3-5 p.m.
Our games day is recommend for ages 7 through teens.
Young People 7 and up can be dropped off. Parents also welcome to STAY (see "PARENTS" below).
Suggested donation $5/child— (no one turned away— so don't let $ keep you away!)
Drop in Participation welcome, but all players must have camp forms on file. Parents can fill them out the first time you come.
Register here to be in the loop with updates and weather cancelations:
Monday GAMES at Clapping Hands Farm!

We plan to PLAY through warm rain and light drizzle!

Get your week started right with something fabulous to look forward to on MONDAY!
Finish school/homeschool and then come PLAY at Clapping Hands Farm!
We will be leading cooperative games, running around games, circle games, parachute games, our favorite BIG "all camp" Games like Six Feathers, Capture the Flag and Rainbow Tag. We'll be trying out NEW games. And can play laid back versions of kickball, ultimate frisbee, etc. if people are interested.

The first hour from 3-4 p.m. we will pick games that will definitely accommodate BOTH OLDER and YOUNGER players. We hope to see lots of older kids and teens in the second hour and will pick games to appeal to that older age group from 4-5. (YES! You teens can take ONE hour to play hard with friends before digging into homework!! Really. You. Can. )

PARENTS! We will have a "hang out" area set up for you!
Come relax with other adults while we play with your kids!
OR, You are always welcome to play with us too!


Led by Mardi Magoo, Louise Omoto Kessel, Sarah Perry (afternoons) and some awesome Clapping Hands Farm Counselors!
TUESDAYS 9- 3:30
Ages 8-adult
Six Weeks: September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24.
Cost per six week session: $300, inquire about scholarship help or installment payments if needed.
REGISTER: Fiber Arts Camp!

Note: we plan on continuing this with 6 week sessions on different Art Topics through out the 2017-2018 Fall-Winter-Spring. November-December session will be focused on Toy Making and Jewelry and other projects that make good GIFTS. Other upcoming topics include PRINTMAKING; COLLAGE ILLUSTRATION; MOVING PICTURE TOYS, & STOP MOTION ANIMATION; FOLK TALE THEATER; MASKS AND PUPPETS. Full Schedule for 2017-2018 coming soon.

9 - Morning Games (active running around games)
9:30 Morning Circle
10:00- Noon Morning Focus Group (campers will CHOOSE a Focus Group and work with that group every morning for the 6 week session)

Mardi will lead Machine Sewing and Costume Design for ages 10 and up. Mardi is a wizard with a sewing machine and a professional costume designer for theater. Because this camp session leads up to Halloween, help creating awesome handmade halloween costumes will be available. But campers will choose their sewing projects and Mardi can literally help with anything— bags, up-cycled clothing, all sorts of clothing funky or fancy!

Louise will lead a Fiber Arts Exploration for ages 8 and up including weaving, crochet, knitting, hand sewing, felting, fabric decoration. Campers in this group will be able to choose among projects and skills they want to learn. (in other words not everyone will learn all those skills/do all those projects, but over the course of the six weeks there will be projects in all those areas to choose from). Projects include woven characters, woven belts, crocheted rugs and hats, knitted washrags, glue batik, fabric printing, sewn monsters, felted soap, needle felting.

Noon- 1:00 Lunch, free time, chores
1:00- 2:00 Art Camp CHOICE classes, including Ukulele Lessons
2:00- 3:00 Art Camp CHOICE classes, including Ukulele Lessons
3:00- 3:30 Buddy Group check in, clean up, Closing Circle

In the afternoon, we will have choice classes with opportunities to extend the work of the morning— or work with the teacher/skills you DIDN"T have in the morning AND Ukulele lessons with Sarah Perry will also be in the mix. We will also take camper requests for other projects and activities.

FAMILY CAMP! Parents are welcome to participate either as visitors (bring your own skills, materials and projects and craft with us) at no additional cost or as campers (use our materials, receive our instruction) at the same fee structure as younger campers.

Weather permitting ALL activities will take place OUTDOORS.
Clapping Hands Farm is located in Pittsboro, NC
We usually have car pooling from Chapel Hill, Durham, and various parts of Chatham County.
We sometimes have car pooling from Apex and other parts of Wake County. We sometimes have car pooling from Sanford.

Please feel free to contact Louise Omoto Kessel 919-542-5599 or with any questions!
and here's the registration link again!: Fiber Arts Camp!


If you can't stop strumming that ukulele since you came to camp, it's time to join the Clapping Hands Farm UKULELE BAND!
Band practice with Sarah Perry runs from 3:30-5:30pm EVERY Tuesday at Clapping Hands Farm starting THIS TUESDAY, September 12th!!

This band is open to anyone who LOVED playing ukulele at camp and can't wait to keep practicing and performing together. All members will have the opportunity to PERFORM in the variety show at Shakori Hills Festival and at other local events and venues which support camp and our community! Although performance is not required, we will be practicing to share our talent as a band! There is a $5 Suggested donation but please don't let $ keep you from coming. We want ALL ukulele players from camp to join!
Click the link for quick and easy sign up!


First, Third and Fifth FRIDAYS starting Sept. 29th and running six sessions ending on Dec. 1— with Dec. 15 held as a weather make up day. So: 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1 and 12/15 reserved on your calendar as a weather make up day.
3* p.m. to 8 p.m.
*We realize that people will be arriving at various times depending on when school/other activities end and distance to camp so we will have a SOFT START to accommodate this. Let us know when your camper will arrive!

Foraging, Fire Making, Campfire Cooking Skills, Night Hikes, Nocturnal Animal Observation, Star Gazing, Constellation Stories, Telescopes, Astronomy! This is going to be FANTASTIC!

Recommended for ages 10-18. Younger campers considered on a case by case basis (inquire).

Cost: $250 or $300 for teens staying for campfire hangout.

Led by Louise Omoto Kessel, Sarah Perry, fabulous counselors, and special guests with Astronomy skills and telescopes!
REGISTER HERE FOR OUTDOOR EXPLORERS (includes teen campfire registration for people who are doing BOTH programs)! Outdoor Explorers at NIGHT! Fall 2017


8-10 p.m. Immediately following the Outdoor Explorers Program.
First, Third and Fifth FRIDAYS starting Sept. 29th and running six sessions ending on Dec. 1— with Dec. 15 held as a weather make up day. So: 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1 and 12/15 reserved on your calendar as a weather make up day.
Ages 13-18

Suggested Donation $5-$10/person, more if you can, less if you can't. $0 OK!

Hosted by Louise Omoto Kessel, Sarah Perry, Fabulous Counselors (ages 20 and up), and special guests from the Clapping Hands Community! And we're hoping some of our Astronomy Guests from the Outdoor Explorers program might stay late occasionally.


Creative Writing with Sara Graybeal!