Summer Camp Scholarships
Every year since 2005, Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center has been working to bring low-income, at-risk children from the city of Trenton to the farm for our summer day camp. These children are integrated into our regular camp schedule and healthy snacks & transportation are provided at no cost to their families. Over the course of the last few summers, we have seen children overcome their fears of animals, dirts, people, and nature. They learned that insects are not scary and frogs feel comforted if you rub their bellies. As they explore the Farm, get dirty and play safely, they also have a chance to just “be kids” without the responsibility, criticism, and threats of everyday life in the city. We believe that by exposing children to nature, agriculture, and the sources of their food, they will gain a sense of compassion for their environment and each other.