NOTE these programs are listed in order of their START DATE! 
We are running a Creative Writing Workshop, Three sessions of Art Camp, Outdoor Explorers, Teen Campfires, Family Campfires, and two Spring Break Camps this Winter/Spring!!!! Keep reading for all the cool stuff! 

Monday Games 3-5 p.m. 

Monday Games return after our break for holidays! 
Every Monday except in bad driving conditions or extreme cold with rain. 
$5/person, $10/family
ages 7 and up can be dropped off so long as I have a camp form for them
ages 6 and down welcome with a parent
Parents of any aged kid welcome to PLAY as well! 
To get on our Monday Games notification list: Monday GAMES at Clapping Hands Farm!

NEW! Creative Writing for Homeschoolers with Sara Graybeal

Mondays, 1-3 p.m. 
January 22- March 12, with March 19 held as a weather make up day. 
cost $135 for the 8 week session
age range 9-17
minimum 5- maximum 12 participants. 

Sara Graybeal is a favorite instructor at Clapping Hands Farm. Her creative writing classes provide a fun prompts and thoughtful exercises but the core of her writing workshops is SUPPORT for writers to explore topics and genres of their choosing in a safe inspired group. Sara writes fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. She is also a performer and co-founded a performance poetry group called The Poeticians out of Philidelphia. She has been accepted to the MFA writing program in Greensboro for next fall. 
REGISTER HERE: Creative Writing with Sara Graybeal

Tuesday ART CAMP 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

The current session (Session 3 Printmaking) is FULL. Register here for the remaining sessions: 
Art Camp at Clapping Hands - Google Forms


February 13- March 20
Ages 8- 18
We'll make flip books, movie wheels, and stop action animation bringing to life toys (legos etc.) as well as characters and scenes we create ourselves. 

SESSION 5: We have not finalized the topic for our last session of ART CAMP but I'm leaning towards BUILDERS CAMP

April 10- May 15
Ages 8- 18
$300 + $20 supply fee

Friday Outdoor Explorers at NIGHT

Meets 1st,  3rd and 5th Fridays starting February 2rd! Taking TWO WEEKS OFF for Spring Break Camp (on those Fridays we have a FAMILY CAMPFIRE instead!)
2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/20, 5/4, with 5/18  and 6/1 held as a weather makeup days. 
COST for the 6 week program is $250 
REGISTER: Outdoor Explorers at NIGHT! Spring 2018

Outdoor Explorers 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ages 8-16
We started this program this Fall and have LOVED the opportunity to be outside and exploring from dusk into dark! We have been working on our fire making and campfire cooking skills, (campers cook their own dinner on the campfire each night), we enjoy night hikes and looking for nocturnal animals, and running games in the DARK are a highlight!  We've also had some wonderful guests:  amateur astronomer Steve Grathwohl with his telescope a few times, and Dave Tate has taught us constellations, and Jef Lambdin told us star stories! We will continue these activities,  but as Spring comes and the days grow longer we will also investigate PLANTS, looking at edible plants, using plants for cordage, and basket making. The longer days will also allow for hikes a bit farther from our base camp to explore Harlan's Creek, our pond, and the woods all around. 


One the same Fridays as Outdoor Explorers we host a TEEN CAMPFIRE for CLAPPING HANDS FARM CAMPERS and their FRIENDS. Teen Campfires are from 8-10 p.m. for ages 13 and up. Spring Dates are: 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/20, 5/4, with 5/18  and 6/1 held as a weather makeup days. REGISTER: TEEN Campfire! Spring 2018


We wanted FAMILIES to get in on some of the SUPER FUN Campfire Action that we've been having with our Outdoor Explorers and Teen Campfires! So. . . January 27th we have a chance for FAMILIES to enjoy a campfire and stargazing and running games in the dark! FAMILY CAMPFIRES are for PARENTS AND KIDS TOGETHER and we will be counting on parents to look our for the safety of their own children.
JANUARY 27th! from 5-9 p.m. 
Suggested Donation: $10/family
REGISTER here: FAMILY Campfire! January 27, 2018



So excited to start our 2018 camp season with TWO Spring Break Camps this year!!!! Our Anything Goes Spring Break Camp is a glorious sample of everything we love at  Clapping Hands Farm! Our favorite art projects, hikes, outdoor skills, music, and games! You can sign up for the week or by the day! 
Register here: 2018 Spring Break Camps at Clapping Hands Farm

Anything Goes! Spring Break Camp March 26-30, 2018

For ages 7-13; $250 for the week, $60/day. Please check to register your child for Anything Goes Spring Break Camp! Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools, Empowered Minds Academy, Willow Oak Montessori School and Woods Charter School have Spring Break this week.

Anything Goes! Spring Break Camp, April 2-6, 2018

For ages 7-13; $250 for the week, $60/day. Please check to register your child for Anything Goes Spring Break Camp! Chatham County Schools, The Hawbridge School, Alamance County Schools, Carolina Friends School and Lee County Schools have Spring Break this week!