Fulper Family Farmstead in Lambertville opens its doors again to campers

]'“A day in the country is worth a month in the city,” observes the Fulper Family Farmstead’s promotional literature, extolling their unique summer camp program in which “campers join their farm family for the week and make memories that last a lifetime.”

For the last nine years, the Fulpers have opened their barn doors to children for a fun down-on-the-farm experience. “We have a passion for youth and strive to deliver an unforgettable, rewarding, and refreshing hands-on experience,” Breanna Fulper said.

Participants will enjoy the fresh farm air, learn where milk and dairy products come from (yes, cows), witness real daily farm chores, and care for their own calf — all while having a blast! In addition, the campers will cool off on the ultimate slip ‘n’ slide and milking parlor water games, as well as refuel with farm fresh dairy and homemade farmstead snacks.

Newborn CalfAdditional activities include hayrides, the chance to watch a cow give birth, scavenger hunts, relay races, dairy jeopardy, obstacle course, water games, making homemade ice cream, milking a cow, making homemade milk paint for crafts, meeting the dairy princess and much more.

Each camp participant picks out their very own calf to take care of for the week. They are in charge of naming their calf, and learning how to wash, clip, and properly handle them. Families are invited to the farm on the last day to watch each camper present their calf in the show.

The weekly day camps run from July through mid-August at Fulper Farms in Lambertville. Contact their team at (609) 651-5991 or for more details and/or a registration packet. Check out pictures from past camps on Fulper Family Farmstead’s facebook page or website.

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