Sugar Sweet Farm

Sugar Sweet Farm
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With a mission of connecting children to nature through farm-based education, Sugar Sweet Farm has served thousands of local children through farm tours, parties, and farm camps. Each day on the farm brings new topics for ever-changing exploration and fun. Campers grow, learn, and play through creative, hands-on projects, hikes with llamas, horse interactions, crafts, games, gardening, hanging out with and caring for the animals, gathering eggs, swimming, and much more. We offer camp sessions on a daily and half-day basis in order to create flexibility for your complex schedules.  Though the daily rhythm is consistent with animal visits, crafts, and swimming, each session of camp is unique, so most families select several days of camp that fit their schedule. Camp activities are different in the morning and afternoon sessions so full day campers will be engaged and delighted throughout their day.

Farm Camp Daily Tuition $125/ Half-Day Session and $250/ Full-Day Session

Gain practical instruction and hands-on experience in the art of counseling at Sugar Sweet Farm. Through daily classes led by Staff Development Directors you’ll learn to care for campers and animals, lead safe and fun activities, foster camper harmony, and host at meals. Under the mentorship of senior counselor leaders, learn how to support the camp program and work directly with campers from day one. Learn valuable leadership skills as you grow in selfless awareness, ego-free responsibility, and unconditional love.


Check out our Registration Guide for Tips for a smooth registration

We are excited to welcome your children to Farm Camp 2024! We love to connect the children of our community with the magic of our family farm, while creating an experience that is meaningful, nurturing and joyful.

Counselor In-Training Camper Program

Age: 13 to 16 – Must have turned 13 by June 1st

Price: weekly 5-day sessions are $530/week

Dates: Sessions run from June 10th to Aug. 10th – see session dates below

Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

How to Apply: We are accepting applications on a rolling admission basis through May 1. Please click the link below to fill out an application. Applicants selected will receive a link to register.  Please apply early!

Camp Features
Ages 7-9
Ages 8-12
Ages 13-18
Accepts Credit Cards

Holiday Break Camps Offered Throughout the Year
Sample Daily Schedule

Peltzer Pumpkin Farm is open daily from September 23rd through October 31st. Peltzer Pumpkin Farm is a yearly tradition for thousands of families in Southern California offering pumpkins, a petting zoo, mini John Deere carts, mining for gems, and so much more.

Tickets for our attractions are $1 each, pricing for each attraction is listed below:

Monday – Friday Entrance: $2 per person. Saturday – Sunday Entrance: $3 per person.

Children under 2 years old are free with a paid adult, children 2 years and older must pay entry fee.

  • *Crush Club Member admission is FREE
  • Petting Farm: $3 per person (children under 2 years old are free with paid adult)
  • Gem Panning: $6 per person
  • Tractor Garden: FREE
  • Train Ride: $6 per person (children under 2 years old are free with paid adult)
  • John Deere Mini Carts: $5 per child (100lb limit per cart)
  • Carnival Games: $3 per child per game
  • Shaved Ice: $5 per shaved ice (Saturdays + Sundays)

Pumpkin Painting: $20 per child (Tuesdays + Thursdays at 4:30pm, must pre-purchase)

Pumpkin Painting classes will take place every Tuesday and Thursday of the season down on our Farmstead from 5:30-6:30pm. All ages welcome! $20 per person tickets include a small pumpkin, all painting materials, and a class led by our instructor. Purchase your class HERE.

Saturday – Sunday : 9am – 8pm. Attractions open at 9am. Click here for attraction hours and details. Entrance to the farm is $3 per person. Under 2 years old is free with a paid adult. Children 2 years and older must pay entry. During the weekends we usually experience a high volume of guests. Please consider visiting us on weekdays to help us space out visitors. Entrance to the farm may CLOSE while we wait for current guests to exit.

Mon – Fri : 10am-8pm. Our Petting Farm opens at 10am, all other attractions open at 4pm. Click here for attraction hours and details.


Entrance to the farm is $2 per person. Under 2 years old is free with a paid adult. Children 2 years and older must pay entry. Planning to visit multiple times this season? Our new PUMPKIN PASS is fun for the whole family.

  • Pumpkin Pass is valid Monday – Friday only

  • Weekday free entry to the farm for a family of 5 all season. *must be from the same household

  • Petting Farm entry all season

  • Must purchase tickets for additional attractions

  • Discount on all Pumpkin Painting classes

  • Must provide pass and ID for entry

  • Passes can be purchased on site at the Farm Office or online HERE.

Purchase your $50 Pumpkin Pass HERE and come visit us all season long!

Contact Information

Sugar Sweet Farm Private Address Encinitas, CA 92024
Summer Camp Pricing
Price Range:
$125.00 - $275.00

Typical Camp Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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