PEAPACK NJ - At Bluebird Farm Alpacas, we enjoy teaching others about alpacas – the friendly and inquisitive animals that supply us with amazingly soft fleece and so much more! This summer, Bluebird Farm Alpacas will offer a brief, one hour Mommy & Me summer camp opportunity for children between the ages of 4 and 6, as well as a four-day/three hour per day Alpaca Adventure camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12. A parent/guardian will remain on-site for the Mommy & Me camp experience.
Our 2016 summer camps begin the week of June 27, 2016. The Mommy & Me Camp is limtied to 10 children for each session; sessions are held from 10 to 11 am on select mornings throughout the summer (see the attached Alpaca Summer Camp flyer) and the fee is $10 per child. The Alpaca Adventure camp is limited to 8 campers per week; sessions are held from 12:30 - 3:30 four days per week (see the attached Alpaca Summer Camp flyer) and the fee is $179. We encourage those interested to book early, as space is filling quickly!
The camps will be interactive experiences for children. Participants in the Alpaca Adventure camp will have hands-on opportunities to socialize with and care for our alpacas, even adopting an alpaca for the camp's duration. Kids will discover the distinctive and individual personalities of each animal. Facts about alpacas, including information about their native country and their relationship to llamas and camels, will be discussed in fun and interesting ways. Upon completing the Alpaca Adventure camp, children will have an understanding of how alpaca fiber is harvested and prepared. They will learn about the steps involved in fiber production, such as fiber spinning, and participate in and complete fiber crafts to take home. Children will also plant a potted seed to take home; this activity will introduce them to the way in which alpacas contribute to a flourishing garden. Time will be spent discussing the alpaca as an eco-friendly, “green” animal. Treats will be made for the alpacas and alpaca games will be played! Children in the Mommy & Me camp will meet, visit, and feed the alpacas. An age-appropriate alpaca-themed craft or activity will be completed and alpaca-themed story time will take place.
Our goal is for our young visitors to enjoy being with the animals and to leave the camp experience with a wealth of knowledge about alpacas and their end-products.
More information can be obtained about Bluebird Farm Alpacas by visiting our website at www.BluebirdFarmAlpacas.com or calling the farm at (908) 234-9772.