Connecting children to the land, the community and their creative spirits
***Announcement*** 2020 Camp Registration will open January 25, 2020.
Hallockville Museum Farm offers a unique day camp experience for ages 5-12 unlike anything else on the East End.
Hallockville’s inspirational setting will surround campers with 250 years of agricultural history! Situated in Riverhead, the camp is convenient to the Hamptons/South Fork, the North Fork, Mattituck, Southold, Greenport, Shelter Island and Wading River.
Daily activities at Hallockville’s Farm Camp include circle time with songs and stories; interactions with farm animals including cows, sheep and chickens; farm chores; feeding the animals and theme time with an educational specialist. Hallockville draws from a wide community of artists, craftspeople and educators that make this aspect of camp so unique. Visiting educational specialists have included:
basket-weavers… just to name a few!
Junior & Senior Camp Program
Juniors: Ages 5-7
Seniors: Ages 8-12
Week 1: Life on the Farmstead (Part 1) – 7/6/2020-7/10/2020
Step back to a time without electronic distractions and experience life as it was on a farm. Campers will sew, wash, cook, chop and learn how life was lived during a simpler time.
Week 2: Nature Explorations – 7/13/2020-7/17/2020
Campers will explore the 500 acres of fields and woods surrounding Hallockville and discover the North Fork’s flora and fauna. Plant, marine, and bird-watching experts will guide children in their journeys through the natural world.
Week 3: Tools and Trades – 7/20/2020-7/24/2020
Farm life requires working with a variety of tools and implements to ‘get the job done’. With the guidance of craft peoples, campers will engage and hone their hands-on skills and creativity in working with wood, fiber, and more.
Week 4: Bees, Butterflies, and Gardens – 7/27/2020-7/31/2020
The Natural World is an intertwined web of relationships and campers will learn the importance of creatures that pollinate much of the food we need to survive. They will also put that new knowledge to work in the by planting, harvesting, and caring for the Hallockville gardens.
Week 5: Journeying through History – 8/3/2020-8/7/2020
The history of the North Fork and the nation is one of immigration including Native Americans, European settlers, and more recent immigrants from many other parts of the world. Campers will engage historical examples of local immigration to learn how it’s shaped the culture of the area
Week 6: Life on the Farmstead (Part II) – 8/10/2020-8/14/2020
Step back to a time without electronic distractions and experience life as it was on a farm. Campers will sew, wash, cook, chop and learn how life was lived during a simpler time. During Part II, campers will continue their exploration of farm and rural life using the resources of the historic Hallock Farm.
Hallockville Museum Farm is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to serving the educational needs of the community. We will be offering a limited number of camp scholarships to children from deserving local families and invite community members to help make the camp even more special.
Please consider making a charitable contribution that will enable deserving children to have a care-free experience at Hallockville’s Farm Camp. No gift is too small, and all are appreciated. You can send your donation to Hallockville at 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901 or give online!
For more information about camp or scholarship opportunities, contact the Hallockville office at 631-298-5292 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org