4-H Education Center at Auerfarm: Summer on the Farm
158 Auer Farm Road, Bloomfield, CT
Ages Served:3–14 years old
Areas Served:All locations
This year Auerfarm has applied for a camp license and is pending approval.
More about our camp:
The Auerfarm Summer on the Farm enrichment program offers a unique connection to people, agriculture and the environment through hands-on experiences designed to meet the developmental needs of each age group. Students will be immersed in the farm and environment as they explore and discover the natural world that exists at Auerfarm. The interactive experience includes creating nature art, building homes for forest animals, caring for farm animals, harvesting and cooking farm fresh foods, STEAM learning games.
Bringing the children directly into the wonders of nature opens up extensive rich learning opportunities. Being able to “pat” a honey bee, watch it though an observational hive and taste the honey is impactful on young students and adds more meaning to pollinator education than simply reading a book. It brings experiences to life and they become active participants in their learning. The opportunities are endless on the 120 acres that Auerfarm calls home. All of our programs encourage youth empowerment, build curiosity in nature, and strengthen the connection between people, local food systems and the natural world.