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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.

Camp registration for Summer 2023 opens on January 12.

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

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Summer Camp at The FARM Institute, Edgartown

 

2022 FARM CAMP SESSIONS
Monday-Friday, June 27-August 26
Half-Day: 9AM-12PM for age 4
Full-Day: 9AM-3PM for ages 5-13
CIT Program for ages 14-17

WEE FARMERS
June 28-August 26, 9:30-11AM
For ages 2-4 + caregiver

FARMER FOR A DAY
July-August, Tuesday-Thursday, 1-3PM
Drop-off for ages 6+ or for family groups

Farm Camp
The FARM Institute’s land, plants, and animals provide countless opportunities for campers to learn about teamwork, environmental stewardship, math, science, the arts, carpentry, and more. The possibilities are endless! We pride ourselves in offering a unique farm camp experience that will connect your child with the land that surrounds and supports us. We hope you’ll join hundreds of past and present TFI Camp Families and, as we like to say, “Lettuce grow your mind!”

Every day, campers enjoy these activities and more as they connect to the natural world and their place within it:

  • Performing essential barnyard chores like feeding, mucking stalls, and collecting eggs
  • 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!

Wee Farmers
Visit animal friends with a caregiver! Attendees will enjoy stories, games, wagon rides, crafts, animal feedings, egg collecting, and all sorts of fun weeding and harvesting in the Friendship Garden. One adult per child.

Farmer for a Day
An afternoon of farm fun for families, or drop-off for ages 6+. Grab your boots to get up close with all the farm animals, help collect eggs, or harvest in the garden!

Our place-based educational practice is inspired by this exceptional property while building on The Trustees’ expertise in nature conservation, historic landscapes, regenerative agriculture, and culinary education.

All programs will follow the 2022 Massachusetts State guidelines for COVID-19.

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