Chestnut Hill Farm Summer Camp!
Become a Junior Farmer this summer at historic Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, where 170 acres of farm and woodland is the canvas for your adventure! Meet new friends, have fun, and experience life at one of the last working farms in Southborough. Plant and grow food, herbs, and flowers, care for farm animals, discover natural habitats and enjoy all the farm has to offer! Chestnut Hill Farm features expansive vegetable fields and pasture lands filled with production animals including goats, sheep, and chickens. Nesting bird preserves and magical woodland trails complete each day’s exploration of the natural world around. Knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate staff welcome campers for weekly sessions packed with fun, engaging, and educational activities. Campers will go home each day with stories about their new barnyard and camp buddies!
In the Fields
Each day includes a chance for campers, crops, and animals alike to nurture and grow! Authentic farm chores provide our daily structure, from feeding and caring for the goats and sheep to collecting eggs from the chicken coop. We will seed, plant, water, weed, and harvest vegetables, flowers, and herbs from our own learning garden. The forces at work below and above the soil, composting, and interacting with our farmers will help us understand where our food really comes from. Fresh farm-based recipes will allow us to taste the flavors we have grown.
On the Trails
Campers will discover local wildlife, learn to track animals, and enjoy adventures as they hike our network of trails. Through observation and exploration, we will witness the surprising life in the unique habitats of the forests and fields. Ultimately, campers will find a place in the natural world that they can call their own.
In the Farmstead
Fun science experiments and thematic art projects in the farmstead round out each day. Active games and free play with new friends assure each camper a place to be themselves, be part of a group, and discover new ideas and interests.
Dates: June 27-August 12 (No camp on 7/4)
Trustees Member Camper: $425/week
Nonmember Camper: $525/week
*July 4 week is prorated
Chestnut Hill Farm
All programs will follow the 2022 Massachusetts State guidelines for Covid-19.