HAVE THE BEST SUMMER EVER
Our mission is to teach children the joy of raising their own food, caring for farm animals, fostering their connection to the natural world, making art, and having fun screen free time outside.
Happy Goats Farm Summer Camp
For Children Ages 8-13
8:30-3:00 Mon - Fri, beginning 6/28/21
Join Happy Goats Farm for an amazing week of making art, spending time with animals, growing and harvesting vegetables, preparing delicious food, playing games, and swimming.
Farm, Art, Food, Fun, Swimming, Safety
Farm - Campers learn about daily farm life, including chores like watering and weeding garden beds, mucking out the barn, and tending goats, chickens, and a mini-donkey. They also get to plant and harvest vegetables, try their hand at milking, and romp with baby goats. Kids get to be the farmers every day at Happy Goats Farm Camp.
Art - Campers cultivate their creative side with quality art projects and materials. They explore mosaics, printmaking, tie-dye, sculpture, metal/wood jewelry engraving, canvas painting, slime, and more.
Food - Campers learn about the delicious world of sustainable agriculture through activities like taste tests, menu planning, and hands-on preparation of simple dishes and snacks. All of the veggies come straight from the garden!
Fun - At Happy Goats Farm Camp, kids have fun! We combine learning and play in a nurturing environment. Each day includes activities guided by the campers' interests and choices. Children enjoy games like gaga ball and foursquare and dance, laugh, and play as they build skills, confidence, and friendships.
Swimming - Weather permitting, campers take a 10 minute walk through the woods to Lake Winthrop each afternoon. The campers enjoy free swim at this beautiful lake, supervised by our counselor/certified lifeguard.
Safety - Keeping everyone safe is our biggest concern. The counselor/camper ratio is between 1:5 and 1:7. Though summer regulations for Covid-19 are not yet known, we will follow all rules and recommendations for social distancing, masking, and proper hygiene. Our camp features a small and cooperative group of 10 to 14 children (depending on relevant limits) each week.
Sample Weekly Schedule:
Our Camp Staff
Lee Silverberg- Camp Director
Lee is an elementary school instructor with 15 years of experience. He teaches in Natick, where he also leads an Elementary Professional Learning Community. Lee has presented a number of children's programs at the Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference and has also co-led a 4-H youth development club for five years. He is one of the owners of Happy Goats Farm.
Maria Gentile- Camp Counselor & Aquatics Director
Maria is a rising senior at Providence College. She is a Biology and Secondary Education Major with hopes of becoming a middle school science teacher in the near future. She has experience as a swimming instructor, a lifeguard, and a substitute in the Holliston Public School system. She has a wonderful rapport with young people and can’t wait for a summer of adventure, laughter, and fun!