Summer Camp at Spence's Farm for Kids
Spence's Farm For Kids has been a dependable summer camp choice for the Triangle for nearly 40 years. Our focus is on a learning experience on a working farm in a natural environment, where campers get to have real life impact on our animals, garden and nature around them.
Our youngest camp program is our Rainbows, designed for 4-7 year-olds. Campers are in groups of 6-7 campers to 1 mentor. Rainbows ride horses, go swimming, take hikes, care for chickens and bunnies, and learn about the animals that live on and around the farm, including a week long project to help our animal friends.
Trailblazers/Tweens is our camp for 8-14 year-olds. Every morning these campers will be assigned a core 2 hour class: Horseback riding, Hiking, Homesteading, Gardening, and Creative Expressions. After swim time and lunch, Trailblazers will be given their choice of various elective classes, including horseback riding, botany walks, woodshop, art, homesteading, care of small animals, additional swimming and more. Elective options change daily!
Horse Immersion (ages 7+) is a great opportunity for horse lovers of all skill levels. In addition to honing their riding skills, Horse Immersion campers learn how to care for horses and the meaning of Partnership with Animals. During the heat of the day, they take a break from riding to do fun, horse-related activities. They have lunch and swim with the Trailblazers, and get plenty of opportunity each week to explore other areas of the farm.
Our Junior Mentor Program is for campers ages 13-16. Teens who have demonstrated leadership skills and find meaning in working on the farm and with younger kids are welcome to apply to be a Junior Mentor (JM). After a period of training, JMs are given the shared responsibilities of assisting Mentors lead rainbows and/or trailblazers, and helping with general farm tasks (such as feeding the bunnies, sweeping the house, etc.). To apply, a teen must have been a camper during the school year on a regular basis for at least 4 months, or been a camper during summer camp for at least 5 weeks.
Special evening and weekend events just for Junior Mentors are held on a regular basis.
Our camp day drop off is 8am - 8:30am and pick up is 3:00pm-3:30pm. We do offer extended care with drop off as early as 7:30am and pick up as late at 6:00pm.
2021 Summer Camp Weeks
Week 1: June 14 - June 18
Week 2: June 21 - June 25
Week 3: June 28 - July 2
Week 4: July 5 - July 9
Week 5: July 12 - July 16
Week 6: July 19 - July 23
Week 7: July 26 - July 30
Week 8: August 2 - August 6
Week 9: August 9 - August 13
Week 10: August 16 - August 20
Summer Camp Pricing
Rainbows (ages 4-7) : $300 per week
Trailblazers (ages 8-11) : $300 per week
Tweens (ages 12-14) : $250 per week
Horse Immersion (ages 7+) : $400 per week
Early/Extended Care (1-4 days) : $15 per day
Early/Extended Care (5 days) : $70 per week
Extended Care Horse Lesson: $40 per lesson
Extended Care Woodshop Class : $35 per class
Junior Mentor (must apply) : $125 per week
We want every child to have the opportunity to experience all that Sunrise CFC has to offer. We offer need-based scholarships. Click here for the scholarship application.