Sweet Pea Farm Camp At Milkweed Farm
Sweet Pea Farm Camp provides an inspiring, quality summer 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 hosted at Milkweed Farm in June!
Sweet Pea Farm Camp is a farm and art-based summer camp for rising 2nd-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 15th-19th, 2020
This week is for rising 2nd-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 and 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 22nd-26th, 2020
This week is for rising 4th-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, fire building and medicinals. Our days will include music and dance, stories, games and exploration of the fields and forests of Milkweed Farm.
Sweet Pea Farm Camp is led by Sophie Moeckel with Lucretia Woodruff and others.
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 opens March 15th. The deadline to register is June 1st.
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 is currently teaches handwork and the 1st Grade Afternoon Program at Maine Coast Waldorf School. Before moving her tiny house to Maine, Sophie taught traditional fiddle and dance through lessons, after-school programs and camps. She organized educational events as the program director of the Handmade Music School in Floyd, Virginia and taught a school garden program for K-3rd graders. Sophie finds her greatest joy exploring the natural world with a gaggle of children. She looks forward to sharing 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 14 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 also worked for Outward Bound and has been teaching yoga at Bowdoin College for the past 16 years. She now teaches yoga at Maine Coast Waldorf School.
“Accept the children with reverence, educate them with love, send them forth in freedom.” -Rudolf Steiner