Blackberry Farm

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Family & Children

Camp Blackberry is relocating to a beautiful new facility, located next to the new family pool. Complete with a pavilion, a craft room for painting and pottery and a learning garden, Camp Blackberry will now have all the space it needs to welcome all of our young Blackberry guests for even more fun-filled adventures. Camp Blackberry is a program for children ages 4 and older that encourages “Appreciation through Exploration.” Our activities include interacting with the farm animals, culinary projects, discovering nature and the outdoors, creating art, cooking and gardening. Our goal is to instill an understanding of each area through hands on learning that children can then apply to their own daily lives. Our daily schedule is based on the children in attendance, changes on the farmstead and the season. Each topic area has multiple lesson plans to keep children excited, interested and learning. We also have a new Blackberry Discovery Program for tweens and teens older than 10, which offers a more in-depth leaning experience on specific farm and outdoor topics. As an added value, Camp Blackberry is complementary during Family Time at Blackberry Farm. Family time is Memorial Day through Labor Day as well as during our Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Download the Adventure Series PDF for more information & additional images.

January through March 15th we offer winter rates for activities and reservations. Please call to find out more.


Adventure Series

Appreciation through Connection From trails to gardens and streams to mountains, join us in a unique opportunity to connect to a place and time, as we discover and explore together. The Adventure Series takes guests of all ages into the great outdoors, for challenging and enriching activities on property and in the nearby Smoky Mountain region. Programs are based on Adventure Quests and Mountain Discovery, and targeted toward ages 10 and up.

Mountain Discovery

Mountain Discovery activities are all about learning to exist in the mountain environment. From plant and wildlife ID to learning about wild edibles and managing wildlife encounters, these activities are all about being comfortable and safe in the outdoors in order to get the most out of it. Classes also include basic principals such as "Leave No Trace" ethics and basic wilderness survival.


Adventure Quests

Adventure Quests are activities for those wanting to get out of thier comfort zone and have the expertise of a guide to help them understand a new way of enjoying the outdoors. From paddling clinics to an introduction to rope skills and rock climbing, families learn what to think about when venturing out into the wilderness of and natural resources of East Tennessee. These activities not only give the families an opportunity to "play", but also help teach the skills necessary to do it safely and correctly.


Camp Blackberry

Camp Blackberry is relocating to a beautiful new facility, located next to the new family pool. Complete with a pavilion, a craft room for painting and pottery and a learning garden, Camp Blackberry will now have all the space it needs to welcome all of our young Blackberry guests for even more fun-filled adventures. Camp Blackberry is a program for children ages 4 and older that encourages “Appreciation through Exploration.” Our activities include interacting with the farm animals, culinary projects, discovering nature and the outdoors, creating art, cooking and gardening. Our goal is to instill an understanding of each area through hands on learning that children can then apply to their own daily lives. Our daily schedule is based on the children in attendance, changes on the farmstead and the season. Each topic area has multiple lesson plans to keep children excited, interested and learning. We also have a new Blackberry Discovery Program for tweens and teens older than 10, which offers a more in-depth leaning experience on specific farm and outdoor topics. As an added value, Camp Blackberry is complementary during Family Time at Blackberry Farm. Family time is Memorial Day through Labor Day as well as during our Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

2016 Camp Blackberry Schedule

  • Easter March 24-27
  • Family Time May 27- September 5
  • Thanksgiving November 22-27
  • Christmas December 22-26

Youth Excursion Series

  • Available at special times throughout the year contact the concierge for more details

Sitting Services

Sitting services are available with an hourly charge of $25 per sitter. Parents must remain on Blackberry Farm property while their child is in this care. Advanced notice is required. Please contact your concierge for more details.

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Dining

All meals are special events at Blackberry Farm, and our Culinary Team takes great pride in using only the finest ingredients to create memorable cuisine. Breakfast, brunch, and lunch are enjoyed in the Main House dining room. Lunch at Blackberry Farm is a casual affair and is available from 12:00pm-2:00pm daily. Dinner is enjoyed by reservation in The Barn or The Dogwood. To preserve a consistent atmosphere for all diners, children ages 12 and older are allowed in The Barn only at 6pm reservation times. Families with children of all ages are welcome to dine at The Dogwood during normal dinner hours with the relaxed atmosphere.

On your day of departure, a picnic lunch can be placed in your vehicle for your journey home. Backpacks, blankets and trail maps are available from the Oak Cottage for exploring the 4,200 acres of Blackberry Farm. Ask any team member for his or her favorite picnic spot. Rates include the evening meal and breakfast and lunch the following day. If you would like to enjoy extra meals on the day of your arrival or departure, please let us know in advance so that arrangements can be made. Also, upon confirmation of your reservation, please advise us of any special dietary restrictions or requests. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket at dinner in The Barn, but tie is optional.


Children

Children of any age are welcome throughout the year at Blackberry Farm. Children ages 12 and older may dine in The Barn only at 6pm reservation times. Families with children of all ages are welcome to dine at The Dogwood during normal dinner hours with the relaxed atmosphere.


Nightly Charges for Children

Charges for children 4 years of age and older, staying in their parent's room, will be $250 per child, per night, plus tax and service charge. This standard room charge covers meals, pantry snacks, sodas, and Camp Blackberry. For more information regarding the months of Camp Blackberry, please contact reservations.


Camp Blackberry Rates

Camp Blackberry provides fun-filled, fully supervised daily activities for your children. The camp is available for children ages 4 - and up and Adventure Camp is available for children 8 and up during special times throughout the year and is included in the daily child surcharge of $250 per child and within the family room rate when purchasing a room for the child. Private sitting service is available with advanced notice for $25/hour for children under the age of 4.


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