School Vacations & Summer Camp

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Do you have a child that loves to be outside?  We have the perfect spot for your child to spend time during breaks from school.  February and April Vacation week and Summer Camp will include plenty of chances to dig in the garden, spend time with our animals, make crafts and play all while enjoying the beautiful 120 acres of Soule Homestead!

February Vacation Fun at Soule Homestead- February 20th- February 23rd, 2018

Need something to do during February Vacation week? Winter is a wonderful time to explore Soule Homestead. Come join us on the farm, visit with the animals, discover the winter wonders in the forest, learn a new skill, and make new friends. We have a number of fun activities planned during vacation week. If you have any questions or would like to register for any of these drop off programs, please email educator@soulehomestead.org.

Winter Vacation Camp (Ages 4-7) Tuesday, February 20- Thursday, February 22, 9am-12:00pm. Choose one day or all three! Experience Soule Homestead in winter. Help with farm chores, care for the animals, create farm crafts to take home, make yummy treats, hike and explore the woods, play and have fun in the snow. Pre-registration is required. Members $25, Non-members $30 (per day)

Wildlife Detectives (Ages 7-10) Tuesday, February 20, 1pm-4pm. Learn about what wild animals are active in the chilly winter at Soule through creative activities and games. Then bundle up and explore outdoors (in the fields and forests) for signs of those animals. Search for snowy footprints, animal homes, food remains, and more! Registration is required. Members $25, Non-members $30 (per day)

Fun on the Farm (Ages 7-10) Wednesday, February 21, 1-4pm. Be a farmer for the day. Come experience Soule Homestead this winter, help with farm chores, care for the animals, prepare and share yummy farm food, learn a traditional craft all in one day. Registration is required. Members $25, Non-members $30 (per day)

Winter Explorers (Ages 10+) Thursday, February 22, 1-4pm. Get ready for a winter adventure! All explorers need to prepare before they go adventuring in the cold and snow. First learn how to make a cozy neck warmer out of felted wool sweaters. Then bundle up with your new winter wear, go outside, explore the forest, hike Soule’s trails, search for animal signs, id tracks, and build winter homes. Registration is required. Members $25, Non-members $30 (per day)

Homespun Series- Needle Felting (Ages 12+) Friday, February 23, 1-4pm. Needle felting is fun and easy to learn. Learn the basics of sculptural needle felting where you will turn wool into a 3D project with the help of barbed needles. With a few simple techniques you will create a small decorative figure. No experience necessary- creativity encouraged. Registration is required. Members $25, Non-members $30

Family Program:  Snow cake Fun (All ages) Friday, February 23, 10-11:30pm.  Patty cake, patty cake make me a snow cake! Curious what wildlife lives in the woods at Soule Homestead? Join us for a hike into the forest, where we will work together to build a giant snow cake. We will decorate our masterpiece with leftovers of fruits, veggies, and seeds; making a yummy treat for the wildlife. Once our snow cake has been completed we will set up a trail camera to see what animals come along and take part in the feast. Pre-registration required in case of cancelation due to weather conditions. Member family $10, Non-member family $15  

 

Summer Camp 2018!

We had an amazing group of campers join us for Camp Soule for the summer of 2017 and we are excited to start registering campers for 2018!  Click the link below for dates and program descriptions.  Soule Homestead members can start mailing in registration forms after February 1st.  Non-members can start mailing in registration forms after March 1st.  Not a member? Join today and get the jump on camp registration.

You can come and meet our Education Coordinator, Katie Roberts and get your questions answered or drop off your paperwork in person and even run a credit card for payment for the program (a small fee for credit card processing will be added).  Drop in anytime from 10am till 4pm on either Tuesday, February 13th or Wednesday, March 7th.  We look forward to seeing you!

2018 Camp Soule Registration

 

2018 Soule Homestead’s Counselors-In-Training (CIT) Program

You may have seen enthusiastic teens volunteering as part of our Camp Soule programs and are we are expanding into a formal program for 2018. We are seeking teens (ages 12-18) who are excited to be part of Soule Homestead this summer, teens who love farming, being outdoors, and are interested in working with young children.

Soule Homestead’s CIT program is an experience in leadership training, farm-based skill training, and child care experience. CITs work alongside our summer camp staff as volunteers and share their love and knowledge of farming and nature with our younger campers. CITs develop bonds with campers, assist with camp activities, crafts, games and farm chores. CITs are assigned to a group of campers based on their age, maturity level, and availability. This year we are asking that all teens who are interested in being part of Soule’s CIT program, this summer, must attend one of the two mandatory training days. Our CIT training days will be held Tuesday, June 5th from 4:30pm-6:30pm or Wednesday, June 27th from 1pm-3pm. Interested in signing-up? Have questions? Call Katie at 508-947-6744 or email educator@soulehomestead.org

 

 

 

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