Our summer camp program runs for ten, one-week themed sessions. Register for a single week, a few select weeks, or the entire summer.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN MARCH 1st, 2022

Time: Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm.

2021 Dates

June 7th-11th: Gardening the Wild

June 14th-18th: Water Wonders

June 21st - 25th: Farmstead Skills

June 28th - July 2nd: Critters of the Cove

July 12th - 16th: Gardening the Wild

July 19th - 23rd: Water Wonders

July 26th - 30th: Critters of the Cove

Aug 2nd - 6th: Farmstead Skills

Aug 9th - 13th: Gardening the Wild

Aug 16th - 20th: Water Wonders

Ages: Potty-trained through 12 years-old *1 staff to every 6 campers​ and two groups are formed by staff taking age into consideration.

 

Registration: March 1st - May 18th | $275 per camper per week. Additional campers can be added $225 per week per camper. 50% of your registration fees will be paid upon enrollment and is non-refundable. The other 50% will be due by May 31st and becomes non-refundable on May 31st.

 

Multiple Week Discount: If you are enrolling your camper(s) in more than 4 weeks, we will deduct $25 per week from your final invoice, due May 31st. ​

 

Snack & Lunch: Provided daily from home.

 

Daily Flow:

 **Means both groups are doing this at the same time

9:00am** - Arrival and Free-play

9:30am** - Group Welcome and Theme Story Time

10:00am - Large Group Splits Into Two: Field (F) and School Yard (SY)

10:10am** - Hand Wash, Bathroom, Snack Time

10:45am (SY) - Theme based Craft 

10:45am (F) - Theme based activity

12:00pm** - Handwash, Lunch, Bathroom and Free-play

1:00pm - Field Group and School Yard groups switch locations

1:15pm(SY) - Theme Based Craft

1:15 PM(F) - Theme Activity Time

2:00pm - Free-play

2:30/2:45pm - Groups come back together and Free-Play

3:00pm - Nature Notes and Theme Story Time

3:30pm - Pick Up

 

Critters of the Cove

Explore the animals that live in our cove forest. Observe butterflies and salamanders, explore the dirt, and pretend to be an animal yourself!  We will also play games that explore what sounds animals make, how they walk, and how they camouflage into their environments.  Imagination will run wild this week as we design and become our own critters, move nectar like bees, build a giant bird’s nest, and make our very own BUGnoculars!

Water Wonders

Discover the wonders of water! We’ll splash in the creek, water the garden, paint with watercolors, and learn about what makes water so unique.  We will explore how water takes the shape of ice, predict what objects will sink or float, and play in the sprinkler. We also explore tie-dying with ice--we will provide everything needed!

Gardening the Wild

Let’s dig in the dirt! Join us for a week of planting, eating, and learning around the Farmstead’s Garden.  We will plant a seed to take home and watch grow, design our own gardens, harvest herbs from around the Farmstead, and learn all about composting.

Farmstead Skills

This is our Do-It-Yourself week. We will make our own reusable beeswax sandwich wraps, take cuttings of plants to bring home, learn how to harvest herbs and make tea using a dehydrator, and paint with berries. There will be a sustainability project that each week of this camp will help to create/build/install something for the Farmstead that endures into the future.  Examples include installing a rain barrel, building a compost pile, or creating boardwalks for our marshier areas.  Campers will also go home with some of their creations, the knowledge, and recipes to do again and again.

Cedarsong Way Accredited School

Asheville Farmstead School is proud to be one of four internationally accredited Cedarsong® Way Schools.

The Cedarsong Way is a compassion-based nature pedagogy that promotes kindness, respect, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, social connection, teamwork, cooperation and self-empowerment.  “The Cedarsong Way stimulate children’s inherent love for and feelings of stewardship towards nature; it provides children with an understanding of the self-soothing aspect of nature; and, through the unstructured flow learning, it encourages children’s natural love of science resulting in a deeper understanding and superior retention of natural science principles”.

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