We are preparing for our 7th Summer of Joy, Wonder & Fun on the Farm at our Summer Day Camp!
Magnolia Farm is closed to the public in the off season, but we look forward to seeing campers in the summer of 2019! Online Registration will be available in January.
Summer 2019: Give your child a summer of joy, wonder & fun exploring the barnyard, pastures, woods and stream at Magnolia Farm!
Our Mission is to offer campers opportunities for:
- A summer of joy, wonder, and fun on the farm!
- Growth in confidence, communication, and teamwork skills through a nurturing community, led by inspiring and caring staff.
- Development of creativity and problem solving skills through many fun, engaging, and challenging activities.
- Day Camp: is for children entering Grades K-5 in the Fall of 2018 and at least 5 years old.
- Leader in Training (LIT:) is for Campers entering grades 6 - 8 Prerequisite: must have attended our day camp previously.
- Counselor In Training (CIT) is for those entering grade 11 - 12 and at least 16 years old; CIT is a volunteer position. Applicants will need to complete the same forms as staff.
Session A June 4 to June 8
Session B June 11 to June 15
Session C June 18 to June 22
Session D June 25 to June 29
Session E July 2 to July 6 (No camp on 7/4)
Session F July 9 to July 13
Hours: 9 AM to 3:15 PM*
*Fridays: Parent Open House from 2:30 to 3:15
All Campers should be picked up by 3:15 on Friday.
Extended Day: 8 AM to 5:15 PM* Extra Fee
Campers: Age 5 to Rising Grade 5
$349 per week
Session E (4 days; no camp 7/4) $279
Leadership in Training (LIT) For previous campers entering Grades 6, 7 or 8 in the Fall of 2019:
$349 per week
Session E (4 days; no camp 7/4) $279
Multiple Session Discount: Regular price for the first session, then $10 off each session after that!
Sibling Discount: Regular price for the first camper, then $10 off for each addition sibling!
Extended Day : 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM.
Mornings: $39 per week per camper;
Afternoons: $9 per camper per hour for afternoons, if reserved with registration; $12 per camper per hour if reserved the week of camp, if space is available. Please note there is no extended day on Friday afternoons, and Session E there are only 3 afternoons of extended day, as there is no camp Wednesday 7/4.
Additional Beginning Riding Lessons (optional): $49 per thirty minute group lesson. Will be worked into the camp day.
8:00 AM Before Care: Campers may help staff feed goats, sheep, pigs and horses. Other activities may include arts and crafts, nature journal, board games. (Registration required; extra fee.)
8:45 to 9:00 Morning Carpool: Parent's may drop off campers.
9:00 Opening Ceremony: Songs and ice breaker games. Meet with small group to set goals, plan day and week.
9:20 to 12:00 Morning Adventures. Campers may participate in: Archery, farm animal care, field games, fort building, gardening, and more! At least two mornings a week each camper will have a riding lesson in the arena.
12:25 to 12:45 Siesta!/Nature Journal/Explore 30 Camp Reading Program
12:45 to 1:45 Afternoon Adventures. Campers may participate in: Arts and crafts, board games; nature journal, science experiments, skits and more!
1:45 to 2:45 Head to the creek to cool off, make mud pies, sand castles, catch fish, build islands, explore and "gondola"/kayak.
3:00 to 3:15 Afternoon Carpool: Parents may pick up campers at camp.
3:15 to 5:15 Extended Day: Campers may help staff feed goats, sheep, pigs and horses. Other activities may include arts and crafts, nature journal, board games. (Registration required; extra fee.)
At Camp Magnolia, we plan our Activities with Our Mission in mind. Many activities will be offered on a rotating basis, such as MWF or TTH. Note: Some activities may not be offered due to insufficient interest or inclement weather. Actives will vary daily; offerings may vary from session to session based on camper interest.
Campers will gain confidence and have fun as they learn the skills needed for this exciting sport!
Art projects may include clay, crafts from the farm and nature, such as corn husk dolls & sheeps wool, drawing and painting, jewelry making, knitting, felting, leather crafts, metal crafts, puppet making, sewing, weaving and basketry. Performing Arts may include Camp Songs, Puppet Shows, and Skits.
We have planned activities in the barnyard, with the farm animals, in the garden, stream and pastures that integrate engaging activities with concepts of Science, Engineering, Art & Math (SEAM.) Additional, we offer Environmental Education Games and Activities and Fort Building (engineering and design.)
Field games with noodles and hula hoops, ping pong, basketball, volleyball, badminton, ultimate frisbee are offered in our playing field. Indoor games may include board games, chess, card games and puzzles
Campers will have the opportunity to spend either one (Sampler) or two mornings (Deluxe) with our wonderful horses, learning how to care for them and of course a riding lesson in the arena! Additional Group Riding Lessons are available for an additional fee.
A fun way to cool off on a warm summer's afternoon in our picturesque shaded stream! Usually the stream is too shallow for paddles, but campers have fun splashing around!
Literary opportunities include our camp reading program, offered during our quiet time after lunch with books and magazines about horses, farm animals, gardening and science. Campers may select books to read to themselves, in addition to our daily group story time. Story Time Stories are often about horses, farm animals and gardening, with themes about creativity, inclusion, following rules, being a good friend and caring for the environment.