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Field & Forest Camp

Join us as we explore and experience the highlights of MFFC: from ponds & streams, to pastures & berry patches, to trails & woods. We’ll spend time on creative crafting projects, daily hikes and excursions, hands-on experiences, cooperative games and play, and activities focused on observing and investigating Merck’s many habitats and inhabitants.

Campers will get their hands dirty by constructing fairy houses, getting up close-and-personal with trees, picking berries from bushes, dipping nets in Page Pond, and visiting the pastures where our farm animals live.

Each camp day starts and ends at our forest yurt, with excursions and activities taking us to visit other onsite destinations through the week and activities are appropriately geared for each age group.


Trail Crew Camp

Trail Crew participants will trek through field & forest, learning how to steward working lands. Through hands-on explorations and projects, they’ll develop practical backcountry and primitive skills, engage in citizen science, and participate in service-learning projects. Crew members will navigate with map and compass, construct shelters, lop invasive, and tackle trail work as they explore the front- and backcountry of Merck Forest.