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Summer Fun Half-Days

A Morning on the Farm, Perfect for the Youngest Campers!

At Casey Farm

Perfect for first-time Casey Farm campers or campers not ready for a full-day experience, these half-day programs introduce your preschooler to the world of farming through engaging and fun activities. The programs are specially designed for preschoolers with a predictable schedule.

All programs will include a themed craft, activity, game, organic snack harvested by the children from our gardens, and end with a story. Most programs will include an animal visit. Please, only one parent/guardian per registered child.

Please Note: The safety of campers and staff is our priority. Rhode Island has not yet released guidance for summer programming, but we will follow all mandated COVID-19 safety protocols.

We are experiencing very high demand for these programs, and all Summer Fun Half-Days are currently Sold Out. Our apologies, but we are no longer adding to the wait list.

Small children and their caregivers on a bug hunt at Casey Farm

Programs take place on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Adults are encouraged to stay with their child. Adults must accompany 3- and 4-year-olds.
Full day programs for children ages 5-13 can be found here.

Farm Fun
June 24
Spend a morning with your young child down on the farm. Campers visit the animals, listen to farm stories, play farm games, pick a snack from our fields, feed pigs and chickens, dig in the garden, collect and wash eggs, and water vegetables. Each camper makes an animal headband and a paper pot to take home.

Crazy about Chicks
July 8
Spend a morning 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 puppet to take home, and role-play life as a chicken.

Barnyard Bash!
July 15
Have your child bring a favorite stuffed animal and join the Barnyard Bash! Campers enjoy farm-based carnival games like Giant Egg and Spoon Race, Pin the Tail on the Piglet, Feed the Pigs, Chuck-a-Duck, and more. Children make a barnyard cat, play hide the animal, sing songs, visit farm animals, listen to stories, and enjoy a lovely teddy bear picnic for lunch in our field.

Lazy Daisies
July 22
Take a moment to stop and smell the flowers during a magical morning exploring our flowerbeds and chasing butterflies—and maybe catch one in a 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.

Waddling Ducks
July 29
Spend the morning 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 headband to take home, and play Hide Quacky the Duck, Duck Duck Goose, and the carnival games Ring the Duck and Toss the Duck.

Little Pigs
August 5
Come to the farm and visit our two little pigs. Spend the morning with your child learning all about pigs. Campers hand pick fresh veggies to feed the pigs and use brushes and water to give them a bath, listen to pig stories, complete a pig mask, 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.

Farm Theatrics
August 12
Does your little camper love to put on a show? Kids spend the morning 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 “The Three Little Pigs” puppet show. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite animal.

Baby Bunnies
August 19
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, make a bunny plate, play games, and explore the farm to find the bunnies’ favorite snack foods.

Toddling Turkeys
August 26
Spend the morning with your child learning all about turkeys. Campers feed our turkeys, feel turkey feathers, hold a turkey egg, make turkey sounds using our turkey callers, listen to turkey stories, make a paper turkey, play turkey games, and explore the farm to find hidden turkeys.

 

Program Details

Ages: Summer Fun Half-Days are for children ages 3-6. All adults are encouraged to stay with their child. Adults must accompany 3- and 4-year-olds. For full days programs for children ages 5-13, please see Summer Fun Days

Time: Programs run on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $30 per child, $20 per child for Historic New England members (membership must be valid through August 31, 2021)

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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