June 13th – August 24th, 2018
These camps are open to youth entering K-1st grade in fall 2018. Click here to see our full summer schedule for grades K-9th.
There’s so much fun exploring to do at Zenger Farm this summer! Campers will get up close and personal with their food as we grow, harvest and cook all kinds of fresh treats together! Each day brings new adventures including exploring nature around our farm and wetlands and playing in the Nature Playground and living Willow Dome. Every camper will have a chance to cook up something delicious in our Urban Grange and Farmhouse kitchens. Other camp activities include digging in the Children’s Gardens, creating art from nature, learning about all the creatures on the farm, and so many games and songs!
CAMP DAY: MON-FRI
Camp Open House at Zenger Farm is every Friday at 2:30pm with food, farm exploration and fun for the family! Join us!
Need-based scholarships, flexible morning drop-off, Aftercare, and sibling discounts are available. Click to apply for a camp scholarship. If you have questions, please contact Camp Manager Andy McGee at email@example.com.
Click here for general camp information including what to bring, behavior policies, cancellation policies and directions.
- June 13th-15th (3 day camp)
- July 16th-20th
Who’s hiding in all those tall wetland grasses? What kind of plants and animals live here? Campers will spend each day exploring our wetland habitat, making cattail crafts and looking for wild creatures. We’ll take time to catch and release critters in the ponds, identify bird calls, and look for tracks on the wetland banks. All of these discoveries will make us hungry, so we’ll also harvest and make farm-fresh snacks to enjoy while daydreaming with the dragonflies.
- June 18th-22nd
- July 30th-Aug 3rd
It’s time for fun on the farm! Every day, we will play games, craft art from nature and make tasty snacks to share. We’ll explore the farm and wetlands and visit every creature who lives there- including our flock of chickens! Campers will learn all about how chickens help the farm while we feed them treats, collect eggs and give them all names. We’ll be sure to say hi to the farmers while we harvest from the fields and gaze at the clouds.
Bugs and Slugs
- June 25th-29th
- July 23rd-27th
Who’s leaving that slime behind? What’s that buzzing? Get down and dirty in our gardens and fields, turning over leaves, looking under rocks, and digging deep to find what small life is keeping our crops growing. Use nets, bug-o-scopes, and shake sheets to discover all the tiny creatures of the farm, from worms to spiders to dragonflies and more! We’ll make sure to take breaks to make mud pies, play worm bin bingo, and fill our bellies with delicious farm snacks that we make ourselves.
- July 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th
For one week, only: single day camps! Open to campers entering K-6th grades. $65/day
It’s a farm chef extravaganza! Each day this week*, we’ll be cooking up delicious farm-fresh treats in both the Farmhouse and Urban Grange kitchens. We’ll explore the farm, care for the Children’s Garden, harvest fresh fruits and vegetables and turn them into a feast fit for a farmer. Campers will learn culinary techniques and get to test out new recipes. Come with an appetite!
*Choose any or all of four days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Farm closed on Wednesday July 4th). Aftercare still available for all days.
- July 9th-13th
- August 6th-10th
- August 20th-24th
Are you ready to get dirty?! Are you ready to be a worm? An ant? A roly-poly? In this camp, we’ll be playing with dirt every day all over the farm and wetland! Put your thinking cap on to see if you can find out how dirt is made and find all the creatures that live in it! Come ready to do lots of digging and exploring and maybe even make some yummy mud pies! We’ll also make lots of time for games, cooking and visiting our flock of chickens. Come get dirty with us!
- August 13th-17th
It’s time to get creative! What can you craft from the wild? In this camp, we will use all different types of plants, both wild and tame, to make beautiful, natural art from our own imaginations. We will also craft healing potions and delicious dishes with herbs, vegetables and wild plants found on the farm. Come join us to appreciate the power of plants!