Montclair Community Farms, Montclair History Center, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H partner each year to host a fun, nature and history filled camp for youth to learn about our past, where our food comes from, agriculture, and food access for those in need. For details on camp and registration visit montclairhistory.org.

Farm Camp supports youth development by promoting a positive interest in nature, historical living, and agriculture.  Our mission is to provide the best camp experience for youth, while also providing a beneficial learning experience about food, animals, our earth, and its agricultural past. Our campers have the chance to be in the garden each day and participate in activities related to each age level’s theme. Registration for camp is through the Montclair History Center, visit the link below for camp details and online registration for 2019.

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This year, Partners for Health Foundation and local artist and graphic designer Karen DeLuca provided a fun opportunity for campers to paint images informed by their camp experience, including inspiration from fresh vegetables, fruits, chicken eggs, and flowers that were picked on the farm. These paintings resulted in Partners for Health Foundation and Karen DeLuca to create beautiful holiday greeting cards and calendars this season. Read more about the artistic experience of our campers at Partners for Health Foundation. 

Youth harvesting at the farm.

Youth harvesting at the farm.

Beekeeper Roysten Acia.

Beekeeper Roysten Acia.