Small Farmers - Age 4-5
Small Farmers is an intimate farming experience for 4 and 5 year olds. They will be interacting with animals, exploring the food gardens, playing outside, and getting dirty. This program runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am to 12pm.
Arrive 15minutes early on Tuesday to sign our waiver and meet our Farm Educator.
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Young Farmers - Age 6-12
This isn't your typical day camp; It is a real and rustic farm experience where kids learn life and survival skills, and much of our time on the farm is guided by the interests of the group. Our Farm Educators are highly skilled, knowledgeable, engaging, and passionate. Read on to find out more about the camp, who our skilled Educators are, pricing, overnight options, and camp details.
About the Camp
Campers will discover the wonder of life on the farm while learning basic skills such as caring for hens, goats, horses, honey bees, ducks, and other mysterious farm fauna, and germinating seeds and growing, and harvesting seasonal produce. Campers will also learn traditional farm skills such as wild-crafting, construction, carving, wood chopping, fire building, and cooking and baking.
The camps' focus is largely determined by the dynamic and special interests of each camps' participants. Because the season is always changing the activities in each camp will vary. Our core activities include animal care, bread baking, fire and knife safety and skills, market gardening, exploring the life in Southlands' wetlands and forests, and running a Farm Market on Friday.
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Full-Day Camp Options
Option 1: Register for Morning and Afternoon Farm Camp
Each camp week has a theme which allows campers to spend a full day on the farm should they choose to register for both morning and afternoon camps. Many children participate in several camps each summer. While registering, be sure to check the "Lunchtime Supervision" option from 12-1pm.
Option 2: Register for half day Horse Riding Camp and half day Farm Camp
Our horse riding camps happen on the same site and you can register for both below. While registering, be sure to check the "Lunchtime Supervision" option from 12-1pm.
Before and After Care Program
You can register for 8-9am before camp care, 12-1 lunch time care, or 4-5:30 after care. Just check the boxes while you're registering - it's easy :)
Overnight on the Farm
Once every few weeks we host an Overnight Farm Experience for past and present campers. If your son or daughter has done the camp in the past, or will have completed camp by the date of the overnight, they are welcome to sign up!
What will we do?
We will hang out around the camp fire and explore the farm at night, maybe play some music, roast marshmallows, or watch the fledgling owls hunting mice over the orchard. We'll do the evening farm chores and tuck the animals in for the night, then we'll tuck ourselves into the straw pile in the hayloft, and sleep with the horses below us. In the morning the goats have to be fed, the chickens fed and watered, and the sheep moved to fresh pasture. We will cook a big pot of oatmeal together, or if anyone wants to, we have all the ingredients to make pancakes!
Seasoned Farmers - Age 13-15
Spring Break Camp $243.10
Summer Camp 2016 $243.10
Before Camp Care $52.50
After Camp Care $72.80
Lunchtime Supervision $27.50
Seasoned Farmers Program $143.10
Seasoned Farmers Discount Available for mature and competent helpers between the ages of 13 and 15. Read more below.
There is a 5% administrative fee for all registration changes.
Refunds are possible up to two weeks prior to the start date.
Credit or session transfers are possible up to one week prior to the start date.
No refunds, credit or transfer within seven days of the start date.
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Drop-off & Pick-up Information
By Car: Drop-off and Pick-up is located on 51st Avenue at the entrance to Southlands Heritage Farm.
By Bike: Yes! We have bike racks! We are located on the Balaclava bike route and we encourage everyone to ride to the farm if possible! There are also a beautiful network of bike trails in Pacific Spirit Park starting just 2 blocks from the farm at the Fraser River. Check it out before or after camp? ...There aren't a lot of bike thefts down here, but people tend to share bikes to get around the community - so bring a lock if you don't want your bike to wander -because it might not be back by the time you're ready to go!
When to come & What to Bring...