Youth groups interested in participating in Fair Camp can expect a fun filled, educational day. Groups are paired with 'camp counselors' Children will be given a behind the scenes tour and will be introduced to various farm families and their animals. Camp kids will tour the fair exhibits, the farm museum and meet members of 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America. There is no fee for this program for the children or their chaperones. Along with the program, campers and their chaperones will be able to enjoy the daily shows and entertainment that the fair provides.
We are able to accommodate a limited number of groups. Groups must be not-for-profit and youth focused. To learn more about Fair Camp and to schedule your group please contact the fair office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-692-2464.
Many of our urban youth have no idea where their food comes from. Ask any number of them and they will answer "the store." Pre-conceived notions of farming and farmers can be dis-spelled with introduction and education. Through the Washington County Fair Camp program we link education and entertainment - learning is easier when you are having fun.
The world population is expected to grow by 2.3 billion people by 2050. Farmers using the latest technologies will be able to achieve the lofty goal of feeding the world. Through science, communication and leadership we can develop the advocates for the future.
AUGUST 21 - 27, 2017