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

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 *groups segmented by age, 1 staff to every 6 campers


Registration: March 1st - May 18th | $250 per camper per week. Additional campers can be added $200 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. 


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:

9:00am - Arrival and Free-play

10:00am - Games, Theme Activity

10:30am - Hand Wash, Bathroom, Snack Time

11:00am - Free-play and Story time - Theme based

12:00n - Handwash, Lunch, Bathroom and Free-play

1:00pm - Theme Activity

2:00pm - Free-play

3:00pm - Nature Notes

3:30pm - Pick Up


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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