Adventures @ Ardenwood Summer Camps

Making Fire
Peacock
camp painting
For more information, contact Rena at (510) 791-4196 or email rkiehn@fremont.gov
Extended Care Options: Ardenwood Historic Farm from 8:00-9:00AM and/or 3:00-6:00PM

Chef Picasso (Ages 5-7, 8-11)
Make magic in our outdoor kitchen and find your inner artist in the same camp! Participants will dish a new recipe and try a different art technique every day!  Each week, campers will get a cookbook complete with recipes and photos of them enjoying fun on the farm. There are camp programs for the two age groups-and each week will hold different activities as well! 

Into the Wild (Ages 8-11)
Led by Ranger Laurie from Central Park, discover nature as we go 'Into the Wild' at Ardenwood Historic Farm. Through outdoor fun and hands-on learning, the activities will reinforce Common Core State Standards. Engaging activities include nature walks, wild and domestic animal identification, hands-on investigations, art projects and much more!

Camp Hog Wild (Ages 5-7)
Campers will learn about the farm animals and wild creatures at Ardenwood Historic Farm. From the chickens and sheep to the wily fox and silly squirrels, campers will learn and play through outdoor fun and hands-on activities, nature walks, art projects and much more! There will be different activities in each weekly session.  

Bug's Life Entomology Camp (Ages 5-11)
Did you know that the Pokémon phenomenon has happened because of the creator's love of insects as a child? Open that world for your young person. We will discover the secret life of insects as we go 'buggy' at Ardenwood Historic Farm. Through outdoor fun and hands-on learning, the activities will reinforce Common Core State Standards. Engaging activities include nature walks, insect identification, hands-on investigations, art projects and much more! 

Magic Farm House (Ages 5-7)
Based on the popular Magic Tree House book series, participants will be transported back in time to discover life on the farm in the 1800's. Campers will create old-fashioned art, cooking, games and even get a train ride! Don't forget to bring a lunch and two snacks. 

By the Book (Ages 8-11)
Do you love the Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Charlotte's Web and 'Little House' books? They all have farms in the plot! We are going to explore a book a day and all of our activities will revolve around it! This will be fun! Don't forget to bring a lunch, and two snacks.

Organic Kids! (Ages 5-7 & 8-11)
Want to learn about farming? Love animals? Join us as participants learn the importance of life on an organic farm through hands-on cooking activities, plant and animal identifications, farm chores, and a walking trip to Perry's Organic Farm-we'll be out standing in the field! This camp program has two age groups to better serve the campers. Don't forget to bring a lunch, and two snacks. 

Early American Girls (Ages 8-11)
Do you wish you lived in the Little House on the Prairie? Spend a week at Ardenwood Historic Farm with exclusive access to the Patterson House! Participants will be exposed to Common Core State Standards while experiencing history through the eyes of girls from the Revolutionary War through WWII. Activities will include hands-on old fashioned cooking, crafts, historical costume dress-up, and even a tea party!