At the farm, kids can be kids, get their hands dirty in the gardens and  commune with live animals!
Our summer farm programs are designed to accommodate kids of all ages and maturity levels.
Scroll down for Farm Camps. We start with the "littles" and move all the way through teen apprentices.
Registration opens in March at Westport Parks & Rec Dept. To find your program, please insert the Code shown in the tables below. 

Little Farmers Camp

Mon-Fri.
8:30-noon

Ages 3-5

Individual Sessions - $375 each (includes materials & fees)

Instructor: Lisa Rolleri & Farm Camp Staff

Program Description: Youngsters will dabble in all aspects of the farm experience—from planting and harvesting fresh veggies in the garden, to feeding our various farm animals. Children will learn how to spot squash bugs, where to look for monarch caterpillars, and how to collect eggs from the chicken coop! Children will delight in games, crafts, and food preparation using veggies straight from the gardens in this delightful and peaceful outdoor farm setting.

WEEK 1
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri June 25-29 JFC01
WEEK 2
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri Aug. 13-17 JFC02
WEEK 3
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri Aug. 20-24 JFC03

Junior Farm Camp

Mon-Fri.
8:30-noon

Ages 5-11

Individual Sessions - $375 each (includes materials & fees)

Instructor: Lisa Rolleri & Farm Camp Staff

Calling all Farm Hands! For youngsters who just want to get their hands dirty and learn what it is to be a real farmer, we offer a golden opportunity. Come to Wakeman Town Farm and learn about sustainable farming first-hand through planning, planting and caring for a garden, feeding and caring for animals, and understanding the science behind raising a successful garden using both modern and time-honored technologies. Children will delight in games, crafts, and food preparation using veggies straight from the gardens.

WEEK 1
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 9-13 FH03
WEEK 2
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 16-20 FH04
WEEK 3
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 23-27 FH05
WEEK 4
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 30-Aug. 3 FH06
WEEK 5
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri Aug. 6-10 FH07
 
 

Independence Day Camp

Mon-Fri.
8:30-noon

Ages 6-11

Individual Sessions - $300 each (includes materials & fees)

Instructor: Lisa Rolleri & Farm Camp Staff

Why miss out on the fun of the farm around 4th of July? For youngsters who just want to get their hands dirty and learn what it is to be a real farmer, we offer a golden opportunity. Come to Wakeman Town Farm and learn about sustainable farming first-hand through planning, planting and caring for a garden, feeding and caring for animals, and understanding the science behind raising a successful garden using both modern and time-honored technologies. Children will delight in games, crafts, and food preparation using veggies straight from the gardens.

WEEK 1
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri June 2-6 (No Camp July 4) HC115
 

Junior Chef Summer Camp

Mon-Fri.
12:30-3:00

Ages 7-11

Individual Sessions - $375 each (includes materials & fees)

Instructor: Kathy Oberman (Week 1), Lisa Finn (Weeks 2 & 3), Frank Proto (Week 4)

Participants in Wakeman Town Farm’s Junior Chef Summer Camp get to work alongside local chefs and counselors to pick the freshest ingredients from the farm’s organic gardens, see how fruits and veggies grow. Campers learn to cook and create nutritious yet fun fare, from pickles to smoothies to stir-fries to homemade ice cream to a variety of baked goods, in Tim’s Kitchen, our brand-new farm kitchen classroom! It's seed-to-plate culinary fun and learning with a homegrown spin.

WEEK 1
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 9-13 FC01
WEEK 2
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 16-20 FC02
WEEK 3
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 23-27 FC03
WEEK 4
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 30-August 3 FC04
 

Farm Apprentice Program

Tues.& Thurs.
2:00-4:30

Ages 11-17

Individual Sessions - $275 (includes materials & fees)

Instructor: Lisa Rolleri & Farm Camp Staff

This program is designed to teach the ins and outs of organic farming and gardening through hands-on instruction from seed to harvest!! During the Summer Session, students will focus on maintaining the Wakeman gardens while harvesting the bountiful produce! Students will also dabble with business management as they prepare and sell some of the Wakeman produce at a farm stand. As always, students will help to care for the farm animals (chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, alpacas, and bees) while also learning about sustainable living practices! Some engaging building projects will also be part of the fun! This program is a great opportunity for students to develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills which are a critical component of the new middle and high school curriculum standards.

12 Weeks
Days Dates Code
Tues. & Thurs. July 9- August 17 FAP 01