Our Mission and Facilities
The farm strives to provide your child with a vacation from the everyday stresses. Fun is the priority and learning just happens. We allow campers to choose the activities they enjoy. The most important thing is creating a noncompetitive environment where children of all ages play together and thrive. This is an environment that fosters creativity, self understanding, life-long friendships, and empathy for others.
Across the 240 acres of farm land the fun and exploration is endless. Mornings are spent at the farm exploring the animal barns, horse rides, sports areas, playgrounds, craft areas and more. Campers spend the afternoon in the beautiful natural setting at Prince Lake. The lake includes the beach, swimming areas for all levels, paddle boats, canoes and changing houses.
A Day at Camp
Campers arrive by 9:30am and meet in the picnic shelter for assembly. Assembly includes playing games, singing songs, taking attendance and finding out what activities are planned for the day.
Activities change from day to day, but most days include: Crafts, Feeding the animals, Horseback riding, Frog catching, Sports activities, Milking a cow & Making Butter, Teaching a calf to lead, Nature hikes, Campfire cooking, Tie dye (every Wednesday) and never ending games of octoball and lightening.
Lunch is 11: 45 - 12:35 daily (remember to bring a lunch, we provide lemonade and water)
12:35 - 12:45, campers can choose to walk to the lake or ride the hay wagon, all campers must go to the lake with staff
Lake Time - campers are tested on their first day to determine swim level. Campers can also enjoy the following while at the lake: Swimming, Boating, Playing on the beach, Frog and Turtle Catching, Relaxing and Octoball.
At 2:45 we say goodbye to the lake and head back to the farm for an afternoon snack and pack up to go home at 3:30pm.
Things to Know:
Registration has moved online and will open in January. In order to hold your child's place in camp a $50.00 deposit per child per session is required. If your plans have changed the
deposit is refundable up to June 1st, 2022. A non-refundable $12.00 Registration Fee will apply when completing the online registration forms. If you need a paper copy of the registration form please contact us.
Additional Add On Items:
Late Stay will be held on even Sessions 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10. The Late Stay fee is $40.00 and can be paid ahead of time or paid the week of the session. Late stay includes dinner for all campers, activities and skits. Late stay ends at 9:00pm on Wednesdays Sessions 2, 4, 6, and 8 and on Thursday in Session 10.
Tie Dye is every Wednesday at the farm. 100% cotton T-shirts with the farms logo can be purchased onsite the week of camp or brought from home the day of tie dye. This is an
Latchkey is $14.00 for the AM and $14.00 for the PM per child. Morning Latchkey starts at 7:00am. Afternoon Latchkey ends at 6:00pm. Latchkey can be signed up for advance or the week prior to the session. Balances are due by Friday. An Afternoon snack is provided.
Camp deposits ($50.00 per session/week) are refundable up to June 1st. Cancellations after June 1st forfeit the deposit. The remaining balance is refundable (less the deposit) up to the Friday before the session is scheduled to begin. If cancellation occurs after Friday at 12am the remaining paid balance will also be forfeited. The $12.00 registration fee is non-refundable.
2023 Day Camp Dates
Session 1: June 12 - 16 FULL
Session 2: June 19 - 23 FULL
Session 3: June 26 - 30 FULL
Session 4: July 03 - 07 FULL
*Camp will be open on July 4th*
Session 5: July 10 - 14 FULL
Session 6: July 17 - 21 FULL
Session 7: July 24 - 28 FULL
Session 8: July 31 - 04 FULL
Session 9: August 07 - 11 FULL
Session 10: August 14 - 18 FULL
Session 11: August 21 - 25 FULL
When is the farm open to the public?We love having visitors, however the farm is also our home. We are open to the general public the last Sunday of every month May - September and Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays in October.
Do I have to pay admission to walk around the farm?Yes, the admission varies based on the event. Summer Sundays is $9.00 per person, Harvest Moon Hayrides is $9.00 per person and Harvest Festival is $10.00 per person.
Do you accept credit cards?Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
Can I bring my pet?No, we do not allow outside pets at the farm, including pets that can be carried.
Service Animal PolicyWe welcome guests with disabilities who choose to bring their trained service animal into Upland Hills Farm. Emotional support animals, as well as companion or comfort pets, are not allowed entry into Upland Hills Farm. Service animal trainers may not bring in-training animals under 12 months of age into the Upland Hills Farm. Service animals must remain on a leash or a harness, be under the control of their handler at all times. The leash cannot exceed 6 feet in length. If a service animal’s behavior is inappropriate, the handler may be asked to remove your service animal from the specific areas or the premises. Service animals are restricted where there is direct contact with Upland Hills Farm animals or limited in certain areas due to the sensitivity of the Upland Hills Farm’s animals.
Is outside food and drinks permitted?Yes, you are welcome to bring your own outside food and drinks to the farm. The farm is the perfect atmosphere for a picnic.
What ingredients are in your donuts?The donut mix contains Egg, Soy, Milk and wheat and then are fried in Palm Oil.
When does Summer Camp Registration begin?Summer Camp registration opens on January 1st.
Do you allow photo shoots at the farm?Yes, we do allow photo shoots at the farm. The location fee is $75.00 and must be reserved ahead of time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Do you sell produce?No, we do not sell produce through the year. We do sell pumpkins in October only. We do have a CSA on the farm, visit http://www.uplandhillscsa.org/ for more information.
Does the farm travel to birthdays and parties?Yes, the entire menagerie can travel to your party or birthday. The cost for this service is $1000.00 for four hours. Please know we do not bring our horses.
Does the farm have a volunteer program or accept volunteers?At this time we do not have a volunteer program. We suggest reaching out to your local animal sanctuary.
Questions? Contact us at mail@uplandhillsfarm or by telephone 248-628-1611.