At one time, family, friends and
neighbors took an active responsibility in raising
children. They were given the title of Aunt, Uncle or
Grandparent. As a trusted guide and wise teacher, this
vital relationship helped young adults become positive
contributors in the larger community. We have
re-created this family farm environment with our Mentors
and Junior Mentors so your family can experience these
values. We have chosen our Mentor/Leaders because
of their life experiences and knowledge, and their
ability to be positive role models for children.
The Rainbow Program (RB):
5-7 years old are the youngest group. Each group of
6-8 children will have
a Mentor assigned for the entire week. The Rainbows
will be in their small groups for most activity
periods and periodically join together as a larger group.
The Mentors have flexibility depending on the daily
needs of the individuals in the group.
Horseback riding 3 times a
swimming, Creek stomp, arts & crafts, hiking, gardening, water play,
story time, games and more.
The Trailblazer Program:
Trailblazers typically 8-12 years old exhibit an
increased level of maturity & independence.
Trailblazers usually have a 6/1 camper/mentor ratio and rotate between
scheduled activities from 9 am to 11am, including:
Horses, woodworking, pottery, hiking, creative
expression, gardening, Creek Stomp & Farm Hands. From
12:30 to 2:30 they will have a choice of activities.
Junior Mentors (JM):
JM's need to be 12 years old or older. Entry
into our JM Program is by application and interview.
After the interview by our Program Director, we will
decide with the JM which area(s) at the farm they will
To be a JM at Spence's Farm they must be a young
adult who after they have learned something, desire
to teach or help others to become successful as
well. Junior Mentor's learn valuable life
Besides being their first job, we provide
opportunities to apprentice in an area of
interest; and practice being a good role model.
Junior Mentors must complete an Online Application
and submit it via the web site. Upon receiving your
application an interview will be scheduled by the
Horsemanship Immersion Program
The groups will
attend Horsemanship classes for both periods of their
camp day, except when they go to Creek Stomp on
A skills test will be given on
Monday morning to determine placement based on skill
level. Spots will be filled on a first come first served
Basic Camp Schedule
||Daily Theme Discussion
||1st Period & snack time
||Swim time M, T, Th, F
||Wednesday- Creek Stomp
||2nd Period/ Trailblazer Electives
||Snack & pick-ups
||After Care & Enrichment classes