About Farmhand Adventure Program
Grades 1 - 5
This program provides a snack and 2 take home crafts for each student.
The story of Oak Glen’s pioneering families, parallels the spirit of our American heritage; grounded in the freedom and expression of the individual. This “Pursuit of Happiness” was expressed through working the soil, maintaining a homestead, and securing a future for generations of farmers to come. During your visit, students will try their hand at homesteading a claim of their own and experience the rich legacy of Oak Glen’s farming history. Visit with our master groundsman who will put your hands to good use on the farm. Help in churning ice cream for a mid day treat!
There’s lots of work on the farm and we’ll need your help to get it all done.
What to Expect
Students are introduced to a variety of workshops and activities led by people in a 19th-century farm. They learn about the farmer's calendar with a focus on springtime preparation and planting. This content rich program will have students expend excess energy as they perform hands-on activities at several stations in our historic orchard and provide follow up materials that align themselves closely with the standards of Common Core.
Program Activities May Include:
Tending to our gardens
Making seed starters to take home
Working with traditional farming tools
Tour of the farm and alder woods trail
Nature scavenger hunt and identification
Homestead education and school lesson
Writing with a quill pen and ink
Making hand churned ice cream and tasting
Washing laundry and farm chores
Making a historical toy to take home
Playing 19th century games
Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm (Start times may vary, depending on school schedule)
Dates: Tuesdays - Fridays during the following months:
Spring: April - June
Student Cost: $15.00
Teachers & School Staff: Free Admission
Adult Chaperones: $10.00, Please Note: One adult per twenty students is required.
Policies & Payment
Please complete and send our Reservation Request Form below for full company policies and payment. You may also call our main office for questions regarding program details and reservations.
Chaperones: Adults are responsible for the behavior of the group and are required to supervise and stay with students at all times during their visit to Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard.
Deposit: A $250 non-refundable deposit is due within 30 days of field trip registration. Program dates will not be held if deposit is not received within 30 days. The remaining balance, after subtracting the $250.00 deposit, will be due the day of your field trip. We recognize that student numbers can and do change, so fees will be adjusted based on the number of students attending up to 2 weeks prior to the day of your tour. We regret that we are not able to accept purchase orders so please plan to pay by cash, check or credit card when you arrive.
Weather: Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard field trips take place rain or shine. Please encourage your class to dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
In the event of severe weather... During heavy rain or severe weather Stone Soup Farm may cancel your field trip the day of the tour by calling the phone number you provide. If Stone Soup Farm cancels your field trip due to severe weather, we will make every effort to reschedule your group on an alternative date.