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Belle Vie Farm Summer Camp 2024

Belle Vie Farm's Summer Camp 2024 will offer summer camps for children ages 3-5 (potty training not required) and 6-11. Our weekly summer camps run from June 10-August 16. Morning Camp runs from 8:30am-12:30pm and Extended Afternoon Camp runs until 4:30pm. Hours and fees are here.

 

 

Weekly Camp Activities

For the 2024 Belle Vie Farm Summer Camps, we will offer weekly themes. In addition to activities centered around the theme of the week, every camp week will include all of the following activities:

  • a hay ride

  • gem mining

  • photography

  • cooking

  • gardening

  • animal care and play

  • forest play

  • water play

  • pickle-making

  • ice cream-making

  • soap- and/or candle-making

Weekly Themes for Summer 2024

For information about each camp week, click on the theme!

Week 1

June 10-14: Farmer-for-a-Week

Week 2

June 17-21: Adventure Quest

Week 3

June 24-28: Wizards and Such

Week 4

July 1-5: Fairies, Elves and Gnome

Week 5

July 8-12: Maker Camp

Week 6

July 15-19: Pirates and Treasure

Week 7

July 22-26: Cardboard Construction (details coming soon)

Week 8

July 29-Aug 2: Music, Movement & Dance (details coming soon)

Week 9

Aug 5-9: Games Galore (details coming soon)

Week 10

Aug 12-16: Art Extravaganza (details coming soon)

 

Our Animals

Our animals include donkeys, pygora and fainting goats, rabbits, laying hens and Russian tortoises!

Our Facilities

Belle Vie Farm Summer Camp takes place on 34 acres of farm and forest just 5 minutes from downtown Carrboro. Our 1800 square foot facility (made from shipping containers!) has a full kitchen, Light Studio, and community space (the Piazza!). Our camp also offers an Art Studio/MakerSpace area in this space, 25 acres of forest to explore, a half-acre pond filled with frogs, turtles and dragonfly nymphs, ephemeral streams for romping through, an outdoor water play area complete with ramps and waterfalls, a space for growing microgreens, multiple garden areas and more!

 

Belle Vie barn has an 800 square foot outdoor shaded area - ready for microgreen growing, candle and soap production, meals in the shade and more!

 

Our Staff

 

During Summer Camp 2024, our staff will be a mix of teachers from our school program and seasonal summer counselors. Our Summer Camp Director is Shelley, owner of Belle Vie Farm. Wildflower teacher Forest will also be a lead summer camp teacher. Scout will take the summer off, but will return for fall teaching. More on our staffing to come as we complete hiring for the summer!

Our Creator Spaces

Campers are invited to explore our Art Studio and MakerSpace, a magical space filled with every artistic medium one could imagine: acrylics, watercolors, encaustic wax, pastels, Sharpie markers, colored crayons, a huge variety of papers, canvases and wood. Click here for a full list of available supplies. Also available are maker supplies for the engineer-minded creative! Think Scrap Exchange on a farm! From bottle caps to fabric and scrap wood to recycled plastics, the MakerSpace has something for everyone.

Morning camp for all ages (8:30am-12:30pm) is $250. Afternoon Camp (12:30pm-4:30pm) is available for campers who have completed one year of kindergarten. The cost per week is $150. The week of July 1 is a 4-day camp week and is prorated accordingly. A 50% deposit is due at registration, with the balance due March 1, 2024. April 1 is the deadline for refunds. If space is available, you may be able to switch camp weeks after the refund deadline. Please read our full policy on cancellations and refunds/credits here.

 

If you have siblings registering, please complete the registration twice so that we have each child's information.​

Visit FAQ for more information.

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Don't miss out on this year's new summer camp t-shirt! Pre-order when you register! Image on t-shirt may be slightly different. For Sizing Chart, click here.

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