Summer Camps



2021 MSU Tollgate Farm Summer Camp 

We are currently dreaming of hot summer days filled with kids exploring and learning outside at our farm. However, due to the pandemic and with still so much uncertainty, it is impossible for us to provide a definite plan of what 2021 summer programs will look like at our farm.
Despite this uncertainty, we are offering a interest application as a way to gauge interest in our hopeful summer schedule. If summer camp programs are able to move to forward, pending approval to return to in-person programming from the University, we will give those who fill out this application early-bird access to our registration.

Fill out your interest application here.

As always, the health and safety of our community and staying true to our mission are our highest priority. We will continue to update our website as we learn more and have a clearer vision of what 2021 summer programs will look like for us. 


COVID-19 Update: As concern about the novel Corona virus grows, MSU Tollgate Farm remains focused on the health and well-being of its participants, volunteers and employees. In effect, Michigan State University has made the decision to cancel or postpone all youth activities until September 1st. There is nothing we love more than sharing the farm with each one of you. However, providing a safe place for social, emotional, and physical growth is paramount for all our programming. The MSU Tollgate team is in full support of the decision to keep our youth and communities safe. This news means we will be cancelling all our summer activities including Summer Camps. In lieu of summer camp on the farm we will be providing free camp themed content starting June 22, 2020 on our Experience Tollgate web page. 


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Tollgate strives to provide opportunities for youth and adults of all income levels and welcomes a broad cross-section of participants to experience farm-based experiential learning. The goal of the Tollgate financial aid process is to provide as many youth and adults as possible with the opportunity to enrich learning and broaden their experiences. Funding is limited and applications are reviewed based on the needs of the participants, potential impact on their learning, cost of the program, and potential for meaningful collaboration.

To learn more about how to apply for financial aid, visit the Tollgate financial aid webpage.