Summer Programs

Registration for 2020 summer programs is now open!

Get outside and get your hands dirty this summer at Land’s Sake! Try new foods, make new friends, and care for our adorable and friendly animals! Our summer programs are led by experienced educators who are committed to giving every program participant a fun, engaging, and safe educational experience.

For more information, contact our Education Manager by emailing education@landssake.org or calling 781-893-1162. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Video by Junior Counselor Clara Lawry, Summer 2016

Farm & Forest (1st – 3rd grade)

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!

2020 Dates:

Session 1: June 29 - July 3
Session 2:  July 6 - July 10
Session 3: July 13 - July 17
Session 4: July 20 - July 24
Session 5: July 27 - July 31
Session 6: August 3 - August 7
Session 7: August 10 - August 14
Session 8: August 17 - August 21

More Information:

  • Weekly sessions, Monday through Friday
  • Morning drop off window from 8:30 - 8:45 am
  • Afternoon pick up window from 2:45 - 3:00 pm (with afternoon extended day hours available from 3:00 - 5:00 pm)
  • Each day will include time for lunch and snacks
  • For students entering 1st - 3rd grades
  • Cost: $360/week for 2020 Land's Sake members***, $400/week for non-members

*** Membership discount is only offered to 2020 Land's Sake member at the Family Level or above

*NEW!* Junior Farmers (4th & 5th grade)

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, and go on weekly field trips to widen their perspectives on local farming, all while getting in touch with nature and the outdoors.

2020 Dates:

Session 1: June 29 - July 3
Session 2:  July 6 - July 10
Session 3: July 13 - July 17
Session 4: July 20 - July 24 **Merged with Green Power, Women in Farming theme option
Session 5: July 27 - July 31
Session 6: August 3 - August 7
Session 7: August 10 - August 14
Session 8: August 17 - August 21

More Information:

  • Weekly sessions, Monday through Friday
  • Morning drop off window from 8:30 - 8:45 am
  • Afternoon pick up window from 2:45 - 3:00 pm (with afternoon extended day hours available from 3:00 - 5:00 pm)
  • Each day will include time for lunch and snacks
  • For students entering 4th - 5th grades
  • Cost: $360/week for 2020 Land's Sake members***, $400/week for non-members

**For Session 4, Junior Farmers and Green Power will be merged, with 4th-8th graders of all genders having the option to join a group focusing on 'Women in Farming' or a regularly-themed mixed age group
***Membership discount is only offered to 2020 Land's Sake Member at the Family Level or above

 

Green Power (6th – 8th grade)

Interested in food and farming? Want to connect with other youth who share your interest in sustainability and the outdoors? Then join us for our unique local food immersion program! In Green Power, you will learn how to grow vegetables in our Junior Farmer Field, help with livestock management, participate with hunger relief organizations, and more!  Highlights from Summer Green Power include eating freshly-picked blueberries, building obstacle courses for baby goats, cooking a community meal with a local chef, and meeting the people driving the sustainable food movement in the Boston area. Green Power participants have more responsibilities and more privileges in their farm interactions and get exclusive access to the behind the scenes workings of the farm.

2020 Dates:

Session 1: June 29 - July 3
Session 2:  July 6 - July 10
Session 3: July 13 - July 17 *Fiber Arts Week*
Session 4: July 20 - July 24 **merged with Junior Farmers, option to sign up for Women in Farming Week theme**
Session 5: July 27 - July 31 *Food Justice Week*
Session 6: August 3 - August 7 *Cooking Week*
Session 7: August 10 - August 14 *Animal Week*
Session 8: August 17 - August 21

More Information:

  • Weekly sessions, Monday through Friday
  • Morning drop off window from 8:30 - 8:45 am
  • Afternoon pick up window from 2:45 - 3:00 pm 
  • Each day will include time for lunch and snacks
  • For students entering 6th - 8th grades
  • Cost: $360/week for 2020 Land's Sake members***, $400/week for non-members

* Theme weeks will still include all components of Green Power awesomeness, but will have more focus on activities designed to learn about the week's specific theme.
** For Session 4, Junior Farmers and Green Power will be merged, with 4th-8th graders of all genders having the option to join a group focusing on 'Women in Farming' or a regularly-themed mixed age group
*** Membership discount is only offered to 2020 Land's Sake Member at the Family Level or above

Junior Leaders (9th – 12th grade)

Our Junior Leader program gives youth entering 9th-12th grade hands-on leadership experience with our Farm and Forest summer program for elementary students. Junior Leaders commit to one or more week-long program sessions and are expected to be at the farm from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm on each weekday. Responsibility, enthusiasm, patience, and excitement for working outdoors with young children are essential.  This is a volunteer position and participants earn up to 32.5 hours of community service. Apply now for Summer 2020!

2020 Dates:

Session 1: June 29 - July 3
Session 2:  July 6 - July 10
Session 3: July 13 - July 17
Session 4: July 20 - July 24
Session 5: July 27 - July 31
Session 6: August 3 - August 7
Session 7: August 10 - August 14
Session 8: August 17 - August 21

Summer Discovery

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.

2020 Dates:

Monday, August 24
Tuesday, August 25
Wednesday, August 26
Thursday, August 27
Friday, August 28

More Information:

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • For students entering Kindergarten - 3rd grade
  • Sign up for one day or all five!
  • Member price: $60 per day / Non-member price: $80 per day

Extended Day

*NEW* this year!  If 3:00 pm is too early a pick up time for any or all of the days of Farm & Forest and Junior Farmers, sign up for extended day!  Available all 8 sessions.  Our goal for the extended day program is to give more flexibility for guardians' schedules and to give kids some time on the farm to relax and unwind from the day with choices of activities ranging from hanging out with our farm animals, eating fresh veggie snacks, or playing nature games, depending on the size and energy of the group each day.

  • Runs from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, with pick up anytime during those 2 hours
  • Register for one afternoon per session or all five!
  • Maximum of 12 participants per day.
  • Cost: $20/day, $90/week for 2020 Land's Sake Members, $25/day, $105/week for non-members

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.