NEW JERSEY … TRIP TO NEW YORK FARM … MIXED GENDER GROUPS … AGES 8-12
The exciting outdoor adventure of Trail Blazers meets the thrill of living and working at Stony Creek Farmstead.
The 2023 Farmstead Program is now FULL
From the gentle care required to gather fresh eggs, to the rhythmic kneading of making bread by hand, to discerning which vegetables are ready to be harvested, Farmstead Camp gives your campers the opportunity to attune with nature and themselves, while getting back to the basics of farm living.
why choose us
Two fantastic programs come together to offer your camper one amazing experience! Our adventure begins at the beautiful forested grounds of Trail Blazers. Our days are filled with outdoor adventures guided by the interests of the group. They will enjoy biking, hiking, canoeing, campfires, archery, swimming, high ropes, and nature crafts…just to name a few! Then, we journey to Stony Creek Farmstead, nestled in the Catskills in the town of Walton, NY. We’ll milk the cows, herd the sheep, work in the garden, plant seeds and seedlings. We will play and explore the barn, the farm, the creek, and wooded trails leading to fantastic vistas. We will prepare our own meals and see what “Farm-to-Table” looks like up close. It is a program full of new experiences and a deeper understanding of life outside of the city. Join us!
When a camper signs up for Farmstead Camp, they are signing up for a one-of-a-kind adventure that will open them up to a whole new world.
Farmsteaders live in canvas-covered hogans while at Trail Blazers, connecting with nature through the simplicity of a cozy campsite. Our site at Stony Creek 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
Farmstead Camp at Stony Creek 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