Summer Camp FWF Style!

***Our CY 2019 Farm Summer Camp Schedule***

Stay tuned for the 2019 Camp schedule. 

We are planning ahead for bigger and better things for next summer.

We will post all information right here as it becomes available!

Please use the registration form found here, or download the Farm Camp PDF file here,or call 757.707.5052 for additional details.

Summer Camp Fox Wire Farm (FWF) Alpaca Style!

Are your kids ready for some hands on farm experience? Are they looking for something not so mainstream? Something…unplugged?

Well! Look no further!

We are in the process of planning and scheduling our CY 2019 "Summer Camps" throughout the summer. Each camp will run for 5 days, M-F, 10 AM – 3 PM. Activities will include direct hands on interaction with all of the farm animals with the emphasis being on the alpacas; learning the ins and outs of animal husbandry; learning what it takes to operate at the certified organic level; and what impacts farming has on the environment. We will also have crafts, hikes, goodies and plenty to keep everyone occupied, rain or shine!

  Age groups will be scheduled to ensure every camper is grouped with age appropriate peers. Each camper will also receive their choice of Fox Wire Farm Alpaca T-Shirt, a Bat House (which they will build, paint and hang), numerous crafts and much more!

We will soon be taking reservations for our CY 2019 Summer Camps.  I can handle up to 20 Campers per Camp and a minimum of 8 Campers are required per Camp in order for it to commence.  Parents are welcome to attend Camp with their children but may do so only as a fellow "camper."  Those Camps which fall short in participation will be consolidated.  Feel free to give me a call at 757.707.5052 to chat this up or email me at john.ballentine@foxwirefarmalpacas.com with any questions and suggestions. Thank you!  John

 

***This will change some for the 2019 Camps***

 

FWF Camp Daily Schedule.

FWF 2018 Summer Camp Itinerary:

(Schedule may change due to weather or availability of animals)

Day 1

·        9:30 – 10 A.M. – (9:30 on the first day only) meet at the FWF Store & Boutique.  Rules, Regulations and Permission slips signed.  No Exceptions!

·        10 A.M.  Get on the Bus! Introductions.

·        10:15 Park and Hike!

o   See active farming in progress as we make our way to today’s farm animals.

·        11:00-11:40 RPA (Resource Protection Area)

o   Lean how important our water ways are to our environment.

o   Symbiotic relationship between all plants and animals.

o   Learn your role in protecting the earth.

·        11:45-12:25 Hydroponic Fodder House

o   See how we make our own food for the animals

o   Learn the difference between organic farming and GMO farming

·        12:30-1:00

o   Snacks/Lunch

·        1-2:45 Farm Project Workshop

Throughout the week we will be constructing a bat house and turning it into a personalized memory of camp by decorating it with everyday items found on the farm. Campers will be able to hang their bat house at the farm and get a personilzed picture.

·        2:45-3:00 Clean up and return to FWF Boutique.

 

Day 2

·        9:45 – 10 A.M. –  Meet at FWF Boutique

·        10 A.M.  Get on the Bus!

·        10:15 Park and Hike!

o   See active farming in progress as we make our way to today’s farm animals.

·        11:00-12:25 Alpacas and Guard Llamas

o   Today we will learn the history of the Alpaca and their role in the world today.

o   Meet award winning champion alpacas.

o   How their fleece has become a staple in the world today.

o   Hands on training on handling alpacas.

o   What it means to be a “herd” animal.

o   Ross & Jack. Guard Llamas. That’s all we can say here.

·        12:30- 1:00

o   Snacks/Lunch

·        1-2:45 Farm Project Workshop

Bat House, Day 2.  Painting their bat houses and designing the next stages of their creation with Tamara!

·        2:45-3:00 Clean up and return to FWF Boutique.

 

Day 3

·        9:45 – 10 A.M. –  Meet at FWF Boutique

·        10 A.M.  Get on the Bus!

·        10:15 Park and Hike!

o   See active farming in progress as we make our way to today’s farm animals.

·        11:00-11:40 Nigerian Dwarf Goats

o   Today we meet the Dwarf Goats!

o   Learn why they are called “Dwarves”.

o   We will learn about the wide variety of uses for goat’s milk.

·        11:45-12:25 Jersey Steer Calves

o   Rescued and raised to pull carts and other farm chores.

o   Learn how the importance of diet is, especially for cows.

·        12:30- 1:00

o   Snacks/Lunch

·        1-2:45 Farm Project Workshop

Bat House, Day 3. Creativity time with Tamara and finding that right tree to hang their creation!

·        2:45-3:00 Clean up and return to FWF Boutique.

 

Day 4

·        9:45 – 10 A.M. –  Meet at FWF Boutique

·        10 A.M.  Get on the Bus!

·        10:15 Park and Hike!

o   See active farming in progress as we make our way to today’s farm animals.

·        11:00-11:40 Chickens!

o   Campers will learn the history and role of the chicken in different cultures.

o   We will learn the tedious process of picking and preparing fresh eggs.  Campers can pick out their own eggs to take home.

o   Learn about the special diet they maintain in order to stay healthy and completely organic.

·        11:45-12:25 Miniature Donkeys and Stella!

o   Like Donkeys and Horses…only smaller!

o   We will learn this "ins and outs" of raising Miniature Donkeys and Horses. 

·        12:30- 1:00

o   Snacks/Lunch

·        1-2:45 Farm Project Workshop

·        2:45-3:00 Clean up and return to FWF Boutique.

 

Day 5

·        9:45 – 10 A.M. –  Meet at FWF Boutique

·        10 A.M.  Get on the Bus!

·        10:15 Park and Hike!

o   See active farming in progress as we make our way to today’s farm animals.

·        11:00-11:40 Tennessee Walker Horses

o   Learn about the care and maintenance involved with horses.

o   Learn proper grooming techniques.

o   Learn what “muck a stall” means.

o   Feeding time/treats.

·        11:45-12:25 Kunekunes Miniature Pigs

o   Campers will have a chance to get up close and personal with all the little piggy’s.

o   Again we will learn what kind of diet it takes in order to be able to remain “organic.”

·        12:30-1:00

o   Snacks/Lunch

·        1-2:45 Farm Project Workshop

Today we will make organic bird feeders with Teddy to help bring birds to their new homes.

·        2:45-3:00 Clean up and return to FWF Boutique.

Last Year's Campers Had a Blast (and so did I!)

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