Kids' Farm Classes for 2019-2020!
Registration through Westport Parks & Rec is open! Be sure to include your CODE number to register.
Jr. Homesteader's Farm Club
Grades Ages 6-12
8 Sessions - $240 (includes materials fee)
Does your child love farm animals? Would he/she love to pet a fuzzy rabbit, see where eggs come from, tend goats and sheep, or pick pumpkins off a vine? Elementary school children in our outdoor Homesteaders’ club are thrilled to experience real farming and gardening activities, including planting and harvesting along with farm animal care. Crafts, activities, games, story readings, and making tasty snacks from garden-fresh veggies will be highlighted during the program. Please bring a nut-free snack, a reusable water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and warm clothes that can get dirty.
This is an outdoor program; please check the Westport Parks & Recreation Cancellation line for cancellations notifications.
|Monday||Sept. 9- Nov. 11 (no class 9/16 or 9/30)||JFC101||REGISTER|
Little Farmers Class
Sessions 1, 2 & 4: $250 (8 Classes NO CLASS OCT.9)
Session 3: $225 (7 Classes NO CLASS February 19)
Join us for an hour of quality time each week with your child on the Farm, while connecting with other children and parents in the community. You’ll enjoy fun and developmentally appropriate experiences with your little one in a weekly enrichment class designed to foster social skills and independence in Wakeman’s new farm facility and on the farm's grounds. Our amazing instructors offer different farm and nature themes and activities each week, including stories, music, crafts, play-based lessons, and a hands-on experience meeting our furry and feathered farm friends. We often spend some time outdoors exploring the farm, visiting the animals, playing on the grounds, chatting with new friends, or simply following the kids’ interests! Choose the 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. start time.
|Wednesday 9:00-10:00am||October 2- November 27 No Class Oct. 9||LFC100||Register|
|Wednesday 10:30-11:30am||October 2- November 27 No Class Oct. 9||LFC101||Register|
|Wednesday 9:00-10:00am||December 4- February 5||LFC200||Register|
|Wednesday 10:30-11:30am||December 4- February 5||LFC201||Register|
|Wednesday 9:00- 10:00am||February 12- April1||LFC300||Register|
|Wednesday 9:00- 10:00am||February 12- April1 No Class Feb. 19||LFC301||Register|
|Wednesday 9:00-10:00am||April 15- June 3||TBD|
|Wednesday 9:00-10:00am||April 15- June 3||TBD|
School Year Vacation Day Camps
Individual Sessions - $100 each camp day
Join our experienced Farm Educators and a Culinary Instructors for a Vacation Day or Vacation Week Camp celebration! We will spend the days visiting our Farm animal friends, learning to cook delicious farm-fresh snacks, creating a variety of nature-based crafts and other “maker” activities, playing games; exploring the grounds, gardens and nature trail, watching for native pollinators, insects and other wildlife. Please bring a nut-free snack and a reusable water bottle, and wear warm shoes or boots and weather-appropriate outdoor clothes that are OK to get dirty.
|Election Day||November 5||HC108||Register|
|Martin Luther King Day||January 20||HC110||Register|
Fall Farm Apprentice Program
10 Sessions - $350.00 (includes materials fee)
Farmer Farah Masani, a legendary local farmer and green foods movement advocate, is heading up one of Wakeman Town Farm's beloved after-school programs—the Fall Farm Apprentice Program. If you have a child in grades 6-9, he or she won't want to miss it! Farah Masani is an educator vested in teaching kids about the local food system and how real food gets to us— through fireside chats and hands-on farm experiences.
Join Farmer Farah for an authentic hands-on Fall Farm Adventure that includes:
Working with our hands, cooking on an open fire, growing our own veggies, saving seeds, getting dirty, caring for farm animals, learning about soil, learning recipes from the harvest, mastering outdoor living skills and learning food preservation!
Please bring a nut-free snack, a reusable water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and warm clothes that can get dirty.
This program is an outdoor program; instructors will notify families via email in case of severe/inclement weather.
|Tues. & Thurs.||Sept. 10-Oct. 10|
Middle School Farm Club
10 Sessions - $200 (includes materials fee)
This outdoor program allows students to ‘un-plug’ from the digital world, reconnect with nature, and learn the ins and outs of organic farming and gardening through hands-on instruction. Outdoors on the pastoral Wakeman Town Farm property, students will participate in a variety of daily farm activities, which include planning, planting and harvesting the garden along with taking care of the various farm animals (rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, alpacas, sheep). Building projects, food preparation, and lessons in sustainable living are also a part of this program. Throughout the season, special projects and activities will be offered in a fun and engaging manner. This program is great for students who like to ‘get their hands dirty’ while learning about the environment and having fun at the same time. Please bring a nut-free snack, a reusable water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes and warm clothes that can get dirty.
|Wednesday||April 10-June 5 (No class April 17)|