At Farm Day Camp, Children Learn Firsthand About the Farm, Food, and the Natural World That Sustains Them
For over 20 years, Rural Resources has offered a unique learning opportunity to children in Greene County and surrounding East Tennessee. Placed in age appropriate groups, they spend a week immersed in a working, educational farm, learning about plants, animals, food, and the natural world. Along the way, they have plenty of opportunities for fun activities like craft-making, swimming in our creek, and good old playing in the dirt! The 2015 Farm Day Camp schedule is already up, and registration will begin in the next few days.
4&5-year-olds: Half day fun from 9:00 am to Noon. Bring your swimsuit and your curiosity!
June 1-5 AND June 15-19
Little Sprouts Camp: Spend each morning meeting and feeding farm animals. Then plant seeds, make crafts, and take a quick dip in the creek. This is a fun week full of farm discovery!
1st-3rd graders: All-day fun from 8:30am to 5:pm. Bring your swimsuit, a bag lunch, and your curiosity!
June 8-12: Gross Camp: How gross can it get down on the farm? Come and find out! This week of Farm Day Camp will focus on bugs, dirt, worms, poop, pigs, snakes, and even cow farts! And there will be lots of traditional Farm Day Camp fun too (like playing in the creek).
June 22-26 AND July 13-17: Focus on Animals: Learn all about farm animals and their care. Also do some gardening, cooking, and eating homemade ice cream. Round things out with crafts and plenty of time to swim in the creek!
4th-6th graders & experienced farm day campers: 8:30-5 M-W; Thurs overnight and leave at noon on Friday
June 16-20: Discover Natural Resources Week: Growing food requires rain, sun, and healthy soil, right? This week explores these natural resources that we rely on in our daily lives.
Campers will explore where our Greeneville water comes from, and where it goes when we’re finished with it. Go canoeing and explore underground in a cave! Explore how soil is regenerated in nature. Also, stay overnight on Thursday in a solar powered straw bale lodge.
Limit 8. $225
* Bathing suit
* Water bottle
* Rain gear
* Extra shoes for the creek with toe protection (please no sandals or flip flops)
* Towel for drying off after a dip in the creek
* Pack a sack lunch each day (except pre-schoolers)
Remember: all clothes that campers wear or bring should be clothes that may get dirty!