Winter Weekend Program Days & Workshops
Get your kids ages 5-11 outdoors for some fresh air and farming this January/February -- with Saturday or Sunday Program Days (9 am - 1 pm). We’re also offering special Workshops (1:15 -3:15 pm) for various ages.
Been interested in Farm School, but don’t want your kids to miss any traditional school? Try it out!
Register for a Program Day, a Workshop, or both! Program Days registration is flexible; register for a drop-in day for $50 or buy the 5 day bundle for less!
Winter Weekend Program Days
Our program days run from 9 am - 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays in January/early February. This is a great option for families faced with a bad day for skiing, OR maybe it's a great day for skiing, and parents want to ski without the kids, OR you’re just over skiing all together? In this program, our aim is to get kids outside, exploring the world, working with their hands, taking care of animals, and playing!
The registration is flexible; register for a drop-in day for $50 or buy the 5 day bundle for the less expensive price!
Warm beverage (tea or hot cocoa)
Two filled water bottles
Snow clothes (snow pants and ski jacket)
Extra base layers and midlayer
Mittens or gloves
Optional: hand warmers
Muddy/wet clothes bag, a plastic bag works well for this
Please leave all knives, tools, and electronics at home. (If your child has a cell phone, we require them to keep it in their bin unless they need to contact an adult.)
Each day will run from 9 am - 1 pm. On the Farm, no two days are the same, but we do follow the same routine:
9:00-9:15 // Arrival
9:20 // Morning Circle
9:30 // Chores
10:00 // Snack
10:15 // Free time, unstructured play
10:45 // Project time
11:30 // Hike to Lunch and eat
12:00 // Free time, unstructured play
12:30 // Hike back to the Farm
12:35 // Afternoon Checks
12:50 // Closing Circle
1:00 // Pick up
We will be offering four new workshops this Winter (see below for details):
Workshops will run from 1:15 until 3:15 pm on weekend days. The workshops all meet twice, one week apart. To finish your knife and spoon, you'll need to register for both classes, but we have 1 day drop-in prices for Introduction to Whittling and Farm Campfire Cooking. We highly encourage curious adults to join our workshops with or without their children!
Intro to Whittling -- (Saturdays, January 6th & 13th)
For children and adults alike! In this two-time class, Come learn how to begin your journey in this craft. Kids attending must be 7 yrs or older. You are welcome to bring your own knife or you can borrow one of ours.
Make your own Knife handle and Sheath -- (Sundays, January 7th & 14th)
For children and adults alike! In this two-time class, participants will create their own knife by whittling their own knife handle, sanding it, and oiling it. Then, we will epoxy sloyd blades into the handle shaft. After the knife is complete, we will make leather sheaths to protect the blades! Participants must be experienced with whittling to take this course. Participants should expect to use the full amount of time working on their project. Participants should be at least 8 years old. If you have a strong, young whittler, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may bring your own whittling knife or you may borrow one of ours.
Farm Campfire Cooking -- (Saturdays, January 20th & 27th)
For kids 8 years old and up! This is a two-time cooking class using farm-based ingredients. We’ll focus on building a strong fire and utilizing the many ways to cook over and under it. So much more than marshmallows! Fill your Saturday afternoon with learning and delicious food!
Spoon Carving -- (Sundays, January 21st & 28th)
For children and adults alike! In this two-time class, participants will create their own spoon by using a whittling knife. We will start by coal burning the inner bowls of the spoons. Then, we will use our knives to shape the outside of the bowl and the handle. We will use power cuts, V-cuts, and push cuts. Participants must be experienced with whittling to take this course. Participants should expect to use the full amount of time working on their project. Participants should be at least 9 years old. If you have a strong, young whittler, shoot us an email at email@example.com. You may bring your own whittling knife or you may borrow one of ours.
We will be in contact if there is a weather forecast of a big winter storm. However, if there is an overnight total of 5 inches or more at the farm, and the roads are unpassable at the time of program start, we will issue credit to all who cannot make it to the farm.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for sick days. It might be possible to schedule a makeup day for your child. Please get in touch with us!
We will educate the children in safe farm conduct around electric fences, tools, and the animals. New Village Farm reserves the right to terminate its relationship with any child who infringes on the safety of themselves or others by consistently violating the boundaries and conduct requested of them.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
For each registration, there is a 20% non-refundable deposit built into the cost.
If you cancel 14 days before the program, we will provide a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit.
If you cancel between 13 and 8 days before the program day, we will provide a 50% refund.
Within 7 days of the program day, we cannot offer a refund of payment, but we can offer some credit on a case by case basis.
Please direct any questions and inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.