Youth Education

Summer Camp

Junior Farmer Summer Camp at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Dates: July 31–August 4

AM Session : 9AM-12PM and/or PM Session : 1PM–4PM

Fee: $250 (resident) $300 (non-resident)

Children learn about nature, our environment and our relationship to food through fun hands-on farm learning activities. Our junior farmers spend time in the crop fields, greenhouses, and butterfly garden as well as exploring our nature trails. Camp children will learn how our food is grown and learn about humane treatment of our farm animals. Campers may register for both morning and afternoon sessions and have lunch at noon with staff for an additional fee of $50 or campers may bring their own lunch. T-shirts will be provided to all.  To register visit Yorktown Parks & Recreation.

Outdoor Theater Camp

Dates: August 14-18
Performance Date: August 18 at 2pm
Time: 9-3pm
Place: Hilltop Hanover Farm's Historic House
Open to: Rising 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th graders

Fee: $350

As actors, our 3 tools are our voices, our bodies & our imaginations. During this week-long workshop, we will work on strengthening all 3 through playing theater games, doing improv, and rehearsing a short play we will perform on the final day of the workshop. Past theater experience is not necessary, but a passion for theater, performing and having fun is required!

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If you have additional questions, please email the workshop's director, Sallie Sills, at salliesills16@gmail.com

Rewilding Summer Program at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Is your child looking to explore the outside?  Are they ready to be immersed into the forest and fields at Hilltop Hanover Farm this summer?  Then sign them up today for a chance to practice wilderness survival skills.  They will also learn about nature, habitat and the biodiversity of our region.

Way of the Woods: August 7-11
Time: 9am-3pm
Ages: Open to children entering grades 3-4

Fee: $350

Children spend their days in the forest and fields catching frogs, building shelters, playing camouflage games and forging a deep connection with the environment around them.

Scout Week: August 14-18
Time: 9am-3pm
Ages: Open to children entering grades 5-6

Fee: $350

Have you ever wondered how to make yourself completely invisible to animals?  Scouts establish a base camp with a primitive shelter, use materials from the land to craft tools like baskets, bow-drills, stone knives and more.  

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If you have additional questions please email the workshop director, Eric Stone, at eric@rewildingschool.com 

 

Summer Camp Field Trip Visits

At Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, we welcome summer camp field trips.  Visiting campers and counsellors will study sustainable agriculture firsthand. Learn the farming methods and other environmental approaches we use to cultivate the land while protecting the Croton Watershed and our environment.  Campers will learn about the seasonality of our vegetable production, meet our farmers, and see in real-time how life operates on our working farm.  Programs support STEM and Core Curriculum and can be tailored to your campers’ needs.

All visits include a guided education tour of the farm. On that tour, campers will learn about the seasonality of farming, crop production, pasture management, animal husbandry, and composting.  Depending on the season and educational tract chosen, campers may have an opportunity to harvest and taste vegetables grown using organic methods.

Sprouts: 1 hr visit
Grades:  Pre-K – Kindergarten 
Fee: $10/camper, $200 min. Max 60 children
Program schedule: 9:30 am – 10:30 am / 1:00 pm – 2:00pm
“Sprouts” will enjoy a tour of the farm, meet our cows, chickens, goats and bees

Jr. Farmer: 2 hr visit
Grades: 1st – 8th grade
Fee: $12/camper, $300 min. Max 60 children
Program schedule: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Jr. Farmer” campers will enjoy a longer farm  tour, followed by an simple hands on experience such as sowing seeds or harvesting.  Group may stay, campers can enjoy their bagged lunches from home and leave at 1:00 pm.

Farmer for the Day: 3 hr visit
Grades:  High School
Fee: $15/camper, $350 min.  Max 60 children
Program schedule: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
“Farmer for the Day” campers will start off with a half hour lecture on sustainable farming. Then they will tour the grounds with farm staff while learning about composting, pastures, greenhouses, and livestock.  Next, the campers will work in the fields with our farmers.  The campers can then enjoy their lunches from home in the classroom, farmhouse, or picnic areas.  Smaller groups may decide to hike our trails to complete the day.

Planning Your Visit 

  • Camp field trips are Monday through Friday and we can make special arrangements to accommodate other groups on Saturday or Sunday.
  • Visits are conducted rain or shine, and we can accommodate up to 60 campers per trip date – where we break the group into smaller groups of 20.  We have (2) indoor sites for lunch and picnic areas.
  • Our field trips book very quickly; so please secure your date as soon as possible by using our online form: Make A Reservation Today
  • If you have any questions email education@hilltophanoverfarm.org or call us at (914) 962 2368.  Dates are not confirmed unless you have received a final confirmation form from us.

Online Trip Request Form

To contact us about any educational program please email, Education@HilltopHanoverFarm.org

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