Gilchrist Farm Summer Camp 2017 

Weekly June 26th-August 4th (no camp the week of July 3)

FAMILY CAMP OUT July 7-8

$275 per week and a once per camper $50 registration fee (registration is per camper, not per week).   Hours are 8AM-2PM with extended care available daily until 6PM (extended day is $25/day, or $100 week additional).  Camp is designed for ages 5-14.  Campers are grouped by age in smaller groups with individual counselors.  For 2017 we've added a Counselor in Training group for 12-14 year olds that includes a leadership component!

Gilchrist Farm Summer Farm Camp Includes:

Horse care, grooming, riding and an end of the week horse show!  Learn how to groom, tack up, and ride horses or enhance your current riding expertise by trying something new.  End the week with a super fun horse show (with ribbons and prizes) for your friends and family to enjoy!

Milk goats, gather eggs, pet pigs and bunnies, feed the ducks and tortoise, enjoy the horses and take the mini mule for a walk!   Gather some fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden. and prepare a farm fresh snack.  Watch eggs hatch and learn to care for chicks!  Make goats milk ice cream.

Country Arts & Crafts galore!  Soap and candle making, leather working, rag doll making, and wood working.   If enrolled in multiple weeks, new crafts will be available to try each week.  We are adding basic sewing to the craft schedule this year!

GAMES!  Milk jug bowling, horse shoes, corn hole, water balloon battles, tug o war, gunny sack races, and more!  Water play-squirt gun obstacle course, mud run & more!

Typical schedule:

8:00 -10:00 Horse care, grooming, safety, games, fun and lots of riding

10:00-12:00 (Snacks) Goat milking, petting zoo, egg gathering, animal care and fun with animals!  Holding chicks, brushing pigs, learning about life on the farm, trying out new adventures

12:00-2:00 Lunch, gardening, games, arts & crafts!  Water play, obstacle course, team building, snow cones and more. 

Each week we end the week with a real horse show, to give kids a chance to show off what they have learned and to give parents a chance to see their children's excitement and pride!  The horse show is a real highlight of camp and everyone is invited.

What to wear:

Hat for sun protection

Closed toe shoes/boots

Long pants

What to bring

A backpack or bag with 

Change of clothes if you'd like  (shorts are great for the second half of the day, but still need closed toe shoes like tennis shoes.  No sandals or flip flops.  The kids get muddy-be prepared!)

Sunscreen (in a ziplock type bag with child's name)

Full refillable water bottle

Lunch (hand to counselor on arrival, we'll be checking everyone off to make sure no lunches get left behind).  Snacks for picky eaters.

What not to bring:

Electronics, phones or valuables

What to expect:

Camp is suitable for children age 5 and older.  All campers need to wear closed toed shoes, a sun hat, sun screen and bring a refillable water bottle and lunch.  Snacks and more drinks are provided.  The day is scheduled to limit heavy sun exposure, provide breaks, and drink plenty of water.  

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