This winter, Gibbs Farm is open for special programming and winter field trips. Public hours will resume in May of 2023.

Common Camp Questions

Questions Regarding All Camps

Check-in will be outside of the white admissions building beginning at 8:50am for all camps starting at 9:00am. Check-in for PeeWees Camp starts at 9:15am. During check-in you will need to provide the name of the person picking your child up that day. Camp check-in will take place outside the white admissions building. More information regarding the logistics of check-in will be emailed to you a few days in advance of the camp start date.

A bagged lunch, water bottle and comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Please make sure that your child’s belongings are labeled. We donate lost and found items at the end of the season.

Yes! Each parent can sign up their child up via our online registration. This year campers will be put into groups prior to the start of camp. If your child wants to be in the same group as their friend attending camp, please include a note in your camp registration.

We love to share pictures and videos of campers having fun at Gibbs Farm! We use these photos and videos on social media, our website, advertisements, and signage. We will never disclose your child’s name, age, or other identifying information. Feel free to opt out on the camp registration form.

Children are welcome to wear costumes that allow them to fully participate in active outdoor (and sometimes messy) activities. Please make sure that costumes are culturally respectful.

Please contact us if your child has any special medical needs you would like us to know about. Staff will do everything we can to ensure your child has a safe and enjoyable camp experience.

Three weeks’ notice is required to receive a refund. Unless there is an available registration slot, we will we be unable to switch your registration to a later session. If camps are cancelled by Gibbs Farm, camps registrations will be automatically refunded. Please call our office at 651-646-8629 to cancel a registration.

Camp goes on rain or shine, as most activities can be brought inside. There is enough sheltered space for all campers in case of sudden severe weather. If Gibbs Farm Staff determines that programs cannot be run safely because of forecasted severe weather or excessive heat warnings, parents and guardians will be notified before the start of camp.

Day camps are led by our fantastic seasonal interpretive staff. All staff members have received training and passed a background check. Students in our Youth Intern Program help with most of our camps, these student volunteers assist staff in making sure camp runs smoothly.

Registration for camp is closed when the camp is full OR two days before it starts. After that time, you will not be able to register online, call the Gibbs Farm office at 651-646-8629 to check availability. Please email gibbs@rchs.com to inquire about waitlisting.

Guidelines will be updated as camp dates approach and any specific requirements will be sent out to parents prior to the start of camp. All camp families should be prepared for the possibility of updated mask requirements. This may include requiring masks indoors and potentially outdoors.

Questions Regarding PeeWee Camp Sessions

PeeWees camp is offered on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. Each day is a different topic and an independent session, feel free to sign up for as many as you wish.

Nope, Peewees Camp is just for kids! However, we understand your child might time to adjust before participating in an independent activity. You know what is best for your child, some parents might stay for the welcome song, or read a book under a tree in the distance during the first session.

Yes, all children attending PeeWees camp should be independent and confident going to the restroom unassisted. Please remind your young camper about appropriate bathroom etiquette like closing the door, flushing the toilet, and washing hands before opening the door and leaving the restroom.

We provide a snack during each session of Peewees. Snack usually consists of a juice box or water with fruit/veggies and a small cookie. We will take water breaks as well, especially if it is a hot day.

Any other questions?

Send an email to Janie Bender, Gibbs Farm Youth Programs Manager: janie@rchs.com or call the Gibbs Farm Office at 651-646-8629.