Farm Camp is run from our 1-acre school farm in the Mission Terrace neighborhood. We provide an opportunity for children to connect with nature while directly participating in the daily rhythms of farm life. Our day camp is designed to inspire a connection with and love of the natural world, and also a chance to get hands dirty in fun and educational ways. Activities include animal care for our chickens and rabbit, planting, weeding, watering, mulching, harvesting, compost care, crafts and free play. Children will bring snacks and lunch and come prepared to get dirty!
All Farm Camp Sessions will be from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ages 4 - 10 years old
Summer Break Farm Camp 2023 - Registration begins February 15th
Sign up here!
Session 1: June 12 - June 16
Session 2: June 19 - June 23
Session 3: June 26 - June 30
Session 4: July 5 - July 7 (No camp July 3 & 4)
Session 5: July 10 - July 14
Session 6: July 17 - July 21
Session 7: July 24 - July 28
Session 8: July 31 - August 4
Session 9: August 7 - August 11
Session 10: August 14 - August 18
For camp questions: email@example.com
All Farm Camp programming and policies will be in compliance with current SF Interim Guidance for Out of School Time Programs.
The safety guidelines will continue to shape our policies around pickup and drop-off, meals, distancing, hand washing and more. Last summer we got creative and churned up new ideas to joyously interact as a group on our beautiful farm. In addition to relaxed COVID-guidelines, there will be plenty of work to do to care for the plants and animals and we will continue to offer farm-based crafts, plenty of free play, stories, songs, and cooperative games. Our stump circle is amply-spaced and each child will have a designated stump and surrounding stump area where they will eat, work on projects, read, rest, and call home base!
Cancel before May 1st for a full refund (minus $50 admin fee)
Cancel May 1st - 4 weeks prior to the first day of camp for a 50% refund
Cancellations within 4 weeks of the start of camp will not be refunded
Currently enrolled Golden Bridges families are given registration priority.
General public registration opens February 15, 2023.
Farm Camp Staff
"There is a lot of focus in education on school gardens, healthy eating, and environmental stewardship, but Golden Bridges offers this experience as the foundation for all areas of learning. It is how my kids study math, tell stories, master language and experiment in a hands-on way."
Teresa O'Connor - Farm Camp Coordinator
Patrick Smejkal - Farm Camp Gardner
Teresa is passionate about garden, farm, and outdoor education, and has spent the last 8 years teaching children how to plant seeds, tend to the earth, and respectfully harvest plants for food, medicine, and color. Sharing joyful moments with children in the garden is her happy place, as well as crafting together with earth centered materials. Her personal practice focuses on developing deeper relationships with the plants and trees that surround us through natural dyeing, weaving, and stitching. Teresa lives with her 2 children, 2 cats, a snake, and a gecko in the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
Patrick is in the middle of a Masters of Arts in Teaching
program at USF. He previously worked with a small landscaping
company for ten years and was the Director of the Landscape
Maintenance Department. He received his BA degree in Human
Geography with a focus on Food & Water systems from SF State
in 2010. He hopes you are happy and doing well :)