Barn Day Camp

Two two-week sessions, one flexible three-week session
Woodward Reservoir in Plymouth, Vermont

At the Barn Day Camp, young children explore the many facets of the farm and the natural world within a nurturing, creative and cooperative community. Barn campers are Vermonters, summer residents or families choosing to make a family vacation to Vermont based on the BDC schedule. Arriving each morning in a parent’s car or on the camp van, campers run to greet friends or favorite animals. The whole camp circles up and says good morning, then campers join their regular activity group for morning adventures. Activity areas include Creative Arts, Barns & Gardens, Outdoor Living Skills, Waterfront, Work Projects (carpentry), Rock Climbing, and Nature. After lunch and passing the talking stick at Silent Meeting, campers choose their own afternoon activity. A group might feed the chickens, harvest snacks from the garden, paint a mural, take a short hike, climb the climbing wall, or play water games. Every session includes an adventurous overnight camping trip for every age group, and there are daily swimming lessons. The mix of ages, both of campers and staff, makes The Barn a unique place at F&W. At The Barn, a playful spirit fills everything, from daily singing to special theme days such as Topsy Turvy Tuesday.

The Barn Day Camp offers the Farm & Wilderness experience for younger children, a wonderful summer outdoors on Woodward Reservoir.

Often, families arrange a family summer vacation to Vermont around the Barn Day Camp schedule. Barn Day Camp families also live in nearby towns, or have a vacation home nearby. If you are interested in renting a house for two weeks or an entire summer in Vermont, and sending your children to the Barn Day Camp, please look at Area Information & Accommodations.

Daily transportation to and from the Barn Day Camp may be offered from the following locations, for an additional fee. Availability is dependent on enrollment.

  • Rutland City
  • Rutland County
  • Woodstock

If you have questions about the BDC, please contact Admissions Director Sam Arfer at (802) 422-3761, or [email protected]