Farm Camp 2019
Registrations will be accepted postmarked beginning January 12th, via postal mail only and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. We cannot accept registrations by phone, email or in person. We cannot accept registrations postmarked prior to January 12.
Your child’s age must be within three months of the age for camp.
1. Please submit one registration form per camper via postal mail, with individual payment of the full camp fee (if submitting multiple camper registrations with check payment, please include separate checks). Multiple forms may be sent in the same envelope. We cannot accept registrations postmarked prior to January 12. We cannot accept registrations by phone, email or in person.
2. Mail to: Stratford Ecological Center, Attn: April Hoy, 3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015
3. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
4. If the camp session you selected is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. If added to a wait list your payment information will be shredded.
5. When your child has been placed in camp or on the wait list, you will receive an email. Please allow for one to two weeks processing time.
To receive a refund, we must be notified three weeks prior to the camp date.
For questions and more information, please contact the Farm Camp Director, April Hoy at 740-363-2548 or AprilHoy@stratfordecologicalcenter.org
(We cannot accept registrations postmarked prior to January 12.)
Scholarship funds are limited and awarded on a first come first serve basis; If your camper is not awarded a scholarship please indicate if you wish to register your camper at the full camp fee. If so Stratford staff will call you for payment information.
Saturday, April 27th, 10am – 3pm
$20 per family of 4, $5 each additional person
Bring the whole family to Stratford’s llama and sheep shearing day. Stratford will provide visitors with a wooly experience when the resident sheep and llamas receive their annual shearing. The flock will be shorn throughout the day, and our shearers will interpret the process from start to finish. Your family can visit stations to learn how wool is processed. Participate in hands-on fiber projects, visit the barn and walk the farm.
July 29 – August 2
August 5 – 9
Monday – Friday:
10am – 12pm
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.
July 8 – 12
July 15 – 19
August 5 – 9
Monday – Thursday : 9am – 3pm and
Friday: 9am – 2pm
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.
9 – 12 Year Old Camp
June 3 – 7
June 10 – 14
June 17 – 21
Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 4pm
Thursday: 9am – Friday at noon (1 overnight)
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.
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 to gain community service experience and build your resume for college applications!
Junior Counselors ages 16 – 17 with one year of experience as a J.C. may assist with the 9 – 12 year old camp program. Junior Counselors ages 13 – 17 may assist with the 6 – 8 year old camp program.
J.C Training Camp
June 25 – 27
9am – 3 pm
Junior Counselor Registration Process
Junior Counselor positions are for youth ages 13 – 17, space is limited and are awarded on a first come first serve basis.
- Download the Junior Counselor application.
- Have the J.C. applicant fill out the application.
- Return application & payment via POSTMAIL, Attn: April Hoy 3083 Liberty Rd. Delaware, Ohio 43015. (please keep in mind, J.C. spaces are limited and are first come first serve)
Applications will be accepted postmarked beginning January 12th, via postal mail only.
- Once received, the application will be reviewed, you (parent) will receive an email letting you know of your child’s acceptance.
- If the program is full your child will be placed on a waiting list and you will be notified. We will not hold payment information.