Summer Fun 2018

The Urban Farm at Stapleton has opportunities galore to transport your little one (or not-so-little) to the farm right here in the city.  Where else can a child learn first hand about sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry (in age-appropriate language, of course) or how to spin wool without leaving the comforts of the city? How about experiencing the connection of horse and rider or the warmth of a freshly-laid egg? At The Urban Farm this summer, there is a little bit of “country” for every age and inclination.

Summer Camps

This year we have THREE types of camps. Storybook Farm, Urban Agriculture and Ranching, and Equestrian.

For space availability see the REGISTRATION FORM

For all other questions, please email us at urbanfarmoffice@gmail.com

STORYBOOK FARM: 

AGE 4-6, Introduces young children to the excitement of farm animals and plants through picturesque literature and engaging activities. Each day integrates a focus animal/area; including poultry, cows/pigs, goats/sheep, horses and insects/gardening along with correlating farm tools. From there, the children skip on over to the farmyard where the books are transformed into real life, by interacting with the animals and areas they have been introduced to… groom a miniature horse, plant seeds, feed a goat, collect eggs, and more! Hands-on activities are guaranteed to be an enchanting way for young children to learn about farm animals.
*Snack provided. For food allergies provide alternate snack. Please bring water bottle and a change of clothes/shoes.

COST:
$300 until March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
$325 after March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
Members do not pay registration fee

SCHEDULE:  MON-FRIDAY  –  9:00am to 12:00pm
June 4-8
June 11-15
June 18-22
June 25-29
July 9-13
July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3

For space availability see the REGISTRATION FORM


URBAN AGRICULTURE AND RANCHING:  

AGE 7+, EXPERIENCE THE FARM  Designed for youth, with plenty of hands‐on activities to put a little farm living in city life. Each day, your camper will focus on a particular area of the Farm. We will start the week exploring the Farm and learning the basics. Then we will play and work with sheep and goats, chickens and rabbits, cattle, donkey and miniature horses. (Please note, campers will not be mounting horses). Also, we will get dirty while gardening in soil and learn about alternative growing systems, Aeroponics, and Aquaponics in which waste from the fish is converted to plant food all naturally. This camp will surely stimulate your child emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
*Pack lunch for your camper and bring water bottle.

COST:
$325 until March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
$350 after March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
Members do not pay registration fee

SCHEDULE:  MON-FRIDAY  –  9:00am to 3:00pm
June 4-8
June 11-15
June 18-22
June 25-29
July 9-13
July 16-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3

For space availability see the REGISTRATION FORM


EQUESTRIAN : 

BEGINNER (No prior experience required) 
VERY YOUNG RIDER (VYR): AGE 5-7, Designed for the youngest horse lover in mind, this camp focuses on beginning horsemanship and will learn to groom as well as walk, maneuver, and halt. Education focuses on colors, breeds, reading horse language, parts of the horse, saddle/bridle – all in English tack.

COST:
$275 until March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
$300 after March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
Members do not pay registration fee

SCHEDULE:  MON-FRIDAY  –  10:00am to 12:00pm
June 4-8
June 11-15
July 9-13
July 16-20

BEGINNER 1 (B1): AGE 8+, For horse lovers! Focuses on horse care and basic riding skills. Learn to halter, groom, tack with help as well as walk, maneuver, and halt with introducing trot. Education focuses on colors, breeds, reading horse language, parts of the horse, saddle/bridle – all in English tack.

COST:
$300 until March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
$325 after March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
Members do not pay registration fee

SCHEDULE:  MON-FRIDAY  –  9:00am to 12:00pm
June 4-8
June 18-22
July 9-13
July 23-27

For space availability see the REGISTRATION FORM


PROGRESSION (Prerequisite required)
Designed specifically for riders that want to continue instruction in a camp format throughout the summer. *Modified instruction style for camp, does not guarantee same placement in evening classes if class format instruction (year-round) is desired*

PROGRESSION BEGINNER 2 (PB2): AGE 8+, Riding expanded to trot and riding control / Education expanded to include anatomy and general tack.
*PREREQUISITE: B1, Accomplished B1 or B2 rider from recent lessons/classes (in 2018) or Instructor approval/assessment*

COST:
$300 until March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
$325 after March 1 (+$15 registration fee)
Members do not pay registration fee

SCHEDULE:  MON-FRIDAY  –  9:00am to 12:00pm
June 11-15
June 28-22
July 16-20