Summer Programs

Our weekly summer programs are available to children entering 1st grade through 12th grade, starting June 28th and going through August 20th. See below for details. For more information, contact our Education Manager by emailing education@landssake.org.

Farm & Forest  (1st - 3rd grade)

Video by Junior Counselor Clara Lawry, Summer 2016

For Students entering 1st - 3rd grades.
$425;  $385 for 2021 Land's Sake members (Family Level or above)

Spend a fun-filled week connecting with nature, exploring farm habitats, and taking care of our resident animals.Together we will learn useful gardening skills, spend time caring for our chickens, rabbits, and other animals, play nature games, create seasonal crafts, read stories, and make delicious snacks with produce from the farm. Our goal is for participants to leave recharged from a week of fun and active outdoor play. Each session will have different seasonal activities so join us for as many as you’d like!

All Farm and Forest sessions are full. To be informed of any openings or new sessions, please register for the waitlist below.

Junior Farmers (4th & 5th grade)

For students entering 4th - 5th grades.
$425;  $385 for 2021 Land's Sake members (Family Level or above)

A program specially designed for 4th & 5th graders to get the most out of their farm experience! If you want to learn how to grow and harvest delicious food, play with animals, and climb trees, Junior Farmers is for you! Junior Farmers will learn more advanced vegetable growing techniques in the Junior Farmer Field, help care for rabbits, chickens, and goats, all while getting in touch with nature and the outdoors.

 

Green Power (6th - 8th grade)

For students entering 6th - 8th grades.
$425;  $385 for 2021 Land's Sake members (Family Level or above)

Join us for our unique local food immersion program! Learn how to grow vegetables in our Junior Farmer Field, help with livestock management, participate with hunger relief organizations, and more!  Highlights include eating freshly-picked blueberries, building obstacle courses for baby goats, and meeting the people driving the sustainable food movement in the Boston area. Participants have more responsibilities and more privileges in their farm interactions and get exclusive access to the behind the scenes workings of the farm. We'll have 4 theme weeks: session 2: Sustainability week; session 3: Insect week; session 5: Food Justice week, and session 7: Animal week. Theme weeks include all components of Green Power awesomeness, but will have more focus on activities designed to learn about the week's specific theme.

 

Farm & Forest, Junior Farmers, & Green Power
Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Sessions are $425;  $385 for 2021 Land's Sake members (Family Level or above)
Session 1:
June 28 - July 2
Session 2:
July 5 - July 9
Session 3:
July 12 - July 16
Session 4:
July 19 - July 23
Session 5:
July 26 - July 30
Session 6:
Aug. 2 - Aug. 6
Session 7:
Aug. 9 - Aug. 13
Session 8:
Aug. 16 - Aug. 20
Drop off: 8:30-8:45am
Pick up: 2:45pm-3:00pm
Please provide a snack and lunch!

 

Junior Leaders (9th - 12th grade)

Our Junior Leader program gives youth entering 9th-12th grade hands-on leadership experience working with various aspects of our farm. We will have a variety of Junior Leader positions available for the summer of 2021. All Junior Leader roles are volunteer positions.

Full-Farm Junior Leaders will join us for one or more full weeks  between June 28th and August 20th. They will be on site from 8:30-3 Monday-Friday and assist with a variety of projects, helping in the education garden, farm fields, farmstand and CSA tent.

Project-Based Junior Leaders will take a leadership role in a specific area of the farm, joining us for a few hours each week during the growing season to learn and assist in a particular area. The details for each opportunity are below.

CSA Junior Leaders:

  • Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 2-6pm, June 1st-August 28th
  • Help at the CSA tent, setting up, guiding pick-your-own customers and restocking

Event Junior Leaders:

  • Thursdays from 5-7pm as needed
  • Help us during our supper club pickups and and other events

Flower Junior Leader:

  • 4 hours a week on one weekday (exact schedule flexible)
  • Help in the flower garden, weeding and tending
  • Work directly with our flower manager

Farm Workshop Junior Leader:

  • Fridays from 5-7pm, June 1st-October 2nd
  • Assist during our Farm Workshops, helping set up, clean up, and run the class

Garden Junior Leader:

  • 4 hours on a Tuesday OR Wednesday morning (schedule flexible) June 28th-August 27th
  • Help tend to the education garden, including weeding, watering, pest control, and repairs

If you are interested, fill out the form below! Please direct all questions to education@landssake.org.


 

Summer Discovery

For students entering Kindergarten - 3rd grade.
$80 per day non-member / $60 per day member (must be a 2021 Land's Sake Family Level member or above)

This program is the perfect opportunity for your younger kids to experience outdoor fun on the farm before school starts up in the fall. Children will engage in garden themed activities and animal chores in our beautiful farm setting. Fill summer’s end with adventure and new skills for your youngster at Land’s Sake! Register for one day or up to all five days.

Summer Discovery
Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Each day is $80, $60 for Land's Sake members (family level or above)

Monday Aug. 23
Tuesday Aug. 24
Wednesday Aug. 25
Thursday Aug. 26
Friday Aug. 27
Sign up for one day, or all five!

 

Financial Aid

It is Land’s Sake’s policy to provide financial assistance when possible to any applicants who request it on a needs basis. Financial assistance is a limited fund and funds will be disbursed based on applicant’s financial need. Both full and partial scholarships are available. Approved applicants may receive one scholarship session per child per summer.

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