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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 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 […]

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Barn Day Camp Creating and Maintaining Our Footpaths

Imagine being able to play in waterfalls, explore old cellar holes, and see vistas of mountain peaks spreading into the distance, all while not going any further than around the block. That’s the opportunity that awaits Farm & Wilderness campers and staff! With our new Ninevah Foundation partnership, and agreements with the State of Vermont, […]