Camps

We offer a different theme every day during our week long camps. Below find some general information on what we are planning.

Shearingcamp1Barnyard Animals day: During the week we will learn about a different animal and why it’s on the farm . We will study the difference between mammals and birds, incubate eggs, milk goats, watch for new bunnies and more! On that day craft projects will relate to the animals and our snack will come from the farm.

atpondcamp1Nature Crafts and Science day: We’ll learn more about wild birds and animals in the woods and fields around the farm. Using binoculars and microscopes we will study and make related projects like container gardenandbugobservation houses.s andbugobservation houses.

carding1Historic Crafts day: We will learn about how people lived before automobiles and electricity. We will learn about making our own clothes, candles and soap and make toys from scratch and play old time games and make things that our great-grandparents made when they were kids!

wducklings1Recycle day: Jumping back to modern times we will learn how to make our world a better place through recycling and conservation of natural resources. Crafts will reuse every day materials to create new exciting things like Kites and sun catchers, recycled paper and papier machet colored with natural dyes and wild berry inks.

carding5Foods and Crafts from the Farm day: We’ll make butter and bread using farm fresh ingredients and preserve foods by salting and drying. Perhaps we’ll make a basket to pick berries or make cheese, discovering how nature provides for us all.

Be a farmer for a week and experience summer life on a real working farm. 2014 will be our seventeenth year of summer camp and it will be a great one!

Tot Camp
totcafe1Preschoolers may enroll in our weekly morning or afternoon Tot Camps (9 a.m.-12 noon, or 1pm -4pm ). Designed to run simultaneously but separate from our regular camp for your younger children, this active hands-on program will surely delight your three to four year olds as they experience and learn about the animals and plants of the farm. Each week is filled with crafts, snacks, music, as well as gentle introductions to the farm animals. This program has been a week of great fun for little ones and is running for it’s seventh year. Classes are small, so register early! See below for Prices. Interested parents may call for more information. Click here to see a Tot Camp Slideshow
 


Regular Camps Counselors1

School Aged Children (5 to 14 years old) may register for 1/2 day morning (9:00a.m. -12:00 noon), 1/2 day afternoon (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.), or full day sessions (9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). With a different theme each day, campers are busy learning about animals, plants and nature, history, science, crafts and food. Each week includes fun and games of all kinds, special guests, and creative endeavors. Our campers are assured of a wonderful and entertaining summer experience in a very unique environment. Eight weeks are available this year and every camper gets a special farm tee shirt. Snacks are provided morning and afternoon. Full day campers must bring their own lunch.

School age campers are divided into several groups:

KinderCamp
tractorride1Our Kinder Kamp group (5 & 6 yr olds), is specially designed for early school aged children and we maintain a 6:1 Camper to counselor ratio with this group. This is not Tot Camp which is designed for three and four year olds who may or may not be entering Kindergarten and is separate from our day camp. This group will be part of the day camp, is for kids entering Kindergarten only up to six years old and is designed for more mature early elementary kids. AM and PM sessions, See below for prices.

Explorers and Senior Campers
atpondcamp1aOur Explorer group follows children 7-11 through the rest of their elementary years. Due to the many requests from campers and parents we have extended the age of older campers to accommodate the 12-14 year old group. These Senior Campers will assist counselors, have more responsible farm chores, extended craft projects and will be encouraged to participate in creative independent and group presentations. AM and PM sessions, See below for prices.
 

Counselor In Training
editors1In addition we are offering a Counselor In Training program for select 14 to 16 year olds who apply and meet the criteria. This certification program will give CIT's the necessary training and experience to be able, upon completion, to apply for work as a paid camp counselor after two years (or at age 18). AM and PM sessions, See below for prices.


Need more information? Call us at 631-689-8172 or e-mail us at folks@bennersfarm.com

 For each session there are 3 time slots:
A.M half day- 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
P.M. half day- 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Full Day camp- 9:00 a.m.- 4:00p.m. (no full day Tot camp)

Camp Week dates for 2014
We start June 30-July 3, (four days) then seven more weeks consecutively through August 22nd

Hope to see you this summer!

Refund Policy:

Registration begins February 1st and is refundable up to 4 weeks prior to the start of camp after which a ten percent service will be assessed to cover administration costs. No refunds will be given to cancellations made less than a week in advance.


Click Here to Register online at our secure Website

Click here for a Printable Camp Flyer and Registration Form