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After School Program

We are currently enrolling our After School Program!


This Fall, New Village Farm will partner with Alex Hudson of the Creative Mindfulness School to provide our After School Program. 


Alex S. Hudson is a certified meditation teacher, stage actor, college professor, public speaking instructor, and mother. ​Over the years, Alex has drawn many thematic parallels between acting and meditating. Through this experience, she has developed a unique framework for teaching mental wellness-seekers how to live more mindfully and peacefully in an increasingly agitating world. In her work, Alex offers a meditation practice for living in the present, playfully and at peace. Gratitude, resilience and presence are the core values of the school.


Our After School program will include a blend of both farm education and creative mindfulness practice. In this program, we strive to engage kids’ sense of collaboration, to develop resilience and problem solving skills, and to build their toolkit to manage stress and overwhelm.

For kids attending Shelburne Community School, a farm staff member will meet your child at the front office of Shelburne Community School at 1:50 pm (on Wednesdays, early release days) or 2:50 pm (Mondays and Thursdays) and walk them to New Village Farm. Children from other schools may be dropped off at the farm at 2:30 pm (Wednesdays) and 3:30 pm (Mondays & Thursdays). Pick up is at 5:15 pm.

General Daily Routine

5-10 mins // Arrival & settling

15 mins // Snack

10 mins // Opening Circle

30 mins // Mindfulness activity 

30 mins // Farm chores

30 mins // Craft activity & free time

10 mins // Closing Circle 

Packing list

  • Farm & weather-appropriate clothing

  • Hearty snack

  • Filled water Bottle

  • Please leave all electronics (including smart watches) at home. (If your child has a cell phone, we require them to keep it in their bag or backpack unless they need to contact a parent or guardian.)


Our Fall semester runs from September 6th-November 16th, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

We follow the Champlain Valley School District’s calendar, taking off Labor Day (Monday, 9/4), Yom Kippur (Monday, 9/25), and Indigenous People’s Day (Monday, 10/9).

Age Range

This program is geared towards kids in Kindergarten through 4th grade. If you have an older child who is interested in the program, please shoot us an email at



We will educate the children in safe farm conduct around poisonous plants, electric fences, and the animals. New Village Farm reserves the right to ask children who infringes on the safety of themselves or others by consistently violating the boundaries and conduct requested of them.

Sick Days

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for sick days or other scheduling conflicts.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • For each registration, there is a $75 non refundable deposit built into the cost.

  • If you cancel before August 21st, we will provide a full refund minus the $75 non-refundable deposit.

  • If you cancel between August 22nd and September 15th, we will provide a 50% refund.

  • After September 15th, we cannot offer a refund of payment, but we can offer some credit on a case by case basis.

New Village Farm's Tax ID: 27-4665607

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