Connecting kids with nature since the 1960’s



Bringing Nature Home:


Summer Adventure Camp


Join us for this online camp-like experience full of interactive, hands-on activities and live sessions led by our educators to deliver the fun and camaraderie of a summer camp. These three-day sessions (Monday through Wednesday) will run for three hours and will feature crafts, playing games, meeting farm animals, and creating science projects. Each day, our educators will provide a fun and engaging atmosphere that will keep campers busy and excited to log into camp each day. Click here to read the FAQ’s for these online session.

There will be six sessions with three session topics. The first topic Watershed Warriors will help campers understand how our actions impact the environment and how we can lessen those impacts. The second topic Fantastic Farmers will introduce campers to the food cycle and how our meals reach our plates. Then finally, our Eco Explorers topic will have campers explore the different ecosystems in our area without even having to leave their house. Each week’s session will feature different activities will be about that theme, so you can sign up for more than one session.

Each session is $75 per household. Campers will need to have access to an internet-enabled device with a camera and microphone.

๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†• We are adding three more camps in August.  ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†•

๐Ÿฆ… Session 7: August 3-5, 2020 | Critter Camp
Explore the diverse world of wildlife. Nature is nothing short of extraordinary. Animals always find a way to survive and your child will get to explore them all. From the strange wonders of the deep sea to soaring with the birds in the clouds. Come take a walk on the wild side!  

๐ŸŒฟ Session 8: August 17-19, 2020 | Plant Power
Explore all the different aspects/features of plants and their interactions with insects and surrounding environment. From seed dispersal to the flowering plant learning all the different stages of the plant life cycle, what they need to survive,  and why humans need them plants for our survival. 

โœจ Session 9: August 24-26, 2020 | Going on a Field Trip 
We’re wrapping up an amazing 9 weeks of online summer camps with this special session that takes campers on a virtual “field trip” to the farm. As we get ready to go back to school, we’re visiting our favorite spots and friends on the farm.



The activities are geared towards children ages 5 to 11, but are open to nature explorers of all ages. We have a maximum of 15 families per session. 

Please contact us for more information if you will need to be provided with an internet enabled device.


Sessions available


Watershed Warriors – FULL
June 15 -17, 2020
Fantastic Farmers – FULL
June 22 – 24, 2020
Eco Explorers – FULL
June 29 – July 1, 2020
Watershed Warriors – FULL
July 13 – 15, 2020
Fantastic Farmers – FULL
July 20 – 22, 2020
Eco Explorers – FULL
July 27 – 29, 2020
Critter Camp – FULL
August 3-5, 2020
Plant Power – FULL
 August 17-19, 2020
Going on a Field Trip
August 24-26, 2020


Please contact [email protected] with any questions or for more information.






2020 Summer Adventure Camp




Open to Rising 4th – 8th Graders

Day & Residential Camps



COVID-19 Update: Due to the impact of COVID-19, we have to cancel this yearโ€™s Hard Bargain Farm Adventure Residential Summer Camp. We will be issuing a full refund for all residential camp reservations.

Calling All Adventurers!


This day and residential camp is for rising 4th to 8th grade students. Campers will spend the day outdoors building confidence, exploring, swimming, learning and making new friends at our 330-acre environmental center and working farm. Activities include canoeing, swimming, archery, meeting farm animals and hiking through our wetlands and trails.

Our camps…

      • Are surrounded by nature.
      • Are led by certified, full-time staff work year round with children from across the region and have extensive experience in hands-on, outdoor programming.
      • Have air conditioned facilities.
      • Focus on small (20-40) person groups for a personalized experience.
      • Provide a real farm experience – campers will get their hands dirty while planting in our Children’s Garden and will make four-legged friends by interacting with our farm animals
      • Are located just 10 miles from DC!


Our programs aren’t just fun – they promote and model environmental stewardship and positive environmental habits through hands-on activities and exploration. Camp participants get to experience the farm, shoreline, and fun outdoor activities while growing friendships and building confidence. It’s a summer adventure of a lifetime. 


Sessions available


June 21 – 26, 2020 June 28 – July 3, 2020 July 5 – 10, 2020
July 12 – 17, 2020 July 19 – 24, 2020 July 26 – 31, 2020



  • Early bird registration is $550/camper and is available until April 10.
  • Regular registration is $650/camper.
  • Family discounts available
  • Refund policy: We know that the COVID-19 outbreak has made the process of scheduling for the summer uncertain. In light of that, we are changing our camp refund policy to be more flexible: If school schedules change or social distancing remains in effect into the June and July months, we now offer a full refund for your kid’s camp reservation. We will also allow you to switch to a different week than the one you are registered for, if there are spots available, so you don’t need to cancel.


Camps fill fast!




Still wondering if our camp is a right fit?

Check out our Camp FAQs!


Contact us at [email protected] or 240-210-4559 with any questions.