Environmental Education Center

W. Alton Jones Campus, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817-2158

altonjones@uri.edu – 401.874.8200 (p); 401.397.3293 (f)

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Farm Day Camp

Ages 5-8



Join Us for An Old-Fashioned Farm Experience

The 19th century Woodvale Farm** has a country barn, classroom, outbuildings, 11 acres of rocky pastures, two lush gardens, a pond, a historic cemetery  and hiking trails. This original farm is home to all kinds of animals like sheep, ducks, chickens, pigs, rabbits, cows, and goats. The children will meet some of the animals up close, feeling their fur, feathers or wool, listening to the noises and observing their behavior with a focus on safe, humane interactions. There’s so much for you to experience at Woodvale Farm.  Help feed the animals, learn about humane animal care, plant seeds, collect eggs, harvest the best fresh organic fruits and vegetables you’ve ever tasted, and learn to make recipes like bread from the very corn that you grind into meal or organic zucchini from the garden. A popular activity is making old-fashioned ice cream. Woodvale Farm Day Camp was featured on the Food Network because of its garden to table cooking. There will also be hiking, songs, games, crafts, folklore and swimming.  Since Farm Day Campers only swim in the shallow end of the roped off swim area, swim tests are not necessary.

On Friday there is a Farm Carnival, sometimes following a theme, which features games like ring-toss, pig calling, freeze dancing and face painting.  On Friday at 3:15 PM there is a short Family Program of skits and songs followed by a tour guided by your child.  This is their opportunity to show you around the farm to meet their favorite animals and see the gardens.  There is also a Farm Stand set up on Friday so that you can take home some of the garden’s bounty that the kids helped harvest.  Sign out and bus pick-up follows.

Each week has a theme that will be woven into the classic Woodvale Farm activities.

Week 1: Barnyard Babies

Week 2: Happy Birthday, America!

Week 3: Green Thumbs

Week 4: Halloween in July

Week 5: Olden Days

Week 6: Water Water Everywhere

Week 7: Kids in the Kitchen

Week 8: County Fair

*Shuttle bus and late pick-up are available (signup when you register)

** Farm animals are only used to teach young campers about agriculture.

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