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TFI Farm Camp Registration

2023 Registration Information

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TFI Farm Camp Registration Information

Please read this important new information before registration.

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Camp Registration


PaymentPayment is due in full by credit card at time of registration to confirm your spot. If you would like to arrange a payment plan or another form of payment, please contact the camp office to discuss options as early as possible.

Financial Assistance & Island DiscountThe Trustees is committed to keeping the Farm Institute accessible to students in our local community. Full-time Martha’s Vineyard families receive a 25% reduced tuition rate. Campers must attend school on the island year-round. Contact the camp office before proceeding to registration.

Island families may apply for Financial Assistance beyond the discount. For information and an application, please click on “Financial Assistance” to the left or contact the camp office. Campers must attend school on the island year-round to apply. Although spots are being held for eligible campers, we suggest you apply as early as possible. 

Member Tuition Rate Farm Camp at The Farm Institute is a program of The Trustees, a member-supported, nonprofit organization that protects and cares for 27,000 acres across Massachusetts. Trustees Family Members receive the $100 discounted tuition rate for each camper for each week of camp –plus free or discounted admission at 120+ special places, program discounts, and special event pre-sales all year round.

If you purchase or renew your Trustees membership as you register for camp, you will automatically be eligible for the Member tuition rate. Note: Memberships must be valid through August 2024.

Wait ListsIf any of your desired camp weeks are full, you will have the option to join the wait list as you register. Your credit card will not be charged for waitlisted sessions until you accept a spot that becomes available.

What You Need to RegisterPlease have the following ready to proceed to registration:

  • Annual physical and immunization forms
  • Emergency and pick up contact info
  • Camper insurance policy and doctor contact
  • Credit card
  • Your Trustees Membership number and expiration date, if you are currently a Member through August 2024 and do not plan to renew during registration (search here to find your Member number and expiration)

Buddy Requests We do our best to honor buddy requests if campers are in the same age cohort. All parties must initiate a buddy request when registering.

2024 Refund, Cancellation, and Session Change PolicyDue to the high demand for camp and the complexities of registration administration, please select your camp weeks carefully.

  • Prior to May 1, we are able to refund tuition less $150 per camper per week.
  • After May 1, we are not able to issue any tuition refunds for cancelled sessions even if spots are refilled.
  • Session change requests will be fulfilled if space allows. There is a $50 per camper per week session change fee.
  • Note: Memberships are valid upon purchase and are not refundable at any time.

Refunds are not given for camper dismissal, failure to attend, absence, or sick days. Pro-rated refunds will be offered if camp is not able to open due to extreme weather.

LicensureFarm Camp at The Farm Institute complies with all regulations required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Edgartown Board of Health. Parents have the right to request and review the following policies: background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures.

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