Bring your day camp to the Wyckoff House this summer for an exciting adventure into New York’s past! Campers will explore the farm, play games, and discover stories of the past. Programs are designed for campers ages 4 and up.
Down on the Farm: Explore, smell, touch, and taste your way through the Wyckoff garden. Learn how plants grow and where our food comes from. Go on a garden scavenger hunt, tour the farmhouse, and play some old fashioned games.
Add-on craft: Seed balls, seed starters, herbal sachets, butter churning, cider pressing, pickling
Colonial Kids: Explore how kids would have lived, worked, and played in Brooklyn four-hundred years ago. Tour the historic farmhouse, try your hand at historic artifacts, and play some old fashioned games.
Add-on craft: butter churning, herbal sachets, wool felting, candle dipping
- Butter Churning ($1), all ages
- Making flower power seed balls ($1) , all ages
- Planting and Potting seeds ($1), all ages
- Making medicinal herbal sachets ($1), ages 7 and up
- Felting wool charms ($2), ages 7 and up
- Candle dipping ($2), ages 8 and up
- Cider pressing ($3), ages 5 and up
- Pickling ($3), ages 10 and up
Dates and Times
Available Monday through Friday from June 21 through September 2. Lesson duration is 60-minutes for a standard program or 75-minutes, including an add-on craft. Programs start hourly between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Alternate times can be arranged upon special request.
Once you make your reservation and we confirm the date and time, you will be e-mailed and invoice. A 50% deposit is due at least 2 weeks before the visit to hold the reservation. Final payment can be made the day of the visit. Deposits must be made by check, credit card, or Paypal. The balance can be paid in cash.
Lunch and Facilities
Lunch: There is no indoor facility for groups to eat lunch. Weather permitting camps may picnic on the grounds, provided that they clean up after themselves.
Restrooms: We encourage groups to use restrooms before arriving at the Wyckoff Farmhouse as we have limited restroom facilities. There is a clean outdoor port-o-potty for public use on the property.
Weather: All programs are held rain or shine. Programs will be modified accordingly. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Outdoor programs will be conducted in a tented area.
We recommend hiring a bus or van to bring your camp group here. Buses can drop off groups along the gate on Clarendon Road. Street parking is easily available. If you prefer to take public transportation, please note that the museum is more than one mile from the closest subway station. Both the B8 and B47 buses connect to subways (B, 2, 3, 5, C, L) and will drop you off within one block of the museum. Click here for more detailed directions.