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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 small group settings. Children visit with the farm animals and help feed and care for them as well as pick fresh vegetables for a snack.

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

Please Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the state of Rhode Island has prohibited summer camps from opening before June 29. Therefore, we have had to cancel all June Summer Fun Days. As of now, we are planning on running our scheduled July and August programs, and registration remains open for all of those. We apologize for the inconvenience, and appreciate your support.

Farm Safari
Monday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Backyard Medicine
Monday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Crazy About Chicks
Tuesday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Christmas in June
Tuesday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Imaginarium Day
Wednesday, June 24, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Colonial Adventures
Wednesday, June 24, 9 AM – 3 PM

Illumination!
Thursday, June 25, 9 AM – 3 PM

Rhythm and Roots on the Farm
Thursday, June 25, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Casey Carnival
Friday, June 26, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

T-Shirt Triology
Friday, June 26, 9 AM – 3 PM

Waddling Ducks
Thursday, July 9, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Spend a day with your child learning all about our Pekin ducks. Campers will feed and water our ducks, give them a cooling spray, feel duck and chicken feathers, hold a duck egg, hear duck stories, make a duck craft to take home, and play Hide “Quacky” the Duck, Duck Duck Goose and the carnival games Ring the Duck and Toss the Duck.  Ages 3 – 6**

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Little Pigs
Thursday, July 16, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Come to the farm and visit our two little pigs. Spend a day with your child learning all about pigs. Campers hand pick fresh veggies to feed the pigs and use brushes and water to give our pigs a bath. They listen to pig stories, complete pig crafts, play Hide the Pig, and the carnival games Feed the Pigs and Pin the Tail on the Pig, and explore the farm to find pigs’ favorite snack foods. Ages 3 – 6**

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Baby Bunnies
Thursday, July 23, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Spend a day with your child learning all about bunnies. Campers will get to observe our bunnies while sitting inside the bunny enclosure, collect some bunny snacks and feed them, hear bunny stories, complete several crafts, play games, and explore the farm to find the bunnies’ favorite snack foods. Ages 3 – 6**

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The Rusty Trusty Tractor
Thursday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Chug on down to Casey Farm and spend a day with your child learning about tractors. Campers enjoy a day on the farm reading tractor stories, playing hide the tractor, making a tractor picture out of seeds and a tractor out of craft sticks, 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**

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thursday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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 grown at Casey Farm. Campers play games, sing songs, and learn about the insects that populate our garden. Ages 3 – 6**

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Barnyard Bash!
Thursday, August 13, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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, Feed the Pigs, Chuck a Duck, and more. Children make animal headbands, play hide the animal, sing songs, visit farm animals, listen to stories, and enjoy a lovely teddy bear picnic for lunch in our field. Ages 3 – 6**

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Casey Farm Olympics
Monday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Farm kids worked hard, and when they got the chance, they played up a storm! Today’s kids invent a team name, construct a team banner and then spend the day playing at Casey Farm. Join us for a series of games with farm flair such as Farm Boot Toss and Sack Race. Other games are historic (Hoop Race, Quoits, and Nine Pins), cooperative (Capture the Flag and Run the Gauntlet), or silly (Cottonball Scoop, Balloon Over Under, and Clothespin Tag). Wear your sneakers and bring lots of energy. Ages 5 – 12

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Natural Artists
Monday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 on rocks, make leaf rubbings and nature prints, assemble their own dream catchers from natural materials, design eggshell mosaics, craft nature walk bracelets, and play games in between crafts. We let nature take the lead on this day of creative and imaginative fun. Ages 6 – 12

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Wild Water Adventure
Tuesday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Young ecologists discover the mysteries of two distinct southern New England wetlands: a wild cranberry bog and a man-made pond. Campers catch, observe, and identify a variety of wild creatures and plants, while exploring the world just below the surface. Then campers will enjoy a hayride down to the Narrow River for a supervised swim time at the waterfront. The day ends with campers playing a game of Ice Cold Drip Drip Splash and Sponge Dodgeball. Campers must bring a bathing suit, wear water shoes or old sneakers, and bring a towel. Ages 6 – 12

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Chomping through the Farm
Tuesday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 the vegetable relay, and make seed art to bring home. Ages 5 – 8

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Traditional Farm Crafts
Wednesday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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 making a paper twist doll (or superhero). Your child will come home with hands full of beautiful artwork created here on our farm. Ages 5 – 10

