Ambler Farm summer camp has ‘pig’ news

Ambler Farm’s Adventures at the Farm summer program, serving children from preschool through seventh grade,  is now open for registration. This year, there are two “special” new campers!

Ambler Farm recently acquired two young American Guinea Hogs from the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. The pigs, arriving Sunday, April 30, will join Ambler Farm’s other resident animals — baby chicks, ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats and rabbits — for children to interact with and learn from.

Summer campers, school groups, scout troops, and farm visitors will be able to interact with these “girls,” who will eventually weigh up to 200 pounds, in the farm’s new pig enclosure where they are cared for by volunteers and the farm’s apprentices in grades 5 to 12.

“Our campers will have the opportunity for hands-on engagement by helping to feed and care for the pigs,” said Kevin Meehan, program director, who added the “pigs are exceptionally calm and friendly, making them an excellent choice for small sustainable family farms such as Ambler Farm.”