Summer Fun Days

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At Casey Farm

Casey Farm offers special one-day programs that engage your child in fun farm activities highlighting the history and science of farming and farm life. Each program is run by experienced camp counselors in a small group setting. Children visit with the farm animals and help feed and care for them, and pick fresh vegetables for a snack.

Dates and Registration Will Be Available in Late February

Programs with ** indicate that adults are encouraged to stay with their child. Adults must accompany 3- and 4-year-olds.

Fledgling Ducklings
Spend a day with your child learning all about ducklings. Campers hold our ducklings, feel duck and chicken feathers, hold a duck egg, hear duckling stories, make a duckling craft to take home, and play Hide “Quacky” the Duck and Duck Duck Goose. Ages 3 – 6** 

Little Piglets
Spend a day with your child learning all about pigs. Campers feed and brush the pigs, listen to pig stories, complete pig crafts, play Hide the Pig, and explore the farm to find the pigs’ favorite snack foods. Ages 3 – 6** 

Rhythm and Roots on the Farm
For the musician in all of us! Enjoy a day of rhythm and music on Casey Farm. Campers create their own musical instruments including a “piano” made of water-filled jars, drums made from old flower pots, maracas, rain sticks, and more! Children spend the day participating in musical activities, including singing their favorite songs, listening to the rhythm of nature, going on a musical nature walk, and playing musical chairs. Ages 5 – 11 

Farm Frenzy
A great overview of all that Casey Farm has to offer. Children earn about the life of a farmer while engaging in farm-related activities, including visiting the farm animals, digging in the garden, watering the vegetables, and tasting a variety of organic vegetables. Participants also plant a bean to grow at home, feed the hens and collect eggs, play old-fashioned farm games, and make a farm craft to take home. Ages 5 -11

Colonial Adventures
Campers discover life on a colonial farm: harvesting plants, creating dyes, learning how to trade, playing colonial games, and wearing colonial garb. Each camper dyes their own wool bracelet to bring home and creates their own wooden colonial toy. Ages 6 – 11 

Christmas in June
The farm is transformed into Santa’s workshop as campers become elves and discover the skill of toy-making. Campers hear Christmas stories, sing carols to the animals, and make snowflakes to decorate the Christmas tree. Each camper makes and takes home fudge, a puffed-rice Christmas tree, an ornament, and a toy. Ages 5 – 12 

The Rusty Trusty Tractor
Chug on down to Casey Farm and spend a day with your child learning about tractors. Campers enjoy a day on the farm digging and planting in our garden, reading tractor stories, and making a tractor craft. Bring your cameras to capture the special moment at the end of the day when our experienced staff safely allows your child to sit on a real tractor and pretend to drive. Ages 3 – 6** 

Natural Artists
Nature has inspired talented artists since the time of the caveman. Let your camper draw inspiration from the outdoor world to create masterpieces using nature as their medium. Casey Farm lets children return to their artistic roots as they create art from seeds, make leaf rubbings and nature prints, assemble their own bird feeders, design eggshell mosaics, craft nature walk bracelets, and more. We let nature take the lead on this day of creative and imaginative fun. Ages 6 – 12 

Woodland Adventure
Campers investigate the forest, animals, and trees by playing games like Protect the Nest, Oh Deer, Camouflage, Tree Smash, and Earth, Fire, and Water. They identify animal tracks and scats, look at skulls, and hike through the woodlands collecting forest items to make nature prints. Older campers find out how scientists observe and count wildlife, while younger campers play Track Match. Ages 6 – 12 

Casey Farm Olympics
Invent your team name, construct your team banner, and then spend the day playing at Casey Farm. Farm kids worked hard and when they got the chance played up a storm! Join us for games with farm flair, such as Farm Boot Toss and Egg and Spoon Race; historic games including Ring Toss and Nine Pins; cooperative games like Capture the Flag; and some games that are just plain silly! Wear your sneakers, and bring lots of energy. Ages 5 – 12 

The Great Bird Caper
Welcome to bird day on Casey Farm. The budding ornithologist in your family can spend the day bird-watching using binoculars; making bird crafts such as nests, birdhouses, and bird feeders; dissecting owl pellets; practicing bird calls; and playing games such as Potect the Nest, Blind Old Eagle, and Egg Matching. They also learn about the various land and water birds here in Rhode Island, from the great blue heron to the snowy egret. Let your child’s imagination take flight on this day of exploration and play. Ages 6 – 12 

Toddling Turkeys
Spend a day with your child learning all about turkeys. Campers feed our turkeys, feel turkey feathers, hold a turkey egg, listen to turkey stories, make turkey crafts, play turkey games, and explore the farm to find hidden turkeys. Ages 3 – 6** 

