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.

Program dates and registration will be available in February 2019.

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

Crazy About Chicks
Spend a day with your child learning all about chicks and chickens. Campers hand-feed and hold chicks and chickens, feel chicken feathers, collect and wash eggs, hear chick stories, make a chick craft to take home, and role-play life as a chicken. Ages 3-6**

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**

Farm Safari
Learn about the life of a farmer while participating in farm-related activities. Visit farm animals, collect and wash eggs, explore buildings, dig in the garden, plant lettuce, water vegetables, taste a variety of organic vegetables, and play old-fashioned farm games. Each camper goes home with a herb plant of their choice. 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. Campers experience a colonial classroom and make their own colonial toy. Each camper learns how to spin and card wool to make a bracelet that they dye (using natural dyes) and take home. 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 takes home fudge, a marshmallow snowman, an old-fashioned toy, and several Christmas ornaments. 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, playing Hide the Tractor, making a tractor craft, and riding on a small pedal tractor. 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**

Crafty Farmers
Crafty campers spend an action-packed day doing a variety of crafts, from tie-dying shirts to molding clay and making mosaic herb gardens, vegetable mobiles, and birdhouses. 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 at the end of the day. Campers must bring a white shirt to tie-dye. Ages 6 – 12

Backyard Medicine
Did you know that some of the most common weeds in your yard make great medicine? Learn to create your own home remedies from wild backyard weeds. Explore cultivated and wild plants growing at Casey Farm, and learn which plants to harvest and how to make them into old-time remedies. The day includes harvesting and medicine making techniques. Brew herbal teas and steep an herbal vinegar, and create nature journals and use them to record plant observations. Enjoy stories and herbal crafts such as nature bracelets, herb sachets, and flower prints. 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**

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, dissect owl pellets and count wildlife, while younger campers play Track Match, Track Smash, and Hide the Animal. Ages 6 – 12

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, Ring Toss, and group games like Egg Drop and Track Match. The afternoon features Casey Carnival games starting with Toilet Paper Roll Toss, Frog Jump, Feed the Pigs, Toss the Pickle, Bean Bag Toss, Hula Hoop the Duck, Fish Bowl Game, Chuck a Duck, and Casey Says. Campers should wear sneakers and bring lots of energy. Ages 5 – 12

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 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**

Baby Bunnies
Spend a day with your child learning all about bunnies. Campers get a hands-on interaction with our bunnies, groom them, and take them for a walk with our bunny leads, hear bunny stories, make 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 scented sachets, make a fairy house in our garden, play a garden color match game, plant a flower seed, and make a sunflower seed craft to bring home. Ages 3 – 6**

Farm Fun
Spend a day with your child down on the farm. Campers visit the animals, listen to farm stories, play farm games, pick a snack from the fields, feed pigs and chickens, dig in the garden, collect and wash eggs, and water vegetables. Each camper makes a farm craft 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, The Three Little Pigs. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite animal. Ages 3 – 5**

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 Water Balloon Volleyball, Slip and Slide, Drip Drip Splash, Water Balloon Toss, Sponge Ball, Water Toss, Waiter Wars, and more. Note: Campers must wear a bathing suit under clothes and water shoes or old sneakers. Ages 6 – 12

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, singing pirate songs, and racing pirate ships on our pond. Ages 6 – 12

Rainbow Day
Explore the magical world of rainbows. Rainbows are all around us; spend the day creating and playing with them. We will explore the wonders of light at a prism exploration center, make a liquid sugar rainbow, and create rainbows in the garden with bubbles and the garden hose. Children will connect science and art found in nature through exploration centers and creating a nature color wheel. Enjoy rainbow stories and crafts such as a homemade kaleidoscope, rainbow necklaces, and tissue paper crafts, and go on a rainbow scavenger hunt. Ages 6 – 12

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, straw flutes, and more. Children spend the day singing their favorite songs, listening to the rhythm of nature, going on a musical nature walk, playing musical chairs, participating in the Broom Dance, and other musical activities led by our experienced staff. Ages 5 – 11

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 Africa, Japanese origami, and an Australian didgeridoo, and then play international games like Corre Corre la Guaraca from Chile; Pass the Parcel from England; Mbube, Mbube from Africa; or Skippyroo Kangaroo from Australia. The day ends with a rousing game of Capture the Flag and Steal the Bacon. Ages 6 – 11

Little Farmers
Have your little one experience life as a farmer down at Casey Farm. Feed the animals, collect and wash eggs, groom the bunnies, and scratch the pigs. Your little ones will then head into the fields to harvest a snack, before pulling some weeds, sowing a few seeds, and giving our plants some water to drink. Campers will also listen to stories, play a game, make a craft, and harvest a vegetable to take home. Ages 3 to 6**

Farm Hands
Campers discover what it’s like to work on an organic farm for the day. Digging, planting, and harvesting are just some of the activities your child will try. Campers learn about the organic methods that keep our farm thriving, help care for the farm animals, move the duck house, feed the pigs, and collect eggs from our chickens. Campers bring home jam they make themselves 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 butter, lettuce burritos, ants on a log, and raspberry fool. They help plant, harvest, sort compost, water the gardens, listen to a story, participate in a relay, and make seed art to bring home. Ages 5 – 8

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 a series of games with farm flair such as Farm Boot Toss and Sack Race – some historic such as Hoop Race and Nine Pin, some cooperative such as Capture the Flag and Run the Gauntlet, some silly such as Cottonball Scoop and Clothes Pin Tag. Wear your sneakers, and bring lots of energy. Ages 5 – 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 – 12

Little Piglets
Come down to the farm and visit our newest arrivals: our two baby pigs. Spend a day with your child learning all about pigs. Campers feed and brush the piglets, 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**

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 different methods of cooking and preparing them. From boiling eggs, to preserving fruit, to cooking soup and making corn cakes or bread over an open fire, campers spend their day picking, preparing, and eating only the freshest of ingredients. Campers leave with their own homemade jam and freshly picked vegetables from the garden. Ages 7 – 12 

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 and see how many real bugs they can find in a scavenger hunt. Ages 7 – 13

Wild Water Adventure
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. The day ends with a series of water games. Campers must wear water shoes or old sneakers and bring a towel. Ages 6 – 12

Traditional Farm Crafts
Campers learn how farmers made candles out of wax and tallow, use handpicked herbs to make a scented sachet, and practice the traditional art of paper twist doll (or superhero) making. Your child will come home with hands full of beautiful artwork created here on our farm. Ages 5 – 10

Program Details

Cost: $50 per child, $40 per child for Historic New England members (membership must be valid through August 31, 2018)

Each program is limited to twenty children.

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

Download 2018 Summer Camp Brochure

Type of Program: Camps, Summer Programs

Related Topics: Environment, Farming

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