Oaks are the "big kids" and explore the farm with the guidance of their loving counselors.  Based at the cozy log cabin, we care for and learn about the animals, go creek stomping and exploring at our pond!   We also shoot bows and arrows, cook over campfires, and play fun group games.  We make unusual crafts with natural materials and techniques following the weekly themes.

​​​​​​​Did you know that fairies and gnomes live in our enchanted forest? See where and learn their clever ways!  Make wooden gnome doors and see if they come at your house!  Make  fairy wands to help our magical friends in the forest.  Expect your child's imagination to be awakened as we enjoy crafts, songs, games, and stories of these special little friends.

​​Featuring Special Guest Art Teacher, Limited to 12 Campers. More Details Here.

​​​​​​​Note: Art Camp Fee is $475 to cover extra art supplies

"Oaks"   Ages 8-12

"Saplings"   Ages 6-7

Gem Mining & Pioneering Week #3     July 31 - Aug 4


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Ponies Week is a great sampling of fun for novices.  We spend time every morning with our pony experts grooming, caring for and learning about these adorable equines.  We do led pony rides everyday.  We learn about the care of ponies, breeds, brushing, feeding, tack, and safety.  How to lead, mount, and ride and even ride in a pony cart!    Pony-themed crafts, games, stories, art and more! 
Note:  Due to the small size and age of our ponies, we are unable to accommodate campers more than 110 lbs.  (Price Exception: Ponies Week is $495)

Sun Star Farm Camp - Summer 2023!

We will continue to monitor and follow CDC guidelines next summer.   


Step back in time, slow the pace of our hurried modern lifestyle and allow your children to unplug and unwind.  We believe in nurturing children’s natural curiosity and love for nature.  We heavily focus on play and allow children the space and time to live fully into their play.
 
All weeks include a ton of one-on-one animal time, gardening, crafting, hiking, creek adventures, songs, games and more!  Our farm camp is split into four different age groups to allow for age-appropriate activities, stories, creative projects and learning opportunities.  Each group has their own indoor and outdoor space to allow for flexibility and ease of adapting to the rhythm of the day to suit the needs of the children.

Camp Director, Heidi Watkins, a mother of three and educator, is on the farm at all times and is intimately involved in every aspect of the running of the camp and engaging the children at Sun Star Farm.  Come and see why our camp is loved and attended by families year after year.





Fairies & Gnomes Week #2!   July 17 - 21

​(For Age Groups 2.5-7)
   


​​​​​​​Did you know that fairies and gnomes live in our enchanted forest? See where and learn their clever ways!  Make wooden gnome doors and see if they come at your house!  Make  fairy wands to help our magical friends in the forest.  Expect your child's imagination to be awakened as we enjoy crafts, songs, games, and stories of these special little friends.

Ponies Week!     June 26 - 30


Ponies Week #2  July 24 - 28

"Seedlings"   Ages 4-5 

Gem Mining & Pioneering Week!   June 12 - 16
   


Little fluffy bunnies - need we say more?  Our domestic lion-head bunnies are adorable and calm so campers can hold, care for, and learn all about them. Guinea pigs are sweet and always grateful for a blade of grass to nibble on (think "eating a spaghetti noodle one bite at a time")  Ginger, the Kune Kune pig, and piglets will be the stars of the show this week - more like a dog than a pig.  A good tummy scratch and she is in heaven.  Crafts, games, and other fun activities will have your little one hoppin' this week!

 NEW FOR 2023:  Nature Art Weeks!     June 19-23 and  July 17-21     ​​(For Ages 8-12 Only)

​WHERE CHILDREN GROW AT THEIR OWN PACE...

Bunnies , Guineas & Piggies Week!   July 10 - 14

Smooth river rocks, pebbles, clay and sand of every strata are just waiting in the creek for collection and sorting!  Panning for gold and gemstones is fascinating work and tons of fun.  We learn pioneering skills, make soap, candles, and other hands-on projects. Real Native American arrowheads have even been discovered. Cooking on an open-fire also brings joy and a sense of accomplishment during this action-packed week! 