Baby Bunnies
Spend a day with your child learning all about bunnies. Campers groom our bunnies, hear bunny stories, complete a bunny craft, play bunny games, and explore the farm to find bunnies’ favorite snack foods. Ages 3 – 6** 

Lazy Daisies
Take a moment to stop and smell the flowers during a magical day at Casey Farm exploring our flower beds and chasing butterflies. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll catch one in your net! Children pick and press flowers, make a fairy house in our garden, play a garden color match game, and make a sunflower seed craft to bring home. Ages 3 – 6** 

Farm Fun
Spend a day with your child down on the farm. Designed specifically for your young child and you, this daylong program is full of fun and learning. Campers visit the animals, listen to farm stories, hunt for bugs in the grass, play farm games, pick a snack from the fields, feed pigs and chickens, dig in the garden, and water vegetables. Each camper makes an animal headband to take home. Ages 3 – 6** 

Farm Theatrics
Does your little camper love to put on a show? Kids spend the day singing songs while meeting our farm animals and exploring Casey Farm. Campers make farm animal puppets, interact with real animals through dramatic play, read farm stories, and are encouraged to participate in a puppet show. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite animal. Ages 3 – 6** 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Bring your little one to Casey Farm to eat and eat and eat until they turn into a beautiful butterfly. Little ones will enjoy a day full of crafts, games, reading, and of course eating! Campers start their day by reading Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and making a paper chain caterpillar craft. Then it’s off to the gardens to hunt for caterpillars and butterflies and enjoy some fresh organic produce from Casey Farm. Campers play games, sing songs, and learn about the insects that populate our garden. Ages 3 – 6** 

Casey Carnival
Campers enjoy carnival games with farm flair—some historic, some serious, some silly. Children start off their day making a carnival banner then head out to play Electronic Lawn Darts, Nine Pins, Quoits, and Boot Toss. Next come group games including Egg Drop and Track Match. The afternoon features Casey Carnival games starting with Toilet Paper Roll Toss, Feed the Pigs, Toss the Pickle, Bean Bag Toss and Hula Hoop the Duck, Fish Bowl Game, Chuck a Duck, and concluding with Knock the Cans and Casey Says. Campers should wear sneakers and bring lots of energy. Ages 5 – 11 

Pirate Adventures
Campers spend a swashbuckling, action-packed day pretending to be pirates. They make eye patches, pirate flags, fake swords, pirate puppets, and paper pirate ships. Activities include learning about pirate weaponry, hunting for booty, playing pirate games, and singing pirate songs. Ages 6 – 12 

Pioneer Farmers
Campers learn what life was like as a pioneer farmer as they explore the forest, learn its hidden dangers, search for wild edibles, practice writing with a quill pen, build a fire, create a shelter for the night, and play a pioneer game. Participants also make an alternative compass using the sun, make and follow a tracking course, and compete in score orienteering. Each camper makes a pioneer toy and candle to take home. Ages 7 – 14 

Crafty Farmers
Crafty campers spend an action-packed day tie-dying shirts, molding clay, and making mosaic art, vegetable mobiles, and kaleidoscopes. Your little one will come home with hands full of the beautiful artwork created here on our farm. Campers will also play games and feed the animals. Campers must bring a shirt to tie-dye. Ages 6 – 12 

Low Tide at Casey Point
Experience low tide on the banks of Narragansett Bay while taking in the beautiful sunset at scenic Casey Point. Begin with a visit to the farm animals, where you will feed and water them and collect and wash eggs. After a “bring your own” picnic dinner, head down to the bay to explore the shore. Your family can search for hidden creatures and enjoy a Casey Point campfire, filled with stories, skits, songs, and s’mores. The evening concludes with a short night hike full of fun sensory activities for the whole family. All ages. $50 per family for Historic New England members, $60 per family nonmembers. 

Indian Adventures: A Day in the Life of a Narragansett
If you had been born a Narragansett girl or boy hundreds of years ago, what would you be doing on a summer’s day? Build authentic summer quarters, cook traditional Narragansett food, discover what “Namaquat” means, and learn about many other aspects of Native American life in Rhode Island, including clothing, games, chants, stories, and crafts. Ages 6 – 12 

Barnyard Bash
Have your child bring their favorite stuffed animal and join the Barnyard Bash! Campers let loose on the farm with carnival games like Giant Egg and Spoon Race, Pin the Tail on the Piglet, Bobbing for Fishies, and more. Children make crafts, sing songs, visit farm animals, listen to stories, and enjoy a lovely teddy bear picnic for lunch in our field. Ages 3 – 6** 

