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CAMPS

  With a mission of connecting children to nature through farm-based education, Sugar Sweet Farm has served thousands of local children through farm tours, parties, and camps. Each day on the farm brings new topics for ever-changing exploration and fun. Campers grow, learn, and play through creative, hands-on projects, hikes with llamas, horseback rides, crafts, games, gardening, hanging out with and caring for the animals, gathering eggs, swimming, and much more. We offer camp sessions on a daily basis in order to create flexibility for your complex schedules.  Though the daily rhythm is consistent with horseback riding and animal visits, each day of camp is unique so most families select several days of camp that fit their schedule. 

FARM CAMP REGISTRATION

Farm camp enrollment opens on March 15! Be sure to subscribe below to be the first to know when enrollment opens. Camps generally sell out in a day or two!

Learn more about our camp by watching this video or browsing our FAQs.

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Frequently asked questions about Camps

Are you still having in camps this year?


Yes! Every summer at Farm Camp is extraordinary so we are ready for lots of sunshine, 100% outdoors, with small groups of campers. We'll have extra handwashing stations and a few extra sanitation protocols in place. It's gonna be awesome! Every camp day ends in the swimming pool so campers come home sparkling clean. Please call me if you'd like to learn more about our special protocols during this extraordinary year.




How do I sign up my child?


Click on the "SIGN UP" button and register online. If you have any trouble registering online, please send us an email and we will happily help you. You may also email us to be placed on the waitlist for sold out sessions.




How much does it cost?


Each day of camp from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is $110/day
We are offering an early bird discount -- save $10 when you register by April 15th.
Add on Aftercare from 2:00 to 4:00 for $30




Who is eligible to participate in Farm Camp?


We welcome children ages 6 to 12, in good physical health, not suffering from any medical condition which would limit their participation.




Are there refunds?


We do not offer refunds. When you register, we hold a spot for you and turn away other families. Please be sure you are ready to commit to these dates when you sign up.




Are there refunds in the event of a Covid related closure?


Yes, in the event we were ordered to close camps due to the pandemic, we would refund our families. However, we will not offer refunds because families changed their mind in light of rising numbers of cases, changing science etc. Please call us before you sign up to answer any questions you might have about our Covid Protocols.




What if there is inclement weather?


While we generally enjoy perfect weather at Sugar Sweet Farm, occasionally Mother Nature needs to help her flowers grow. In the event that the weather is below 50° (too cold for humans), above 90° (too hot for goats), or raining, we will cancel class by notifying you via email about 2 hours before class time. We will then help you transfer your registration to a future class on a pretty day.




May I stay at camp and watch or take pictures?


Sugar Sweet Farm is the perfect place for your child's independent adventure to begin with fun, friendship, and exploration. Our loving and nurturing environment as well as our low staff to camper ratio ensure that your child will have a safe and positive experience at Farm Camp. Having a parent or two present disrupts the environment for other children at camp. We promise to take some pictures of your child at camp and share them with you.




Is your farm open to the public? May we stop by and pet animals?


No. We are a private family farm and do not have staff for drop-ins or other visitors that are not prearranged. Goat Yoga, Farm Camp, and all visits to Sugar Sweet Farm are by Private Appointment Only.




Where is Sugar Sweet Farm?


Our family farm is in Encinitas, CA which is in north San Diego County. All visits to Sugar Sweet Farm are by Private Appointment Only and the address is top secret. We protect our address to keep the farm safe for your children. After you register we'll send you a confirmation email with our farm address and camp details.




May I bring a friend to walk around the farm or take pictures?


No. It is not o.k. to bring a friend or child who is not registered to hang out, walk around the farm, or be on the property.




What is your philosophy?


Everything we do at Sugar Sweet Farm has to pass this three-pronged test:
"Is it beautiful?
Is it good?
Is it true?"

From crafts to snacks, games to activities, we have carefully created a program that meets each child right where they are. And we love sharing our passion for nature, animals and farming with children.

If you are interested in saving a spot for your child, please register right away. The last camp sold out in a day, so please do not wait to sign up.




What does a typical day at camp look like?


We begin at 9:00 each morning with llama brushing and then a llama parade. Throughout the day, we lead trail rides on our gentle horses. We play cooperative games on the lawn and in the garden. After sharing a healthy snack together, we play in Bubba's Treehouse and Sissy's Playhouse. Then, we gather eggs, visit the barnyard animals, and milk the goats. Campers love to join the "Kid's Club" by being brave enough to have goat's milk squirted directly into their mouths just like a real "kid." We play in the garden and enjoy a farm craft project. Then we eat lunch together and play and swim some more before meeting the parents at 2:00. We pepper this basic framework with all sorts of other farm learning and play (by the way, this is all top secret -- don't spoil the surprises).




Do you have a waitlist?


Yes. Our camp sessions sell out quickly. Email us the session dates you are interested in and we will add your child to the waitlist. We will reach out if there are any openings.




May I enroll my 5 year old who is super awesome?


We would love to have your children at Farm Camp. After many summers of sweet farm camps, we have decided that 6 is the magic age developmentally to welcome young children to the farm for a full day of farm fun.




What should my child bring to camp?


Please apply sunscreen at home. Send your camper with a sun hat and a nutritious lunch with a water bottle. In a separate bag, pack a swim suit, towel and flip-flops (goggles optional). Please dress your camper in farm attire: long pants and close toed shoes. Remember we will be riding horses so we need to protect their legs with long pants. We'll provide a healthy snack and drink the fresh orange juice that the children make. I keep a list of allergies/medical concerns on my clipboard but feel free to remind me again at drop-off.




When does enrollment open for Farm Camp?


We will open enrollment on March 15, 2021. Please subscribe to our mailing list if you'd like to receive our newsletter announcing Farm Camp Enrollment.




What happens in AfterCare?


Each day we host an AfterCare program from 2:00 to 4:00. Aftercare is super fun because it is with a smaller group of campers and they decide which of their favorite camp activities to revisit. Generally campers remain in the pool for more swimming fun with water balloons. Then they enjoy a snack and head back into the barnyard to visit their favorite animals. In this intimate setting, the AfterCare campers may choose which animals they want to visit and sometimes create their own activities (like stories in BunnyBerg, Goat Yoga in the chicken yard, or Guinea Pig Obstacle Course, to name a few). Parents pick up children from the garden playground. AfterCare programming is rich and animal packed.





 
 

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