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Hartshorn Farm Camp
Waitsfield, Vermont

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(802) 279-8054
(802) 496-3081

54 Quarry Road
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673


TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. Daily 9-4

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Meeting, caring for, and feeding our farm animals (horses, alpaca, laying hens, and pigs.) Feeding, watering, brushing the horses, and collecting eggs. Using science and math skills involved in planting, growing, harvesting, and preparing food. Learning from guests speakers, such as a local beekeeper, herbalist, and local chef. Romp through the maple orchard, pastures, meadows, and the enchanted forest on our daily hikes. Create a garden journal, make an herbal product, and gnome/fairy homes in the enchanted forest.

Math, Science, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Organic Farm Camp

CAMP LOCATION: 42 miles from Burlington, 20 miles from Montpelier, Hartshorn Farm is nestled in the quintessential Mad River Valley of Vermont, on Route 100. A working certified organic farm on forty beautiful acres with mountain views. Vegetables, fruits and flowers are grown here. We have a roadside maple sugar house and farmstand with a flatbread pizza oven. Forests, fields, and pastures to romp in, farm animals to care for and visit. Visit our website for photos and more information.

CAMP FACILITIES: We are a working certified organic farm, very popular with local school groups for fun, interactive field trips--and now farm camps. Vegetable, fruit (blueberries and strawberries) and flowers are grown here. We have horses, an alpaca, pigs and laying hens. There's a farm stand with a flatbread pizza oven, and a maple sugar house.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Your child will spend 5 days on our farm: meeting, caring for, and feeding our farm animals (horses, alpaca, laying hens, and pigs.) Feeding, watering, brushing the horses, and collecting eggs. Using science and math skills involved in planting, growing, harvesting, and preparing food.

Learning from guests speakers, such as a local beekeeper, herbalist, and local chef. Romp through the maple orchard, pastures, meadows, and the enchanted forest on our daily hikes.

Creating a garden journal, making an herbal product and gnome/fairy homes in the enchanted forest.

Dave Hartshorn owns Hartshorn Farm. He's been one of Vermont's best known organic farmers and educators for the past 25 years. He has regularly hosted school groups on the farm.

Amy Todisco, Dave's partner, is a 20+ year nationally recognized green living expert & educator, wellness retreat leader, and long time organic gardener turned farmer.

Our philosophy is to help people, young and old, learn with a "hands on" philosophy, teaching by example, and inspiring questions and curiosity. We are honored to share our love of the land and animals, and our many years of experience in organic agriculture, permaculture, and green living.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We also offer personal growth and wellness retreats for adults. Please see Amy's website for more information:
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July 11-15 and August 8-12, 2016. Friday lunch is included.
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