AGES: (Going into) Grades 7+
DATES: All Summer, Flexible Schedule (see details below)
MANDATORY TRAINING: July 6-10, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Extended care is also available from 7:45-6pm at no additional charge but will require helping out on the farm with chores & younger campers)
EARLY SIGN-UP: $525 (Aug-Oct, 2019)
AFTER NOVEMBER 1: $625
We are looking forward to a fun and rewarding Summer 2020 at The Maker Farm at Meadowbrook in Westford and our “new” old farm, The Maker Farm at Bancroft in Pepperell! Our Counselor-in-training program is designed for your preteen or teen to have an unplugged, old-fashioned summer assisting in camps, farm chores, gardening projects and animal care. This program is staffed with its own coordinators and team leaders to help make your child’s summer a great learning experience. Westford/Meadowbrook Maker Farm camps will be two small animal and art-based camps for grades K-5. All K-8 horse, film, claymation, sewing, additional art and theater camps will be at our Bancroft location in Pepperell.
WORRIED ABOUT TRANSIT TO PEPPERELL? We have a mini-bus available for pick-ups at our Westford location at 7:45 am and 8:45 am and after camp at 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm for an additional $25 per week. Both locations will have extended care until 6.
Although we would love to hire all of the kids when they are 16, we simply do not have the staffing needs. However, starting in 2020, we will keep a database of our CITS and will provide reference letters for CIT alums to apply for babysitting and other summer jobs. We also will graduate at least one CIT each year to become paid summer staff here at The Maker Farm for the following summer, once the age requirement of 16 has been met.
Counselors-in-Training are required to join us for the first week of camp for training. This is July 6-10. This is mandatory. No exceptions. For the following weeks of camp, CITs may come on a flexible basis. They can come for the summer, partial weeks, and even partial days.
(Going into) Grades 7-10
DATES: All Summer, Flexible Schedule
MANDATORY DATES: July 6-10, 2020
(Extended care is included in camp fee, from 7:45 am – 6pm)
LOCATION: The Maker Farm at Bancroft (Pepperell)
At The Maker Farm, we plan our camp program around our campers and their needs. What we learned in the Summer of 2020 is that there is a population of older kids who want to be CAMPERS – not counselors. They want to dive into the art projects, cuddle the animals, ride a horse, make music and do theater. We also embraced new staff this past summer who work with teens and understand the challenges of this tech and social media-loving generation. For the summer of 2020, we introduce UNPLUGGED. No phones. No social media. Just an old farm. Kids will have their own Unplugged Hangout, spend time bullet journaling, drawing, creating music, cooking, horseback riding, have donkey and barnyard time and so much more. This program will be fully staffed and have guest artists, but will be kid-led with activities enjoyed by all.
This is also a flexible camp. Sign up for the entire summer (July 6-August 21), and come everyday or choose the days you need. The only requirement is the week of July 6-10 for orientation and team building.