Getting Our Ducks In A row for Summer camp 2023

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Our Mission is to provide a rich farm fun 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 the theme while still devoting time to interaction with our animals, water activities, fishing, boating and more.

Camp sessions run weekly Monday - Friday from 9-3 pm. Max 25 -30 campers per week.

Early Bird Registration is February and March and is $375.00 for one week session.  After March 31, 2023 Camp is $425.00 for one week sessions.  There are no sibling or week discounts while Early Bird Registration is being offered. Note: If you have MORE than two children in your family  and you want to attend multiple weeks please contact me.

 When you go to select your week there are extensive instructions how to go about it.  Try not to rush the sign up process.  It does take a little time so pour a cup of tea and take your time.  We do need the correct information so we know about your camper and who to contact in case of emergency.

Returning families please make a new pass code if you forgot yours to get into your profile.  Then fill in the Camper Info that will get emailed to you after registration.

Email Sharlene at [email protected] call Sharlene 610-203-4141 if you have questions about our camp or are having  problems registering your child for camp.

We invite you to explore this page, scroll down to see the weeks, meet the counselors (TBA for Summer 2023) We are looking for 12th Grade or College Age Counselors for summer 2023.  If you know of a good fit for the farm camp please have them email me at [email protected]

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.


Summer Fun at the Farm

Camp is for ages 6-12 yrs.

Registration is Now Open: Book Here for Multiple Weeks

Week One

June 26 - June 31 2023
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

REGISTER

Week Two

July 3 - July 7, 2023
Farming Theme
From planting seeds to food, from animals such as alpaca  fiber to making things such as art and clothing, from Chickens and Ducks to Eggs and more.  We have all sorts of things to do on the farm that will be fun this week as farmers, explorers, artists and more.  Get ready for good old  fashion Farm Fun!
Ages 6 -12 yrs

REGISTER

Week Three

July 10 - July 14, 2023
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

Full: Waitlist Only

Week Four

July 17 - July 21, 2023
General
Scroll down this webpage to see list of activities. Each week we termed General will have different activites sprinkled in. NOTE: We MAY float down the Brandywine with the NorthBrooke Canoe Company. 6 & 7 yr olds need a guardian to float down the Brandywine. There is an extra Fee for the float for all campers and all guardians. We welcome Parents/Guardians to join us on the float. TBA
Ages 6-12 yrs

REGISTER

Week Five

July 24 - July 28, 2023
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

REGISTER

Week Six

July 31 - August 4, 2023
Outdoor Pursuits

This week focuses on outdoor survival, hiking, exploration, shelter creation, and getting dirty! NOTE: We MAY float down the Brandywine with the NorthBrooke Canoe Company Please note 6 & 7 yr olds need a guardian to float down the Brandywine. There is an extra Fee for the float for all campers and all guardians. We welcome Parents/Guardians to join us on the float. TBA
Ages 6 - 12 yrs

REGISTER

Week Seven

August 7 - August 11, 2023
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 6-12 yrs

Full: Waitlist Only

Week Eight

August 14 - August 18, 2023
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

Full: Waitlist Only

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 Kulp 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 and I am a returning 2023 Counselor. I am going to be a graduate 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
Marcus is a 2023 returning Counselor.  I enjoy being a summer camp counselor and farmlife. Looking forward to another summer of fun!

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