June 3, 2020
WILTON, CT (June 3, 2020) After a tremendous amount of research, thought, and discussion, Ambler Farm has made the difficult decision to not host with their Summer Day Camp this year at their Wilton-based farm.
The camp was scheduled originally scheduled to begin June 15th.
“There are few things that bring us more joy than the summer camp at Ambler Farm,” said Kevin Meehan, Program Director. “We think of our camp families and our staff as if they are our own family and, at the end of the day, their safety is what drove this choice. This is a sad day here on the farm, but we also know it is the right decision.”
After careful staff review and conversations with various health professionals in the area the recommendation to cancel the 2020 Summer Day Camp Program was made by staff and approved by the Board of Directors.
“The Summer Camp here at Ambler Farm is a cherished experience for our campers,” Tim Burt, Executive Director, said. “We put a lot of effort into making this work, but we just felt that the safety of our kids and our community is our first responsibility. I want to thank our team for making this bold decision. I also want to let our camp families and community know that we will continue to develop programs this year that engage, excite, and entertain. We look forward to bringing Summer Camp back to Ambler Farm in 2021.”
Ambler Farm remains open to the public, dawn to dusk, for walking. You can also visit with Ambler Farm’s animals, which include pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, roosters, rabbits, ducks, turkeys and more. In addition, Ambler Farm’s Farm stand opens for the season this weekend and is open Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm through October.
Visit AmblerFarm.org for more information about the activities and events at the farm.
About Ambler Farm
Betty Ambler was the last of the Raymond-Ambler family to live at Ambler Farm. She lived there most of her life until her death in 1998. The following year, the Town of Wilton purchased 22 acres of this beautiful 200-year-old working farm as part of the open-space initiative. Since this complex consisted of historic houses, barns and various out-buildings, a non-profit group called the Friends of Ambler Farm was formed and a mission crafted to celebrate Wilton’s agrarian roots through active-learning programs, sustainable agriculture, responsible land stewardship, and historic appreciation. Ambler Farm is open daily, dawn to dusk. It is located at 275 Hurlbutt Street in Wilton, CT 06897.