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Magic Making
August 19, 9 AM – 3 PM
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble! Come enjoy a day on the farm exploring the magical arts! We will be doing magic science tricks, brewing potions, creating magic wands, and writing spells with the historic art of quill writing. We will play enchanting games, make paper plate dragons, and enjoy the charm of the farm. Ages 6 –12

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Lazy Daisies
Thursday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
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, smell and taste herbs, 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**

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Wilderness Challenge
Thursday, August 20, 9 AM – 3 PM
Get your kids outside and help them activate their bodies and senses through exciting outdoor adventures! Free your kids to run, jump, and engage in problem-solving activities while learning safe and easy nature survival skills like shelter building, edible plant identification, and fire starting. This camp will build resilience and coping skills in the face of unforeseen challenges during crafted scenarios such as crossing the pond, create and run a farm ninja obstacle course, and complete a navigation course in the woods. Ages 9 –13

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The Great Bird Caper
Tuesday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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 bird journals, birdhouses, and bird feeders, dissecting owl pellets, practicing bird calls and playing games such as Protect 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 exploratory play. Ages 6 – 12

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Rainbow Day
Friday, August 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Explore the magical world of rainbows! Rainbows are all around us, and we will spend the day creating and playing with them. We will discover 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 connect science and art found in nature through creation of a Nature Color Wheel. Campers enjoy rainbow stories and crafts such as a homemade kaleidoscope, rainbow necklaces, and rainbow chimes; make a tissue-paper rainbow craft; and go on a rainbow scavenger hunt. Ages 6 – 12

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Farm Hands
Friday, August 21, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Campers discover what it’s like to work on an organic farm for the day. Digging, pruning, 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, clean the rabbit hutch, move the duck house, 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 – 13

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Crazy Cool Hose-Down
Monday, August 24, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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, Water Wars, and more. Campers must wear a bathing suit under clothes and water shoes or old sneakers. Ages 6 – 12

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Making Old-Fashioned Food
Tuesday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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. The day ends with the campers feeding the animals before eating farm made ice cream. Ages 5 – 12

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Woodland Adventure
Wednesday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Campers hike the Burma Shave Trail and then investigate the forest, animals, and trees by playing games like Protect the Nest, Deadly Links, Oh Deer, Camouflage, Tree Smash, and Earth, Fire, 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

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The Magic of Science
August 26, 9 AM – 3 PM
Do you love science and want to do some great experiments? Campers will delve into science and nature-related topics through hands-on experiments and investigations such as optical illusions and walk on water activity. Come find out how much fun science can be! This day camp will involve learning the science behind chemical reactions with the activities such as “safe explosions and Elephant Tooth Paste.” Campers make concoctions like rock candy, mystery liquids, secret solutions, and invisible ink. Other activities include Fire Stopper, Feed the Dragon, Amazing Magnets, Potato Cannon, Surface Surfers, and Static Challenge. If you want a smorgasbord of all things science this is the day for you! Ages 7-12

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Little Farmers
Thursday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Have your little one experience life as a farmer down at Casey Farm: Feeding the animals, collecting and washing eggs, grooming the bunnies,and scratching the pigs. Then they 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 listen to stories, play a game, make a craft, and harvest a vegetable to take home. Ages 3 – 6**

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Pollination Station: Monarch Migration
Thursday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Sprout your insect wings and become a citizen scientist! We will learn about many pollinators but will focus the day on exploring the wonders of the Monarch Butterfly, from its magical metamorphosis inside a chrysalis to its multigenerational migration from Rhode Island to Mexico and back! We will explore the amazing wild pollinator habitat that thrives on the farm and participate in activities that will inspire curiousity and appreciation for the fields and woodlands around us. Campers will learn the importance of plant and tree pollination through crafts, games and nature observation. We will create papier-mache chrysalis, Milkweed seed bombs and search for the four stages of the monarch lifecycle in the amazing milkweed pollination habitat at Casey Farm.  Ages 7-12

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From the Farm to the Plate
Friday, August 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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 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 will leave with their own homemade jam and freshly picked vegetables from the garden. Ages 7 – 13

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Crafty Farmers
Friday, August 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Crafty campers spend an action-packed day doing a variety of crafts, from tie-dying shirts to molding clay, making mosaic herb gardens and vegetable mobiles, and building birdhouses. Your child 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. Ages 6 – 12

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Program Details

Cost: $55 per child, $45 per child for Historic New England members (membership must be valid through August 31, 2020)

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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