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About Appleton Farm Camp

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Appleton Farms
219 County Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

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Visit the Welcome to Appleton Farm Camp page for info about adjustments being made to summer 2020

Weeks 1-5 waitlist only;
Availability for ages 7-12 week of August 17-21

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2020 Week-long Sessions for Ages 4-15
June  22 – August 14

Appleton Farms Camp will introduce your children to our working farm through fun, engaging, and educational activities. Each of the five age groups takes part in a wide variety of age-appropriate farm experiences from hands-on cooking lessons in the farm kitchen; to caring for our sheep, goats, and bunnies; to helping maintain our Learning Garden filled with veggies, flowers, and herbs grown by and for our campers.

Daily Schedule

At 9AM, we ring our morning cowbell and our gaggle of mini farmers will wave goodbye to their grownups to check the list of farm chores, activities, and games that make up our day of farm fun. Once we have our assignments, we are off and running. Our Farmhands may head to the garden to see what they can harvest for their kitchen experiments, while Little Peeps and Sprouts head to the barnyard to help feed our furry friends. The Apprentices may be off to check the fence lines and the Foragers may get to work on their gardening project. We all enjoy a snack during our morning activity, then say goodbye to our Little Peeps at 12PM. Afternoons are filled with cooking, games, hiking, crafting, animals, and more!

Special Weekly Activities

Farm Olympics
Always a hit – an afternoon filled with relays, races, and friendly farm competition. Try your hand at the boot toss, water fetch, tug-o-war, egg and spoon race, and more!

Crazy Kitchen Concoctions
Who doesn’t love to make a concoction in the kitchen? We’ll harvest our all-edible ingredients and head to the kitchen for some baking, juicing, chopping, and mixing.  Friendly votes for Concoction Conqueror ends the afternoon.

Barnyard Buddies
For our campers who just can’t get enough of our barnyard friends. Eager beavers can help with chores and then relax on a hay bale with their favorite bunny, chicken, or other barnyard buddy.

Chores Galore
Some days we just need to do a few extra chores to keep our animals happy and healthy. Lend a hand collecting eggs, brushing goats, scrubbing buckets, or helping out with afternoon feeding.

Flower Power
Head for the trails in search of wildflowers. Create a unique bouquet or head wreath to bring home or to help decorate our tables for the Friday Farm Dinners!

Forest and Farm on Foot
Ever wonder what lies beyond the farmstead? Explore the trails of Appleton, head to the Grass Rides, visit the pinnacles, search for the creatures who make their homes here, and discover the lesser known corners of the property.

Creative Crafting, Farm Style
Nature and the farm fields offer unlimited materials for crafting. Let your creativity, invention, and inspiration come alive at the farm!

More Information

Photo Gallery

Downloads & Forms
Camp Handbook
Waiver & Release Form
Scholarship Application
Appleton Farms Map

Contact Information
Camp Director
978.356.5728 x4110
appletonfarmcamp@thetrustees.org

Appleton Farms
219 County Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Join Us
Donate
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