Sheep Camp For Kids



It's amazing what you can learn from a sheep—
while having good, old-fashioned fun!

Each action-packed day is filled with lessons in animal and plant science, hands-on fun with sheep, country games, wool crafts, and new friends. 

So...what DO kids do all day in Sheep Camp? 
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Animal and Plant Science:
Using the livestock and pastures as living classrooms, we learn about nutrition, health care, ruminant (4-stomach) physiology, sheep psychology, grazing biology, and other topics related to the natural world.

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Hands-on work with sheep:
Each child has his/her own lamb for the week,  on which to practice skills such as halter training, health care, catching, tipping, and safe handling. The sheep also takes part in games and demonstrations.

Farm games and activities: 
What's a summer day without games such as Lamb Races, Hide-'N-Go Sheep, Obstacle Course, Shepherd Charades, Sheep Beauty Shop, and other challenges?


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Wool Crafts: 
Forget the paper and glue—we use wool! Each day introduces a new fiber art such as feltmaking, weaving, spinning, needle felting, and dyeing. We explore the unique properties of this renewable fiber grown by sheep.

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Beyond Sheep
The sheep share the farm with cows, pigs, chickens, horses, and honey bees. The kids will learn about these other critters during the week, and get a true picture of life on a diversified, sustainable family farm. 

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Ages 7-12
Mon-Fri 9:00 to 3:00
tuition $360 per week
$100 non-refundable deposit holds your space, $260 balance due May 1
Week 1; June 17-21 FULL
Week 2: June 24-28 FULL

See 2019 Daily Program (PDF)   

   Who We Are
   Owens Farm is home to David and Caroline with their three children Kyle, Kevin, and Melissa.  The farm boasts 112 acres of rolling pasture with lovely views in all directions. A traditional red Pennsylvania Bank barn, pond, and classic white farmhouse complete the picture. 
Caroline is a former Vocational Agriculture teacher who worked in marketing communications and the equestrian travel business before starting her family. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science/Agricultural Education from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. She welcomes the chance to return to her teaching roots during Sheep Camp! David is an engineer now running his own database and software consulting business. He earned his B.S. in Engineering from the University of Lowell and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University.  
Who We Are Not
We are not a big, commercialized camp facility. We are a family who welcomes the chance to give kids a taste of the farming lifestyle and enjoy a week of good, ol'-fashioned , non-electronic fun.  We limit the group size, to keep things personal, safe, and fun.
This is a working farm. not a petting zoo or an idealized display of farm animals. Thus, Sheep Camp is a rare opportunity for animal-loving kids to get behind the scenes of a real farm. They will see real equipment in action, learn handling and control techniques for sheep, and come to understand the priorities, values and challenges of raising animals. 

UPDATE:  We are full now, but we do maintain a 
waiting list. Email us if you would like to be on it. 
Pay Deposit Online
Health Form
Registration Form
Registration opens to the general public on
Feb. 1, 2019 after previous campers have 
had an Earlybird Registration opportunity.
We always have an adult assistant on hand
to keep things going smoothly, and could use one 
person on one of the weeks.  Direct sheep
experience not necessary...just the abiliy to 
multi-task with kids and activities...hey, sounds 
like motherhood!  Email Caroline if interested,
See photos from July 9-13, 2018
See photos from 2018 Sheep Camp 
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Initial deposit of $100 is nonrefundable. For the $260 balance of the tuition, there are no refunds or reductions after May 1 unless
a) we are notified at least 3 weeks before camp AND b) are able to fill your space. If those two conditions are met, tuition will be refunded minus the $100 nonrefundable deposit, resulting in a $260 refund. You are, however, welcome and encouraged to transfer your space to another child if your child is unable to attend.

See photos from June 25-29, 2018