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SJ Farm Camp
Ellington, Connecticut

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860-872-4742
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130 Sandy Beach Rd
Ellington, Connecticut 06029

CAMPER AGES: 8-16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: SJ Farm Camp is the perfect choice for girls who love animals! Our mini-farm is home to a variety of animals to care for and love - chickens, mini horses and/or donkeys, goats, bunnies, and more! Our farm team also tend to the gardens and help care for our horses. Our chicks arrive June 20!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, and more. All Of Our Campers Choose 4 Activities Each Day To Add To Their Farm Program. We Also Offer Archery, Clown Classes, & Extra Barn Classes. An Optional Riding Lesson May Be Purchased Each Week.

CAMP LOCATION: SJ is 20 minutes from UCONN, 25 minutes from Hartford, CT, 2.5 hours from Manhattan, and 1.5 hours from Boston

SJ owns 88 acres of woods, fields, trails, and camp buildings.

Please visit our web site for camp photos.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our riding camp has been in operation since 1956 and in 2015 we added our mini farm program for the non-riding girls who love animals.

Housing is in cabins with 3-6 other girls of the same age.

Day campers are assigned a cabin to have a place to keep their things and to change.

Swimming and boating every afternoon in our own lake and arts and crafts are camp favorites.
Our Dining Hall, Health Center, Overlook Program Building, Craft Pavilion, Archery Range, Waterfront, Horse Pond, Riding and Hiking Trails, Canteen, Tennis Court, Basketball Court, and two Shower Houses provide great spaces for fun and learning!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: SJ Farm Camp was created in 2015 as part of SJ Riding Camp in order to offer girls who love animals, but are not riders, a well-rounded summer camp option.

Some of our farm campers choose to purchase a riding lesson to try it out.

SJ is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), licensed and inspected by the State of CT Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and the Dining Hall/Kitchen are inspected and licensed by the local area health department.

Owned and operated since 1956 by the Haines family. Owner/Exec. Director Pat Haines, Directors Julie Morton and Alexandra Thomas, and Maintainer Terry Thomas all live onsite.

Our staff and campers come from a variety of locations and backgrounds from the US and around the world and our camp values diversity and openness to new experiences. SJ is a place for girls to gain self-confidence, friends, and new experiences through a common love of animals.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT program available for girls going into 11th or 12th grades.

Overnight campers only:

Full Program - June 25 - July 22 = $4220 (may be invited to stay until August 5 at no additional cost)

Mini Program - August 6 - August 19 = $2350 (may be invited to stay until August 26 at no additional cost)

Additional days/weeks - June 18 - June 24 - at no additional cost for extra training

Application and references required.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For Residents of New England attending a minimum of 2 weeks, may be available. Application is on our web site. Please contact camp with questions.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): OPEN HOUSE - May 21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Camp Overnight - May 20 - 21

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
SJ Farm Program
Overnight Camp
Session 1 (3 weeks) June 25 - July 15 = $2250
Session 2 (3 weeks) July 16 - August 5 = $2250
Session 3 (2 weeks) August 6 - August 19 = $1680
Session 4 (1 week) August 20 - August 26 = $880
Partial sessions may be available - please contact camp.

Day Camp - Monday- Friday, 8:45 am - 6:00 pm - Lunch included
Session 1 (3 weeks) June 26 - July 15 = $1600
Session 2 (3 weeks) July 17 - August 5 = $1600
Partial sessions may be available - please contact camp.
1 week = $580 2 weeks = $1160
Optional overnight = $60

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
SJ is looking for cooks and lifeguards. Age 20 or older, please.


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