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Farmer, Forester, Chef! at Powisset Farm

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Parent Handbook
Scholarship Application
Waiver & Release

Jamie Picard
Camp Director
508.785.0339 x3003
farmerforesterchef@thetrustees.org

Powisset Farm
37 Powisset Street 
Dover, MA 02030

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Powisset Farm’s summer camp, Farmer, Forester, Chef! is a unique offering designed for children who enjoy spending time with animals, gardening and growing food, cooking in the kitchen, and exploring the natural world.

2020 Camp registration opens:
Members: Camp registration is now open
Everyone: Friday, January 24 at 12Noon

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Powisset Farm’s summer camp, Farmer, Forester, Chef! located at historic  Powisset Farm  in Dover is about getting outside, spreading wings, expanding senses, fostering imagination, and digging in—on the farm, in the forest, and in the kitchen. Friendly and experienced counselors welcome campers for five-day weekly sessions, each of which is packed with fun, engaging, and educational activities on our 109-acre working farm and at neighboring Rocky Woods reservation

On the Farm
Each day, campers learn about farming and where food comes from—both vegetables and livestock—by participating in activities as varied as composting, planting, harvesting, and preparing soil for crops. They get to know the most important members of our farm team—chickens, pigs, sheep goats and rabbits—by caring for the animals, collecting eggs, and learning about animal life on the farm. 
 
In the Kitchen
Great farming translates into fantastic food, so our junior farmers also become chefs each day through cooking lessons in Powisset’s fully equipped teaching kitchen. Campers learn about healthy, fresh foods while preparing delicious recipes then share their creations with each other at the end of each class. 

In the Woods
Wednesdays are junior forester days focused on exploring our natural world. Campers meet at nearby  Rocky Woods  in Medfield, where they hike the varied hills and trails, check out the latest beaver constructions, build fairy houses, get a window into local history, and discover the wonders of woodland flora and fauna. 

Join us for one or more weeks this summer!

2020 Week-Long Sessions for Ages 6-13

Week 1: June 29 – July 3
Week 2: July 6 – 10
Week 3: July 13 – 17
Week 4: July 20 – 24
Week 5: July 27 – 31
Week 6: August 3 – 7
Week 7: August 10 – 14

DAILY: 9AM-3PM
After Care Option: 3-4PM

Trustees Member Camper: $445
Nonmember Camper: $545

"Farmer, Forester, Chef! camp was the best one my kids have attended. They couldn't wait to get there in the morning and talked about it for the rest of the day once it ended. They enjoyed the trip to Echo Pond at Rocky Woods so much that they took us there over the weekend to reenact everything. It was a great experience for them, and they enjoyed the new chores and cooking experiences every day. We will definitely be returning next year." – 2019 Camper Parent

 Please note: Powisset is NOT a nut-free or gluten-free kitchen. If your child has an allergy, please contact the Camp Director.

Contact Us

Parent Handbook
Scholarship Application
Waiver & Release

Jamie Picard
Camp Director
508.785.0339 x3003
farmerforesterchef@thetrustees.org

Powisset Farm
37 Powisset Street 
Dover, MA 02030

Join Us
Donate
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