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Farm in the Garden Camp

Thank you 2019 Farm Camp Families for another wonderful summer! Information about Farm in the Garden Camp 2020 will be available later this fall.

Grow. Work. Play. Celebrate.

At Farm in the Garden Camp, we nurture the seeds of stewardship by connecting children to our food system, environment, and to one another.

Camp Philosophy

Farm in the Garden Camp provides time, space, and guidance for children to engage in purposeful play in an energizing and kind garden community. Their time in the garden will be spent caring for the plants and animals that sustain us and making good use of the harvest. They will plant seedlings, make cheese, collect eggs, bake quiches from scratch, and walk goats among many other hands-on, exciting farm and garden activities. At Farm in the Garden Camp, participants are invited to be part of a community that is committed to educating and inspiring others. We hope to see you this summer!

About Farm in the Garden Camp

  • Open to children 5-14 years old

  • Sign up for one or multiple weeks

  • Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

  • Drop-off at 8:45 a.m.

  • A maximum of 28 campers per session

  • 1:3 staff to camper ratio

Some of the things we do at Farm Camp

  • Care for sheep, goats, rabbits, and chickens

  • Pull carrots, dig potatoes

  • Extract honey from the beehive

  • Sing songs and hear stories

  • Cook and eat snacks from food that we grow ourselves

  • Sell homemade treats, and hand-harvested flowers and vegetables at the Thursday Family Farm Stand

  • Bake pizza in a cob oven for our Friday Farm Feast celebration

  • Make new friends!

A typical day at Farm in the Garden Camp

  • 9:00 Campers Arrive

  • 9:15 Opening Circle with the whole camp community

  • 9:30 Farm animal and garden chores

  • 10:00 Snack

  • 10:15 Activity I (in age groups)

  • 11:15 Activity II (in age groups)

  • 12:15 Lunch

  • 1:00 Story under the Grandfather Tree

  • 1:30 Choice Time Activities (mixed age groups)

  • 2:45 Closing Circle of Thanks

  • 3:00 Campers leave for the day

Group Descriptions

Campers spend the first part of their day in age groups. In the afternoon, campers get to choose an activity based on interest and spend time with campers of all ages, like siblings, cousins, and other friends.

Planters (ages 5-7)
Planters learn the foundations of farming and gardening through hands on activities, like planting and transplanting seedlings. They ease into animal care by meeting our smallest animals first, and work their way up to activities including walking our goats and brushing our llama. Planters also begin their culinary journey, learning to connect final products, like quiches and cheese, to their natural origins through hands on cooking activities.

Harvesters (ages 8-10)
Harvesters expand their culinary and agricultural know-how. They hone their herbal palette by harvesting, tasting, and cooking with herbs. They spend time caring for our animals, learning about their fibers and creating needle-felting art. They also begin taking on leadership roles in helping to organize and run our Thursday Family Farm Stand.

Farmers (ages 11-14)
Farmers dig deep into leadership with team building games and culinary, craft and garden related projects. They also visit the honey bees in their hives and compete in a friendly Farm Camp “Chopped” cooking challenge.

2019 Session Dates

(1) July 1 - 3 (NO CAMP July 4 & 5)
(2) July 8 - 12
(3) July 15 - 19
(4) July 22 - 26
(5) July 29 - August 2
(6) August 5 - 9
(7) August 12 - 16

2019 Tuition

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to register a camper. 

  Member Non-Member
Session 1* $240 $270
Sessions 2-7 $375 $410

* Session one is a short week, running only Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid in the form of “Camperships” is available. Applications for Camperships are included in the Health Forms, which are accessible after registering and paying a $100 deposit. Camperships will be awarded to those who apply before April 26, 2019. Applications received after April 26, 2019 will be awarded if funds remain available. For any questions regarding financial aid, please call or email Melvin Jenkins, Camp Director or call 413-931-3194.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The $100 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

After June 1, tuition paid above the registration deposit will only be refunded if BBG is able to fill the cancelled space.

No refunds will be given within two weeks of a camp session beginning.


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Camper/Parent Handbook

Too old to be a camper, but still want to join the fun?

Check back here this fall for open staff positions for summer 2020. You may also contact the Camp Director, Melvin Jenkins, at



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