Tend to the farm animals, care for the gardens, explore the outdoor world. Experienced teachers guid. Atrs, cooking, hikinge the learning process mixing academic rigor with fun farm-based activities in a friendly and caring environment.
We offer programs for toddler to teen and all ages in between. Summer programs begin for children as young as 18 months old and continue throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Each session has a different nature/farm theme and students may attend one or multiple sessions.
Summer Program Philosophy
Community Farm of Simsbury delivers relevant, hands-on, farm-based teaching to enhance student learning, while promoting the preservation of precious natural resources, the importance of building sustainable food systems, and protecting local farms. Experienced teachers guide the learning process mixing academic rigor with fun farm-based activities in a friendly and caring environment.
Wee Farmers: Age 18 months to 2 yrs
In these one-week sessions, our youngest campers experience nature, animals, and basic farming principles alongside a parent or guardian.
Pea Pods: Ages 3-5
In these one-week half day sessions (8:45am to 11:45am), students learn about the land and the many beautiful plants and animals that make up our local community. Basic lessons and crafts help students discover the wonder of our natural habitats, gardening, and how to feed and care for farm animals. Extended mornings available starting at 7:45am.
Growing Farmers: Entering Grades 1-5
In these one-week full day sessions, students explore the farm through grade appropriate science, reading, and writing activities as well as through games, gardening, animal care, cooking, and arts and crafts. Experienced teachers guide the learning process through a dynamic “hands-on” approach. Extended care available 7:45am-4:30pm.