The Farm Institute
14 Aero Ave.
Edgartown, MA 0539
Registration opens February 1.
If you have questions or concerns about the process, please get in touch with us directly. Actually, that goes for pretty much anything: we’re here to help! Our contact information is on the right.
The FARM Institute is part of the Trustees which is a member-supported, nonprofit organization. Our Family Members receive a significant discount on camp programs, in addition to admission discounts and other benefits at our 116 properties. If you are not already a member, you can choose to become one when you register for camp. As a new member, you’ll automatically receive the member discount.
When you enroll two or more siblings, you will receive a $10 family discount on each child. If your camper is currently enrolled in an island school, you are eligible for a discount of 20%. Discounts do not apply to the Wee Farmers Program.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made two weeks or fewer prior to the start date
of the camp session. Cancellations made before this point are refundable minus a $65 administrative fee. We do not offer partial refunds for missed camp days once a session has started.
The Trustees is committed to providing environmental experiences for youth regardless of family income. If you would like to obtain a scholarship application, please contact the camp office. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying families. We have a finite number of scholarship spaces based on funding, so please apply early.
We pride ourselves on turning strangers into friends, but sometimes you still need a buddy. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to place your child with another camper. We will honor grouping requests when possible, but we remain firm regarding the age guidelines of our groups.
What To Bring
The FARM Institute’s Farm Camp experience offers unique opportunities for learning and adventure in the great outdoors. We want your child to be prepared – but not over-burdened! Most importantly, children need to wear closed-toe shoes to the farm. Sneakers are perfect. Please remember to send your camper with an easy-to carry backpack, extra socks, a water bottle (we have refilling stations), sunscreen, bug repellent, a snack, and a lunch if your camper is participating in a Full-Day program.
There are shelves for storing extra clothing, foul-weather gear, or anything else you’d like your child to bring. Please check the Parent Handbook for suggestions and restrictions.
Carry In/Carry Out
The FARM Institute follows a carry in/carry out procedure for any waste created during snack or lunch. Please consider using reusable containers to reduce waste. All trash items such as wrappers and bags will return home in your child’s lunch box.
License and Accreditation
The FARM Institute’s Farm Camp complies with all regulations required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Edgartown Board of Health. Parents have the right to request and review the following policies: background check, health care, discipline policies and grievance procedures.