This summer we had fun on a farm...


Family Camp at the farm

August 7 - 11
$250 per adult / $150 per child

We love to farm, but more importantly, we love to farm with people and share the goodness of living and learning on a farm. Family camp is an opportunity for families to spend time together, work together, learn together and play together.

Our welcoming farm staff ensure your visit is one of comfort, learning and relaxation. Typical activities include working with the farm ox, helping with farm chores, harvesting food from the garden, baking apple pies, building a farm gate and much more. We will also have opportunities to hike in the forest, watch a fun movie in the barn, gaze at stars and listen to stories around the campfire.

Many activities are for the whole family, but parents can also find time for themselves while the kids are off in the care of our staff. Take a quiet walk or enjoy a good book in the shade while the kids are off exploring the farm with our farmer educators.

Families sleep comfortably and snugly in white canvas-walled cabin-tents outfitted with wooden floors, screen doors and windows. Real beds in each cabin-tent sleep up to four people. Private, clean, and environmentally-sound toilets and showers are adjacent to the tents.

Delicious meals are prepared each day from farm-grown and local-grown food in our modern kitchen and served family-style in the spacious dining hall or in our outdoor picnic area under the tent.

Our facilities are clean, safe, and routinely inspected by state and local officials to meet health and safety codes. Farm staff live on-property and are trained in First Aid and CPR.

Want to learn more? Contact Jake. He can be emailed at jake@redgatefarm.org or you can call him at the Farm Office (413) 625-9503.


A Sample Day

  • Early birds can help Farmer Jake with animal chores or enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning sun.
  • Breakfast: pancakes, maple syrup, yogurt and fruit salad.
  • Morning activities: Help move the sheep and lambs into their new pasture, set up a new fence and walk the goats. Or learn fiber arts as we practice hand-spinning and felting farm-grown wool.
  • Lunch: veggie wraps served with tomato/garlic soup followed by fresh fruit.
  • Afternoon activities for families or just kids: Nature hike through the woods. Or practice basic carpentry skills as we build a farm gate.
  • Free time: relax in your cabin tent, play a game of croquet on the back lawn, braid a friendship bracelet, visit with the chickens, or daydream in the sun.
  • Dinner: pizza with homemade crust and toppings from the garden and a fresh green salad.
  • Evening activity: Go for an owl prowl and some stargazing. Finish by the campfire with s'mores and couple of good stories told by Farmer Ben.
  • Bedtime: sit quietly by the campfire, cozy up in bed and fall asleep to the songs of crickets and nearby bubbling stream.

Click here to register for Family Camp