February Vacation Program
Cabin fever? Classroom fever? Get outdoors at Red Gate Farm! In February, when everything is covered in snow and school takes a break, come have fun at Red Gate Farm! It is a time for exploring the farm and forest in winter and having loads of fun! We always take care of our farm animals first, but in winter we also enjoy the season by snowshoeing, tracking, building campfires, roasting marshmallows, and, of course, sledding! There’s lots to do and it’s mostly outdoors, so wear snow clothes (bring a change too, just in case) and get ready for fun!
2017 February Vacation Information
Our program is geared for children in grades 1 - 4. Students can register for any or all of the four days offered. Each day has a different theme, but we have a regular routine every day of farm chores in the morning and sledding/games in the afternoon. We are outside every day, and students should bring snack and a lunch (except Thursday, when we will provide lunch). Each day is from 8:30am - 3:30pm.
Monday, Feburary 20 - Farm Animals In the morning we will visit the barns and halter-train our goats. Joe the ox needs grooming and afterwards we will take him out for a walk and practice commands. If we have time, we will practice herding the sheep before we head inside to learn some fiber crafts.
Tuesday, February 21 - Farm Skills Learn some basic carpentry skills as we do some repairs around the farm. In the afternoon, if there is time, we'll plant some seeds for our spring crops.
Wednesday, February 22 - Forest Today we head into the woods to learn how to build a fire. We'll cook our own lunches before heading out to do some animal tracking. Later, we'll build our own shelters in the woods.
Thursday, February 23 - Farm Food After chores, we head into the kitchen to bake some fresh bread. While the dough is rising, we will make delicious grape jelly from the fall harvest. In the afternoon, after snacking on our bread and jelly, we'll do some herb and seed saving.
Cost is $60 per day or $200 for all 4 days (save $40)
Financial Aid is available.
Register by calling (413) 625-9503 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the form required for dropoff. We'll have hardcopies at the farm as well in case you forget. Click here for the form.
Make a payment online by using Paypal (no account required) and a credit card.