Bringing Agricultural and Fun to Inner City Youth
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.
Agricultural Science, Communication, and Leadership
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.
Participation in Washington County Fair Camp
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 FFA. 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 or call 518-692-2464.