Camp GRIT is a week-long (M-F), half-day (3 hours) youth summer camp to be held at All Grass Farms.  Lil' Farmers camp will start on Monday, June 6th and run through Friday, June 10th from 9 AM to 12 Noon.  

 

The Lil' Farmers Camp is geared towards children 7 – 9 years old. Each of the 5 days will be focused on either a specific animal or nature and ecology. Campers will be able to feed the animals, hold/pet the animals, and learn about each animal's dietary and physical needs. Campers will also learn the role the animals partake in the environment.

 

Day 1: Chicks

            Egg incubation and hatching

            How All Grass Farms receives chicks

            Brooders and the importance of heat and space as chicks grow

            Nutritional needs

            Make Camp T-Shirts

            Apply screen print to their own shirt

 

Day 2: Chickens

            Campers will visit All Grass Farms' broiler chicken MRC's and laying hens

            Differences between the two types of chickens

            Physical benefits of chickens living on pasture

            Ecological benefits of chickens living on pasture

            Nutritional benefits to people

            Give some feed to chickens

            Collect some eggs for All Grass Farms

 

Day 3: Cows

            Campers will visit All Grass Farms' Beef and Dairy herds

            Differences between the two types of cows

            Physical benefits of cows living on pasture

            Ecological benefits of cows living on pasture

            Nutritional benefits to people

            Throw some hay into dairy feeder/try to feed by hand

            Make butter in a jar

 

Day 4: Pigs

            Campers will visit All Grass Farms' team/herd of pigs

            Breed names and differences

            Physical benefits of pigs living on pasture

            Ecological benefits of pigs living on pasture

            Nutritional benefits to people

            Feed pigs slop, vegetables, feed

            Help move pigs, if possible

            Pig craft? Pom-pom pig?

 

Day 5: Nature Hike/Journal

            Create journal using brown paper bags as cover, notebook paper, twine, and colored pencils

            Take hike through Brunner Family Forest Preserve

            Discuss tree characteristics and identification of common species

            Common plant species identification

            Exotic and invasive species and their effects on native ecology

            Write in journal about observations, sight, smells, sounds. Use journal for leaf rubbings.

 

For any questions about the day camps please contact Head Camp Counselor Aaron White via email at aaron@allgrassfarms.com

 

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 20 CHILDREN PER CAMP. THERE WILL BE A $50 CANCELLATION FEE APPLIED FOR ALL CAMPS THROUGH MAY 15. NO REFUND OF REGISTRATION FEES AFTER MAY 15.  

CAMP GRIT - Lil' Farmers Day Camp Ages 7 - 9

$295.00Price