Upcoming Camps and Workshops at Bless this Mess

April 30, 2019

Summer is coming up soon even if the weather isn't cooperating! School is also out and your wondering how you are going to keep your sanity this summer? Sign them up for a Camp or workshop at Bless this Mess Homestead! Whether your looking for your child to enjoy something new, teach them where their food comes from, the importance of agriculture or just for some good old fashion labor. 

 

 Homesteaders Adventure (6-14 years old) Camp

This camp will be 5 days long Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm and Friday 9am-2pm. This will  be a hands on learning adventure! Each day has a theme and all activities and discussions go along with that theme. Children will learn and be responsible for animal chores each morning which includes: milking the dairy goats, collecting eggs, feeding and watering animals, brushing, and cleaning of their area. They will learn about gardening, harvesting and processing as well as how to pull weeds. Some Vintage skills will be taught like learning to sew and candle dipping (if there's enough time).  The last day will be preparing for our Farm-to-Table Lunch.  This day the children will prepare a lunch from scratch and from the gardens for their family. Families are invited to come eat the lunch that has been prepared then participate in some "Barnyard Olympic Games" with your child. Then your child has the opportunity to give you a tour of the Homestead. Each day the kids will be making homemade items from butter to a apron as well as having informative sheets going home with them. Below is a tentative schedule of what the week will look like:
 
Day 1- Livestock
9-10am- meet & greet with a morning activity, go over rules and expectations and barnyard yoga
10-10:30am- meet the animals
10:30-12:00pm- Animal Chores
12-12:30pm- Lunch in the Woods (packed lunches brought from home)
12:30-1pm- Make Butter
1-2pm- Team Building activities
2-2:45pm- discussion/ craft on raising livestock
2:45-3pm- clean up and dismissal
 
Day 2- Gardening
9-9:30am- morning activity and barnyard yoga
9:30-11am- Animal Chores
11-12:30pm- learning about gardening, planting varies seeds and pulling weeds
12:30-1pm- Lunch in the woods ( packed lunch brought from home)
1-2pm Team building games
2-2:45pm- discussion/craft on gardening
2:45-3pm- clean up and dismissal
 
Day 3- Harvesting
9-9:30am- morning activity and barnyard yoga
9:30-11am- Animal Chores
11-12:30pm- Harvesting and processing from the garden
12:30-1pm- Lunch in the woods (packed lunch sent from home)
1-2pm- Team building games
2-2:45pm- discussion/craft on harvesting and processing
2:45-3pm- clean up and dismissal
 
Day 4- Vintage Skills
9-9:30am- morning activity and barnyard yoga
9:30-11am- Animal Chores
11-12:30pm- learn to hand sew (Apron)
12:30-1pm- Lunch in the woods (packed lunch sent from home)
1-2pm- Team building games
2-2:45pm- discussion/craft on Vintage Skills
2:45-3pm- clean up and dismissal
 
Day 5- Farm to Table
9-9:30am- morning activity and barnyard yoga
9:30-10:30am- Animal Chores
10:30-12:30 preparing for our Farm to Table Lunch
12:30-1:15-Lunch with our families
1:15-1:45- Barnyard Olympics with families
1:45-2:00- Take families on a tour
 
Homesteader's Adventure Camp $100 per child plus a $25 deposit for the week camp.

Parents are welcome to join in at any point.

Homesteader's Adventure ages 6-14 July 22rd-26th 2019

We will take 24 children for this camp

 

Little Sprouts Preschool Camp ages 3-5 years old

2 days Tuesday and Thursday both from 9am-1pm

 

Activities included:


Day 1- Loveable Animals
Play with the goats and try to milk a goat
Collect eggs and learn to clean them

Make Butter

Fun games and crafts

Discussion on livestock

Story time

 

Day 2: How to Plants Grow
Harvest and process green beans

make a planter to take home

Plant seeds

Pull weeds
Fun games and crafts
Nature Scavenger Hunt

 

Little Sprouts Preschool Camp is Tuesday June 25th and Thursday June 27th from 9am-1pm

** Parent or adult caregiver is required to stay**
Cost is $40 plus a $10 deposit per child.

We will take 15 kids for this camp

 

Workshops for Kids

 

Cultivating Joy and Wonder at Bless this Mess Homestead

This summer we will be hosting a 4 session workshop for children grades preschool-1st. Cultivating Joy and Wonder is educating for sustainability in early childhood through Nature, Food and Community on the Homestead.

 

The topics and dates are:
* Who are We?- June 18th
* Who Lives Here?- July 3rd
*What's Happening?- July 16th
* How are We Connected?- July 30th

 

Each session will be from 10am-12pm
Cost is $25 per child

We will take 16 children for this 4 session workshop. Parent/grandparent must stay with their child.

 

The curriculum comes from another educational farm Shelburne Farms. Through play, games, crafts, activities and interactive education the children will learn about agriculture.

 

Digging Deeper into Agriculture with Bless this Mess Homestead

 

 

This summer we will be hosting a 8 session Summer Workshop for kids grades 2nd-8th who want to learn a little more on the importance of Agriculture in our society.

 

The topics and dates are:
* EGGcited about Poultry- June 20th
* You GOAT to be Crazy about Dairy- June 28th
* We PLANT the SEEDS of Sustainability-July 2
* We've got DIRT- July 11th
* What's the BUZZ about FLOWERS-July 18th
* The Three Sisters-Aug 1st
* Pizza started on a Farm- Aug 9th
* Right this Very Minute- farm to fork-Aug 15th

 

The curriculum follows the National Agriculture Classroom. Hands-on interactive activities and games, crafts, family take home education and more.

Each session will be from 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost is $50 per child.

 

We will take 20 children for this Summer Workshop. (I can not take younger siblings for this workshop)

 

 

TO SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD(REN) VISIT THE BOOK NOW PAGE AND CHOOSE WHICHEVER CAMP OR WORKSHOP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

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