Cobblestone Farms Summer Day Camps



All Day Adventures
Half Day Adventures


Registration Information

Cobblestone Farm Museum
2781 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-3236
(734) 973-7267

Pre-registration is required by mailing in a registration form (also found in the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Spring/Summer Brochure) and payment to the address above. Make checks payable to the City of Ann Arbor.



All Day Adventures

An opportunity for youngsters age 5 (and K completed) through age 11 to spend the entire day at the farm, enjoying a more in-depth experience at a more relaxed pace. Each session will offer a theme with a wide variety of activities such as crafts, woodstove cooking, and games. We will also take advantage of the Buhr Park play areas. The emphasis will be on fun and comfort, so activities will be modified to meet the campers' interests, abilities, and age needs. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch.

8:30am-5:30pm    $145 residents    $174 non-residents




All Day Adventure Themes

Allen and Rumsey Week
Get to know Ann Arbor as seen through the eyes of its early founders, John Allen and Elisha Rumsey. Explore the town's 1830's natural and man-made environments. Also, projects relating to the campers' own family histories will comprise this exciting look at the past!

Little House Week
This autobiographical story of young Laura Ingalls will create the mood for the week. In the ambience of our own "little house" (the Log Cabin), we will relive some of the chores, fun, and adventures of young pioneers.

Independence Week
A declaration for fun and creativity will be adopted this week as campers prepare to enter the Fourth of July parade in downtown Ann Arbor.

County Fair Week
A summer highlight on the farm!! Campers will be busy preparing food, sewing, and doing woodworking along with other craft projects to display at the Friday fair. Music, games, and entertainment will also be a part of the celebration.

Animal Week
E-I-E-I-O and on our farm, youngsters will learn the basics of animal husbandry as well as the varied roles of domestic, farm, and wild animals in early rural Michigan. A trip to the Washtenaw County 4H Fair will be part of the fun, too!!



Session Dates

 Session A   Allen and Rumsey Week   June 15 - June 19
 Session B  Little House Week  June 22 - June 26
 Session C  Independence Week  June 29 - July 3
 Session D  County Fair Week  July 6 - July 10
 Session E  Allen and Rumsey Week  July 20 - July 24
 Session F  Animal Week  July 27 - July 31
 Session G  Little House Week  August 3 - August 7
 Session H  County Fair Week  August 10 - August 14 




Half Day Adventures

Our traditional camp program offers a morning (early elementary ages) or afternoon (upper elementary ages) of hands-on fun as youngsters learn about a child's life in the mid-nineteenth century.

Morning Sessions
Ages 5 and K completed thru 8
9:00am-11:30pm     $64 residents     $77 non-residents

Afternoon Sessions
Ages 7 thru 11
1:00pm-4:00pm     $72 residents     $86 non-residents



Half Day Adventure Themes

Back to Basics
Young pioneers will tend to the basic necessities of life, including building a log cabin, planting the garden, cooking on the wood stove and caring for the animals. There will be new and revised activities for returning campers.

Market to Market
In addition to the basic farm chores, children will learn how pioneers made items for trade at market. Candles, sewing, articles, pottery, and baked goods are a few of the things that children will make and actually take on a visit to the market at the end of the week.

The Finer Things
Once past providing for the bare necessities, the pioneers found time to make and enjoy the finer things in life. Children will make rugs, spin wool, sww, and indulge in many other fun activities. The week will end with an ice cream social and parlor games.

Little House
Join us at Cobblestone Farm's "little house in the big woods" (the Log Cabin) for a week of frontier activities based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's childhood remembrances.



Session Dates

 Session I   Back to Basics   June 15 - June 19
 Session J   Market to Market  June 22 - June 26
 Session K   The Finer Things  June 29 - July 3
 Session L   Little House  July 6 - July 10
 Session M   Back to Basics  July 20 - July 24
 Session N   Market to Market  July 27 - July 31
 Session O   The Finer Things   August 3 - August 7
 Session P   Little House  August 10 - August 14 



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