Belle Vie Farm Summer Camp 2023
Belle Vie Farm's Summer Camp 2023 offer summer camps for children ages 3-5 and 6-9. Our weekly summer camps run from July 3-August 18.
Weekly Camp Activities
Campers will enjoy a variety of activities during each camp week: hay rides, cooking, gardening, caring for our animals, spending time feeding, holding and grooming animals, building forest forts, hiking in the forest, playing in the outdoor water play station, digging in our 200 square foot sand box, exploring the indoor Light Studio, creating art and 3-D structures, tie-dying, making earth art, lazing in the sunshine, studying dragonflies and frogs, learning how to grow (and eat!) microgreens and more!
Our animals include donkeys, pygora and fainting goats, rabbits, laying hens and Russian tortoises!
Belle Vie Farm Summer Camp's Artisan Hut offers materials that allow campers to create various and sundry amazing art products: dyed cement candle holders; wire and clay sculptures; beeswax, soy and coco apricot wax candles; large paintings; soaps, bath bombs and melts, body scrubs, bubble bath and more; macrame; hand-painted dishware; fabric mache art and much more!
Learn about our 100 PlayShops offered throughout the summer for kids to explore!
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, community space (the Piazza!) and separate workshop spaces. Our farm also offers an Art Studio/MakerSpace area, 25 acres of forest to explore, a half-acre pond filled with frogs, turtles and dragonfly nymphs, multiple micro-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 includes an 800 square foot outdoor area, complete with roof and concrete floor - ready for microgreen growing, candle and soap production, meals in the shade and more!
During Summer Camp 2023, our staff will be a mix of teachers from our school program and seasonal summer counselors. Our Summer Camp Director is Marie (assistant director for Wildflower School).
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. And don't forget about our new Artisan Hut!
Morning camp for all ages (8:30am-12:30pm) is $250. Aftercare Camp (12:30pm-3:30pm) is available for campers who have completed one year of kindergarten. The cost per week is $125. The week of July 3 is a 4-day camp week and is prorated accordingly. A 50% deposit is due at registration, with the balance due April 1, 2023. April 1 is the deadline for refunds.
If you have siblings registering, please complete the registration twice so that we have each child's information.
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