3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

Farm Camp

Farm Camp 2017

Stratford’s camp refund policy: to receive full payment, cancellation must be received 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp.

For any questions about Farm Camps, contact:
April Hoy, Camp Director at 740-363-2548 or at AprilHoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org


Another Nature Camp Option!

If you are looking at summer camp but our camp is full for your child’s age group, here is another nearby nature day camp!
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Scholarships Available!

Please complete the Scholarship Form and send to April Hoy at aprilhoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

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Want to visit Stratford before Camp?Sheep that need shearing

Come to Sheep Shearing Day!

May 7th, 11am – 4pm

Bring the whole family to Stratford’s first sheep shearing day.  Stratford will provide visitors with a woolly experience when the resident sheep and llamas receive their annual shearing.
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image of campers holding chickens3 – 5 Year Old Camp

Monday – Friday:
9:30am – 11:30am
or
Monday – Friday: 2pm – 4pm
Fee: $135

August 7 – 11

Parent and child will experience the farm together through simple and playful activities. Children will care for the farm animals, spend daily time in the forest, and will discover the joys of planting and tasting things straight from the garden.  Parents will be encouraged to rediscover their sense of wonder as they walk side-by-side with their little explorer.  Treat yourself and your little one to a week together on the farm.

3-5 Gear list   Health Form    Trash-free Lunch

Camper holding fish she caught6- 8 Year Old Camp

Mon. – Thurs. : 9am – 3pm and
Fri. : 9am – 2pm
Fee: $225

Sessions:
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31- August 4

All weeks of 6-8 camp are full! 

The easy rhythms of the farm will carry the children from chores to play and back again throughout the day.  Hands will be immersed in mud and water, berries and brambles, as the children experience fully through their senses.  Days will become adventures as children explore the forest, turning nature into paint, mossy bark into fairy homes, and holes into hideouts.

6-8 Gear list             Health form                 Trash Free Lunch

9 – 12 Year Old CampGirl watering garden beds

Monday – Wednesday:
9am – 4pm
Thursday:
9am – Friday at noon.
Fee: $260

Sessions:
June 5 -9
June 12 – 16
June 19 – 23

All weeks of 9-12 camp are full!

Bright and early each day, campers will care for the farm animals, feeling the daily cycles of farm life and contributing to the raising of food.   Their hands will plant the fall crops, tend the summer vegetables and take part in harvesting and preparing for the farmer’s market.  Throughout the week, campers will go on adventures in the forest, discovering the joys of time spent in nature and the lessons the Earth has to teach.  Their week will conclude with an overnight spent under the stars.

9-12 Gear list        Health Form        Trash Free Lunch

Junior CounselorsJunior Counselors digging compost

13 to 17 year olds can sign up as Junior Counselors and assist with 2 weeks of the 6 – 8 year old camp.
Fee: $250

Training June 27 – 29
9am – 3pm

Junior Counselors can apply by submitting the application to aprilhoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org.

Click here to download Junior Counselor Application Form

If you are a teen who loves nature and the farm, consider becoming a Junior Counselor.  You can enjoy all the fun of Farm Camp while  sharing your knowledge with young campers.  Develop your leadership skills by acting as a link between campers and senior counselors with daily camp activities.  You will spend three days with our Environmental Education Interns honing your skills before being assigned to an Intern for a week of fun with the six to eight year old campers.  This is a perfect way of gaining community service experience and of building your resume for college applications!

Gear list                Health form                 Trash Free Lunch