Oxbow Adventure Package

2020 Program Update

Oxbow’s School Programs look a little different for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19. Registration for group field trips and in-class programming is currently closed. We’ll announce more information about virtual programming and other 2020 offerings soon! If you have any questions, please reach out to education@oxbow.org.

Program Interest Survey

Teachers, parents, and mentors, we are interested in your feedback! The fall 2020 season will look a lot differently than we are used to and we are currently reviewing/revising programmatic possibilities. Please reply to this survey to share your input and needs and to be added to our contact list so we can update you about our offerings. Thank you!

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Worm friendsKeep learning about food, farming, nature exploration, and ways to be stewards of the land no matter where you are! While we can’t truly put Oxbow Summer Camp online or “in a box,” we hope to stay connected to you and your family during these challenging times. That’s why we’ve created the Oxbow Adventure Package to stay in touch with our beloved camp families, and to give you the flexibility to experience “summer camp” in a safe and fun way! 

The Oxbow Adventure Package is an intentionally curated, customizable series of events and resources to connect with Oxbow on the farm and cultivate connections in and around your home. We’ll provide Oxbow stories, games, songs, recipes, arts and craft projects, journal prompts, and more to fill approximately 2 hours each day for 5 days, with plenty of ideas and resources to last far beyond the span of a week!

Campers can use most of the resources with a parent/guardian nearby, and while adult participation isn’t necessary, it is encouraged when possible. We’ve made every effort to provide you with many high-value options to customize your experience as you see fit. We will follow up with all participants to make sure you are accessing the features that are the best fit for your family! 

Included in the Oxbow Adventure Package:

1) A 2-hour Family Farm Adventure: Enjoy one semi-private visit to Oxbow with just your family*, led by your very own Farmer-Educator! Your farmer will safely guide you around our Kids’ Farm to show you all of their favorite summer camp spots, snacking on fresh foods along the way. Before you leave, we’ll send you home with your special Oxbow care package so you can continue to enjoy Oxbow at home. 

After you register for the Oxbow Adventure Package (see instructions at the bottom of this page to register), you will schedule your designated 2-hour time slot via signup – we’ll provide the link.

* Each group visit is limited to ONE family/household only; for the health and safety of all visitors, separate family units will not be combined into a group. If a guardian is unable to attend for any reason, we will support a drop-off adventure with the camper(s) within your family unit.

Read about our Family Farm Adventures, get answers to common FAQs, and see what your visit could look like!

A happy family with their box of Oxbow activities and farm goodies! Note: stuffed tiger friends are not included!

2) Farm Camp Essentials box: Your box of Farm Camp Essentials will be available for pick up on-site, or can be dropped off at a destination convenient for you. It will include…

  • Organic Veggies: Take home a taste of Oxbow! You’ll need these fresh veggies for crunching and munching as snacks, or use them as you cook a meal with your family, using one of our suggested recipes!
  • Camp T-shirt, journal, wood cookie necklace, and craft materials
  • Seeds and a sunflower seedling

3) A digital resources guide: A sequence of theme-based online activities to guide your day, such as journal prompts, camp stories as told by one of our accomplished Oxbow storytellers, “how-to” guides for planting seedlings, a virtual Oxbow Trail hike, and so much more. Activities will be adapted for each age group.

3) Virtual 1:1 visit with a farmer: We want to see how you’ve brought Oxbow to your home! Virtual farmer visits will give campers some one-on-one time with their farmers, and the chance to share their backyard or nature projects with us. Farmers might even present new ideas and opportunities to engage with your home surroundings that you didn’t even think about!

4) A Calendar of Virtual Events: Tune in at home to join Oxbow Farmers for virtual live events like story time, singing, and facilitated games.

REGISTERThe Oxbow Adventure Package is available on a sliding scale of $50-$250. Oxbow Educators have been planning summer camp for many months and have dramatically shifted programming to provide an impactful and much-needed experience. With that said, we invite you to pay what you can* on an open sliding scale, reflecting Oxbow’s mission to make programming as accessible as possible for campers near and far. The program is valued at $250 per camper.

*No one will be turned away; please reach out to us if program costs pose a barrier.