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Barn Day Camp Zen and the Art of Writing Letters to your Camper

A letter at camp is a magical thing. Campers love getting mail – even mail from a sibling they fight with at home – mail at camp is a piece of home.  Letters can lift the spirits of even the happiest camper and maybe, just maybe, even elicit a reply. Here are some 7 tips […]

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Barn Day Camp The Sparkly Nail Polish on Top of an Amazing Summer

It’s a real treat watching campers grow into amazing adults.  Piper MacDonald recently wrote about her experience as a Counselor Apprentice for her Common College Application Personal Statement.  We are very pleased she is allowing us to publish it here.  Five-year-olds love sparkly nail polish. Before last summer, this detail would have been of no […]

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Barn Day Camp Nationwide Potlucks April 5-7

Nationwide Potluck Weekend will take place April 5-7, 2019. F&W camper families, staff, alumni and friends will be getting together in locations around the country, and you are invited! This year, F&W celebrates its 80th birthday making the potlucks an extra special time to get together with old and new friends to celebrate our collective F&W […]

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Barn Day Camp 5 Ways Summer Camp Teaches Independence

During my 15 years as a summer camp counselor and director, I often spoke with friends and parents about summer camp’s impact in helping young people develop independence.  But it was not until I was a parent myself with children who were campers that I truly appreciated how profound this aspect of camp was on […]

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Barn Day Camp NYC Spread the Word about Farm & Wilderness and Skate 3/2

Bring a Friend Ice Skating Event and Meet F&W Overnight Camp Directors Join us at Sky Rink (Directions) at Chelsea Piers, 61 Chelsea Piers, NYC 10011 Saturday, March 2nd during Sky Rink Public Skate from 1:00-3: 50 pm Space is limited, pre-register by Friday, February 22 to secure a spot (Ages 9-14) Enrolled or registered […]

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Barn Day Camp BOSTON: Spread the Word about Farm & Wilderness & Climb 3/3

Bring a Friend Rock Climbing Event: Join us at Central Rock Gym at 74 Acton Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Sunday, March 3rd during Central Rock open climb from 1:00-3:00pm Space is limited, pre-register by Friday, February 22 to secure a spot (Ages 9-14) Enrolled or registered campers who bring a camper age friend (new to […]

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Barn Day Camp Celebrating 40 Years of 1199 Campers

We had a wonderful celebration in November when a group of Farm & Wilderness alumni and their families gathered. Who is this special group?  They are the campers who have come to F&W thanks to a benefit offered by their parents’ union: 1199 Service Employees International of New York. For over 40 years, 1199 has […]

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Barn Day Camp WATCH: How To Apply For Campership

Campership deadline is Jan. 15, 2019. In this video, Kelly Beerman, Assistant Director of Admissions, offers a step-by-step guide to applying for Campership. Don’t have time for a video? Feel free to call (802-422-3761) or email us. We look forward to answering your questions.    

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Barn Day Camp 8 Things Over 80 Years

This summer we are celebrating 80 years of summer camp!! Over those many years, Farm & Wilderness camps and campers have been many things. This year, we’d like to hear your 8 fondest memories from Farm & Wilderness.  To kick this off, F&W lifer, Sam Arfer is sharing 8 things you may not know about […]