Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Week on the Farm Summer Camp

Do you think you have what it takes to be a farmer?

Have you ever wanted to ride a horse, learn to shear a sheep, or make delicious dairy treats? Then this is the summer camp for you!

Child sitting on horse accompanied by adults

Experience what it was like to work on a farm in the 1700s!

Experience Burnside Plantation in a new way with Week on the Farm, our new summer camp that allows kids ages 6-12 to discover what it was like to be an early farmer, explore what farmers do today, and learn all about taking care of animals on the farm of course!  This fun week-long program at Burnside Plantation is offered in partnership with Sunset Boarding Stables, LLC.

Enjoy a week of programming at the historic Burnside Plantation

(located at 1461 Shoenersville Road, Bethlehem PA 18018)

Registrants can choose from two weeks, but space is limited!

Week 1: June 13-17   Week 2: June 20-25

Camp runs Monday-Friday, 9 am - 3 pm (drop off starts at 8:30 am)


$300 for non-members, $250 for members of HBMS

Child on a horse
Llama and duck
child petting goats

Hands-on Learning on the Farm

Campers will discover what life was like on an early farm with a number of fun activities including:

  • Learn about the different animals that live on a farm and their roles
  • Help with some of the chores around the farm including taking care of and feeding the animals
  • Discover the importance of farming in the past and today
  • Explore horse safety, grooming, and learn how to ride a horse
  • Learn how to shear sheep
  • Help harness draft horses for pulling a wagon
  • Learn about the importance of milk on the farm and what foods were made from milk
  • Play barnyard games
  • Fun farm-related crafts to take home

Experience life on the farm at Burnside with barnyard friends from Sunset Boarding Stables.

Child riding a horse

This program is offered in partnership with Sunset Boarding Stables, LLC.


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