Farm Hands
Campers discover what it’s like to work on an organic farm for the day. Digging, planting, weeding, and harvesting are just some of the activities your child will participate in. Campers learn about the organic methods that keep our farm thriving, help care for the farm animals, move the duck pen, mulch the garden, feed the pigs, and collect eggs from our chickens. Campers bring home jam they made and an organic vegetable harvested from our garden. Ages 8 – 12 

Chomping Through the Farm
Campers discover the growing cycle of vegetables while exploring our fields, gardens, and greenhouses. Children harvest fresh vegetables, then head to the kitchen to prepare lettuce burritos, ants on a log, and raspberry fool. They help plant, harvest, sort compost, water the gardens, listen to a story, participate in the vegetable relay and juggle, and will make seed art and a scented sachet filled with fresh organic herbs to bring home. Ages 5 – 8 

Crazy Cool Hose-Down
Campers explore our wetland areas (including the recently enlarged farm pond and cranberry bog), catch frogs, water the garden, and then cool off in a series of wet and wild games, including Fireman’s Relay, Water Balloon Volleyball, Slip and Slide, Drip Drip Splash, Water Balloon Hot Potato, Sponge Ball, Water Toss, Waiter Wars, and more. Note: Campers must be prepared to get wet! Wear a bathing suit under clothes and water shoes or old sneakers. Ages 6 – 12 

Making Old-Fashioned Food
Campers discover how nineteenth-century farmers grew, preserved, and prepared their own food as they collect and wash eggs, pick and pickle cucumbers, churn butter, press cider, and make ice cream, cheese, and jam. Ages 5 – 11

Fantastic Fiber Arts
Campers try their hand at the art of spinning using a drop spindle to produce a wool bracelet, and learn basic weaving skills using a weaving widget and weaving jute into a basket. Each camper has a choice of weaving a neon buddy bracelet or friendship bracelet or using a small loom to make a pot holder to take home. Ages 8 – 13 

Around the World
Campers enjoy a day at scenic Casey Farm exploring different cultures of the world. Children start by creating a flag from a foreign country and learning that country’s national anthem. They make crafts from all over the world, including a Djembe drum from West Africa, Japanese origami, and an Australian didgeridoo, and then play international games like Corre Corre la Guaraca from Chile, Pass the Parcel from England, Fire on the Mountain from Egypt, or Skippyroo Kangaroo from Australia. The day ends with a rousing game of Capture the Flag. Ages 6 – 11 

Baby Bunnies
Spend a day with your child learning all about bunnies. Campers get a hands-on interaction with our bunnies, groom them, hear bunny stories, complete a bunny craft, play bunny games, and explore the farm to find bunnies’ favorite snack foods. Ages 3 – 6** 

Bug Out!
Let your child enjoy a bug’s eye view of Casey Farm. For the budding entomologist, this day has it all—spiders, beetles, butterflies, and more. Campers hunt for eight- and six-legged creatures to catch, observe, and release, while discovering which ones are helpful and which are harmful to farmers. Campers compete in a bug relay, play Hide the Bug and Dead Bug, and see how many real bugs they can find in a scavenger hunt. Campers make a bug craft to bring home. The day ends with campers feeding the bad bugs to the chickens. Ages 7 – 13 

From the Farm to the Plate
For your master chef in the making, this camp draws the connection between farms and food. Children pick fresh organic fruits and vegetables and learn the different methods of cooking and preparing them. From boiling and scrambling eggs, to preserving fruit, to cooking soup over an open fire, and making bread and corn cakes, campers spend their day picking, preparing, and eating only the freshest of ingredients. Campers will leave with their own homemade jam and a selection of organic vegetables to eat at home. Ages 7 – 12 

Wild Water Adventure
August 25, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Young ecologists discover the mysteries of three distinct southern New England wetlands: a wild cranberry bog, a man-made pond, and Narragansett Bay. Campers catch, observe, and identify a variety of wild creatures and plants, while exploring the world just below the surface. Campers play the Hydrological Cycle Game and Water No Water Relay. The day concludes with all camp water games such as ice-cold Drip Drip Splash and Captain’s Coming before campers water the garden. Participants will make a water-related craft to bring home. Note: Campers must wear water shoes or old sneakers. Ages 6 – 12 

 

Program Details

Cost: $50 per child, $40 per child for Historic New England members (membership must be valid through August 31, 2017)

Each program is limited to twenty children.

Summer Fun Days refund policy: No cash refunds. Camp credits will be given with two weeks’ notice.

Type of Program: Camps, Summer Programs

Related Topics: Environment, Farming

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