Special Needs Kids Program       Aug 7 - 11


 "Sprouts"     Ages 2.5-3 ​​

Seedlings need tons of space to run wild as their imaginations soar.  Based at the main farmyard, we take care of animals in the shade, get drenched during water play, eagerly dig for treasures and more!

We also go on adventures to the creek and picnic in the shady forest. We follow the weekly themes with age-appropriate learning and crafting with natural materials.

Smooth river rocks, pebbles, clay and sand of every strata are just waiting in the creek for collection and sorting!  Panning for gold and gemstones is fascinating work and tons of fun.  We learn pioneering skills, make soap, candles, and other hands-on projects. Real Native American arrowheads have even been discovered. Cooking on an open-fire also brings joy and a sense of accomplishment during this action-packed week! 

Smooth river rocks, pebbles, clay and sand of every strata are just waiting in the creek for collection and sorting!  Panning for gold and gemstones is fascinating work and tons of fun.  We learn pioneering skills, make soap, candles, and other hands-on projects. Real Native American arrowheads have even been discovered. Cooking on an open-fire also brings joy and a sense of accomplishment during this action-packed week! 

Saplings have loads of animal time and exploration, and are based from the main farmyard.  We play fun group games and do tons of water play to keep cool.  We take creek stomping and pond exploration to the next level of fun and adventure.  We make unusual crafts with natural materials and techniques and other age-appropriate activities following the weekly themes.  

We are finalizing details to offer the best of Sun Star Farm and Jordan Lake Boating Camp for children with special needs and their parents/caregivers... 

To Be Announced in December!

Let your little one enjoy our shorter version of Farm Camp.  Our time outdoors is spent loving our smaller farm animals while in shaded areas, plus time for imaginative play and crafts. A loving, nurturing camp for your little one to immerse in nature, farm animals, and the work of children...play!  We follow the weekly themes with age-appropriate learning and crafts.

Ponies Week is a great sampling of fun for novices.  We spend time every morning with our pony experts grooming, caring for and learning about these adorable equines.  We do led pony rides everyday.  We learn about the care of ponies, breeds, brushing, feeding, tack, and safety.  How to lead, mount, and ride and even ride in a pony cart!    Pony-themed crafts, games, stories, art and more! 
Note:  Due to the small size and age of our ponies, we are unable to accommodate campers more than 110 lbs.  (Price Exception: Ponies Week is $495)

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Gem Mining & Pioneering Week #2   July 3 - 7

CAMP WEEKS and RATES - 2023

Camp Hours

  • Sun Star Farm Camp (OAKS, SEEDLINGS SAPLINGS / Ages 4 - 12) is Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 3:00pm 
  • Little Farmers Camp (SPROUTS / Ages 2.5 - 3) is Monday - Friday 8:15am - 12:15pm 
  • Early and After Care (8:00am up to 5:30pm) available for an additional fee at checkout.

Pricing
Monthly payment plan is available at check out.  Pay only $75 non-refundable deposit now to secure your spot. 

The balance is then divided over the remaining months and charged on the 15th monthly, i.e.  12/15, 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15, 5/15)

  • Sun Star Farm Camp is $420 and includes unlimited ice water, plus everyday ends with a popsicle!  (Exception: Ponies Week is $495, Nature Art Week is $475)
  • Little Farmers Camp is $300 and includes unlimited ice water, plus everyday ends with a popsicle!  

Note: If your farm camper has an older sibling registered for Jordan Lake Boating Camp or Tinkering School NC and you would like to pick them both up when the later camp ends, then you can register for After Care for an additional fee.  

Transfer Requests & Cancellations

Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy is here

Discounts

  • Multi-week and sibling discounts are automatically applied on your order at check out. (5% discount for the 2nd+ child or 2nd+ week)
  • Easily register for our "sister camp" programs with just one transaction: discounts automatically applied between all programs! 

     Sister Camp Programs...1 convenient drop off/pick up location!

All Weeks have TONS of Farm Animal Time!         Please Register Early: Limited spaces available! 

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Sun Star Farm School

Gnomes & Fairies Week!     June 19 - 23

​(For Age Groups 2.5-7)