FARM CAMP 2016

Stay tuned for Farm Camp 2017. Construction at the Ag Center site will affect programming.

Farm Camp for 2016 was a great success.

@ The Baltimore County Ag-Center (1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030)

$250 per child – price includes t-shirt, snacks and all materials.

Farm Camp sows the seeds of responsibility, respect, community, and stewardship. You can expect your child to have a hands-on farm experience learning about planting and harvesting vegetables, bees and honey, bunnies, goats, horses, feeding and caring for animals, farm equipment and more. While there is a focus on farming, campers will also have a well-rounded camp experience participating in activities like arts and crafts, games and nature exploration.

SESSION 1 – August 8-12, 2016 SESSION 2 – August 15-19, 2016
Ages 8-10 years Ages 11-13 years
8:30am-4:30pm 8:30am-4:30pm
Tentative Daily Themes Tentative Daily Themes
Farm Safety  Farm Safety
Gardening Gardening
 Compost Goats
Vermiculture Canning
Bunnies Bees
Goats Farm to Table
Farm Machinery Animal Husbandry
Canning Tractor Driving
Horses Horses
Farm Olympics Farm Olympics

 

Images from Farm Camp

Farm Camp 2014

LOCATION INFORMATION: This 149 acre Piedmont farm located in central Baltimore County has been in active agriculture since the 1700’s. It features rolling hills, barns, forests, demonstration gardens and crops, pastures, wetlands, a historic corn crib and much more.

 What Parents Are Saying About Farm Camp

“This was, by far, my son’s favorite camp of the summer. His experience was incredible. The counselor to child ratio was perfect. I would not suggest going much larger with group size as the hands on experience may get lost. It was so wonderful to have our son come home and talk about all of the exciting activities that he was part of AND all of the incredible knowledge that he took away. Granted, we are not going out and adopting a pig or a goat…at this time OR making a bee hive, but we are embracing the excitement and encouraging the continued exploration into agriculture, farming and nature.”
Each day introduces the campers to different aspects of the multi-faceted industry we call agriculture including, farm safety, basic gardening, bees, goats, rabbits, chickens, horses, eggs, canning, and even tractor driving. No camp would be complete without its share of fun games and crafts, and Farm Camp was no exception. Campers competed in farm olympics as well as other farm themed games and physical activities such as farm yoga – and went home every day with something they made with their own two hands like a salad box, goat’s milk fudge, seed bombs, and homemade peach jam.
Farm Camp is a partnership that draws on the expertise and contributions of many within the local agricultural community including UMD Extension, the Baltimore County 4-H Goat and Rabbit Clubs, Timberbrook Farm, the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association, Master Gardeners, Finch Inc., Greenfields Nursery, as well as committed volunteers. MARC is so grateful to everyone who played a role in the success of this endeavor.