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TFI Farm Summer Camp

Inviting curious young minds to care for animals, cultivate the land, and explore the historic Katama Farm.

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Summer Camp at The FARM Institute, Edgartown

Registration for summer camp is open for EVERYONE (including non-members).

Many camp sessions are close to selling out! 

Become a Family Member before or during registration to save $100 off each week of camp for each of your campers. 

Before registration, please read through our new program information on this and subsequent pages.

Camp Registration


WHERE:The Farm Institute, located on the historic 162-acre Katama Farm in Edgartown is both a working farm and a farm-based educational hub on Martha’s Vineyard. Cows and sheep from partner farmers can be seen grazing in the fields while goats, chickens, and roaming ducks enliven the barnyard. Our signature teaching kitchen completes the cycle of farm-to-table from our expansive Friendship Garden. Our program is inspired by this exceptional property and builds on The Trustees’ expertise in nature conservation, historic landscapes, regenerative agriculture, and culinary exploration.

WHAT:Every day campers enjoy farm-based activities that align with our environmental education mission, including:

  • Performing essential farm chores like feeding, watering, and moving livestock through our pastures
  • Planting, watering, and weeding veggies, flowers, and herbs in the Friendship Garden
  • Cooking and tasting delicious seasonal foods in our teaching kitchen, using ingredients campers help to grow
  • Farm-themed arts & crafts and science experiments
  • Games, songs, and free play in the great outdoors!

WHO:Farm Camp at The Farm Institute is designed for campers aged 4-17 who love the outdoors, caring for farm animals, getting their hands dirty, connecting to the land, being independent learners, using their imagination, and tapping into their resilience no matter the weather. A team of talented, compassionate, and energetic educators support campers in their quest to connect to the natural world and find their place within it.

If you have any inquiries about whether your camper will thrive at TFI Farm Camp, please contact the camp office.

WHO ELSE:Our Wee Farmers program for ages 2-4 and Farmer for a Day for ages 6+ or family groups offer shorter farm-based experiences.

WHEN:For dates and tuition rates, proceed to TFI Farm Camp Schedule & Pricing.

TFI Farm Camp Information
TFI Farm Camp Parent Testimonials

My child LOVED the new experiences and empowerment of completing farm chores, cooking, creating crafts, and learning new farm knowledge!

– Camp Parent

My camper was excited to go to camp each day and was sad when it was over. That is a very telling sign of a great week! Thank you for offering my son such a wonderful experience.

– Camp Parent