Still looking for a green summer camp for your seven to 12 year-old child this summer? The fourth annual Farm Camp near Great Barrington, Massachusetts has us wishing we could pack a bag and join in the fun. Run by L’ecole Des Beaux Arts (an artist supply and workshop space) in Brooklyn, this five day/five night camp is an awesome throwback to traditional camp activities with a healthy twist of new possibilities. Kids sleep in tents (that they pitch themselves), learn how to identify and forage for mushrooms and plants, feed and tend to farm animals, and hike and swim and just generally play in nature. Rounding out the experience are daily art workshops with visiting artists, trips to other working farms, and locally sourced food cooked by professional chefs. The emphasis is obviously on life outside, and the camp is just the right amount of time to get kids feeling comfortable in nature and with enough activities that they won’t even have the opportunity to miss out on their creature comforts. Besides, what kid doesn’t want to learn how to make her own arrows or (safely) start a fire? If you’re jealous (and we certainly are), parents are invited for the last night’s dinner and a sleepover, so you can get your own little nature fix and a taste of the old camp life.

+ Farm Camp 2016 $1,500