Half Day Farm Camps

Half Day Farm Camp

Aspen Acres is a private facility located in PortColborne. The facility is run by Stacey Longely CYW, BA. Experience in Therapeutic, special needs, special need camps, support work, able bodied camps, and running successful programs.

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Over 10 years of experience of working with children and horses this facility is the home to our Donkey, three very unique goats, a sheep, bunnies, horses, ponies dogs and cats some of which have been rescued. Aspen Acres has a full lesson and training program for all ages and animals.

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Now offering ½ day camp, which is a great alternative for kids at home. I have learned that children want a place where they can get out run and play, They want to experience new things and have the opportunity to explore. Parents want a structured safe affordable environment where their children can learn. Aspen Acres has tried to put together a day that meets both parents and children’s wishes.

We offer ½ day camp. Children get to experience new things and have the time of their lives, while mom and dad are at work. Children get to go for a pony ride while getting a mini riding lesson or a cart ride. They get to interact with the animals and help feed everyone some fun treats. We do arts and crafts, and have some fun healthy snacks.

This is not just another place for kids to go for the day. Children are involved in a structured well planned day with a large variety of actives. While at the camp, we go in and out of the house to make sure no one gets to hot or cold. Washroom facilities are in the house, no out houses, and children are cared for and well supervised.

This program is for children ages 3 to 10, $20 + HST per day. Limit of 10 campers per day.

Program is offered
March 16, 2017 – 1:00 to 4:30
July 6, and July 7 – 8:30 to 12:00
July 17 and July 18 – 8:30 – 12:00
August 14 and August 15 – 8:30 – 12:00
December 27, 2017 – 1:00 to 4:30
January 4, 2018 – 1:00 to 4:30

Daily Routine

  • We brush the pony that we are going to use for the exercise and tack or harness them up
  • We start the day with either a pony ride or a cart ride (we pick one for the day)
  • Cold drink and scavenger hunt
  • Then we go inside where we have a snack
  • Construct our craft for the day
  • Special activity (fishing at our private pond, hiking around the property, learning to play golf, looking for cool things, etc)
  • Games (if weather permits water games)
  • Finish off with feeding the animals

Things to Bring. (For Summer Program)

  • A change of cloths
  • Sunscreen
  • A hat
  • Life Jacket (only on fishing days)
  • Wear shoes with a covered toe and heel.

Things to Bring. (For Winter Program)

  • A change of cloths
  • Extra warm socks and mitts
  • A warm hat
  • Warm Jacket boots and snow pants