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

Time: Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm.

2021 Dates: To Be Announced

Ages: Potty-trained through 12 years-old *groups segmented by age, 1 staff to every 6 campers

 

Early Bird Registration: March 1st - May 18th | $225.00 per camper per week

Regular Registration: May 18th- Saturday before that week of Camp Farmstead | $275.00 per camper per week

 

Sibling Discount: $25.00 off the cost of camp for each additional camper in the household.  

Multiple Week Discount: If you enroll in four or more weeks of Camp Farmstead you will receive $25.00 off each week.

 

Snack/Lunch: Provided daily from home.

Critters of the Cove

Explore the animals that live in our cove forest. Catch 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 our own critters and homes for them, as well as animal masks and wings!

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 color theory with dyed water play, talk about stream ecology, and have been known to pull a sprinkler out on occasion too.  This year we are adding tye-dying; 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. You can discover the secret tricks of plants, build fairy villages, create a woodland garden by taking a little pieces of our Farmstead gardening home with you. We will learn and explore aspects of permaculture as well as non-traditional gardening practices.  Get your home gardens ready as we will be sending home starts for fall gardens (June week) and seeds for direct sow (August week). Also this week at snack, the Farmstead will provide a garden fresh vegetable or seasonal fruit to try!

Farmstead Skills

This is our Do-It-Yourself week. Learn to can food, use garden tools, create useful household items, build projects, grow food, and more! 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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