Summer camp is filled with learning about and participating in life on a farm, creating new friendships, both furry and human alike, and cultivating a love for the outdoors and organic living.
We typically start each day with morning farm chores, feeding the animals and grooming the horses. We saddle up early so that we can ride before the summer heat fills the air. For beginner riders, they will spend time in small groups learning how to ride in the front riding ring; while more experienced riders will venture to the trails for up to 30 minutes of trail riding each day. My Farm Camps is for ages 6-16. Counselor in Training (CIT) is for rising 8th and 9th graders. CIT’s will work up to 3 weeks of camp along side of a Sr. Counselor.
Afternoon lunches are either on the trail, under a tree, or inside the barn next to the fans and fellow cowgirls and cowboys. Afternoon creeking is a favorite and water fights typically cool things off so be prepared for wet and dirty farmhands at pick up! Packing a towel and crocks is a good idea!
In the afternoons we offer our new program called O.W. (Operation Wellness) where we attend to any animal ailment, rescue need and or grooming need. This is throughout the summer and is always different depending on the need.
Each week my Farrier and my Vet come to the farm for horse and hoof care and kids will create farm associated crafts. Gardening and farm to table treats are a must while working and living on a farm and we fully intend on eating what we create! Often, we have leftovers for parents and siblings to try at afternoon pick up.
New 2018: 2 weeks of “All Cowgirls Week”: It’s a is a popular week with a 1 night, mid week sleepover, dinner and cowgirl breakfast – that they make themselves! Please register soon, this will fill up fast! Session 3is now closed but Session 6 is still open!
Back by Popular demand: THE PAMPERED and HEALTHY COWGIRL!
This is our version of a Spa Week at the farm! All the fun on the farm including additions such as, healthy eating education- farm to feast practices, trail and nature hikes, horseback riding, natural horsemanship training, massages for horses and humans, facials, essential oils, daily group exercise and more! PLUS, the last day, these cowgirls will ask their favorite adult cowgirl to join them for a special day on the farm with catered lunch. Register now for the most pampered week of camp at My Farm Camps!
Side Note: PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE FARM* We have dogs on the farm, whose purpose is to protect the farm from other animals. For the safety of the children who visit, we ask that you leave your animals at home. There is rarely adequate shade for you to leave your animal in the car while on site.
If you need your service dog to accompany you to our site, please contact us in advance and have your service dog clearly marked. We will do our best to prepare for your animal’s visit and accommodate your needs for a service animal.
During camp, we will experience the best week of farm living, horseback riding, gardening, chicken catching, goat playing, craft building, crazy fun! If your cowgirl or cowboy want a horseback riding “refresher” we are hosting a 2hr training- “Friday Night Live”. Chelsea Dressler Miller, our trainer, who previously trained at Carolina Country Acres and studied at the prestigious Va. Intermont College and Riding Academy. She will be leading these trainings. Please let me know if this is something your camper would like to attend, cost is $60 for the 2hrs. Also, we have a fun over the top- “Ride Relax And Grab Snack” This “R.A.G.S.” event will be programmed with farm fun, riding, games, animal time, food and more food then, some more sweet treats! Date to be determined for 2018. Please let us know your attendance… this is open to anyone interested in joining the fun – not just campers!
2018 Summer Camp Registration is about to OPEN! $100(Non refundable) secures your spot – all final payments due by April 1st!
You may register using the future PDF and mail it in with your nonrefundable $100 (which secures your spot) or call me with your credit card and email me the registration form to email@example.com
I am truly looking forward to my favorite time of the year and cannot wait to invest in your cowgirls and cowboys! Please do not hesitate to contact me! Attend my Barn Rat Saturdays and Friday Night Live which are great ways to meet me and my staff, including the animals as well as see the farm and register for camp, AND get excited for 2018 Summer Camp at My Farm Camps!
Many Blessings and here’s to a fantastic summer!
Denise – Owner and Chief Cowgirl!
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are now closed/full 2-11-18 Sessions 6 and 7 still open as of 2-11-18