

in Essential Ramblings

If you haven’t been to Stone Barns you are missing a real Westchester treat.  The farm is beautiful and offers a variety of family-friendly activities, walking trails, and events throughout the year. One of the more amazing opportunities that they offer though are their Summer Camp (and vacation week) experiences — your children will learn about farming, cooking, nature and more.  It is an experience not to be missed, in particular if you have an outdoor loving, animal obsessed little person! See details below…

2012 Farm Camp Early Registration Opens Today (January 17, 2012), for Stone Barns Members at the Seedling ($125) Level and Above.

Click here to become a member and take advantage of this special two-week early registration opportunity. Seedling level members also receive 10% off Farm Camp and all program fees. For questions about membership, please contact Karen Seo at 914 366 6200 x140. Registration opens to the general public on Monday, January 30.

Winter and Spring Vacation Camp
Winter Camp: February 21 – 24
Spring Camp: April 2 – 5

Vacation camp sessions are designed for first graders through fifth graders. Each session includes garden work, animal chores, farm crafts, games and nature hikes. Students will explore the farm-to-table connection as they harvest and prepare healthy and delicious seasonal snacks with our educators.   Registration for Winter and Spring Vacation Camps begins Tuesday, January 3, 2012.   Click here to download this year’s Vacation Camp brochure and registration form.

Summer Farm Camp
June 25-August 17

Stone Barns Center’s Farm Camp is entering its eighth season. Camp sessions are designed for rising first graders through rising eighth graders. Our campers have the opportunity to see how the farm works and get their hands dirty by pitching in with farm chores and learning alongside our farm staff. In addition to activities focused on a specific theme, every camp session includes garden work, animal chores, cooking, crafts, games and hiking. At Farm Camp, we also explore the farm-to-table connection. A staff cooking specialist helps campers prepare healthy snacks several times each week, and older campers cook a full lunch together in a professional kitchen.   Registration begins for members at the Seedling level ($125) and above on January 17, 2012 and for the general public on January 30, 2012.