After School & Vacation Week Programs

Our after school programs offer kids grades K through 8 the chance to build community, learn farm and forestry skills, connect to the outdoors, and bring home fresh vegetables! Programs have been modified to meet state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. Financial Aid available. Please contact our education department for more details at education@landssake.org.

Winter After School & Vacation Programs: NOW ENROLLING

After School Maple Sugaring (5th-8th Grade)

Designed to actively involve youth in all phases of maple sugar production, students will help identify and tap maple trees, gather sap, and boil and bottle syrup. Students learn about the rich heritage of sugaring in New England from past to present, as well as the science behind the sugaring process. Students will also be involved with Land’s Sake forestry and other late-winter farming activities.

  • 2020 dates: Mondays, Jan 25-March 29th. Tuesdays, Jan 26th-March 23rd.
  • Mondays and/or Tuesdays from 3:15 – 5:00 PM 
  • Cost: $330 regular rate, $300 Members (Family level of above).
    (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)
  • Maximum of 10 students per day

After School Maple Junior (K-4th Grade)

Designed to expose youth to all phases of maple sugar production, participants will explore our forests and forestry program, help stack firewood, taste sap, play games and enjoy the winter!

  • 2020 dates: Wednesdays, Jan 27th-March 24th. Thursdays, Jan 28th-March 25th.
  • Mondays and/or Tuesdays from 3:15 – 5:00 PM 
  • Cost: $330 regular rate, $300 Members (Family level of above).
    (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)
  • Maximum of 10 students per day

Winter Discovery Week (K-3rd grade)

Explore the wonders of winter with Land’s Sake during February vacation week! Participants will spend mornings at the farm tracking animals, playing winter games, creating winter crafts, and learning about the winter landscape. An outdoors only program, we will warm up by the fire, make delicious snacks, and (weather permitting) visit with some of our favorite farm animals! It is sure to be a fun week of learning and play! Register for one day or up to all four to stay active and outdoors this February vacation.

  • 2021 Sessions:
    • Tuesday, February 16
    • Wednesday, February 17
    • Thursday, February 18
    • Friday, February 19
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Maximum of 10 students per day

December Afterschool (K-8th)

Join us for our first ever December after school programming! We will have afternoon adventures complete with fire building, outdoor cooking, stargazing, and (weather dependent) lots of playing in the snow!

  • 2020 dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11/30-12/17.
  • 3:15 – 5:00 PM 
  • Cost: $45 regular rate, $40 Members (Family level of above).
    (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)
  • Maximum of 10 students per day

Fall After School Programs

 

 

Fall Investigator Programs

Get your hands dirty with some in-depth farm exploration! We’ll dive into a different topic each week: sign up for one session or all five!

Fall No Kindergarten, No Problem!

Looking for a way to fill your Kindergartener's "No School" time with creative and fun activities outdoors? Land's Sake has the perfect program for your child and your schedule! Children will explore the Education Garden, visit the with farm animals, and play fun farm games

Fall Sprouts: Grades K - 2

Through hands-on experience and outdoor play, Sprouts will learn how to care for our garden and farm animals and will get to try all of the tasty vegetables we've spent all year growing. Students will bring home seasonal produce from the Children’s Garden when available.

2020 Fall After School Explorers (1st - 3rd Grade)

Through hands-on lessons and outdoor play, Explorers will dig deeper into gardening concepts, learn how to care for our chickens and rabbits, explore the seasonal changes in autumn, and find out how to identify local trees, plants, and animals. Explorers will bring home produce from the Children’s Garden when available.

Fall Junior Farmers (Grades 4 & 5)

Junior Farmers get an in-depth look at how the farm is run, and take responsibility for taking care of the Education Garden and the chickens and rabbits. We will learn how to use several tools, practice weeding and harvesting techniques, be able to identify seeds and plants on the farm, and participate in harvesting for our food donations program. Junior Farmers will take home seasonal produce from the Garden when available.

Fall Green Power (6th - 8th Grade)

Green Power students have more responsibilities and more privileges in their interactions on the farm. Fall Green Power students continue the work done by the summer Green Power program by caring for the crops in their very own Junior Farmer Field. They get exclusive access to the behind the scenes workings of the farm, care for farm animals, and participate in land stewardship projects.

Spring After School and Vacation Week Programs

Spring No Kindergarten, No Problem!

Looking for a way to fill your Kindergartener’s “No School Day” with creative and fun activities outdoors? Land’s Sake has the perfect program for your child and your schedule! Children will explore the Education Garden, visit with farm animals, and play fun outdoor games. This program will take place at the Farm at 90 Wellesley Street, Weston. Register for one or both “No School Days”!

Spring Discovery Week (K – 3rd grade)

Make the most of your April Vacation week! Join experienced Land’s Sake educators as we prepare garden beds, plant seeds, take care of rabbits and chickens, read nature stories, and make spring crafts. We will climb trees, look for tadpoles, and learn about the ways that the farm wakes up from its winter slumber. See nature and the farm come alive this spring! Bring a lunch for a picnic at the farm. Register for one day or up to all four!

Spring After School Sprouts (Kindergarten)

Introduce your child to the wonders of nature at Land’s Sake Farm! Sprouts will explore how the farm comes alive in the spring and have the chance to interact with out friendly chickens and baby bunnies. Every session will be full of hands-on, educational farm fun, including tree climbing and adventures through our beautiful landscape. We will plant spring veggies, watch them grow, and get the chance to eat them by the end of the session! Sprouts will take home seasonal produce when available.

Spring After School Explorers (1st – 3rd grade)

Join us at the Farm this spring to help get the Children’s Garden growing! As Explorers, children are introduced to more in-depth garden topics such as weeding and trellising, plant and animal life cycles, animal husbandry, and composting. We will also enjoy visiting the Magic Tree and playing games. Students will take home seasonal produce from the garden when available.

Spring Junior Farmers (4th & 5th grade)

Get ready to grow! Junior Farmers get an in-depth look at how the farm is run, and take responsibility for taking care of the Children’s Garden and the chickens and rabbits. We will learn how to use several tools, practice planting, weeding, and harvesting techniques, be able to identify seeds and plants on the farm, and participate in harvesting for our food donations program. Junior Farmers will take home seasonal produce from the Garden when available.

Spring Green Power (6th – 8th grade)

Join us for this program where middle school students get the chance to start the season for our Junior Farmer Field. Green Power students get exclusive access to the behind the scenes working of the farm. Participants have the chance to interact with farmers, make a crop plan for the Junior Farmer field, start seeds in the greenhouse, transplant them into the field, learn cultivation techniques, and participate in irrigation and building projects. Note:  Students can take Weston Public School buses from the Weston Middle School to the farm.  More details will be given upon registration.