Summer Camp Information 2017

Summer camp at MSU Tollgate is a fun and enriching opportunity to experience the natural world hands-on. With 160 beautiful farm and forest acres, our camps offer the best in farm and food, discovery science, and natural resource exploration. We place significant value in the experiential model of “Do, Reflect, Apply” , allowing campers to take the experience and relate it back to concepts learned in the classroom. In doing so, young people are empowered to be in charge of their own learning, instilling a passion for self-directed, life-long exploration.

We offer various exciting camp themes, but each week campers also engage in fun, farm-based activities such as harvesting farm food to prepare tasty snacks, caring for and learning from the animals, and exploring the 40 acres of woodlands. Other activities vary depending on the camp week and may include archery, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, challenge course activities, building, and more. With 160 acres and so much to do there is no reason to leave the farm.

June 26 – June 30 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Green Science Adventure Week

Ages 6-11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Our flagship camp, this is a great taste of what we engage in here on the farm from sustainability to farm animals to gardens to food science to coorperative games and more! We are fortunate to have forest, hay fields, farm animals, orchard, pond, trails, and barns–and during this camp we take advantage of it all.

July 10 – July 14 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Survival Week  

 

Ages 6 – 11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to survive Camp Tollgate? Test your skills with fire-building, archery, fishing, wilderness first aid, shelter-building, orienteering, and more!

 

July 17 – July 21 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Animal Week

Ages 6 – 11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Animals play a lot of roles on the farm: providing food, companionship, hard work, and even rescue! Spend a week exploring farm and wild animals during this hands-on camp!

July 24 – July 28 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Mud Week

Ages 6-11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Here’s a shout-out to all of you gardeners, makers, and fun-lovers out there. Soil has a dirty name these days, and this camp is all about changing those perspectives, building from the ground up. Create, garden, dig, hike, discover, and experiment. It’s all about having a blast outside!

July 24 – July 28 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Beginner Horse Camp

Ages 6-11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Imagine yourself learning all about the equine world. Horse grooming and care, saddling, medical care, and nutrition are just some of the exciting opportunities at horse camp at Tollgate Farm. And of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the horses up close and personal as you gain horseback riding skills during your equine adventure on the farm!

July 31 – August 4 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Survival Week  

Ages 6 – 11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to survive Camp Tollgate? Test your skills with fire-building, archery, fishing, wilderness first aid, shelter-building, orienteering, and more!

August 7 – August 11 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Animal Week

Ages 6 – 11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Animals play a lot of roles on the farm: providing food, companionship, hard work, and even rescue! Spend a week exploring farm and wild animals during this hands-on camp!

 

 

August 14 – August 18 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Green Science Adventure Week 

Ages 6-11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Our flagship camp, this is a great taste of what we engage in here on the farm from sustainability to farm animals to gardens to food science to coorperative games and more! We are fortunate to have forest, hay fields, farm animals, orchard, pond, trails, and barns–and during this camp we take advantage of it all

August 14 –  August 18 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Beginner Horse Camp

Ages 6-11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Imagine yourself learning all about the equine world. Horse grooming and care, saddling, medical care, and nutrition are just some of the exciting opportunities at horse camp at Tollgate Farm. And of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the horses up close and personal as you gain horseback riding skills during your equine adventure on the farm!

August 21 – August 25 MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Food Week

Ages 6-11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Calling all foodies! Our week will include digging in the garden, caring for the animals, and exploring the surrounding field, forest, and pond. We will interact with goats and greens as we engage in food science and make nutritious snacks that taste yummy too. We will grow, harvest, and cook with Tollgate farmers each day as we build our sense of food community.

Stewards and Stewards-In-Training Program

Ages 12 – 19
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This teen leadership volunteer program has limited spots but offers a truly unique summer experience. From building career skills to building lifelong camp relationships, this opportunity replaces our past Junior and Senior Counselor Program. Be sure to register as soon as registration becomes available as there are limited spots available.

Registration is now open!

After care is offered for all full day programs from 4:00 – 6:00 pm for an hourly rate.

If you must cancel, please do so promptly.

Any cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the start of your camp will result in a $ 100 cancellation fee.

Thank you.

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