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Farm Camp

Granor Farm Camp is a summer program for children ages 5-12 years old. Each day we encourage the campers to “get dirty” with the soil. They are asked to work with our farm staff to harvest, problem solve, and think creatively about what to make with the produce. The campers learn about the food they eat and discover a love of trying something new. In addition, Granor Farm Camp is about making new friends, discovering what life is like on a farm, and learning how to snag an egg from the chicken coop.

Our Camp team includes teachers with over 20 years of experience working with children, counselors who attended our program as campers, and a crew of farm managers who work at Granor Farm everyday. Granor Farm Camp is all about fostering a child’s curiosity, creativity, and love of just having fun.

Summer 2022: Over the next several months, we will be working on programming for Summer 2022. Our program will continue to emphasize small group projects, Granor produce, and exploring the farm. Registration for Granor Farm Camp 2022 will take place in late March 2022. If you are interested in receiving news about the Farm Camp program, please register for our newsletter.

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Activities at Farm Camp

Exploring the Fields

It is our goal to immerse the campers in the agricultural process at Granor Farm. The campers will help harvest, weed, water, clean, and manage the pests. Campers love to find the wild collection of bugs that hide among the plants. Our farm staff will have assignments each day to be divided up and accomplished.

Art & Building Projects

There is always something that needs fixing or a challenge that requires a creative solution at Granor Farm. Each day the campers will work on a special project to help improve life at the farm. These projects have included building a new library for the farmstand, painting the chicken coop, and creating artwork to beautify the property and farm buildings. Campers will brainstorm ideas, work together to find solutions, and share in the process of creating something fun and useful.

Cooking

In addition to learning how to skillfully harvest the vegetables from the fields, we want our campers to learn how to use the food we are growing in delicious recipes. Together with our in-house chef, the campers will learn about a new recipe, help prepare the food, and hopefully develop a favorite way to prepare and eat yummy vegetables. At the end of the week, campers will go home with a new collection of recipes to share with their families.

Group Projects for Campers 9-12

For our older campers, we want them to engage with each other and the farm as they take on their own responsibilities. Campers ages 9-12 will take the lead on projects as they think about what is integral to a farm. From garden plots to chicken coops, our goal is for our older campers to explore what they find curious in the fields, kitchen, and in our own schoolyard. Alongside farm and camp staff, the week will be dedicated to session or summer long projects. At the end of the week, we want our older campers to feel confident in their ability to participate in group projects and see their work as meaningful to supporting local agriculture.

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Camp Directors

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Vicki Rosenbluth

Program Director

Vicki was born and raised in Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University, and raised three wonderful boys. She spent a few decades in the Chicago area where she taught preschool at the Mary Meyer School in Lincoln Park. Vicki and her husband Tom moved to the Three Oaks area in 2018. Vicki has been with Granor Farm camp from the beginning and continues to share the incredible resources of Granor Farm and its staff to teach, explore, and discover the natural world with our summer campers.

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Grace Buono

Assistant Program Director

Once a camper herself, Grace grew up spending her summers surrounded by the fields at Granor immersed in more plants than she ever imagined existing. Over ten years later, she still looks forward to watching campers eat tomatoes right off the plant and dodge pecking chickens as they collect eggs. When Grace is not at Granor, she spends her time studying at university, writing, and thinking about the next mountain she wants to climb.