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. The farm features expansive vegetable fields and pasture lands with production animals, such as goats and sheep. Nesting bird preserves and magical woodland trails complete each day’s exploration of the natural world. Our program is inspired by this exceptional property and builds on The Trustees’ expertise in nature conservation, historic landscapes, regenerative agriculture, and culinary exploration.
In the Fields
Authentic farm chores provide our daily structure. We will feed and care for the goats and sheep. We will seed, plant, water, weed, and harvest vegetables, flowers, and herbs from our 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. Each week will include opportunities for nature play, including tree climbing and shelter building. Through observation and exploration, we will witness the amazing 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 round out our days. 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. Expect your child to come home muddy, sun-kissed, tired, and joyful each day!
Dates: June 26-August 18 (No camp on 7/4*)
Trustees Member Camper: $450/week
Nonmember Camper: $550/week
*July 4 week is prorated
Junior CIT for Age 14
Trustees Member: $225/week
Chestnut Hill Farm