The Board and staff at Mount Hope Farm believe that community engagement is the key to mission success. Children and youth are at the heart of our efforts to provide fun, educational programs that promote social responsibility, community service, a deep and abiding respect for the world and each other.
Over the course of each year, the Farm offers many family friendly activities for our members and visitors to enjoy. These include special events, such as our Annual Farmfest and partner events like RI Land Trust Days. Our Farmers Market, held each Saturday, often features kids crafts and entertainment, a “one stop shop” for greens and good happenings!
In 2014, Mount Hope Farm launched its first 4H Clubs. With six staff and volunteers trained by the RI 4-H Foundation, our clubs meet bi-weekly and support growing, learning and social fun for kids ages 5-17. In 2015, the Farm will host several 4-H SPIN Series, special interest workshops on topics including theater, business, animal husbandry, and cooking. For those wishing to learn more, check our Green Fields page. Interested in starting a 4-H Club in your neighborhood? Visit the RI 4-H website.
We offer school vacation camps in the winter and spring and a summer day camp for kid’s ages 6-12. Each camp utilizes Mount Hope Farm’s unique landscape through experiential leaning and recreation creating a treasured experience for all. The winter and spring camps run for one week while the summer camp runs throughout the summer. The Camp Wetu (wee-too) summer camp offers four 2 week sessions, with themes and curriculum including farming, nature, hiking, conservation, and science. All sessions will include special workshops on Native American history and crafts as well as music and art. And EACH session will be invited to an optional overnight campout for campers and their families. To learn more, check out our Spring and Summer Camp Wetu pages.
There’s a lot going on so we recommend getting on our mailing list (email the office to join our mailing list) and checking out our Home Page often. Whether it’s attending a special event or activity, signing your child up for camp or simply bringing your family to walk the grounds and visit with our barnyard friends, we’ll be glad to see you.