Winter camp


Winter Camp 2024

  • Monday, February 19, 2024, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, February 22, 2024, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, February 23, 2024, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Open to grades K – 6, our Winter Camp inspires youth to have fun outside while learning about agriculture, animal science, nutrition, healthy living, and life skills on a 100-year-old working farm. Rooted in the 4-H Positive Youth Development framework, our programs teach youth to use their Head, Heart, Hands and Health to foster self-esteem, teamwork and respect.

Each day will include different activities, interactions with farm animals, crafts, wagon rides and much more!

What to bring:

  • Make sure your child is dressed in layers and appropriate for the weather. We will be spending most of the day outside.
  • Change of clothes (including socks) in case they get soiled or wet while in with the animals or out on the farm.
  • Lunch, snack, water

When you register, in your account you will have to list people authorized to pick up your child. Please make sure to also list parents/guardians and phone numbers to reach you in case of an emergency. Whoever is picking up your child(ren) must have a valid photo ID on them that matches our authorized pick-up list. This is for the safety of your child(ren).

Location: 350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980, Drop Off & Pick Up in Pole Barn (first building as you enter the farm from Visitor Parking Lot on the left, has a large 4-H logo on the side)

Please contact Brittany with any questions or concerns at or 631-852-4612. 

Registration open!

Daily themes:

Monday – Old Fashioned Farm Fun:

Recreate farm life from the 1800s as youth dip candles, churn butter, and practice tin smithing! Learn about the essential farm animals from then and now. Help groom some farm animals and take a trip into our historic barn.

Tuesday – Minecraft Mania:

Minecraft minus the screen! We will bring Minecraft to life with activities from planting, crafting, and mining to making potions and creating pretend portals. We will visit our farm friends and incorporate them educationally. So come protect the farm from creepers and have a day away from screens!

Wednesday – Poultry Party:

Explore all things bird related! While we will mostly focus on our farm poultry friends, we will also explore birds kept as pets and search for and feed some wild birds foraging outside.

Thursday – Creative Camp Day:

Spend your day participating in various crafts of your choice. From wood burning and wool felting to sewing, fort building and even rock painting. Come get those creative juices flowing!

Friday – Food Fun:

Let’s play with food – well kind of! We will make a tasty and nutritious treat for ourselves and even for our farm animals. We will get a lesson on edible wild plants and end our yummy day with hot cider around the fire pit.


$60 per day



Brittany Naumann
4-H Education Program Manager


Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
350 Yaphank Avenue
Yaphank, New York 11980

Last updated January 10, 2024