Summer Camp Programs 2016

Date: June 27, 2016 - August 26, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: MSU Tollgate 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
Contact: For information contact MSU Extension Tollgate Programs Office at 248-347-0269 or tollgateprograms@anr.msu.edu.

Camp season is Monday, June 27 to Friday, August 26, 2016

Camps are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*

Forestry camp is Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*

Single child: $285 
Multi-child discount: $265

See Forestry and Horse Camp prices below.
Stewards Teen Summer Camp Leadership Program available.
See registration links below.
A typical camp day will include making snacks using farm fresh food, animal caretaking, and lots of engaging outdoor activities that are hands-on. Low child-to-adult ratios, strong staff, and wholesome adventures on the farm make our camps fill quickly, so register early. 

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Green Science Adventure Week
June 27 – July 1

Ages 6-11 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Our flagship camp, this is a great taste of what we engage in here on the farm from sustainability to farm animals to gardens to food science to coorperative games and more! We are fortunate to have forest, hay fields, farm animals, orchard, pond, trails, and barns—and during this camp we take advantage of it all.

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Survival Week  
July 11 - July 15

Ages 6 - 11 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Do you have what it takes to survive Camp Tollgate? Test your skills with fire-building, archery, fishing, wilderness first aid, shelter-building, orienteering, and more!

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Animal Week
July 18 - July 22

Age 6-11 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Animals play a lot of roles on the farm: providing food, companionship, hard work, and even rescue! Spend a week exploring farm and wild animals during this hands-on camp!

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Dirt Week 
July 25 - July 29

Ages 6-11 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Here’s a shout-out to all of you gardeners, makers, and fun-lovers out there. Soil has a dirty name these days, and this camp is all about changing those perspectives, building from the ground up. Create, garden, dig, hike, discover, and experiment. It’s all about having a blast outside! 

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: 4H Forestry Fun
July 25 - July 27

Ages 11-15
Monday through Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Single child $ 170 / multi-child discount $ 160

Explore the great outdoors and future careers! The 4-H Forestry Fun Camp is a fun, interactive multi-day camp where youth learn to look at trees through a different lens. Through hands-on activities, such as tree identification, measuring forests and identifying insects and tree diseases, youth will learn about the various aspects of forestry and forest management. Campers will explore the many careers available in the forestry field and will develop a mini-forest management plan. 

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Animal Week 2
August 1 - 5

Age 6-11 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Animals play a lot of roles: providing food, companionship, hard work, and even rescue. Spend a week exploring farm and wild animals during this hands-on camp!

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Water Week 
August 8 - 12

 Ages 6 - 11 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

August is the perfect time to cool down in the hot summer sun. Our famous waterslide returns as we dive into the world of the pond and investigate how important water is to us. 

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: Green Science Adventure Week 2  
August 15 - 19

Ages 6-11
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Our flagship camp, this is a great taste of what we engage in here on the farm from sustainability to farm animals to gardens to food science to coorperative games and more! We are fortunate to have forest, hay fields, farm animals, orchard, pond, trails, and barns—and during this camp we take advantage of it all.

MSU Tollgate Farm Camp: 4H Beginner Horse Week 
August 15 - 19

Ages 9 - 14 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Single child $ 350 / Multi-child discount $ 335

Imagine yourself learning all about the equine world. Horse grooming and care, saddling, medical care, and nutrition are just some of the exciting opportunities at horse camp at Tollgate Farm. And of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the horses up close and personal as you gain horsebackriding skills during your equine adventure on the farm!

MSU Tolllgate Farm Camp: Food Week  
August 22-26

Ages 6-11 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Call all foodies. Imagine, indulging in a week of deliciousness! Every day, visit the Garden Kitchen to make fresh and nutritious snacks that taste yummy, too. The farm is a perfect and exciting place to engage in food, and August is a great harvest month as we interact with goats and greens!

Stewards and Stewards-In-Training Program

Multi-week options available (2-6 weeks)

Ages 12 - 19 
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Stewards-in-Training $ 150

This teen leaderhsip program has limited spots but offers a truly unique summer opportunity for youth ages 12-19 to experience MSU Farm Camp in a helping capacity as mentors and role models. Designed to include career and workforce preparation, peer reflection, and a capstone celebration, stewards and stewards-in-training build life skills and lifelong camp relationships.  
Registration coming soon!

Aftercare is offered for all full day programs from 4:00 - 6:00 pm for an hourly rate.
Full week aftercare discount is available.

If you must cancel, please do so promptly.

Any cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the start of your camp will result in a $100 cancellation fee.

Thank you.

Single child: $285 
Multi-child discount: $265

See Forestry and Horse Camp prices above. 
Financial aid applications available upon request.
For more details, visit http://tollgate.msu.edu/camps or contact us at 248-347-0269. 

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