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Summer on the Farm - Kids age 6 - 9

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Summer on the Farm - Kids age 6 - 9

Time: August 10, 2010 at 9am to August 13, 2010 at 12:30pm
Location: Common Ground Farm, on the grounds of Stonykill Farm in Wappingers Falls, NY
Street: 79 Farmstead Lane
City/Town: Wappingers Falls
Website or Map: http://www.commongroundfarm.o…
Phone: (845)838-1822
Event Type: summer, camps, for, kids
Organized By: Common Ground Farm
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2010

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Fun at the farm for kids ages 6 - 9! Catching frogs at the pond, feeding chickens, picking fresh vegies, games, arts & crafts, scavenger hunts and s'mores!
2 Sessions:
August 10 - 13 & August 31 - Sept. 3
Tuesday - Friday
9am - 12:30pm
$125 per child (10% discount for CGF members)

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Comment by Jen Clapp on August 12, 2010 at 1:40pm
The issue isn't parents paying more in order to pay me, but that there is state funding that allows Stonykill to offer their programs at below cost - which is great. It's just hard for others to match.
Comment by James Watkins on August 12, 2010 at 11:37am
Gee, we all have to make a living and need to stretch our dollars. Us spending more in order to pay you seems not quite right. That's why the Stoneykill Camp is such a wonderful find for local parents. But as for Common Ground Farm, isn't there a volunteer component to the organization? Perhaps volunteers could work the camp and then your price could be more in line with the other fine program on the property.
Comment by Jen Clapp on August 11, 2010 at 10:38pm
Hi James,
You're right, big price difference, and I think their programs are probably quite good and kids love them. I'm not sure what you mean when you say that their programs are more structured and organized, however. I would love to be able to offer our programs for less money, and am looking at ways to make that happen. The reason Stonykill can offer such a great deal is that they are run by the DEC, supported by their budget and the programs are taught by interns. Common Ground Farm's educational programs are entirely funded by class fees and are taught by people who actually have to make a living. - Jen Clapp, Education Director, CGF
Comment by James Watkins on August 1, 2010 at 1:54pm
My son is attending the summer camp program sponsored by the Stonykill Foundation, also at Stonykill. Same place, same times, but for only $20 per child. Big difference for the same location. The program at the environmental center is very educational and tons of fun. Seems more structured and organized than the common grounds offering. Don't know if they are full yet, however.

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