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Summer Fun at the Farm

Camp is for ages 6-12 yrs.

*Note: Week 6 and Week 7 campers must be ages 8 - 12 yrs.

Our Mission is to provide a rich environment for kids to learn, grow, and form bonds within their community.
Enroll your camper today for summer fun outdoors! Some of our weekly sessions are themed, meaning we will focus on sports (for example) while still having time devoted to interaction with our animals, free time swimming, fishing, boating and more.

Camp sessions run weekly Monday - Friday from 9-3 pm.
Max 30 - 35 campers per week.

Email Sharlene at Sugarsbridgefarm@gmail.com
call Sharlene 610-203-4141 if you have questions or problems registering your child for camp.

We invite you to explore this page, scroll down to see the weeks, meet the counselors, and more!

NOTE: Our themed camps are laid back and full of variety of camp experiences. We themed them to spend a little more time in an area kids might want to explore. We still have openings during these weeks please call or email if you have any questions.

REGISTER YOUR CAMPER HERE

Week One (FULL)

June 27 - July 1, 2022
General
Scroll down this webpage to see a very general schedule showing some of activities. Each week we termed General will have different activites sprinkled in.
Ages 6-12 yrs

Week Two

July 4 - July 8, 2022
Sports Theme
We are having Camp July 4th. During this week will play soccer, frisbee, flag football, capture the flag, dodgeball, tug of war, kickball, and more! July 6 we will Float the Brandywine River with the Northbrook Canoe Company. Parents/Guardians of campers can join us for the Float! (There is an additional $25.00 each for camper and the parent/guardian that would like to join us.It is due on first day of camp - that payment goes to Northbrook)
Ages 6-12 yrs

Week Three (FULL)

July 11 - July 15, 2022
Art Theme
We will be painting, creating art with alpaca fiber, print making,using clay, creating plant art, investigating poetry, and diving into storytelling!
Ages 6-12 yrs

Week Four

July 18 - July 22, 2022
General
Scroll down this webpage to see list of activities. Each week we termed General will have different activites sprinkled in.
Ages 6-12 yrs

Week Five

July 25 - July 29, 2022
Film and Theater
This includes storyboarding, acting, filming, improv, and live performance. At the end of the week we will be performing camper-created plays (or musicals!).
Ages 6-12 yrs

Week Six (FULL)

August 1 - August 5, 2022
Outdoor Pursuits
This week focuses on outdoor survival, hiking, exploration, shelter creation, and getting dirty! August 3 we will Float the Brandywine River with the Northbrook Canoe Company. Parents/Guardians of campers can join us for the Float! (There is an additional $25.00 each for camper and the parent/guardian that would like to join us. It is due on first day of camp - that payment goes to Northbrook)
Ages 8 - 12 yrs

Week Seven (FULL)

August 8 - August 12, 2022
Farming and Environmentalism
This means that there will be extra emphasis on animal care, gardening, and local scientific experiments. We will explore geology, pond & stream ecology, soil science, and sustainability. We will teach rain water collection and composting.
Ages 8-12 yrs

Week Eight

August 15 - August 19, 2022
General
Scroll down this webpage to see list of activities. Each week we termed General will have different activites sprinkled in.
Ages 6-12 yrs

Camp Activities Menu

Below is our list of classic camp activities. This summer is going to be one for the books!

  • Gardening
  • Optional Swimming (with certified lifeguards at all times)
  • Arts and science projects
  • The unique experience of caring for nine alpacas, 15 chickens, and our whole flock of ducks! This includes working with real alpaca fiber to create various alpaca fiber arts
  • Fishing & boating
  • Storytelling and haiku creation
  • Theater and dance
  • Olympic games catered around the interests of each group of children (possible sports and activities include track and field, flag football, frisbee, basketball, soccer, swimming, kickball, softball, and disc golf

The sample schedule below is to give a ballpark idea of some activities offered in a week.

summer camp schedule

Necessary Considerations

• Campers must must pack a lunch, snack, and waterbottle.

• Regarding peanuts and tree-nuts, we are not a nut free camp. However, we are a nut aware camp that will take special precautions for children with nut allergies.

• This camp is technology free. Counselors will not be using phones either! Counselors will be taking photos of campers each day and providing access to these photos at the end of each week.

• All children will need to pass a swim test to swim. This will consist of jumping into the deep end, swimming a full lap of the pool, and treading water for one minute directly after the full lap. Please tell your children this is to access their swimming abilities for their safety.

Written as of March 2022, subject to change.

Barnyard Summer Camp Overview and Cancellation policies.

Meet the Counselors

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Director/Counselor
Keilan Barber, a speech pathology undergraduate student from UVM embarking on his Masters in Sept 2022. Keilan loves the outdoors, many sports, art, science and learning the Spanish Language. He has many years camp counseling experience and ran the Barnyard Camp last year with kids loving their days at the farm. Keilan is a certified Lifeguard

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Office Manager
Sharlene Bund McKinley, Office Manager and Co-Owner of Sugars Bridge Farm, Owner of Cerca Trova Yoga for over 10 years and has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. Sharlene loves life on the farm and sharing it with all the visitors and amazing campers who are game for fun.

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Counselor
Abby Wiedeman, a Freshman at Purdue, studying environmental engineering, play ultimate frisbee, love the outdoors and hanging out with kids. Looking forward to being a Camp Counselor at the Barnyard Camp!

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Counselor
Annalie Ayers, going to be a sophmore in College. Annalie has spent 11 years (more than half of her life) dancing ballet. She loves working with kids (seems to have a supernatural talent in that field) and loves spending time outdoors.

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Counselor
Connor Kentzel, an artist, musician, nature enthusiast, with an emphasis on foraging for natural foods and medicine. I love working with kids as an opportunity to learn from one another. Connor works at Sugars Bridge Farm year round. Connor will be a Certified Lifeguard.

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Counselor
Bruce Bell, a Sophomore at Grove City College, studying economics, play ultimate frisbee, love the outdoors and usually wearing a flannel (not in this pic my apologies). Looking Forward To Camp are You?

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Counselor
Aryn Kult, I have babysat for a number of years, am a multi medium artist, and as a nature enthusiast I enjoy foraging, especially with Connor. I am really looking forward to doing some creative projects with the campers!

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Counselor
Shayla Johnson, will be a sophomore in college this upcoming fall at Rowan University where she will play basketball. I grew up going to summer camps. I can't wait to have fun with the kids and help them learn new things. I love sports and the outdoors. Shayla is a Certified Lifeguard.

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Counselor
Hello! My Name is Anna Jakubowski. I am a sophomore at West Chester University studying studio art. I love the arts, yoga and nature. I am super excited to be a camp counsleor at Sugars Bridge Farm, Barnyard Camp.

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Counselor
Mor about Marcus coming soon!!

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