On Friday, May 3 students not participating at the Hersheypark Adjudication will travel to Camel’s Hump Farm in Bethlehem to perform community service and help the Farm prepare for their busy spring and summer seasons. Students will work in small groups to help restore and beautify areas throughout the estate, including potentially working on a water feature, planting seeds and trees, lining trails with fallen trees, building a bridge over a bog, picking up trash along the Monocacy Creek, cleaning up around a hobbit house, and erecting fencing. Students will use garden tools, their strength, and creative design thinking throughout the morning.
Camel’s Hump Farm, as their website states, was “purchased in 2015 by the Friends of Johnston, Inc. – an all-volunteer charitable non-profit” and “is located on the historic 135 acre Archibald Johnston estate, the country home of Bethlehem’s first mayor.” We look forward to a continued partnership and further projects in the future with the good people of the farm.
After finishing at the farm, students will return to the Middle School for lunch before traveling to Town & Country Bowling Alley to enjoy some fun and fellowship with one another. Regular dismissal times will be in place and Extended Day will be open until 6pm. Families should RSVP using the form sent by email.