About Hawthorne Valley Farm

Hawthorne Valley Farm is a 400-acre biodynamic farm in Upstate New York devoted to organic and sustainable methods of farming, such as composting, crop rotation and homeopathic treatments. Hawthorne Valley Farm is one of several arms of the Hawthorne Valley Association, a nonprofit dedicated to agriculture, education and the arts. The farm offers school-age children the opportunity to live on a farm for a week with their teacher and classmates, experiencing farm chores such as feeding animals, baking bread, barn cleaning and exploring.

Interns/counselors supervise and educate visiting students as they participate in the daily tasks of running a farm. During the school year, students spend one week on the farm. In the summer, the camps are age-specific and the length of stay varies depending on the age of the child.


Open to college seniors, graduates, grad students and anyone 21 or older. Individuals under 21 will be considered if they have prior experience working with young children.

Hawthorne Valley Farm

  • Helen Enright, Hawthorne Valley Farm, Main
  • Hawthorne Valley Farm
  • Visiting Students Program
  • 327 Route 21C
  • Ghent, NY 12075
  • Phone: (518) 672-4790


  • Number of Interns: 10 to 20
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • New York, NY