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Farm Camp FAQs

Hi, my name is Brian. I hear you would like to know what farm camp is like-well I would like to share a little bit about my experience at Turner Farm’s Summer Farm Camp. “Farm Camp has been one of my favorite things to do in the summer since back when I was shorter than Miss Mary. Every day you ride around the farm in a horse drawn wagon and do different chores such as collecting eggs, feeding animals, planting pumpkins, herding sheep into new pastures, brushing horses, and harvesting produce from the fields. You learn things you wouldn’t learn anywhere else, like the right way to pick up a chicken, how to feed a baby sheep with a bottle, how to milk a cow, drive a horse and wagon, and cook using ingredients found on the farm. My favorite farm camp day is Friday because we make ice cream with fresh milk straight from the cow, and go fishing using bamboo poles. If I could spend the whole summer at Turner Farm, I would.”

With over 200 acres of land to explore, including pastures, gardens, forests, ponds, barnyards, and livestock, Farm Camp days are full of fun and excitement, with a little bit of work mixed in. At the end of our day, often tired and a little dirty, we’ll often relax under the shade of a tree or barn and enjoy a snack, a story, or participate in a farm-themed craft. Just like on a farm, Camp happens in cycles—while some things happen every day, each day is different and each week is unique.

Our Full-Day Farm Camp weekly sessions are Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, from June 12 to August 18, 2017. We do offer Three-Day Themed Camps that are a half-day in length, starting at 9:30am and ending at 1:00pm. Please check out our website and camp descriptions for exact dates and prices of each camp.

Parents/Guardians please pack your child a lunch for each day of the camp. This includes all camps, Half and Full Day. During the Full Day Camps, the children will be offered a farm fresh snack at the end of the day, however, if your child has particular dietary interests, you may want to pack your child a daily snack as well.

  •  Extra change of clothes (pack these)
  •   Warm article of clothing (sweatshirt or jacket)
  •   Rain jacket
  •   Boots
  •   Close-toed shoes
  •   Lunch
  •   Possible snack
  •   Water bottle (at least 20oz)
  •   Sunscreen—we apply multiple times throughout the day!
  •   Hat (best sun protection)

Turner Farm is not a nut-free facility. While we are not nut-free, we provide a nut-free table for campers with allergies to use at snack time and lunch. Additionally, all campers wash hands before and after lunch. Please indicate your camper’s allergy on your registration form/ medical release form.

We do our best to honor all “buddy requests” as we know many campers enjoy farm camp in the company of peers they know! However, sometimes due to age differences, group sizes, or self-identified behavioral issues, we cannot honor buddy requests.

Pending availability, you can register your child for just one week or six! Please check out the individual camp pages on our website for the availability of each program.

We are not able to split week-long sessions, as campers truly benefit from the knowledge they gain from a week at the farm.

If you must cancel your registration or change the camp date, you will be eligible for a full refund (minus a $25.00 processing fee) if the change is made at least four weeks prior to camp starting date. Cancellations received with less notice will not be eligible for a refund.

At this time, we do not offer child care outside of the hours of camp (9:00-3:30 for the Full-Day Camp and 9:30-1:00 for Half-Day Themed Camps). Please make arrangements for your child to be dropped off and picked up on time. You may have a different caregiver drop-off and pick-up, just be sure to let the Camp Director know who will be picking your child up to ensure everyone’s safety.

Yes! Our camp is registered with the State of Ohio, Hamilton County Job & Family Services which requires the camp counselors to have BCI and FBI Background checks. Turner Farm has taken it a step further and requires annual background checks on all employees and seasonal interns.

A child must be at least 15 years of age to apply as a Jr. Camp Counselor Volunteer. Volunteer space is limited and previous Farm Camp Alumni are given priority. An application is required as well as the completion of a medical release form. For more information or to apply, please contact Jamie at jamie@turnerfarm.org. *Volunteers are considered on a case-by-case basis.

We have a number of generous donors who love Farm Camp and want to provide that experience for other youth. Thanks to their gifts, we do have partial and full need-based scholarships available. To inquire about scholarships or to apply for a scholarship please contact Jamie at jamie@turnerfarm.org. Please consider being a donor as a way to bless another family.

When an online registration is complete, you’ll receive an automated confirmation email that will serve as your receipt. If you completed payment and did not receive this email, please contact us at jamie@turnerfarm.org. If you chose to pay via check and would like a receipt, please contact jamie@turnerfarm.org.

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