Great Kids Farm & Forest Camp

updated for Summer 2022!

NOW HIRING

Interested in joining a dedicated and energetic team of educators to make camp great for students? For summer 2022, Farm to School staff seek:

  • one Assistant Director (more info HERE)

  • several paid Youth Counselors (more info HERE)

 

APPLY NOW with links above, and contact lnmenyuk@bcps.k12.md.us with questions.

 

CAMP INFO

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT

(to be eligible, students must be rising 3rd-5th grader enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools)

WHAT: At Great Kids Farm and Forest Camp, students will engage with nature and their food system in ways that reinforce scientific concepts from the schoolyear. Students will spend most of their time OUTDOORS, exploring our 33-acre campus of forest, fields, and stream. 

 

WHERE: Great Kids Farm, Catonsville, MD. Optional bus transportation will be provided from a school campus in the city (to be determined). Great Kids Farm is an educational farm owned and operated by Baltimore City Public Schools, hosting student field trips and programs year-round.

 

WHO: Rising 3rd-5th graders in Baltimore City Public Schools. Registration will be limited to 30 students per session.

 

WHEN: 4 Monday-Thursday sessions will be offered: 7/11-7/14, 7/18-7/21, 7/25-7/28, 8/1-8/4. Students will only be able to enroll in one session, unless additional spaces are available once all unique applicants have been enrolled in one session. Hours: 9am-3pm. Free optional after-care may be available 3pm-4:30pm on the farm.

 

COST: Free!

With questions, please email farms@bcps.k12.md.us. 

 

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QUÉ: En el Campamento de Verano en la Granja y el Bosque de Great Kids Farm, los estudiantes se relacionarán con la naturaleza y su sistema alimentario de manera que refuerce los conceptos científicos del año escolar. Los estudiantes pasarán la mayor parte de su tiempo AL AIRE LIBRE, explorando nuestro campus de 33 acres de bosque, campos y arroyos. 

 

DÓNDE: Great Kids Farm, Catonsville, MD (pero se proporcionará transporte en autobús opcional desde una escuela en la ciudad.) Great Kids Farm es una granja educativa propiedad y operada por las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de Baltimore, que organiza excursiones y programas para estudiantes durante todo el año.

 

QUIÉN: Estudiantes de 3° a 5° grado en las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Baltimore. La inscripción estará limitada a 30 estudiantes por sesión.

 

CUÁNDO: Se ofrecerán 4 sesiones lunes a jueves (y las familias pueden elegir 1 sesión por niño por el momento...si queda espacio en junio, es posible que los estudiantes puedan participar en 2 sesiones) - 11-14 de julio, 18-21 de julio, 25-28 de julio, 1-4 de agosto (9am - 3pm). Servicios de guarderia posible 3-4:30pm en la granja.

 

COSTO: gratis!

 

Si tiene preguntas sobre la solicitud, comuníquese en ingles o español con farms@bcps.k12.md.us.

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What families are saying...

100% of families surveyed after GKFFC 2021 gave a 5/5 for “overall student satisfaction with camp." Feedback included:

 

“My son loved this camp, and I loved that he could be outside and explore while learning at the same time. You all packed a lot into a small time frame, but I could tell you were providing a full camp experience…and really building community too. [He] is definitely more aware of environmental issues too!”

"The full range of interactive, hands-on activities made each day memorable for my daughter and the topic of discussion in the afternoons at pick up."

"wonderful program overall. my kid's first in-person experience since the pandemic began; he's been very nervous about it. this was the PERFECT activity for him to begin his re-entry. that it was outdoors made him feel safer, and the activities were reportedly ALL fun. thank you all SO much!"

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