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!

2019 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, water bottles and lunch. Each day is from 8:30am - 3:30pm.

Monday, Feburary 18 - Farm Animals In the morning we will visit the barns and halter-train our goats. Pete and Jack the oxen need grooming and afterwards we will take them 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 19 - 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 20 - Forest Today we head into the woods to learn how to build a fire. We'll cook snacks over the fire before heading out to do some animal tracking. Later, we'll build our own shelters in the woods.

Thursday, February 21 - Farm Cooking After chores we'll head to the farm kitchen and make delicious eats!

Cost is $60 per day or $200 for all 4 days (save $40)
Financial Aid is available.

Register with this online form.

Make a payment online by using Paypal (no account required) and a credit card.

Questions?: find your answers by calling (413) 625-9503 or by emailing jake@redgatefarm.org

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