Getting Our Ducks In A row for Summer camp 2024
Our Mission is to provide a rich farm FUN experience for campers to adventure, explore, create, and build longlasting friendships.
Enroll your camper today for outdoor summer time fun! Some of our weekly sessions are themed, meaning we will focus on the theme while still devoting time to interaction with our animals, garden, water activities, arts/crafts and more.
Camp sessions run weekly Monday - Friday from 9-3 pm. Maximum of 40 campers per week.
Email Sharlene at Sugarsbridgefarm@gmail.com 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 2024) We are looking for 12th Grade or College Age Counselors for summer 2024. If you know of a good fit for the farm camp please have them email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Fun at the Farm
Camp is for ages 6-12 yrs.
Looking for a Holiday Gift?
How about a week at Barnyard Summer Camp, 2024!
I am going to offer a Mid - Dec early bird special for camp so if you are looking for a fun Holiday Gift. Stay Tune!
We have some new Themes - Harry Potter Week!
June 24 - June 28 2024
Time with animals, crafts and some with Alpaca Fiber, fun games, and always water to cool down. Each week we termed General will have different activites sprinkled in.
Ages 6-12 yrs
July 1 - July 5, 2024
Get ready young Farmers for Summertime Farm Fun! From planting seeds to growing food and flowers; learning all about alpaca/llama while creating arts/crafts with their fiber(wool);   As well as enjoying all our other farm fun activities. NOTE: We will have camp on July 4th
Ages 6 -12 yrs
July 8 - July 12, 2024
Arts and Crafts Theme
We will be creating art and crafting with alpaca fiber (wool), plants, using natural dyes and synthetic dyes, while diving into storytelling!
Ages 6-12 yrs
July 15 - July 19, 2024
Harry Potter Week
Send your child to our very own version of Hogwarts. This is a week of spellcasting, making magical potions, exploration and creativity through theater, arts/crafts and games (Barnyard Camp Quidditch anyone?). If you wish, dress as your favorite charater the staff and animals are welcome to dress up, too. We can't wait to see you for the Sorting Ceremony!
Ages 6-12 yrs
July 22 - July 26, 2024 Theater Week This includes storyboarding, acting, improv, and live performance. Yes, at the end of the week we will be performing camper-created plays (or musicals!) We will also be enjoy the farm and farm activitie while busy planning and creating.Ages 6-12 yrs
July 29 - August 2, 2024
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
August 5 - August 9, 2024
Farming and Environmentalism
This means that there will be extra emphasis on animal farming and care, gardening, and composting. We will look at the art/science of making soap and laundry detergent. We will explore geology, pond & stream ecology, soil science, and sustainability. We hope to have our Bryn Mawr Geology Professor join us for fun experiments and conversation.
Ages 6-12 yrs
August 12 - August 16, 2024
Time with animals, crafts and some with Alpaca Fiber, fun games, and always water to cool down. NOTE: We will 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. It is very fun and festive when Parents/Guardians join us. We plan to have a BBQ at the Northbrook at the end of our float. So, pick up will be at the Northbrook on our last day of summer camp, Friday August 16!
Ages 6 - 12 yrs
• 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 November 2023, subject to change.
Meet the Counselors (Our amazing 2023 Team we will announce our 2024 Team of Councelors in 2024)
Sharlene Bund, Camp Director, Office Manager and Co-Owner of Sugars Bridge Farm. Sharlene was a marine biologist. She 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.
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 counselor at Sugars Bridge Farm, Barnyard Camp.
Abby Wiedeman, a rising junior at Purdue studying environmental and natural resource engineering. She loves to be outdoors, play frisbee, and hangout with kids. She is so excited to be returning to Barnyard camp this summer!
Danny Bell, will be attending Grove City College studying statistics, plays ultimate frisbee, loves sports and being in the outdoors. Excited for camp this year!
Hello! My name is Mia Markford. I am a senior at West Chester University studying studio art!!! I have worked at summer camps for years and am so excited to continue that journey at Sugars Bridge. I hope to be able to share my love for nature and art with all of you! Yay for summer camp!!
My name is Joe Matthews, and I am very excited to be returning to Camp Barnyard for the second year in a row! Whenever I’m not a Barnyard Camp Counselor, I love theater and spending my free time singing, performing, and sometimes cooking in the kitchen!
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.
Bruce Bell, I am Junior at Grove City College, I study Business Economics, play ultimate frisbee, love the outdoors, and am usually wearing a flannel (not in this pic my apologies). I am a certified lifeguard and will be returning for my second year at camp Barnyard. I am Looking Forward to camp this year. Looking Forward To Camp are You?
Marcus is a 2023 returning Counselor. I enjoy being a summer camp counselor and farmlife. Looking forward to another summer of fun!