July 27 - 31, and August 10-14.
Half day program for children ages 8-15.
Program runs from 8 am – 12 pm, Monday through Friday.
The day will be focused on learning to work with animals and grow and nurture plants. Children will also learn to make some of the items we produce here on the farm and we will take a hands on approach to explore our natural world.
A typical day in our program is structured as follows:
8 am - 9 am - Morning meeting and chores: Kids learn how to milk a cow, feed pigs, move sheep and goats to new pastures, feed chickens, collect eggs, etc.
9-10:30 - Morning hike: We set out on trails through our woods or adjacent Fingerlakes trail system (no driving required) where kids will be taught names of plants, trees, wildflowers, birds, etc.
10:30 - snack
10:45-12 - Daily Class: Kids will learn to make lip balms, work with wool, candlemaking, primitive pursuits skills, etc.
Other activities through out the week might include learning how to curry horses, clean their hooves, and take them for walks, trim goat and sheep hooves. If there are baby animals born during camp, children will get first hand knowledge on working with these young animals. We will explore methods on how to harvest and store produce, children can take home some of the fruits of their labor! We have lots of classes planned for many more hands on activities.