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Summer Camps Presentation from Stone Barns Center Summer Camps Presentation from Stone Barns Center Presentation Transcript

  • Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Jennifer Rothman Programs Director jenniferr@stonebarnscenter.org
  • Farm Camp 101 • Stone Barns Center overview • Farm Camp overview • Preparing for camp • Staffing • Safety • Camp activities • Parent involvement • Post-camp
  • Farm Camp Overview Numbers • • • • 8 weeks – Two 1 week sessions – Three 2 week sessions 96 campers per session – Total 480 campers – 8 groups of 12 per session – 6 – 13 year olds 6:1 ratio – 1 instructor, 1 counselor, 1 CIT – 1 director, 1 assistant director, 1 cooking specialist, 1 craft specialist, 1 livestock specialist, 1 FSF specialist $164,000 gross revenue – 50 scholarship campers
  • Farm Camp Overview Experience • • • • • • • • Authentic farm experiences/chores – Livestock – Field – Compost Cooking Science exploration (STEM) Craft Foraging Reading/downtime Recess Parent program
  • Preparing for Camp • • • • • • • • • September – send out evaluation October – set dates and post on website November – draft position announcement/scholarship funding/prepare brochure December – hire camp director/online registration setup/post jobs January – post brochure February –open registration/busing/scholarship materials March – begin hiring process and ordering supplies and t-shirts April/May – hiring and registration/CPR and First Aid training/DOH permit/carpool lists June – staff training/open house/camp begins
  • Staffing • • • • • • Instructors CIT program Counselors Specialists Training Background checks
  • Safety • • • • • • • • • • • • First aid and CPR Fire drills DOH Food prep Food allergies Communication protocol Hand washing Staff background checks Ratio of staff Bathroom Infirmary Weather
  • Camp Activities • • • • • Authentic Vegetable Livestock Cooking Crafting
  • Camp Activities
  • Parent Involvement • • • • • • Parent program Focus group Evaluation Ideas – parent program Newsletter Take home sheet
  • Post Camp • • • • • • • Evaluation Clean up Thank you to camp staff Thank you to farm staff Post camp report Alumni/Camp reunion Rest for a few days before thinking about next year
  • List of Activities • Plein air painting • • Dance/yoga/movement • Egg washing • Collaborative art • Harvesting (murals) • Transplanting • Weaving with natural • Weeding materials • Cooking • Storytelling Dissection • Beak dipping • • Flower • Building wallows for pigs • • Gizzard • Feeding pigs • • Egg • Turkey herding • • Seeds • Scientific observation • Garbage and • Agroforestry - design compost your own tree Foraging Natural material building • Scavenger Hunts • Compost screening and • Fairy houses turning • Musical • Taking temperature of instruments compost • Egg drop • Natural dyes Tree and plant id • Felting Field journals • Egg collecting • • • • • • • • • • Flower mandalas Seed bombs Pest ID Preserving Seed saving Ice cream and butter making Pickling Hiking Water testing Pollinator observation and tracking