Terhune Orchards offers two summer camp programs for children ages 7-12. Experience life on the farm and become a farmer for the week. Activities blend learning, doing and of course fun! Campers will explore the Children’s Garden, orchards and barnyard here on our family farm. They will harvest and eat their own “Jersey Fresh” snacks from fruits and vegetables they pick. There is nothing like eating what you grow!
Terhune Camps are certified by the State of New Jersey Youth Camp Standards. Camp sessions meet from 9 a.m. – 3:30pm.
Register early. Space is limited. For additional details or questions, call the Farm Store at 609-924-2310 or visit https://terhuneorchards.com/summer-camp/
These one-week sessions focus on how the farmer and nature work together to grow healthy crops. This hands-on program includes a variety of activities, games, crafts that will teach the campers about farm life. The children will visit Terhune Orchards’ fields to pick fruits and vegetables and prepare them for healthy snacks. Activities include becoming friends with our animals, including gathering our chickens’ eggs, brushing and feeding animals, studying insects, butterflies, and bees, identifying trees on the nature trail, learning about how farm and nature work together. Discover nature in the Children’s Garden. Additional fun includes hiking the Farm Trail, exploring the habitat of woods and learning about water quality at the Stony Brook stream.
Farm Camp is directed by Elaine Madigan, Terhune Orchards Education Director and Operations Manager.
July 6 to July 10
July 13 to July 17
Farm Explorers Camp
Campers will have a full week of hands-on activities. Have fun being farmers in Terhune Orchards Children’s Garden: garden preparation and planting, tool safety, weeding, watering, plant types and harvesting. Campers will harvest from among the 40 different crops grown here at Terhune Orchards. They also go behind the scenes into understanding the machinery, animals, crops and business of running a farm.
Campers will discover insects and pollinators, take a nature hike, learn about water cycles. They will also explore the farm’s natural habitats, wildlife and ecology to understand the environmental context of the farm. Investigate STEM through hands on activities, explorations, and experiments
We also make sure to bring in a historical perspective to see how farming began and compare to where it is today. Throughout we play games, do activities and keep learning fun!
Farm Explorers Camp Leader is John Emmons, Elementary Lab Science teacher and STEM teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rutgers University in Environmental Planning and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from The College of New Jersey.
July 20 to July 24
July 27 to July 31
August 3 to August 7
Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Rd.
The farm store is open daily Mon. – Fri., 9a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 9 am -5 pm
The winery is open Fri. – Sun. 12-5 pm