Explorer Day Camp at the Queens County Farm Museum

We're thrilled to partner with the Queens County Farm Museum for a unique experience, connecting the expertise of Explorer Day Camp with unique STEM curriculum and a 47-acre urban farm!

Summer 2022
Tuesday, June 28th – Friday, August 19th

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If you are registering, please select “Explorer at the Farm” on the registration page.

Click here to register for Summer 2022 (returning families)

Click here to register for Summer 202 (new families)

If you are registering, please select “Explorer at the Farm” on the registration page.

Explorer Day Camp at the Queens County Farm Museum allows young people the opportunity to explore the natural outdoor setting and take part in daily lessons about farm-centered activities provided by expert staff. Campers enjoy exciting and specialized activities such as Nature Walks, Farming, and Scavenger Hunts as well as traditional summer camp programming like Arts & Crafts, Sports, Theme Days and Games.

“Welcome to Farm Camp! We are excited to offer this new program in partnership with Commonpoint Queens,” noted Jennifer Walden Weprin, Executive Director of the Queens County Farm Museum. “This partnership developed to serve the needs of our community as we look to engage youth this summer.  Queens Farm’s 47-acre urban oasis connects campers to nature while integrating the farm’s acclaimed STEM programming. Farm Camp will include Design Your Own Farm, Salad Days, Compost Explorers and 18th Century Cooking among other moo-velous activities.”

The Queens County Farm Museum’s history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden. Commonpoint Queens has close to 70 years of experience providing programs and services to meet the needs of the community, and is operating several summer camp programs this summer that meet all CDC and New York City Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19 summer camp protocol.

Farm staff offers 2 hours of farm-based educational programming daily as part of this camp. Campers enjoy opportunities to “play farmer,” learning about farm life and helping maintain the grounds by weeding, egg collection, egg washing and animal feeding on top of exploratory programs like culinary, planting, harvesting, art projects and other fun farm-y activities.

Here are some examples of activities from last summer:

  • painting with vegetables
  • nature walks collecting items to create nature collages
  • basil harvest and pesto preparation
  • building solar ovens to make smores and mini pizzas
  • cooking over our 18th century hearth
  • planting herbs and tomatoes
  • painting signs and rocks to decorate our children’s garden
We try to incorporate more direct interactions with our laying hens, and will offer opportunities to collect eggs! We also offer opportunities in growing fields and gardens to learn where food comes from, help with weeding, harvesting, and preparing fresh produce for snacks.

For more information call Dane Warren at 718-423-6111 ext. 246 or by email at [email protected]org.