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Farmer, Forester, Chef! is a children’s summer experience based at historic Powisset Farm in Dover, MA. Kids ages 7-11 experience everything the bucolic 109-acre working farm has to offer, and so much more. An inviting, friendly atmosphere and experienced counselors welcome children for five-day weekly sessions, running from 9AM to 1PM—come for one week or more throughout the summer. Each day, kids 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 our farm animals—including chickens, pigs, sheep goats and rabbits—by caring for the animals, collecting eggs, and learning about animal life on the farm.
Great farming translates into great food, so our junior farmers also become chefs each day, through special cooking classes in Powisset’s farm kitchen. They prepare farm-fresh recipes and share their creations with each other at the end of each class. And Wednesdays are junior forester days: Children meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, where they hike the trails, check out the latest beaver construction activity, build fairy houses, and discover the wonders of woodland flora and fauna. Farmer, Forester, Chef! is about getting outside, spreading wings, expanding senses, fostering imagination, digging in and having fun—on the farm, in the forest, and in the kitchen.
Sessions: Jul 8-12, Jul 15-19, Jul 22-26, Jul 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9, Aug 12-16
Space is limited; sign-up early to assure your child’s spot.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday are at Powisset Farm; Wednesday is at nearby Rocky Woods.
Weekly Session Fees
Trustees Member Child (7-11) $295;
Nonmember Child (7-11) $395