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Clapping Hands Farm

Joined in March 2019

About Us

Clapping Hands Farm is an arts and nature camp located ¾ of a mile down a gravel road near Pittsboro, North Carolina. We began our summer camp program in 2000 and our year-round programs in 2007; currently, we run about seven camps per summer plus a spring break camp, as well as a lighter schedule of programming during the school year. These programs are led by working artists, craftspeople, and naturalists, and are offered to children from ages 2 to 18, families, and adults. Our campers are from many cultural, religious, racial and economic backgrounds. Central to our camp culture is a practice of welcome and inclusion. We have a “no one turned away” policy and between 1/3 and 1/2 of our campers come on scholarship. We work with children who have behavioral challenges and disabilities or who are “at risk” or have experienced challenging life circumstances or trauma. Campers are our most precious resource and camp is stronger, better, and more fun because everyone is there. We are off the grid, with acres of woods and fields, a fairy forest, trails, a pond, hand-pumped water, use-your-foot sinks, and solar power. The community that has grown up around this place and our programs includes an enthusiastic group of current camp families and a dedicated group of alum that stay involved, including quite a few of our original campers from 2000.

Clapping Hands Farm is an arts and nature camp located ¾ of a mile down a gravel road near Pittsboro, North Carolina. We began our summer camp program in 2000 and our year-round programs in 2007; currently, we run about seven camps per summer plus…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth
  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Family

Location

  • 3348 Alston Chapel Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312, United States

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