City kids don't often get to experience the wonders of a farm! Our camps are a perfect opportunity for learning and fun! Superstition Farm is a family owned working dairy and tour facility including a petting zoo, lots of games and activities to stimulate learning, a demonstration garden and of course hayrides!
Our camp curriculum is developed and taught by a Mesa Public Schools teacher! Whether you choose “So you want to be a Farmer” Camp or “Art on the Farm” Camp, your kiddo will have time with our animals and outdoors! Everything is ‘hands on’ at Superstition Farm! Expect dirty, tired, happy kids with memories that will last a lifetime!
“So you want to be a Farmer!” Camp- (ages 5-12)
Start each day out with farm chores including feeding, watering, cleaning and collecting eggs. A Farm Fresh snack is included mid morning.
Goat Day: Goats are playful and the perfect size for kids! Learn what goats should and should not eat, grooming needs (brushing and hoof trimming) and ways to keep goats from getting
bored. You even get to sample some goat milk. Then spend time frolicking with our goat crew.
Chicken Day: Chickens are amazing creatures with big personalities! Explore different breeds of chickens, chicken behavior, health, housing, and feeding. See and taste the difference
between farm fresh eggs and grocery store eggs.
Horse Day: It is Horse Spa Day! Experience bathing, grooming, even braiding. Have you ever painted a horse? And we mean paint ON a horse! You get to be creative and the horse gets one on one special attention.
Cow Day: Enjoy a hayride around the dairy and get the scoop on where your milk comes from! Taste our milk and make butter using our fresh cream. Maybe we will even see a calf!
Garden Day: Animals and humans can both benefit from a garden! Learn how the Hohokam (native people of the Phoenix area) planted and grew crops in the desert. Help us plant some seeds that will grow into yummy treats for the animals. After we water the garden, we will water ourselves and enjoy sprinklers and water balloon fights!
“Art on the Farm” Camp- (ages 8-12)
Start each day out with farm chores including feeding, watering, cleaning and collecting eggs. Get to know the animals since they will be your art inspiration! A Farm Fresh snack is included mid morning.
Monday-Learn how the Hohokam (native people of the Phoenix area) built pottery for cooking, storage and ceremonial use. Hand build your own coil pot that we will pitfire on Friday.
Tuesday-Take a walk through our garden and search for pieces of Mother Nature with interesting textures to use in a creative printmaking project.
Wednesday-Weaving can be art or functional. You will learn how yarn is made from wool (ask our sheep Andy about his wool!). You will learn basic weaving techniques to make a woven wall hanging and decorate the weaving with found natural objects gathered on our nature walks.
Thursday-We are big on recycling at the farm! Even the cows recycle! Learn to use reclaimed wood as a canvas for a sign or animal painting.
Friday-Fire the coil pot that you constructed earlier in the week using traditional pitfire methods.