Asheville Farmstead School's

 Executive Director and Lead Teacher

Lauren Brown has her M. Ed. in Science Education, keeps her Wilderness First Responder certification current, is certified in the Cedarsong way of Forest Kindergarten teaching as well as a certificate in Environment, Education, and Community.  She has been passionately pursuing the Farmstead dream full time since May 2016!

Our Address

218 Morgan Cove Rd.
Candler, NC 28715

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CAMP FARMSTEAD

Registration will open to the public March 1st!
This year Camp Farmstead runs for ten, one week themed sessions.  Camp Farmstead runs June 18th through the week of August 27th.  There is no Camp Farmstead the week of July 4th.  We have an exciting summer planned filled with time outside exploring, playing, and learning around our themes of the week! 

Details

TIME: Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm.

 

AGES: Potty trained till 12 *groups segmented by age, 1 staff to every 6 campers

Sibling Discount: $25.00 off the cost of camp for each additional camper in the household.  

Multiple Week Discount: If you enroll in four or more weeks of Camp Farmstead you will receive $25.00 off each week.

Snack/Lunch: Provided daily from home.

Costs

Early Bird Registration: March 1st - May 18th

Price Per Week: $225.00 per camper  

Regular Registration: May 18th- Saturday before that week of Camp Farmstead.

Price Per Week: $275.00 per camper

DAILY CYCLE

9:00am - Arrival and free-play

9:30am - Circle up, Daily Offerings and Theme, Farm Fun

10:00am - Games, Theme Activity

10:30am - Hand Wash, Bathroom, Snack Time

11:00am - Forest Fun: exploration, games, naturalist skills around the theme of the week. 

12:00n - Lunch and free-play

1:00pm - Theme Activity

1:30pm - Art Exploration: crafts, imagination play, time inside

2:30pm - Theme Activity 

3:00pm - Free-Play, Farm Fun

3:30pm - Pick Up

 

**After care options are available until 5:30pm for $10 an hour.  Needs to be arranged two weeks in advance.  

2019 Camp Farmstead Dates And Themes

Critters of the Cove

July 29th - Aug 2nd ** WAIT LIST ONLY**

Aug 26th - Aug 30th

 

Explore the animals that live in our cove forest. Catch butterflies and salamanders, explore the dirt, and pretend to be an animal yourself!  We will also play games that explore what sounds animals make, how they walk and how they camouflage into their environments.  Imagination will run wild this week as we design our own critters and homes for them, as well as animal masks and wings!

Water Wonders

June 24th - 28th

July 22nd - 26th **WAIT LIST ONLY**

August 19th - 23rd

 

Back by popular demand! This was a splashing success last summer so we thought we would do it again! Discover the wonders of water! We’ll splash in the creek, water the garden, paint with watercolors, and learn about what makes water so unique.  We will explore color theory with dyed water play, talk about stream ecology, and have been known to pull a sprinkler out on occasion too.  This year we are adding tye-dying; we will provide everything needed!

Gardening the Wild

June 17th - 21st ** WAIT LIST ONLY**

July 15th - 19th ** WAIT LIST ONLY**

August 12th - 16th ** WAIT LIST ONLY**

 

Let’s dig in the dirt! Join us for a week of planting, eating, and learning around the Farmstead’s Garden. You can discover the secret tricks of plants, build fairy villages, create a woodland garden by taking a little pieces of our Farmstead gardening home with you. We will learn and explore aspects of permaculture as well as non-traditional gardening practices.  Get your home gardens ready as we will be sending home starts for fall gardens (June week) and seeds for direct sow (August week). Also this week at snack, the Farmstead will provide a garden fresh vegetable or seasonal fruit to try!

Farmstead Skills

July 8th - 12th ** WAIT LIST ONLY**

Aug 5th - 9th ** WAIT LIST ONLY**

 

This is our Do-It-Yourself (not really sure how to say this the right way) week. Learn to can food, use garden tools, create useful household items, build projects, grow food and more! There will be a sustainability project that each week of this camp will help to create/build/install something for the Farmstead that endures into the future.  Examples include installing a rain barrel, building a compost pile, or creating boardwalks for our marshier areas.  Campers will also go home with some of their creations, the knowledge and recipes to do again and again.