Week 1: Life on the Farmstead (Part 1) – 7/5/2021-7/9/2021
Step back to a time without electronic distractions and experience life as it was on a farm. Campers will sew, wash, cook, chop and learn how life was lived during a simpler time.
Week 2: Nature Explorations – 7/12/2021-7/16/2021
Campers will explore the 500 acres of fields and woods surrounding Hallockville and discover the North Fork’s flora and fauna. Plant, marine, and bird-watching experts will guide children in their journeys through the natural world.
Week 3: Tools and Trades – 7/19/2021-7/23/2021
Farm life requires working with a variety of tools and implements to ‘get the job done’. With the guidance of craft peoples, campers will engage and hone their hands-on skills and creativity in working with wood, fiber, and more.
Week 4: Bees, Butterflies, and Gardens – 7/26/2021-7/30/2021
The Natural World is an intertwined web of relationships and campers will learn the importance of creatures that pollinate much of the food we need to survive. They will also put that new knowledge to work in the by planting, harvesting, and caring for the Hallockville gardens.
Week 5: Journeying through History – 8/2/2021-8/6/2021
The history of the North Fork and the nation is one of immigration including Native Americans, European settlers, and more recent immigrants from many other parts of the world. Campers will engage historical examples of local immigration to learn how it’s shaped the culture of the area
Week 6: Life on the Farmstead (Part II) – 8/9/2021-8/13/2021
Step back to a time without electronic distractions and experience life as it was on a farm. Campers will sew, wash, cook, chop and learn how life was lived during a simpler time. During Part II, campers will continue their exploration of farm and rural life using the resources of the historic Hallock Farm.