NEW JERSEY … TRIP TO NEW Jersey FARM … All GENDER GROUPS … AGES 11-13
Farm Kitchen provides campers the opportunity to attune with nature and themselves, while developing their skills as both chefs and environmentalists. Campers will learn the deliberate precision needed to handle a (smaller version) Chef’s knife, the thoughtfulness behind menu planning, and how to pickle native fruits and vegetables, among other things.
Registration is open now – session 3 only!
Chef Coby knows his way around the kitchen, but he also knows his way around Trail Blazers – he was once a Trail Blazers camper!
You can find Chef Coby on the show “Big Restaurant Bet” and the cooking show ‘Rat in the Kitchen’. And this summer, you will be able to find him at Trail Blazers, working with our Farm Kitchen Campers!
Chef Coby is a chef and entrepreneur from Burlington, New Jersey. He has a degree from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and has been in the food industry for years.
why choose Farm Kitchen?
Building on the success of combining farm life with overnight summer camp at our Farmstead program, we are excited to present a new partnership with Ironbound Farm in Asbury, NJ and Chef Coby Farrow: Introducing Farm Kitchen.
At Farm Kitchen, a new specialty program, campers will enjoy learning to grow and cook nutritious, delicious food with a renowned chef and visiting an organic, regenerative farm to harvest crops, collect eggs, and feed farm animals. All of this in addition to the wonders of overnight camp—campfires, archery, swimming, biking, hiking, canoeing, high ropes, and nature crafts…just to name a few!
When a camper signs up for Farm Kitchen Camp, they are signing up for a one-of-a-kind adventure that will open them up to a whole new world.
Campers live in canvas-covered hogans while at Trail Blazers, connecting with nature through the simplicity of a cozy campsite. Our site at Ironbound Farm is large camping tents set up alongside a trickling stream, with a wide-open view of the starry night sky to blanket us while we sleep.
Hands-on Skill Mastery
Farm Kitchen Camp at Ironbound provides endless opportunities for experiential learning and curiosity-driven unstructured play, as well as time to hone exciting practical (and interesting!) skills.
Our smallcamp group of 10 campers is led by three caring group leaders who are passionate about helping your child connect with the outdoors and with their new camp friends. Our mornings begin together, we eat all of our meals family-style, and we end each night singing and sharing around a campfire. With no screens or electronics, our campers can learn how to reconnect with one another. Your camper won’t just come home with lots of new knowledge, they will also come home with lots of new friends.
What Our Parents say
“My daughter helped grow and cultivate veggies….and then she ATE them. And she liked it! She likes to eat healthier now, and that is a practice I have always wanted to instill in my child.” ~ Parent, 2020
“The farm program was an amazing experience for our son. He is a city kid and had never been close to farm animals. I couldn’t believe it when he wrote a letter home and said he milked a cow.” ~ Parent, 2019