Little Farmers' Summer Camp entails a variety of fun activities for children ages 3-9 years old. For summer camp, our facility is split into four rooms. The preschool room (upstairs) is appropriate for 3-5 year olds and our school age rooms (addition, front and back rooms) are appropriate for 4.5-9 year olds. Children are grouped by age: 3-5, 4.5-5, 6-7, 8-9. Regardless of which classroom your child is in, they are put in groups of no more than 10 children per teacher with children around their age group. We will have a daily capacity of 45 children.
Throughout the summer, we teach children about farming and agriculture through a variety of hands on activities and visuals. We walk the children up to the Sharon Family Farm (adjacent property) to our newly renovated barn. At the farm, we start with a ten minute lesson/discussion, followed by farm animal interaction and farm tasks. Our goal is to trigger curiosity about the farming industry. Children have the opportunity to hold, pet, and have full interaction with all of the animals we have to offer. Children also get to witness the birthing of all types of animals, hatch eggs, watch the life cycles of the animals we breed at our farm, learn the ins and outs of cleaning a barn and much more! All animals are seen annually by Fenton River Vet here in Tolland.
Week 1: Patriotic “Party in the U.S.A” 6/29-7/3
A week full of related arts, crafts and games! In addition to our week’s activities and farm animal interaction, we’ll have a company called “Bring the Hoopla” coming Wednesday, July 1st for some additional entertainment! They’ll teach basic instruction, a variety of age-appropriate hula hoop games and teach on and off body hoop tricks and techniques in this high-energy, unique program! They encourage laughter and establish a welcoming environment where creativity and self-expression are embraced!
Week 2: Time Travelers: Prehistoric to the Future 7/6-7/10
A week full of related arts, crafts and games! In addition to our week’s activities and farm animal interaction, The Carnival Party LLC will be hosting a Medieval Party on Thursday, July 9th! The event will consist of a 5ft Kingdom Castle, tattoos, crown crafts, medieval theme party music, a catapult challenge, jousting relays, mini castle games, balloon sword making, cross the gauntlet challenge, life size games (Jenga, checkers) and some organized group games!
Week 3: Mystery Treasure Hunters 7/13-7/17
A week full of related arts, crafts and games! In addition to our week’s activities and farm animal interaction, the professionals from Grumbling Gryphons will be hosting a workshop for all of the children giving each different roles to play, leading into a theatrical performance of Anansi the Trickster Spider! This is a West African Folktale featured at The American Museum of Natural History in New York as part of a celebration of Black History Month. Anansi retrieves stolen stories from Nyame the Sky God by tricking animals of the jungle and enlisting the help of the audience. Through a pre-performance workshop, children become village dancers, monkeys, elephants, hippos, bees, crocodiles, spiders and more! Children will participate in songs, chants and movements as part of the show! We’ll be doing this on Wednesday, July 15th.
Week 4: Game Show Mania: Camps Got Talent! 7/20-7/24
A week full of related arts, crafts and games! In addition to our week’s activities and farm animal interaction, The Carnival Party LLC will be hosting a Giant Game Party on Tuesday, 7/21! The event may consist of the following 6-8 “Big Game Stations”: Jenga, Kaplop, Maze Craze, Giant Twister, Big Foot Relays, Giant Beach Ball Games, Spiral Art Station, Giant Bucket Stacking and fun background music!
Week 5: Fear Factor 7/27-7/31
A week full of related arts, crafts and games! In addition to our week’s activities and farm animal interaction, we’ll have Riverside Reptiles come for an Ancient Reptiles show on Monday, July 27th!
Week 6: Mad Magical Science 8/3-8/7
A week full of related arts, crafts and games! In addition to our week’s activities and farm animal interaction, we’ll have Nancy the Magician here for a Magic Show on Tuesday, August 4th!
Week 7: Survivor Week: Camp vs. Teachers 8/10-8/14
A week full of related arts, crafts and games! In addition to our week’s activities and farm animal interaction, we’ll have a 75ft inflatable obstacle course in celebration of Summer Camp on the last day, Friday, August 14th! We may also have an ice cream sundae party the same day (allergy permitting).
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Each week of summer camp has a different theme. Based on the theme, we bring in additional entertainment! There are no additional fees associated with the days that vendors visit the center. Vendors are scheduled once per week .
Fridays 8:00-12:00 $40/day
*Sibling Discount: Register each child for 15 days each and receive 25% off each sibling's weekly tuition!
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