Days will become adventures as children explore the forest, turning nature into paint, mossy bark into fairy homes, and holes into hideouts. This will be a week of experiences your child will not soon forget.
13 – 17 year olds
June 5 - 7 AND
one week of 6 - 8 year camp week
Thursday and Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm
If you are a teen who loves nature and the farm, consider becoming a Junior Counselor. You can enjoy all the fun of Farm Camp while sharing your knowledge with young campers. Develop your leadership skills by acting as a link between campers and senior counselors with daily camp activities. You will spend three days with our Environmental Education Interns honing your skills before being assigned to and Intern for a week of fun with the six to eight year old campers. This is a perfect way of gaining community service experience and of building your resume for college applications, especially of you are interested in ecology or education.
Stratford is more than information. It is the spirit in the woods - the touch of moss with the tip of your nose, and the gratitude given to a plant prior to picking a taste. We are all made from the sun and return to the soil, just as every other animal and every plant. The food we eat connects us to everything else on our planet.
Stratford's organic farm intimately connects children to their food; placing a seed in the Earth and tasting a leaf of spinach, giving water to a chicken and washing a freshly laid egg.
Adventure is everywhere; in the animal holes in the ground and in the search for a perfect berry. Mystery surrounds children, filling their souls with a longing to explore and a need to discover for themselves the meaning of things. At Stratford we use play to learn with all our body; we become squirrels; we breathe in tandem with the trees. Learning is the pleasant consequence of play, when play interacts with our brother and sister creatures of the earth.
Our hope is that by encouraging appreciation in a child, we are fostering a lifelong respect for the beauty and diversity of life around us.