Sweet Pea Farm Camp provides a nourishing, educational summer camp experience; fostering the love of learning, the wonder of nature and the beauty of creativity.
We are excited to once again offer Sweet Pea Farm Camp at Milkweed Farm this June and July!
* We will be following trends in Covid-19 cases and re-evaluating our programming to ensure safety. We have a limited number of slots available in order to keep our groups small to allow for social distancing. We will announce mask requirements if necessary and all programming will be outdoors. We reserve the right to cancel up to two weeks in advance if our programming is not possible due to pandemic restrictions or protocol. Thank you for your understanding.
Sweet Pea Farm Camp is a farm and art-based summer camp for rising K-6th graders. The Waldorf-inspired programming we offer provides children with a joyful, creative and hands-on outdoor experience.
The sessions include farm and nature-based activities including handcrafts and art projects, plant medicine, harvesting and preparing farm foods, music and games.
Blossoms and Roots
June 21st-June 25th, 2021
This week is for rising K-4th graders. Our days will include botanical printing and natural dying, fiber arts, plant identification and medicine, nature walks and observation, art projects, music and games. On the farm, campers will cultivate, plant, harvest, prepare their snacks from the garden, and care for farm animals. Our daily rhythm will be entirely outdoors in the beautiful fields and forests of Milkweed Farm.
Branches and Buds
June 28th-July 2nd, 2021
This week is for rising 3rd-6th graders. Our focus will be on homestead skills and folk arts. The week will include farm and garden projects, fiber arts, printmaking, botanical dying, leatherwork, woodworking, and medicinals. Our days will include music and dance, stories, games, and exploration of the fields and forests of Milkweed Farm.
NEW!!! Seeds and Sprouts
July 5th-July 9th, 2021
This week is for rising K-2nd graders. Our daily rhythm will include projects and adventures in the gardens, fields and woods of Milkweed Farm, as well as craft projects, stories, songs, and games!
Sweet Pea Farm Camp is led by Sophie Moeckel, Ida Dyment, Lucretia Woodruff and a team of counselors.
Sweet Pea Summer Camp is $400.00 per week and runs Monday through Friday from 9:00am-2:00pm.
Snacks and all materials are included.
Registration is now open! The deadline to register is June 1st.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll. Once we’ve confirmed a spot for your child, please fill out our registration form and mail it with a $100.00 deposit to Milkweed Farm, 63 Gott Ln. Brunswick, Maine 04011
There are a limited number of spots available. You will be notified if the week is full. There is also a minimum number of children required to make this camp a success. The week is subject to cancellation if that number is not reached. Thank you for your understanding.
About Sophie Moeckel
Sophie grew up on a family farm in the mountains of Virginia. She taught traditional fiddle and dance through lessons, after-school programs and camps, taught a school garden program for K-3rd graders and organized educational events. Sophie taught handwork and the 1st Grade Afternoon Program at Maine Coast Waldorf School for the past few years before moving her tiny house back to Virginia where she now serves as the director of operations and youth fiddle teacher at The Handmade Music School. She finds her greatest joy exploring the natural world with a gaggle of children. Sophie looks forward to coming back to Maine to share her love of traditional crafts, fiber arts, farming, music, good food and fun at Milkweed Farm this summer.
About Lucretia Woodruff
Lucretia Woodruff has been farming with her family at Milkweed Farm for the past 15 years, raising animals, vegetables, fruits and flowers along with her 4 children. Before farming and mothering, Lucretia Co-Directed the Bowdoin College Outing Club with her husband, Michael. She completed a NOLS Instructor Course and worked for Hurricane Island Outward Bound. She has been teaching yoga for the past 18 years.
About Ida Dyment
Ida spent most of her life surrounded by goats, chickens, peacocks, and the gardens and forests of her New Hampshire childhood home. She has played and taught classical music, was part of international and domestic choral groups, and learned to sew from her costumer mother at an early age. After completing a B.A. in Nutritional Anthropology and an M.Ed. in Waldorf Education and Integrated Learning, Ida was a Waldorf class teacher for nine years, eight of those at the Maine Coast Waldorf School. Ida spends her time cooking, adventuring in the woods, and experimenting with new designs in fabric and yarn.
“Accept the children with reverence, educate them with love, send them forth in freedom.” -Rudolf Steiner