Summer Programs

Summer Camps at the Farm

Little GROWers Camp

Project GROWS, the Blue Ridge Children’s Museum and the Staunton City School Nutrition Program are teaming up again to bring you another exciting week of Little GROWers Camp!

Join us on our 10 magical acres of pasture, production beds, stream, and shade trees as we explore all the farm has to offer. Campers will investigate the amazing living creatures of the farm, scour the pasture for butterflies, birds, and grasshoppers, and meet animal friends from nearby farms like chickens, lambs, rabbits, and worms! Be prepared to get dirty as we help out with fun farm tasks like digging up beets, carrots, and potatoes. We’ll also do taste tests of the day’s veggies and make seedballs with wildflower seeds to take home and spread in our neighborhoods. Lunch and snack provided free of charge.

Registration for 2024 camps will open in February.

Ages 5-10

June 24-27, 2024 (8:30-2:30)

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Junior GROWers Camp

Are you ready to take your farm camp experience to the next level? Little GROWers Camp graduates and new campers alike will love our new middle school summer experience, brought to you by Project GROWS and the Blue Ridge Children’s Museum!

Using all 10 magical acres of pasture, production beds, education garden, and stream, Junior GROWers will explore where their food comes from and practice observing, identifying, and drawing the butterflies, birds, bugs, and animals that live here. With help from our seasoned education staff and guest instructors, we’ll investigate the science of soil, go on tree identification walks, help out on the farm, and make some delicious recipes in our outdoor kitchen. We’ll spend time being active outside, but we’ll also enjoy quiet time working on arts and crafts projects in the shade while snacking on the fruits of our labors.

Registration for 2024 camps will open in February.

Ages 10-13

July 8-11, 2024 (8:30-2:30)

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Summer Field Trip Series

During June and July, Project GROWS partners with organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County to host youth on the farm for weekly field trips over an eight-week period.

By making regular visits to the farm during the height of the growing season, students experience the farm at full production, plant their own garden plot and see it through until harvest, learn about topics like pollinators and compost, participate in scavenger hunts and gardening tasks, and try their hands at cooking and preparing a wide variety of produce.

Interested in setting up a weekly summer field trip for your organization or program?

Contact our Director of Education, Nichole Barrows

Every plant is our teacher.



Our textbook the soil.