SUMMER CAMP

The summer camp programs at Strouds Creek Farm are designed to offer a unique experience for your child. Our programs are limited to 15 children per week to allow for the intimate feeling one might get at a friend's birthday party or a playdate with friends. 

Down-to-earth, nature-based days are the vibe around here. We lean into a routine of activities that are loosely defined so that we allow for flexibility.  We strive to balance the structure and supervision that is necessary with a "free-ranging approach". We feel that some unstructured play and the freedom to just be a kid throughout the day is what makes our summer camp program so much fun!

Our days will look something like this :

Mornings

 

  • Basic farm chores, feed and water horses, chickens, ducks, goats, and rabbits

  • Collect chicken and duck eggs

  • Interact with animals (petting, grooming, horse rides)

  • Morning snack

  • Swimming pool time (1 hour)

  • Free play on the playground structures (includes swings, tire swing, seesaws, monkey bars, balance beam, and more)

  • Games ( sack races, hide & seek, dodge ball, kick the can...)

  • Tetherball

  • Plasma cars

Afternoons

  • Lunch

  • Creek Stomping and exploration

  • Free play on the playground structures (includes swings, tire swing, seesaws, monkey bars, balance beam, and more)

  • Swimming pool time (1 hour)

  • Crafts

  • Games ( sack races, hide & seek, dodge ball, kick the can...)

  • Tetherball

  • Plasma cars

  • Afternoon snack

  • Evening animal chores feed the horses and goats

Popsicles and lollipops are given as the daily treats

Additionally, every Friday is the beloved marshmallow roast!

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Looking for a perfect experience for your child’s birthday? Farm parties are the best!


Birthday parties at Strouds Creek Farm are a great way to celebrate!  We offer children and adults alike an opportunity to experience parts of farm life that bring joy and smiles to all. We look forward to celebrating with you. 

 
   
Party Days: Saturday or Sunday

(weekday parties are available upon request)

 

Party Hours: 10 AM-12 PM OR 1 PM-3 PM

(adjustments available upon request)


  

BASIC BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE

Includes the following :

  • Time on our awesome playground

  • Horse grooming & horse rides for all children

  • Marshmallow roast

  • Collecting chicken eggs

  • Meet & greet with the goats

  • Meet & greet with one of our bunnies

The host provides any food, snacks, drinks, cupcakes, paper goods & party favors that might be desired. 

I will provide linen table cloths and silverware for your convenience. Please do not bring any single-use plastic products to your party. Thank you in advance for helping me make the farm more sustainable.

 

BASIC BIRTHDAY PARTY PRICING

$200 for the first 10 children, including the birthday child. Every additional child will be $15.

~ Basic Birthday Party Package can add jump ropes for an additional $5 per child. 

 

 

DELUXE BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGE

Includes the following :

  • Time on our awesome playground

  • Horse grooming & horse rides for all children

  • Marshmallow roast

  • Collecting chicken eggs

  • Meet & greet with the goats

  • Meet & greet with one of our bunnies

  • Pizza, snacks, drinks, cupcakes, plates, cups, silverware & linen table cloths

  • Each child will make a jump rope from the SUPER COOL JUMP ROPE MACHINE! 

 

~ The jump ropes are considered the party favor.

DELUXE BIRTHDAY PARTY PRICING

 

$350 for the first 10 children, including the birthday child. Every additional child will be $25.

 

HORSE BOARDING

As the owner and operator of Strouds Creek Farm, I strive to offer horse boarding services with the care and quality I expect for my own horses. I grew up in New York and spent much of my youth & early adulthood at the local horse stable. I dreamed of the day I could own my own horse. Sixteen years ago I relocated to Hillsborough, North Carolina.  I bought a 20-acre farm and achieved my dream when I adopted my first horse. I have since added two more adopted horses to my family. 
 

I have a lifelong love and passion to care for horses. With the abundance of space on my farm, it is a natural service to offer to others.

 

Horse Boarding at Strouds Creek Farm includes:

 

  • 100 x 80 outdoor fenced in arena

  • Horse safe fencing in all the paddocks

  • Stalls available for all boarding horses

  • Access to trails and free spaces

  • Beautiful property, nice quiet location

  • Stress free environment for the horses & their humans

  • Beautiful old cedar post and board barn

  • Feed & Tack rooms

  • Morning & evening feedings

  • Hay in the winter months

  • All the care necessary to keep your horse happy

 

I provide FULL BOARD only and my board fee is $450

per month.
 

HORSE RIDING LESSONS

Horse riding lessons at Strouds Creek Farm are a guided experience that includes instruction in horse husbandry (all aspects of grooming and care prior to tacking up). Instruction in how to tack up a horse (preparing the horse to ride w/a saddle pad, saddle, halter & reigns). I specialize in teaching beginner lessons and have extensive experience teaching young children.

We will begin our lessons learning the basics of how to lead, mount, post, stop, balance, steer and dismount a horse. We will build on these skills. Each stage of riding lessons is dependent on age, each students individual ability and prior experience.

I teach PRIVATE LESSONS only and my lesson fee is $40.

Each lesson is 1 hour long.

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