Hallockville Museum Farm: Arts on the Farm Summer Camp, 2019


Summer Camp is Back at The Farm!
Each week on the farm offers unique and engaging experiences for children in an historic and bucolic setting. Campers are outdoors nearly all day long, and daily activities include circle time with songs and stories; farm chores such as feeding cows, sheep and chickens; and theme time with an educational specialist.  For our older campers, Arts on the Farm draws from a wide variety of our community’s artists, craftspeople and educators including: woodworkers, beekeepers, nature guides, animal trackers, musicians and more!
 July 1 through August 16, 2019


2019 Program Options

Little Sprouts for ages 3 & 4

Arts on the Farm Junior for ages 5-7

Arts on the Farm Senior for ages 8-12

Arts on the Farm Advanced Senior for ages 12-15, week 7 only  

 
Peconic Community School, an independent, progressive elementary school with an emphasis on place-based, community focused learning, has designed an enriching camp curriculum that will excite and engage your children this summer.

Hallockville’s
inspirational setting will surround campers with 250 years of agricultural history, 500 acres of preserved farmland and open space, and 19 historic buildings that date back to 1765.
Registration Details: 
Early enrollment discount of $20 per child for registrations received by March 31. Full pricing information can be found in
our Arts on the Farm online brochure.

Register Today! Space is limited and camp becomes fully enrolled early!

For questions please email

or call 631.298.5292.

 

Arts on the Farm Junior: Ages 5-7
Arts on the Farm Senior: Ages 8-12
For Week 7 only: Arts on the Farm Advanced Senior: Ages 12-15
9AM – 2PM  |  Monday – Friday  |  July 1st – August 16th
Week 1 | July 1-5 (no camp on July 4)
Green Week 
Historically, early farms generated very little “trash” while a variety of household items enjoyed a “second life.” Farm families had a knack for re-using, re-purposing and re-cycling materials– rag rugs, crazy quilts, newspaper insulation to name just a few. This week, children will immerse themselves in lessons on sustainability based in the past.
Week 2 | July 8-12 

Life on the Farmstead (Part I)

Step back in time to life on the farm in the Colonial era. Campers will churn, stir, sew, saw, chop and more, re-enacting and learning about the ways and traditions of a simpler life in the old days.
 
Week 3 | July 15-19
Organic Gardening & Pollinators 
Campers will be getting down and dirty as they plant, harvest, weed and water in the camp’s very own vegetable garden. Campers will also learn all about the important creatures that pollinate and protect our food sources and why they are essential to local farms and gardens.
Week 4 | July 22-26
Nature Explorations
Campers will trek the fields of Hallockville and hike to the Long Island Sound to seek out wildlife, marine life, flora and fauna. From uncovering animal tracks to birdwatching with local experts, campers will learn all about the wonder of the natural habitat that surrounds them.
 
Week 5 | July 29 – Aug 2
Tools & Trades 
Life in a farming community lends itself to a myriad of hands-on work with a variety of implements.  From woodworking to wool-working, soap making to jarring, this week campers will engage with a variety of materials and resources based on the work of local farmers, builders, makers, crafters and artisans.
 
Week 6 | Aug 5 – 9

Native American Week

Campers will step back in time and learn how native settlers lived off the land and sea on the North Fork, engaging in interactive experiences from drum circles to native dances, and exploring local and regional tribes. The rich historic landscape of the Farm provides campers with the unique opportunity to delve into the past as to better appreciate the present.

Week 7 | August 12 – 16
Life on the Farmstead (Part II) 
Children who attended Part I of this multi-faceted theme will continue their explorations of history and rural life. And new campers will enjoy the discovery of life on an historic farmstead.
Advanced Senior – Survival Skills 
In 2019, teens may be proficient in technology, but what about purifying water?  And building a fire without a match?  Can they change a tire?  Participants will learn critical life skills for the future in this unconventional, yet crucial, camp experience.
 
Little Sprouts Ages 3 & 4 
9am-12pm Monday- Friday
with a 12-2pm Stay & Play option
Little Sprouts is the perfect “first camp” experience for children ages 3 & 4. The gentle, nurturing, and playful outdoor camp provides your child with the opportunity to care for farm animals, meet new friends, and engage in fun farm chores. There will also be plenty of time to play games, hear stories in circle time, and create arts & crafts projects inspired by the historic farm and enjoy plenty of relaxing free-play time in the serene and shady apple orchard.

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AAQ Resource: McDonough & Conroy Architects 

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