Youth Farm Safety Camp in Reading, VT on April 13/14

Registration is officially open for UVM Extension’s  Thrills and Skills Youth Farm Safety mini-camps!

The first of our four scheduled camps will be at Spring Brook Farm in Reading, VT on April 13 and 14.

These overnight camps for youth, 12 to 15 years old, will provide a fun, informal environment for learning about farm safety through hands-on, skill-building activities. Qualified instructors will lead workshops on tractors and machinery safety, all-terrain vehicle safety, and safety around chainsaws and in the woodlot. Campers will also learn about safe animal handling and what to do and who to call when faced with a farm emergency. Fun activities, such as movies, group games and other evening entertainment will round out the schedule.  Workshops included will vary by camp, and campers are welcome to participate on more than one weekend – space provided.  Youth Farm Safety camps are open to both 4-H and non-4-H members.

Registration for the Reading camp is $25 and scholarships are available. All meals will be provided although participants must bring their own sleeping bag or bedding.
A downloadable registration form and the program flyer can be found at Click on “Brochure & Registration Form.”

Please feel free to post the camp flyer far and wide!
For more information contact UVM Extension Youth Farm Safety Coordinator Kristen Mullins at (802) 656-2034 or toll-free at (800) 571-0668 or by e-mail at

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program please contact Kristen by March 23. Requests for financial assistance must be received by March 30.

Additional mini-camps are planned for Derby (May 11-12); Burlington (June 27-29) and Randolph Center (Aug. 3-4).  Call for details!



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About Kristen C. Mullins

Kristen Mullins has been developing and implementing community-based educational programs for over 20 years. Her work with UVM Extension includes curricula and resource development for the Youth Farm Safety Project as well as coordinating the New Farmer Project’s Ground Work Program. Mullins previously worked for Vermont Works for Women where she was responsible for directing workforce development programs for women and girls.
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2 Responses to Youth Farm Safety Camp in Reading, VT on April 13/14

  1. Dear Eileen,
    Information on the Farms for City Kids organization can be found at They are a separate organization from 4-H, and have generously offered their site as the location for our Youth Farm Safety mini-camps. They have a lot of information on their website and can also be reached via phone at (802) 484-5822. I hope that helps!

  2. Eileen Horner says:

    Could you please send me info about your camp program for inner city children? Thanks. Eileen Horner

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