Youth Programs

Halloween Kids’ Painting Class

Date(s) – 10/24/2015
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For kids’ ages 6 to 12, local artist Hilary Ash will provide step-by-step instructions to create a beautiful, original work of art.   Following the art class in the barn, the kids are invited for a Crown Point hayride and cider and s’mores by the fire.  Cost is $25/child.




Schoolprogram2013aCrown Point’s Summer Farm & Science Camp

Lessons from the Land 2015

SummerCamp2Summer 2015 will be the 22nd year for schoolbusCrown Point’s enriching and engaging day camp for explorers.

Through investigation and unlimited discovery explorers learn the natural cycles of plants, animals and people on a farm. Crown Point’s land is a living classroom that awakens children’s sense of wonder through activities and games rooted in ecology, art, math, and language arts.

We investigate the living ecosystem in the Hausfeld Children’s Garden and explor the farm from field to forest, and barn to pond. Along the way, we harvest and prepare food for daily snacks, play team-building games, and learn how to set-up and run a children’s farm market!

Join us as we explore Crown Point Ecology Center’s 115-acre farm, and follow our food from the field to the plate! Celebrate the life of a farmer as you work and play at Crown Point!

Main Topic for Camp – Where Does Our Food Come From?
                   Seeds/ Seed Dispersal- in woods, fields or gardensSummerCamp3
                   Plant Parts
                   Food Web
                   Scavenger Hunt/Fort Building
                   Understanding Soil vs. Dirt and Worm Organic Composting
                   Pond Dipping – find macros and discuss the effects of clean vs. polluted water on our                            watershed and the farm/plants
                   Pollinators – Beehive presentation and related activities about the importance of                                    pollinators like bees, birds, butterflies and bats
                   What is a CSA?
                   Children’s Farmer’s Market

All sessions will be held from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday-Friday in Crown Point’s Century Barn for ages will be 6-12. There will be and additional before and after camp care option from 7:45-9 a.m. and 3-5:45 p.m. for an additional fee.

Fee is $190 per child per session/ $180 each for siblings.