Shepherding Camp!

by Susan on May 23, 2009

Due to a strange turn of events we have just discovered that we’ll be able to offer Shepherding Camp this summer in June and July, with some limited availability in August and September.

Our Shepherding Camp is a six-day, five-night fiber vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll stay at our house on the Vineyard, help us take care of the flock, and knit and spin yourselves silly.

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Here’s what you need to know:

The price for Shepherding Camp is $1300 ($1200 for shareholders) for up to two people. The accommodations are a private room with two twin beds, so it’s a great trip for two girlfriends or a Mother and Daughter. While we encourage you to spend some time with our flock, you can do as much (or as little) farm work as you choose. If you’ve ever considered having a flock of sheep or herd of Alpaca of your own, Shepherding Camp is a great way to find out if shepherding is for you.

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When you’re not helping out on the farm you can choose from an assortment of activities. The fee for Camp includes breakfast and dinner every day you’re on the Island, bike rental and transportation, ferry tickets and several activities during the week. Our hand-dyeing workshop is included in the fee as well. [We have the dyeing workshop every week of the summer.] Martha’s Vineyard has great hiking, beautiful beaches, and several other sheep farms that welcome visitors. We’ll plan your visit to suit your interests.

Space at Shepherding Camp is very limited! We can only accommodate two people at a time and we will be spacing the visits out to ensure that we can give every visitor our full attention. For available dates and more information, email me at susie AT fiberfarm DOT com.

{ 10 comments }

1 sandy (puddle duck) May 24, 2009 at 1:44 am

ya’ll have a good time and don’t forget to pack your wellies.

2 Stephanie Peterson May 24, 2009 at 6:44 am

I would love to come do this…. if the dying class is included, then is that only on August 5 week?

3 Susan May 24, 2009 at 7:54 am

Good question Stephanie! My post was unclear- we do the dyeing workshop every week in the summer.

4 Chris May 24, 2009 at 10:43 am

Is the price for one person, or for one room with 2 beds(ie: 2 people)? Sorry if this is a dumb question. Also, would you be able to accomodate vegetarians or vegans? This sounds like so much fun!

5 Susan Gibbs May 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

The price is for one room with twin beds so up to two people. Does that make sense? You can come by yourself for that price or split it with a friend and share a room.
Vegans and vegetarians are not a problem- all meals will feature lots of fresh, local vegetables from our friends at the farmers market.

6 woolies May 24, 2009 at 8:37 pm

sounds like SO much fun!!!

7 Alpaca Farmgirl May 25, 2009 at 9:49 pm

That sounds like such a great idea! Hope you’ll show pictures from it.

8 writerbug May 26, 2009 at 12:48 pm

OMG. Brian and I would lovelovelove to do this! I don’t think we can swing it this summer, but I’ll email you–if you’re doing it next summer, we’ll save our vacation time and be sure to join you!

9 Jennifer May 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Oh WOW. Want to do this so bad.

10 margaret murphy July 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Hello,
I am wondering if we are a very cozy family with a 4 year old and 6 year old would it be possible to accomodate us? ( we are not opposed to sharing the twin beds ) I have done some felting and my six year old loves finger knitting and is working on figuring out “knitting with sticks”
Mostly we love the vineyard and have always dreamed of having a farm there and the best we can probably do would be to visit yours. an extra charge would be fine given the extra heads .( we would like to take avacation in august) If you are unable to host us, do you know of any othe similar “camps” that take families with children?
Margaret Murphy

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