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After-School Enrichment Camp - Registration Open for 2nd Session


*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 12/16/2021
Auerfarm is offering open registration for its second–session of their after-school Fall Enrichment Camp programming for school-age children in grades K-6 and Pre-K (ages 3-5) starting November 2, 2021 - December 16, 2021. The Auerfarm Enrichment Camp was designed upon the request of local parents seeking more social-emotional opportunities for their children during after school hours and to challenge and engage children in an outdoor setting.

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Auerfarm is offering open registration for its second–session of their after-school Fall Enrichment Camp programming for school-age children in grades K-6 and Pre-K (ages 3-5) starting November 2, 2021 -  December 16, 2021. 

The Auerfarm Enrichment Camp was designed upon the request of local parents seeking more outdoor and social-emotional opportunities for their children during after school and morning hours to engage children in an outdoor setting. The gardens, barns, trails and play forest are used as the primary classroom space for learning STEAM based activities. A farm based educator works with small groups (up to 12) to create a Social Emotional Learning experience for preschool and school aged learners. Outdoor farm-based in learning in a small group setting provides a safe and interactive way to engage learners with varied interests.

The Enrichment Camp is an educational program for 2 cohorts, 2 days a week, 2 hours a day (24 total hours), Monday & Wednesday (Group A Cohort 11/2/21– 12/15/21) 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm or Tuesday & Thursday (Group B Cohort 11/8/21 – 12/16/21) 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. The Pre-K program is called Sprouts and scheduled for 9:30am-11:30am from 11/2/21 – 12/16/21.

“The impact of the day-camp experience really resonated with our community – and there was great interest from the parents to continue to offer a similar experience of Auer Summer Day Camp for an after-school experience as well as providing morning engagement care for their Pre-K children.” Jonni Marshall, Camp & Education Director said. “Our farm-based educational programming coupled with socio-emotional learning provides a safe environment for an inclusive and rewarding experience for both child and parent.” Marshall continued.

The central mission of the Auerbach farm was set down by the Auerbach family in 1976, to create a real hands-on farm learning experience for students. Students learn that the farmer is a scientist and that agriculture science affects everyday life. Programs are all based on the inquiry learning method, encourage critical thinking and curiosity, while providing concrete hands-on discovery experiences essential to motivate and inspire inquisitiveness.

Erica Fearn, Executive Director, stated, “As we know, these past few years have been unprecedented on many levels and we must take stock in the emotional and educational factors facing our children.  We understand that our community needs supplemental socio-emotional experiences for their children and themselves.  We listened and got to work immediately to combine a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), core science framework, and SEL (Socio-Emotional Learning).  We have worked tirelessly to ensure a safe farm-based learning environment for our campers, students, families, visitors, and staff - as it has to come first.”

4-H Education Center at Auerfarm committed to engaging all ages in learning about farming, science, and the environment. For more information on registration and Auerfarm, visit www.auerfarm.org and our Facebook and Instagram pages.  

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Location:

158 Auer Farm Road
Bloomfield, CT, 06002
United States

Phone:

8602427144
Contact name: 
Jonni Marshall
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
12/16/2021
Time: 
3:30pm
Price: 
$275

Ages

2-3 years 4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years