What Farm Camp Option is Best for You?

Each Farm Camp experience has 3 parts:

  1. In-classroom Learning (Lesson Plans Provided)
  2. Farm/Ag Business Tour (See 4 Options Below)
  3. Agricultural Career Lesson

For the tour (part 2), there are 4 unique options to choose from for your Farm Camp experience. Learn more below about the differences between these opportunities, select which option works best for your classrooms’ needs, and connect with our Program Director to begin setting up your experience.

Farm Camp Options

In-Person

Single Stop Farm Camp Sample Agenda

A Single Stop Farm Camp is a personal on-farm experience for a K-12 classroom. This does not require a coordinator. An Ag Host and an Educator connect to bring a classroom out to the farm.

We provide customized, standards-based lesson plans for the Educator to implement in the classroom prior to going out to the farm. These lessons help students prepare for what they'll see or experience on the farm. When your Farm Camp is fully registered, you receive resources such as permission slips, agenda templates, and evaluations. In addition, Ag Hosts receive access to resources that help prepare them for talking with students and support after the Farm Camp to continue to share the agricultural message.

A Single Stop Farm Camp comes in many shapes and sizes but here's an example of what one could look like!

A Farm Camp Field Day is a larger scale on-farm experience involving multiple classrooms and multiple Ag Hosts and maybe even multiple schools!

There are three types of Farm Camp Field Days:

  • Single Location Field Day
    Ag Hosts meet the students at one location and students rotate around stations to hear from multiple Ag Hosts
  • Multiple Location Field Day
    Ag Hosts meet the students at one location (AM/PM) and students rotate around stations to hear from multiple Ag Hosts and then students go on a bus tour (AM/PM) to see different types of farms/agribusinesses
  • Bus Tour
    Students tour multiple farms/agribusiness by traveling by bus to each stop

A Field Day requires a coordinator to put the event together. This could be an educator, Ag Host, Ag organization or business, etc. Farm Camp provides dynamite resources for the coordinator to create a successful, engaging event.

Virtual

A Virtual Farm Camp is a customized virtual event for a K-12 classroom. An Ag Host connects with an Educator to create a virtual experience for the students. 

We provide customized, standards-based lesson plans for the Educator to implement in the classroom prior to going out to the farm. These lessons help students prepare for what they'll see or experience during the virtual tour. When your Farm Camp is fully registered, you receive resources such as virtual tour tips, best practices for engaging students, and evaluations. In addition, Ag Hosts receive access to resources that help prepare them for sharing their farm with students and support after the Farm Camp to continue to share the agricultural message.

A Virtual Field Day involves multiple classrooms and multiple Ag Hosts and maybe even multiple schools!

Virtual Field Days are extremely customizable.  A few examples include:

All Grade Field Day

  • 7th grade students from a school district view 4 different virtual tours throughout a specific day (8:30 am Beef; 9:30 am Dairy; 1:30 pm Crops; 2:30 pm Vegetable CSA)

County Field Day

  • 5th graders from all across a county join in for 4 virtual tours on 1 specific day

Classroom Field Day

  • A 9th Grade Ag Class tours 5 different farms/businesses virtually. Each day at the same time the class tours with 1 Ag Host (ex: 10:00 am each day of the week).

A Field Day requires a coordinator to put the event together. This could be an educator, Ag Host, Ag organization or business, etc. Farm Camp provides dynamite resources for the coordinator to create a successful, engaging event for everyone involved.

Get kids out to the farm!

Agriculture is all around us. It's the food, fiber and fuel that makes the world go round but students don't know where these things come from. This is why it's so important for them to get out to the farm!

Educator Beth Sletta shares why it's important to teach using agriculture as a common language.

EDUCATORS:

GET STARTED

Access unit plans for your educator, checklists and resources to run your event, tips and much more when you register your Farm Camp!

AG HOSTS:

Find A Classroom Connection

Let our Farm Camp Program Director find a connection for you to host or attend a Farm Camp!

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