Kids' Farm Classes for 2018-2019!
Registration through Westport Parks & Rec opens in mid to late August, which is close to the start date for fall kids'programs. Please send us a note with your child's name/age/program name so we can alert you when the registration portal is available. firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Farmer class
Mommy (Daddy) & Me at the Farm
10 Sessions - $225 (includes materials)
Join us for an hour of quality time each week with your child on the farm, while connecting with other children and caregivers 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 themes and activities each week, including stories, music, crafts, play-based lessons, and a hands-on experience meeting our furry and feathered farm friends. For the last 20 minutes, we often spend time outdoors exploring the farm, visiting the animals, playing on the grounds, chatting with new friends, or simply following the kids’ interests!
|Wednesday||September 12-November 14 9am-10am||LFC100||Register|
|Wednesday||September 12-November 14 10:30am-11:30am||LFC101||Register|
Jr. Homesteader's Farm Club
10 Sessions - $250 (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 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.
|Tuesday||September 11-November 13||JFC101||Register|
*No Class 11/6
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||September 12- November 14||FC301||Register|