Windrush Farm Summer Camp has been welcoming children to the farm since 2005.
It is an outdoor experience your child will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Children learn how to take care of chickens, goats, sheep, alpacas and dogs.
Together we collect eggs from the chickens, take turns milking the goats and harvest veggies from the gardens, to strengthen the understanding of where our food comes from.
Favorite activities also include searching for tadpoles in the pond, herding the sheep, writing stories about the lone tree, felting with wool and singing goofy songs with Arann.
And every Thursday we celebrate the good work we have done with a pizza party in the wood-burning outdoor oven.
It is Farm Camp registration time again and we are excitedly making plans for our 15th year of welcoming children to summer camp at Windrush Farm. In addition to Farm Camp, we are also offering camps for Little Farmers (4-6 year olds). Below you will find information on all of our 2020 summer programs.
REGISTER HERE or copy and paste the address below…
Farm Camp Details:
How many students per session: 24
How many counselors: We are hiring two full time counselors, in addition to Farmer Arann and Farmer Mimi
2020 Farm Camp Sessions
- Week One – Farm Camp: June 15th-18th
- Week Two – Farm Camp: June 22nd-25th
- Week Three – Farm Camp: July 6th-9th
- Week Four – Farm Camp: July 13th-16th
- Week Five – Farm Camp: July 20th-23rd
- Week Six – Farm Camp: July 27th-29th
- Week Seven – Farm Camp: August 3rd-6th
9am: Arrival and farm chores: watering, collecting seeds, grinding wheat etc
9:30am: Name games and team challenges at the oak circle
10am: small group farm chores which include milking goats, feeding sheep, cows and chickens, collecting eggs, harvesting vegetables
11:15am: farm art which includes: felting, weaving, braiding, mask making, beading, murals, we try to send a craft home every day
12pm: lunch – bring your own except for Thursday when we make pizzas together. We encourage no waste lunches if possible because we do not have garbage service at the farm.
12:45pm: farm adventure: creek crawl, hidden talent show, pond study. Thursday swim in the pool
3pm: pick up
What to bring: hat, water bottle, lunch Monday-Wednesday, closed toe shoe (no flip flops), bathing suit and towel on Thursday only.
Last year was our first time welcoming 4-6 year-olds. We loved having younger campers on the farm, so we are inviting Little Farmers to camp again this year. Here is the info on Little Farmers:
Ratio: 1 to 5
Hours: 9:00am-1:00 pm
2020 Little Farmer Camp Sessions
- Week One – Little Farmers: TBA
- Week Two – Little Farmers: July 6th-8th
- Week Three – Little Farmers: July 13th-15th
- Week Four – Little Farmers: July 20th-22nd
- Week Five – Farm Camp: July 27th-29th
9:00am: Arrive and start the day with a short welcome meeting.
9:15am: Animal Chores: Feed chickens, sheep, cows and goats.
10am: Garden Chores and Harvest
11am: Farm Art
12:30pm: End of the day Team Building Games
What to bring: hat, water bottle, lunch, closed toe shoe (no flip flops)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does my child need to bring? hat water bottle, lunch, closed toe shoe (no flip flops)
How much sun will my child be getting? We hide from the sun and go from shady spot to shady spot all day long. Hats are encouraged.
Do they swim? Thursday we have a swim test to asses your child swimming ability. We have clear rules which are strictly enforced. Each child has a buddy and we do frequent buddy checks throughout the session.
Are you First Aid Certified? Yes.
What kind of animals are they interacting with? Sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, cows, alpacas, llamas, dogs, cats, frogs and other wild animals.
Do you offer a sibling discount? Sorry but we do not offer a sibling discount because our camp is so small.
Do you donate camps to school auctions? Yes. Please email: email@example.com
How many years have you been running camp? We started the Farm Camp in 2005, so 15 years and counting.
Do you have dinosaurs? Yes and dinosaur songs to go with them.
Do I live too far away to send my children to Windrush Farm Camp? No! We are 30 minutes from almost everywhere in the North Bay: Marin, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, West Marin. Many of our families from other towns will invite their neighbors and friends to carpool, so each family only has to drive once or twice during the week.
For those families living across a bridge, it’s not too far for you either. This year we are very excited to welcome some campers from Oakland. Their parents are renting a VRBO and making a family vacation out of Farm Camp. We are happy to send some accommodation recommendations… just let us know.
If you would like to sign your child up for Windrush Farm Summer Camp, please click the link below…
If you have any questions or difficulties registering online, please send an email to Arann at: firstname.lastname@example.org