The Farmhouse Center is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization in affiliation with The Community Fund For America. The Farmhouse Center is situated on 100 acres of beautiful rolling meadows in Colchester, Vermont. The Farmhouse Center offers Summer Day Camps with 1 to 10 week sessions. Please go to the camp section for more information.
The Farmhouse Center’s stables are home to approximately 19 horses, 10 of which were adopted through the Premarin PMU (Pregnant Mare’s Urine) Rescue. The 9 miniature rescue horses are adorable and happy to be in their new home! All the horses are employed in providing therapy and experiential learning to our campers. The Camp is offered all summer, and during school breaks. Scholarships are available. April vacation camp is a great time for kids, tons of planting seeds and being outside with the horses. Lots of great cook-off challenges!
Horses have a natural healing power that has been proven effective in physical, mental, and emotional therapy. The camp counselors at the Farmhouse Center often see marked changes in our kids just from them spending some simple, quiet time alone with a horse, the cats and the goldens. The horses continually provide ample opportunity for campers to learn multiple levels of communication through touch, body language, and vocal tone in a safe environment.
A parent of one of the campers made the comment “when I drive my daughter to camp she transitions to the young girl I knew. Becoming a teenager with two younger sisters has been emotionally challenging for her. The Farmhouse Center’s environment has given my daughter such happiness and tranquility. There is something very special about The Farmhouse Center. I am amazed at the growth and personal gains she has made in one summer.”
Main camp activities include horses, gardening, non-competitive sports, culinary activities, crafts and art. Primarily, just having fun! We guarantee that they will sleep well each night and be ready to come back to camp for more good times! We are not a fancy camp, just down home where everyone is welcomed and loved!