Nothing against archery, canoeing, or lanyard crafts, but agrarian experiences are where it’s at right now. And these summer camps afford children ages 4 to 16 the opportunity to milk Holsteins and harvest carrots. The seven options below, which range from half-day sessions to week-long sleepaway adventures, represent the best of the farm set.
Day campers care for rabbits and goats, grow vegetables from seed, even take tractor tours of the 10-acre fifth-generation Petersen Family Farm. Bonus: Attendees can return in fall to harvest pumpkins they planted in summer. (Ages 5–12; from $200 a week. petersenfarm.com)
Northfork Farm & Outback’s sleepaway sessions school the junior horsey set in riding, grooming, stall-mucking, and calf-roping. Off-saddle camp fun: a re-created Old West town and Native American village, plus two swimming holes. (Ages 8–15; from $700 a week. northforkoutback.com) Read Full Article »