Powisset Farm's Summer Camp, in Dover
Powisset Farm’s summer camp, Farmer, Forester, Chef! located at historic Powisset Farm in Dover is about getting outside, spreading wings, expanding senses, fostering imagination, and digging in—on the farm, in the forest, and in the kitchen. Friendly and experienced counselors welcome campers for five-day weekly sessions, each of which is packed with fun, engaging, and educational activities on our 109-acre working farm and at neighboring Rocky Woods reservation
On the Farm
Each day, campers learn about farming and where food comes from—both vegetables and livestock—by participating in activities as varied as composting, planting, harvesting, and preparing soil for crops. They get to know the most important members of our farm team—chickens, pigs, sheep goats and rabbits—by caring for the animals, collecting eggs, and learning about animal life on the farm.
In the Kitchen
Great farming translates into fantastic food, so our junior farmers also become chefs each day through cooking lessons in Powisset’s fully equipped teaching kitchen. Campers learn about healthy, fresh foods while preparing delicious recipes then share their creations with each other at the end of each class.
In the Woods
Wednesdays are junior forester days focused on exploring our natural world. Campers meet at nearby Rocky Woods in Medfield, where they hike the varied hills and trails, check out the latest beaver constructions, build fairy houses, get a window into local history, and discover the wonders of woodland flora and fauna.