Children Entering Grades 1-4

9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Maple Sugar House

Immerse your camper in the daily chores and activities of our Heckscher Farm in this interactive program. Campers will be responsible for helping with daily chores such as grooming, exercising, feeding, and cleaning farm animals, and will also help with weekly produce harvest and planting in our organic garden. Learn how to properly exercise and provide enrichment for animals, explore our hay lofts and barns, and hang out in the pastures! Kids will also participate in hands-on cooking and farm crafts.

Campers will be outside on the Heckscher Farm, except in most inclement weather, and should bring a daily peanut/tree nut-free lunch and snack. Limited to 10 campers per week for a great small group experience. Campers may register for more than one session if desired. Some activities may be the same each week but the weeks will not be completely identical. Please refer to the general camp information for COVID information.

If you have questions about summer camp content or procedures, please call 203.977.6568 or email for our Camp Director. For questions on the registration process or if you are having difficulties with your account, please call Registration at 203.977.6521.

Registration opens:

  • February 15: Family Plus and Director's Circle Members
  • February 22: All other members
  • March 1: Non-members

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Spring Session

NEW this year! A spring session of Heckscher Farmers camp gives participants a chance to embrace spring on the farm! Be some of the first to meet the new babies, prep the garden for spring, and help to celebrate spring animal birthdays! The spring session will be similar in structure to summer but will focus on spring happenings on the farm! Limited to 10 participants.

Session 1: April 5-9

Summer Camp Sessions

Please ensure that you are registering your child for the correct age/grade camps. Registrations for children outside the listed age/grade of camps will be cancelled and refunded.  If you have questions, please contact Camp Director Lisa Monachelli at

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for closed sessions, please e-mail with your child(ren)'s name(s) and session(s).


Session 1: July 5-9
Session 2: July 12-16
Session 3: July 19-23
Session 4: July 26-30