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Compass Farm Camp Summer 2018

Description

The Compass School farm is a 20 acre campus that hosts the largest school garden in Rhode Island, animals, pollinator gardens, hiking trails, a lavender labyrinth and more!  Summer staff trained in outdoor education and STEAM learning will introduce your children to a fun filled farm-to-table experience. Student voice is very important to us as educators, so there will be a variety of activities tailored to the interest of the group.

Camp Themes Include:

  • Farm Animals and Forest
  • Harvest and Garden
  • Soil Microbiology and Compost
  • Build your own Solar Oven/Pollinator House
  • Play With Your Food Day

We offer 2:14 counselor/camper ratio, highly trained staff who are first aid/CPR certified, age appropriate activities, and four weeks of camp this year so that you may find the best fit for your child!

Available Weeks:

July 16th-20th YMCA/COMPASS
August 6th-10th  YMCA/COMPASS
July 22nd:  K-3  half day 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
July 29th:  4-6th full day

 

Programs:

Junior Farmers

WEEK: July 23rd-27th
LOCATION: Compass New Directions Farm
TIMES: 9:00-1:00
COST: $125
AGE: Rising 1st – Rising 3rd grade

This half day camp is a good introductory course for our youngest campers. Focus will be on outdoor learning through play and exploration. Hands on activities with soil, plants, animals and farm-to-table harvest and group games will be part of each day. Making lavender shortbread cookies and exploring our vernal pond are favorite activities of summer camp!

Register for Junior Farmers

Young Stewards

WEEK: July 30th-August 3rd
LOCATION: Compass New Directions Farm
TIMES: 9:00-4:00
COST: $250
AGE: Rising 4th- Rising 8th grade

This advanced farm camp opportunity will explore the science and ecology of sustainable farm practices, harvest and feasting, learning and fun on campus in the mornings. Exploring the surrounding ecosystem which supports our farm, doing microscopy for soil analysis, making and applying compost tea to crops, up-close and personal pollinator studies and making and baking lavender cookies with our homemade solar ovens are highlights of this camp! Afternoons will include walking field trips to URI sites for additional adventures.

Register for Young Stewards

COMPASS/YMCA Partnership Camp

WEEK:  July 16th-20th
LOCATION: Compass Farm & Camp Broad Rock
TIMES: 9:00-4:30 with optional early drop off/late pick up for additional cost through the YMCA
COST: $330  (register by April 15th to recieve $25 off!) (financial aid available for qualified applicants)
AGE:  Rising 2nd-8th grade (activities will be divided by age)

Campers will enjoy farm activities from 9-1 at Compass School Farm.  They will then be transported to the YMCA for the afternoon portion. Camp Broad Rock is a premier Rhode Island day camp located on 20 beautiful acres featuring open fields and hiking trails adjacent to the South County YMCA. Campers have access to:

  • Low ropes for team-building activities
  • An archery range
  • Indoor & outdoor basketball courts
  • Five-lane indoor aquatics center
  • 20 acres of fields and woods for exploration and activities
Register for YMCA Camp

COMPASS/YMCA Partnership Camp

WEEK: August 6th-10th
LOCATION: Compass Farm & Camp Broad Rock
TIMES: 9:00-4:30 with optional early drop off/late pick up for additional cost through the YMCA
COST: $330  (register by April 15th to recieve $25 off!) (financial aid available for qualified applicants)
AGE:  Rising 2nd-8th grade (activities will be divided by age)

Campers will enjoy farm activities from 9-1 at Compass School Farm.  They will then be transported to the YMCA for the afternoon portion. Camp Broad Rock is a premier Rhode Island day camp located on 20 beautiful acres featuring open fields and hiking trails adjacent to the South County YMCA. Campers have access to:

  • Low ropes for team-building activities
  • An archery range
  • Indoor & outdoor basketball courts
  • Five-lane indoor aquatics center
  • 20 acres of fields and woods for exploration and activities
Register for Camp Broad Rock