Summer: Summer on the Farm (K-5th)

Summer: Summer on the Farm (K-5th)

Keystone Adventure School and Farm is excited about opening up our campus for another amazing summer of fun, learning, and exciting activities. Our summer programs are designed to engage all kids from entering kindergarteners to graduating 5th graders. Our beautiful 15-acre campus is filled with amazing indoor spaces, lots of farm animals, large outdoor play spaces, a pond, and a creek.

Keystone provides a safe place for kids to spend their summer days. Your child will look forward to coming to our summer programs, making it easy for you to get them up each day to come.

Spaces are limited, and programs will fill fast. 

So, if you’re looking for the best place for your kids to be this summer, look no further! Keystone’s summer program is the most unique and engaging program in town.


The weekly rate is $375. There is also a one-time enrollment fee of $50. Camps are offered weekly; the first week of Summer on the Farm is four days, due to Memorial Day, and costs $330. 

Week 1: May 31 – June 3 (short week)

Week 2: June 6 – June 10

Week 3: June 13 – June 17

Week 4: June 20 – June 24

Week 5: June 27 – July 1 

Drop-off begins at 8, and pick-up is at 5. We do not have any before-care or after-care options. 

Summer on the Farm is for rising kindergarteners through children who just graduated from 5th grade. Rising Kinders must be five years old BEFORE April 1, 2022 or be enrolled in Keystone’s kindergarten program.

No. Children should bring lots of snacks, a lunch, and a refillable water bottle to enjoy whenever they are hungry or thirsty. Please do not send candy or sodas! Lunch time will be spent picnicking on our beautiful school campus. 

Keystone will continue to follow CDC recommendations for safe gatherings, based on the live metric. Currently, this means we are not masking indoors but are asking kids to bring masks with them. If case counts and hospitalizations rise, it is possible that we would require masks indoors at some point. If you don’t want your child to wear a mask at all, it may be best to not enroll them, as we don’t know at this time what those procedures will be.

**NOTE: PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS BROUGHT TO SUMMER ON THE FARM WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME, especially shoes, water bottles, lunch boxes, and life jackets.

Items to bring daily:

  • Sunscreen must be applied prior to arrival and should be the waterproof kind (we will reapply after lunch)
  • Snacks and a sack lunch
  • Bottled water or refillable water bottle (recommended)
  • Fresh towel; please be sure your child takes the used one home daily
  • Come dressed in your swimsuit with clothes over it
  • Wear water shoes that can be used for exploring the creek

Items to bring and leave for the duration of your child’s participation in SOF:

  • A life jacket for wandering the creek or going to pond (may be taken home weekends)
  • Pasture boots/rain boots for pasture time if desired. Kids can also choose to use boots left by our school year kids, but cleanliness, comfort, and correct sizing aren’t guaranteed. (Typically children prefer to have their own boots.)
  • A spare change of clothes or two (Children will get very dirty. Please send old clothes that you are willing to throw away.)
  • Children are welcome to bring their bikes, hoverboards, scooters, and skateboards, as well as their required helmet, and enjoy riding on our traffic-free driveway. (These will not be shared with other children.)

Summer on the Farm is filled with unique experiences to look forward to each day. Whether it’s outdoor activities, boating, exploring, learning, or playing, your child will be engaged and want more opportunities to attend all summer long. For some kids, it’s a week of the Keystone experience, and for others, it’s an entire summer; however, for all of them, it is a memorable experience packed with fun and joy. Activities abound throughout the day that offer variety and choices to keep kids engaged and happy. A careful balance between indoor and outdoor experiences help to make this summer enjoyable and safe for all. Your child’s safety is paramount to Keystone, so we provide a 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio (or better) at all times. Below you will find a list of just a few of the activities that will be available to your child throughout each week at Keystone.

  • Spending time with our pasture animals and gardening is always a great experience. Here they feed and water the llamas, donkeys, sheep, chickens, and goat. While on the farm, they will be responsible for all care given to the animals each day, including mucking the pasture, brushing the animals, collecting eggs, and feeding/watering.
  • When available, kids will care for our organic garden and will harvest vegetables as they ripen. Some of the veggies will be enjoyed by the kids, while the rest will be donated to the Hope Center Food Bank.
  • Group games will be offered that encourage children to have fun and cooperate with their friends to find a successful experience for all.
  • Outdoor learning experiences, including seining the creek, paddle boating and kayaking, will be available to Summer on the Farm campers. (Life jackets required for all ages, regardless of swimming ability, at the pond and creek.)
  • A giant water slide is available all summer long.
  • Sandboxes with water running through them provide plenty of room for creative play and exploration.
  • Participants will explore a running creek filled with fish, mussels, and lots of wildlife tracks.
  • Group games will be offered that encourage children to have fun and cooperate with their friends to find a successful experience for all.
  • A favorite indoor activity for kids is Keystone’s Summer in the City. Children work in our Great Room by reading, doing math, and writing books to earn money (Keystone Kash), which will allow them to purchase a “house” for the day. After purchasing their dream home, the children will continue to earn money by reading, doing math, and writing to use to either invest in their own business or patronize other businesses started by other citizens. Businesses started by children can include rental businesses such as games or sales businesses. If your child is interested in becoming a young entrepreneur, they should begin planning now. This year due to Covid-19, there will be no food or drink businesses. Ideas for businesses can include: renting a game, selling Poke’mon cards, selling old toys, an art center, slime sales, balloon sales, nail painting, and pretty much anything your child would like to do. All business supplies must be provided by the student, but we have supplies to make signage for their business. Children are empowered to run the city their way, while learning to be responsible citizens.
  • Keystone does not offer refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to camp start date.
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start date will be subject to a cancellation fee that is 50% of the total enrolled cost.
  • Keystone reserves the right to cancel camps if the minimum number of campers required for enrollment is not met.
  • No make-up days are offered under any circumstances.
  • The $50 enrollment fee is nonrefundable.

Payment details:

  • At the time of registration, only the enrollment fee ($50) is required to hold the child’s spot.
  • Payment for each week is due IN FULL on the Friday prior to the start of camp. If payment is not received, camper will not be allowed to attend.
  • Payments should be made via the child’s account, the Keystone website, or via check to Keystone Adventure School and Farm.

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