Farm Camp!

I found something exciting while driving down the 10 freeway. A billboard for Farm Camp in Cherry Valley! This week-long camp runs from the end of June and into July. There are day camp weeks and overnight weeks available.

The cost is $375 for the day camp and $550 for the overnight one. Wait! Before you balk at the price, remember what you are getting. A whole week of things to do that your child will never forget and such a great experience too, living and working on an organic farm! That’s $110 a day and it includes meals (that you won’t have to buy or make). We can easily spend that at an amusement park, water park, or the mall. And it’s nothing compared to sending your kids to a private school. This is why we work so hard throughout the year saving money by not having to buy school uniforms, expensive curriculum, and participate in school fundraisers. Things like this are worth the money!

If you’re having a hard time coming up with the money for this year, plan ahead for next year! If you set aside $50 a month until next year, it’ll be sitting there waiting for you next summer! Involve the kids that want to attend and show them how a budget works. The intrinsic rewards in that alone are worth the effort. And don’t think of it as an “extra-curricular” activity. For private homeschoolers, it’s all part of a well-rounded education. What better way to explore social studies, science (physical and biology), health education, life skills like cooking and caring for others, and more, than through a weeks’ worth of farm work?

Check out their website for details…FARM CAMP!

If you’re not sure if this is the kind of thing your child will enjoy, there’s an open house in April and May to come check out to the place and talk to the instructors! Click HERE for details.

Farm CAMP?!

I found out about this from my “Mary Janes Farm” magazine today! Exciting! My boys aren’t interested because it has nothing to with dirt bikes, engines, or other physics-related activities, but I sure wish they had a day camp for Moms!

It’s located in Cherry Valley at the Highland Springs Resort – Home of the Lavender Festival! It’s called 123 Farm. Check their website for lots of details and plenty of beautiful pictures that make you want to throw your money down.

It’s a “camp”, meaning the kids spend the week there and it’s a bit pricey. How does a homeschooler work up that kind of money for an experience? You could use a site like “GoFundMe” to raise money from friends and family in the form of monetary gifts, or maybe have a bake sale for friends and family! Get the kids involved in a brain storming meeting about whether or not they’d like to go to a camp like this and how the family can raise money, budget, and plan for it together. There’s a plethora of learning right there before you even sign up to go!