Friends of Schumacher Farm
Provided byFriends of Schumacher Farm, Inc.
Schumacher Farm is a 120-acre living history farm museum and conservancy just north of Madison. It is a Dane County Park that is operated by the Friends of Schumacher Farm, a non-profit membership organization with the goals of preservation, restoration and education of early rural Dane County lifeways. Schumacher Farm Park serves as an outdoor classroom for people to learn about nature and ecology. The park includes the farmstead’s spacious and shady grounds, a 10-acre prairie restoration, heirloom gardens, farmhouse museum, farm machinery exhibits in the barn and granary, picnic tables, hiking trails and sandbox. Farm outbuildings typical of the period are being restored at the site.
Schumacher Farm will again be offering a summer camp in 2018 on June 25-29th, from 9 am - 3pm. During this week-long summer camp, kids will try out what life was like on the farm during the 1920s and 1930s to gain insight into the modern world. Ideal for children in 1st to 5th grade. Each day consists of a different theme to explore farming, gardening, and stewardship for the environment with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Creative play and teamwork will be encouraged and each camper will be provided with a journal to express their experiences. Full and partial scholarships available.