Farm Camp In Montclair

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MyVeronaNJ-FarmerJane Eliasof, the Verona resident who is the director of the Montclair Historical Society, has let us know that it will be offering a farm camp to pre-school, elementary school and middle school children this summer.

MHS is working with Montclair Community Farms and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H on the camp sessions, which will be held in Montclair with some field trips. The cost is $250 per child per week, and there are scholarships available for families in need. For more information or registration contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H at 973-353-1337 or
[email protected].

This year’s camp themes include:

  • Down on the Farm: Experience farm life in suburban New Jersey, June 27 through July 1, ages 4 to 6, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, except Friday. Field Trip on Friday: Farm Tours on Rutgers Cook Campus
  • Homegrown Living: Connecting to each other, the community, and the farm, July 18 through July 22: ages 6 to 9, from 9 am to 1 pm, except Friday. Field Trip on Friday: Foster Fields Living Historical Farm
  • Back to the Future: Learning from the past to make a better future, August 1 through August 5: ages 9 to 11, from 9 am to 1 pm, except Friday. Field Trip on Friday: Sussex County 4-H Fair
  • Parent Facts

    • Youth must be potty trained to participate
    • Camp will be held rain or shine and we will do our best to keep the camp out-doors. In cases of light showers, youth will be provided with ponchos and camp will continue outside. In cases of storms, youth will be inside
    • Snacks will be provided and various foods from the garden will be offered for taste tests. Please be sure to include any food allergies or restrictions on the registration
    • Any sun protection needs must be mentioned to camp staff
    • Youth will be playing outside and may get their clothes dirty and wet
    • Youth should bring a bagged lunch M-F each week
    • We will accept campers 6 months younger or older than the stated ages
    • Youth will be back on site at a later time on Friday each week
    • Youth 12+ can ask about our Urban Farm Youth Club
    • Cost is $250/week, all age levels
    • Contact MHS about payment assistance scholarships

    Montclair Community Farms is a partnership of community organizations including the Montclair Historical Society, Montclair State University, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (4-H and Master Gardeners), HomeCorp, and the Montclair Department of Health and is sponsored in part by Partners for Health, the USDA and families in the community. The mission of the Montclair Community Farms is to provide community members with access to affordable, local, organic food and education about sustainable organic farming and food sponsored in part by Partners for Health and the USDA.

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