Backyard Farm Camp
Children's Program

Full—Waitlist Started

Monday, June 29, 2020 through Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – 9:00 am–3:30 pm

Tend vegetable beds. Take care of chicks. It's a mini-camp with your camper as an urban farmer!

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Campers learn how a backyard can be a farm through daily garden tasks, garden record keeping, and interactive lessons about the garden. They'll even get to help take care of some feathered friends! We are teaming up with Mary Fosnaught, the 4-H and Youth Development Extension Associate in NCSU's Prestage Department of Poultry Science to bring chickens to the Yurt Yard Farm.

Campers transform the Yurt Yard into a productive backyard urban farm and bring the fruits of their labor home. Camp ends Wednesday afternoon with a Farmer's Market for camp families.

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Enrollment is limited to 16 campers. Campers bring lunch and snack.

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Age
Rising 2nd through 4th graders
Cost
$165.00 for Arboretum Family/Dual level or above members, $195.00 for Nonmembers
Registration

Registration begins on January 27, 2020, for Arboretum members at the Family/Dual level or above.

Public registration begins February 10, 2020.

Registration is completed through our online system, Reporter. A link to registration will appear on each camp Web page once registration opens. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. When a camp fills, a waitlist will be started.

Campers are responsible for providing a snack and lunch each day of camp. Registration fees include a camp T-shirt and all program resources and materials required for camp.

If you would like to become a member to enjoy early registration, discounted camp registration fees, and other year-long benefits, please visit our membership page. Membership must be at the Family/Dual level or above to take advantage of the early registration.

Registrations received during the members-only period (January 27, 2020–February 9, 2020) not associated with a current Family/Dual level or above membership will be refunded minus a 15% administrative fee. To make sure your registration is completed, join now!

We work with community organizations to provide scholarships. If you have questions about scholarships, contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu.

Cancellation

Participants wishing to withdraw from a camp must provide a written request by May 22, 2020, to Elizabeth Overcash, children’s program coordinator, at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu. If the withdrawal request is received by May 22, 2020, a refund will be processed minus a 15% cancellation fee per child, per camp. No fees will be refunded if registration is canceled after May 22, 2020.

If the Arboretum cancels the camp, a full refund will be made.

Membership donations made in association with a camp registration are not refundable.

Location
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Directions
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Parking
Camp drop off and pick up will be in the brick circle at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center.
Questions
Try our frequently asked questions, or contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at elizabeth_overcash@ncsu.edu or (919) 513-7011.