Registrations will be accepted postmarked beginning January 9th, via postal mail only. We will not accept registrations postmarked prior to January 9. We will not accept registrations by phone, email, or in person.
Mail to: Stratford Ecological Center, Attn: April Hoy
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015
- 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 will not accept registrations postmarked prior to January 9. We will not accept registrations by phone, email, or in person.
- Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
- You will be automatically placed on a waiting list if the weeks you selected are filled and your payment information will be shredded.
- 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.
All local and state health guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be followed. Hand washing will be done frequently throughout the day and in between activities. Children and instructors will be required to wear masks when indoors. Children and instructors will wear masks outdoors when a 6 foot distance between individuals cannot be maintained.
Cancelation & Refund Policy
To receive a full refund please cancel no less than 3 weeks prior to camp. Covid-19 related cancelations will receive a full refund regardless of prior notice.
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.
July 19 – 23, 10am – 12pm
August 9 – 13, 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 5 – 9
July 12 – 16
July 26 – 30
August 2 – 6
9am – 3pm daily, pick-up Friday at 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.
This age group is full at this time. We do encourage you to register to be on the waiting list.
June 7 – 11
June 14 – 18
June 21 – 25
9am – 4pm daily, Thursday overnight, pick-up Friday at noon.
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.
Leadership Camp: June 1 – 3
9am – 3pm
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 must attend Leadership Camp and complete an application. Junior Counselors ages 16 – 17 with at least 2 years of experience as a Junior Counselor may be selected to help with the 9 – 12 year old camp. Junior Counselors ages 13 – 15 may be selected to help with the 6 – 8 year old camp.