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 campers of all ages and maturity levels. Scroll down for Farm Camps.

We start with the "littles" and move all the way through teen apprentices.
To find your program on the Westport Parks & Recreation site, please click the link below.

Registration tips: Write down the Code shown in the tables below.

Can't find the program you seek? Type in Wakeman to bring you to the right page!  If your child (ages 7 and up) is interested in a full day of Summer Camp, please check out the combined full-day option (Jr. Farm Chef Combo) that starts with farm camp in the morning and goes through afternoon chef camp; kids stay and eat their lunch in between camp sessions. 

 

Vacation Day Camp

9:00am-1:00pm

Ages 6-11

Individual Sessions - $100 each camp day

Instructor: Corey Thomas

Join Farm Director Corey Thomas and one of the farm's House Cooking Instructors for a Vacation Day Camp celebration! We will spend the day visiting our animal friends, learning to make delicious farm-fresh snacks, and planting new seedlings in the garden! Explore the nature trail, watch for native pollinators. Please bring a nut-free snack and a reusable water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate outdoor clothes that are OK to get dirty.

Dates Code
Staff Development Day October 13 HC108
Election Day/Staff Development Day November 7 HC109
Martin Luther King Day January 15 HC110
Staff Development Day February 16 HC112
Good Friday March 30 HC113 Register
Memorial Day May 28 HC114 Register
 

April Vacation Week Camp

April 9-April 13
9:00am-1:00pm

Grades 1-5

$300

Instructor: Corey Thomas

Join Farm Director Corey Thomas as we explore the farm while spring unfolds. Care for our animal friends, collect eggs from the coop, and keep a close eye on our new baby chicks! We will then head inside the teaching kitchen for a yummy snack prepared along one of our expert cooking instructors, followed by craft! And before the day is through, we well head back outside to plant some seedling in the garden!

April Vacation
Day Dates Code
Monday-Friday April 9-13 HC116 Register
 

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 Register
WEEK 2
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri Aug. 13-17 JFC02 Register
WEEK 3
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri Aug. 20-24 JFC03 Register
 

Junior Farmer-Chef Combo Camp

Mon-Fri.
8:30-3:00pm

Gr.1-5

Full-Day Combo $600 each session (includes materials & fees)

Instructor: Lisa Rolleri, Farm Camp Staff, Culinary 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. In this full day class, children will work alongside local chefs and counselors to pick the freshest ingredients from the farms organic gardens and create nutritious and fun fare (kids will bring their lunch and go right into the afternoon program).

WEEK 1
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 9-13 JFCC01 Register
WEEK 2
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 16-20 JFCC02 Register
WEEK 3
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 23-27 JFCC03 Register
WEEK 4
Days Dates Code
Mon-Fri July 30-Aug. 3 JFCC04 Register

Independence Day Camp

Mon-Fri.
8:30-noon

Gr. 1-5

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 July 2-6 (No Camp July 4) HC115 Register
 

Junior Farm Camp

Mon-Fri.
8:30-noon

Grades K-5

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

Important note: Please bring outdoor appropriate clothes for your child—a warm jacket, gloves, boots, and a hat would be great—snow pants even better if the weather is cold! Questions? Please contact: wakemantownfarmdirector@gmail.com

 
 

Junior Chef Summer Camp

Mon-Fri.
12:30-3:00

Gr.1-5

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

Farm Apprentice Program

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

Gr. 6-12

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 Sessions
Days Dates Code
Tues. & Thurs. July 10- August 16 FAP 01 Register