Farm Discovery Program for Kids

Kids engage hands-on in outdoor learning spaces from animal barns, to greenhouses, forest trails, and coastline. Immerse in farm, food, and ecology fun!

Our nonprofit educational farm is located just five miles from downtown Freeport and I-295.

3-Day Micro Programs

In our NEW summer program just for kids, participants visit with the animals, try some delicious vegetables, explore the Maine coast and play trail games in our woods. Sessions are three days and dive into a new focus each day to highlight the many fun outdoor learning spaces at Wolfe’s Neck Center. This program is available to Maine residents and those who have quarantined in Maine for 14 days.

Program Details

Ages: 6-15
Program sizes are limited for each age group

Schedule: Tuesday-Thursday, 2.5 hours each day

9:00am – 11:30am – Ages 6-8
1:00pm – 3:30pm – Ages 9-15

Program Dates (Weekly, Tuesday-Thursday):

June 30 – July 2
July 7 – 9
July 14 – 16
July 21 – 23
July 28 – 30
August 4 – 6
August 11 – 13
August 18 – 20

Price: $150 per child for full 3-day program

Exploring Our Ecosystems

Farm

Let’s learn about the animals on our farm! We’ll visit the animals in the livestock barn, collect eggs, and walk out to see the cows on pasture.

Fields & Coast

A visit to our organic fruit and veggie plot is sure to entice your appetite! Learn about, grow your own, and test-taste your way through produce at the farm.

Forest

Did someone say camouflage? Play fun trail games while learning about wildlife habitats in the woods and coastal landscape surrounding Wolfe’s Neck Center.

Health & Safety Precautions

All programming will take place outdoors, with the exception of livestock barns. When entering livestock barns, all program participants and staff will be required to wear a mask.

Group Sizes
Participants will be split into 3 groups of 8 with 2 staff per group. Each group will be assigned to their own program space for the day and will not interact with the other groups. Groups will maintain 6ft social distancing practices.

Sanitation
Hand sanitizing and wash stations will be readily available throughout the property, as well as designated portable toilets. All equipment and program spaces will be sanitized before each use. Portable toilets will have a thorough cleaning schedule, with at least 4 cleanings per day.

Participant Health Screenings
Due to COVID-19, we will be sending a pre-screening questionnaire to registered families each morning of their registered session. Forms must be submitted daily. In addition, we ask that participants work with our staff to complete a temperature check upon arrival, using our non-contact thermometers. Additional details in registration process.

Quarantine Guidelines
Any participant coming from outside the state of Maine, or participants from Maine who have traveled outside the state within the last month, must fulfill a 14-day quarantine in Maine prior to attending programming.

Inclement Weather Notices

In considering COVID-19 and the increased risk of moving indoors, programming will be canceled if heavy rain or storms are predicted. We will not be utilizing any indoor space only to ensure the safety of our program participants, staff and families.

  • For morning sessions – cancellation announcements will be made by 6pm the day prior.
  • For afternoon sessions – cancellation announcements will be made by 8am day of.

Cancellation notices will be sent out via Remind App (Link to register for this app will be provided upon completion of program registration).

Cancellations & Refunds
  • If you cancel your child’s registration, a full refund minus a $10 processing fee will be administered.
  • If your child’s program is canceled on Day 1 of programming due to low enrollment, a presumed or positive COVID-19 case, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, a full refund minus a $10 processing fee will be administered.
  • If your child’s program is canceled on Day 2 or 3 of programming due to a presumed or positive COVID-19 case, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, a pro-rated refund will be administered.

 

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