Summer on the Farm

CURRENTLY FULL

Sign up for the waitlist HERE:

app.campdoc.com/register/keystoneadventure 

 

 

What is the cost?

The weekly rate is $330. There is also a one-time enrollment fee of $50. We will not be offering daily options this year to keep the groups smaller and more consistent. The first week of Summer on the Farm is four days, due to Memorial Day, and costs $265.

 

What are the dates offered? 

Week 1: June 1 - June 4

Week 2: June 7 - June 11

Week 3: June 14 - June 18

Week 4: June 21 - June 25

Week 5: June 28 - July 2

 

What are the drop-off and pick-up times?

Drop-off begins at 8, and pick-up is at 5. We do not have any after-care options.

 

What age must a child be to attend Summer on the Farm?

Summer on the Farm is for children who are entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2021 through children who just graduated from 5th grade. 

 

What safety protocols will be in place for 2021?

We have made several changes to make sure our summer camp is a safe place for your child. In addition to installing exhaust fans and a new filtration system, we have decreased the number of campers by only accepting weekly registrations, eliminating our PreK and preschool camps, and limiting the number of campers to only 25 per day. Those 25 campers will be divided into two groups for indoor activities to allow for social distancing, and masks will be required indoors. Please read more about our expectations for families and our COVID safety protocol HERE

 

What can your child expect to see and do at Keystone’s Summer on the Farm?

fishing

Summer on the Farm is filled with unique experiences to look forward to each day. Whether it’s outdoor activities, boating, exploring, learning, or playing, your child will be engaged and want more opportunities to attend all summer long. For some kids, it’s a week of the Keystone experience, and for others, it’s an entire summer; however, for all of them, it is a memorable experience packed with fun and joy. 

Activities abound throughout the day that offer variety and choices to keep kids engaged and happy. A careful balance between indoor and outdoor experiences help to make this summer enjoyable and safe for all. Your child’s safety is paramount to Keystone, so we provide a 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio (or better) at all times. 

Below you will find a list of just a few of the activities that will be available to your child throughout each week at Keystone.

kayak

  • A favorite indoor activity for kids is Keystone’s Summer in the City. Children work in our Great Room by reading, doing math, and writing books to earn money (Farm Dollars), which will allow them to purchase a "house" for the day. After purchasing their dream home, the children will continue to earn money by reading, doing math, and writing to use to either invest in their own business or patronize other businesses started by other citizens. Businesses started by children can include rental businesses such as games or sales businesses. If your child is interested in becoming a young entrepreneur they should begin planning now. This year due to Covid-19, there will be no food or drink businesses. Ideas for businesses can include: renting a game, selling Poke’mon cards, selling old toys, an art center, slime sales, balloon sales, nail painting, and pretty much anything your child would like to do. All business supplies must be provided by the student, but we have supplies to make signage for their business. Children are empowered to run the city their way, while learning to be responsible citizens.

    creek
  • A new indoor activity this year will be the “Construction Zone.” In the Construction Zone kids will build, create, solve problems, play games, and do art for a portion of their day.

  • Spending time with our pasture animals and gardening is always a great experience. Here they feed and water the llamas, donkeys, sheep, chickens, and goat. While on the farm, they will be responsible for all care given to the animals each day, including mucking the pasture, brushing the animals, collecting eggs, and many other activities. During this time, kids will engage in caring for our organic garden will harvest vegetables as they ripen. Some of the veggies will be enjoyed by the kids, while the rest will be donated to the Hope Center Food Bank.

  • Group games will be offered that encourage children to have fun and cooperate with their friends to find a successful experience for all.

  • Outdoor learning experiences, including seining the creek, paddle boating and kayaking, will be available to Summer on the Farm campers. (Life jackets required for all ages at the pond and creek.)

  • A giant water slide is available all summer long.

  • Sandboxes with water running through them provide plenty of room for creative play and exploration.

  • Participants will have opportunities to explore a running creek filled with fish, mussels, and lots of wildlife tracks.

  • Children may bring their bikes, hoverboards, scooters, and skateboards, as well as their required helmet, and enjoy riding on our traffic free driveway.

  • Children should bring lots of snacks, a lunch, and water to enjoy for themselves whenever they are hungry. Please do not send candy or sodas!

  • Lunch time will be spent on the farm picnicking on our beautiful school campus.

    crab
  • A favorite indoor activity for kids is Keystone’s Summer in the City. Children work in our Great Room by reading, doing math, and writing books to earn money, which will allow them to purchase a "house" for the day. After purchasing their dream home (a camping tent indoors), the children will continue to earn money by reading, doing math, and writing to use to either invest in their own business or patron other businesses started by other citizens. Children are empowered to run the city their way, while learning to be responsible citizens.

  • Spending time with ourpasture animals and gardening is always a great experience. Here they feed and water the horses, sheep, chickens, llamas, ducks, and pigeons. While on the farm, they will be responsible for all care given to the animals each day, including mucking the pasture, brushing the animals, collecting eggs, and many other activities. During this time, kids will engage in caring for our organic garden as well and will harvest vegetables as they ripen. Some of the veggies will be enjoyed by the kids, while the rest will be donated to the Hope Center Food Bank.

  • Group games will be offered that encourage children to have fun and cooperate with their friends to find a successful experience for all.
  • Outdoor learning experiences, including fishing and kayaking, will be available to Summer on the Farm campers.
  • A giant water slide is available all summer long.
  • Sandboxes with water running though them provide plenty of room for creative play and exploration.
  • Participants will have opportunities to explore a running creek filled with fish, mussels, and lots of wildlife tracks.
  • Lunch time will be spent on the farm, both in our cafeteria and picnicking on our beautiful school campus.

 

What to bring:
Items to bring daily:

  • Sunscreen must be applied prior to arrival and should be the waterproof kind that lasts all day.
  • Snacks and a sack lunch
  • Drinks and bottled water or refillable water bottle (recommended)
  • Fresh towel; please be sure your child takes the used one home daily
  • Swimsuit

Items to bring and leave for the duration of your child's participation in SOF:

  • A life jacket for wandering the creek or going to pond (may be taken home weekends)
  • Two sets of clothes and shoes; one set to wear to school and the other set to get dirty (Dirty clothes can remain on campus to be used when needed. Children will possibly get very dirty. Please send old clothes that you are willing to throw away at the end of the summer.)

Download the printable version of What to Bring.

 

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy and Payment Details
  • If you purchased the "Camp Protection Plan" offered through SchoolDoc, our registration software, you will follow their process for cancellations/refunds. (See more at www.campdoc.com/protection-plan.)
If no protection plan was purchased:
  • Keystone does not offer refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to camp start date.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start date will be subject to a cancellation fee that is 50% of the total enrolled cost.
  • Keystone reserves the right to cancel camps if the minimum number of campers required for enrollment is not met.
  • No make-up days are offered under any circumstances.
  • The $50 enrollment fee is nonrefundable.
Payment details:
  • At the time of registration, only the enrollment fee is required to hold the child's spot.
  • Payment for each week is due IN FULL before the Monday of that week. If payment is not received, camper will not be allowed to attend.
  • Payments should be made via the child’s SchoolDoc account or via check to Keystone Adventure School and Farm.