WESTPORT, Conn. -- Wakeman Time Farm in Westport has announced its schedule for summer camps.
Wakeman Town Farm Camp is a unique environment, one where kids learn through work and play in a pastoral farm setting.
“We created Wakeman Town Farm’s Jr. Farmer and Jr. Chef Farm Camps for mixed age ranges, so that parents can drop off siblings, from kindergarteners through those entering sixth grade, for weeklong camp sessions that are tailored to the children in that week’s camp group,'' farm steward Carrie Aitkenhead said. "There is always a fun range of age-related activities and challenges, based on the kids' life stages, and maturity levels. So, one day, you might find the older campers building a chicken coop and the younger campers planting a butterfly garden and another week, the older kids will be setting up and running a farm stand while the younger kids learn about hatching eggs from an incubator.”
Each day is filled with activities that center around farm life, including feeding and caring for a menagerie of farm animals (sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens, ducks and bunnies), and fun. The emphasis at the farm is on growing a garden from seed and then nurturing the plants through a variety of stages. Kids will learn where their foods come from and will also experience seed-to-plate cooking and tasting, using the organic bounty in the farm’s organic garden beds.
Camps begin in July and parents can register their children for one-week programs or for all five weeks. For complete information and registration details, click here to visit the Wakeman Town Farm website.