2023 spring and summer youth program registration opens 1/31 for LexFarm members and 2/7 for non-members. Become a household member today for $45!! Support your community farm and enjoy benefits like early registration and reduced prices on programs!
LexFarm youth programs offer many opportunities for hands-on learning and play in a beautiful farm setting. Based in the LexFarm learning garden, our classes expose children to all aspects of the growing cycle: planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. We explore the wildlife at the Arlington reservoir and care for the animals at neighboring Silk Fields Farm. At this time our various programs serve children from 6 months old through 3rd grade!
Please reach out to Rachel at [email protected] with any questions about youth programs, and we hope to see your family around the farm soon!
Farm Friends (2-3 y/o with caregiver)
Introduce your little one to the farm! In this 6-week series, caregivers and young children explore and play in the learning garden together. Each day will have a theme and guided hands-on activity. We’ll sing circle-time songs, plant seeds, water, harvest veggies, and begin learning about the many creatures and plants living on our community farm.
Spring Session 1 (4 weeks) Mondays 9:30 - 10:15 am 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 *rain date: 4/10 Mondays 10:45 - 11:30 am 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3 *rain date: 4/10
Cost: $50 for the 4-class series
Spring Session 2: (6 weeks) Mondays 9:30 - 10:15 am: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5 *rain date: 6/12 Mondays 10:45 - 11:30 am 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5 *rain date: 6/12 Wednesdays 10:45 - 11:30 am: 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 *rain date: 6/7
Cost: $84 for the 6-class seriesSession 2: Farm Friends 9:30 Mon Session 2: Farm Friends 10:45 MonSession 2: Farm Friends 10:45 Wed
Farm Explorers (4-6 y/o)
Immerse your child in nature this spring! This drop-off class series for 4-6 year olds will offer guided play opportunities in a beautiful farm setting. We’ll care for the garden and learn about many of the small creatures who help the farm (worms, bees, birds). Classes will also include tasting farm-fresh veggies, explorations at the Arlington Reservoir, and animal care at neighboring Silk Fields Farm! Class size limited to 10 children and 2 teachers.
Farm Explorers Session 1 (6 weeks) Tuesday afternoons 3-5 pm: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11 *rain date: 4/25 Members: $185, Non-Members: $220
Farm Explorers Session 2 (6 weeks) Tuesday afternoons 3-5 pm: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6 *rain date: 6/13 Members: $185, Non-Members: $220Session 1: Farm ExplorersSession 2: Farm Explorers
Farm Scouts (K-3rd graders)
Get outside and active this spring! In this drop-off class series, K-3rd graders prepare the learning garden for the growing season, plant early crops and care for them as they grow. We’ll play games, learn about eco-friendly farm practices, go “ponding” at the Arlington Reservoir, and spend time taking care of the sheep, goats, alpacas and chickens. Class size is limited to 12 students and 2 teachers.
Farm Scouts Session 1 (6 weeks) Friday afternoons 3-5 pm: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14 *rain date 4/28 Members $185, Non-Members $220 Farm Scouts Session 2 (6 weeks) Friday afternoons 3-5 pm: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9 *rain date 6/16 Members $185, Non-Members $220
Art in the Garden (5-8 y/o)
Let’s let the life at the farm inspire us! Come play and make art with natural materials and traditional art media. The garden is a rich source of the elements artists use – color, shape, line and texture. We’ll also visit the animals at Silk Fields Farm and enjoy the sights and sounds there. In these 4 sessions children will use their senses through games, scavenger hunts, drawing, painting and building. Each class will include an open-ended project as well as time to explore materials through play and get to know the farm environment.
Class size is limited to 10 children. We’re lucky to have Ann Wynne joining us as our garden art educator this spring! Ann is a local artist, art teacher, and early childhood educator with a background in nature education.
Art in the Garden (4 weeks) Thursday Afternoons, 3:30-5:00 pm: 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1 *rain date 6/8 Members: $100, Non-members: $130Register: Art in the Garden
Summer Fun at LexFarm! Week-long, Drop-Off Programs Members: $185, Non-members: $220 *Price adjustment for week of June 20: Members $160 Non-members: $180
Experience the farm at the height of our growing season! During these week-long programs, children spend time exploring, discovering, digging, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and tasting in our bountiful learning garden. Daily activities include structured play and nature-based lessons in the garden, adventures around the Arlington Reservoir, snacks, games, stories and lots of time caring for the farm animals. Class size will be limited to 12 students with two farm educators and will be run entirely outside.
Farm Explorers (4-6 y/o)
For 4-6 year olds
Preschool children and entering kindergarten fall 2023
Monday - Friday, 9-11:30 am Weeks of 6/20*, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7 *6/20 is a short week, observing Juneteenth, and running Tues-FriRegister: Farm Explorers Week of 6/20Register: Farm Explorers Week of 7/10Register: Farm Explorers Week of 7/24Register: Farm Explorers Week of 8/7
Farm Scouts (1st -3rd grade)
For children entering 1-3rd grade in fall 2023
Weeks of 6/26, 7/17, 7/31, 8/21 Monday - Friday, 9-11:30 amRegister: Farm Scouts Week of 6/26Register: Farm Scouts Week of 7/17Register: Farm Scouts Week of 7/31Register: Farm Scouts Week of 8/21
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Email Rachel: [email protected]