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


Make magic in the kitchen and find your inner artist in the same camp! Participants will measure, prep and dish a new recipe as well as discover a new art technique every day! Each week is different and will include a cookbook complete with recipes and pictures of each participant! 
Date/Time: June 19-23, Aug 7-11, Aug 14-18 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 7-11


Into the Wild


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!
Date/Time: June 19-23, Aug 7-11, & Aug 14-18 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 6-11

Bookworm Adventures


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.
Date/Time: June 26-30 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 5-11


Bug's Life Entomology Camp


Did you know that the Pokemon phenomena 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!
Date/Time: July 5-7 & Aug 28 & 29 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 5-11

Dirty Jobs! at the Farm


Kids will try their hands at some of the dirty jobs that kept this farm and community alive and kicking back in the day. Dig into clay to make a piece of pottery, seek out a story for the local newspaper. find what it takes to care for farm animals, learn what blacksmithing is all about and more.  Kids will be delving into the Centerville area’s history and it’s time for them to grab their work gloves, wear their grubbies and help out! They will participate in activities like adobe brickmaking, cowboy roping, leather tooling, candle making, printing your own headlines and more! 
Date/Time: July 10-14 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 7-11

Early American Girls


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! 
Date/Time: July 17-21 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 6-11

Roughing It


Ever wonder what it was like to live in the olden days or how to survive in the woods without modern technology? Come find out as we explore various outdoor activities including wilderness first aid, survival techniques, and species identification, along with experiencing life on a farm in the late 1800's.
Date/Time: July 24-28 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 7-11

Magic Farm House


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. Participants will have exclusive access to the Patterson House participating in old fashioned art, cooking, games and even a train ride!
Date/Time: July 31 - Aug 4 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 5-9


Organic Kids!


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! 
Date/Time: Aug 21-25 from 9:00AM-3:00PM
Ages: 5-11