After School & Vacation Week Programs

Our After School & Vacation Programs offer kids in kindergarten through eighth grade the chance to build community, learn farm and forestry skills, connect to the outdoors, and bring home fresh vegetables! We offer spring and fall programs for K-8th grade and winter maple sugaring for middle schoolers. Open to students from any town and/or school. Join our experienced educators for weekly farm fun!

Winter After School & Vacation Programs

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. We will be able to warm up as needed in the Rec Center, then head out again for more exploration. No matter the weather, 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.

  • 2020 Sessions:
    • Tuesday, February 18
    • Wednesday, February 19
    • Thursday, February 20
    • Friday, February 21
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Cost: $60 per session with a Rec Center badge, $70 per session without
  • Maximum of 10 students per day
  • Registration now open through the Weston Recreation Center.

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After School Maple Sugaring (6th-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. The season ends with the popular Land’s Sake Sugaring Off event on Saturday, March 28, 2020, held at the Sugar House at the Weston Middle School, where students will lead tours using the knowledge acquired over the season.

  • 2020 dates:
    • Program runs for 5 weeks from February 24 – March 23 (Monday session) or February 27 – March 26 (Thursday session), with participants encouraged to attend our Tapping Out event in late January or early February (date tbd) and our Sugaring Off Festival on Saturday, March 28.
  • Mondays and/or Thursdays from 3:15 – 5:15 PM 
  • Meets at the Sugar House at Weston Middle School right after school
  • Cost (for Monday OR Thursday session):
    • $200 for Land’s Sake 2020 Members at the Family Membership Level or above.
    • $225  for non-members, Senior/Youth Land’s Sake Members, or Individual Land’s Sake Members.
      (To learn more about Membership levels and benefits, please visit our Membership page.)
  • Maximum of 14 students per day
  • Registration is open now!

Spring After School & Vacation Programs

 

2020 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”!

  • For Kindergarteners
  • Spring 2020 sessions:
    • Wednesday, May 13
    • Wednesday, May 20
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 PM
  • Member price: $60 per session / Non-member price: $80 per session
  • Sign up for one or both sessions!
  • Maximum of 10 students per day
  • Registration opens in January 2020

2020 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!

  • 2020 sessions:
    • Tuesday, April 21
    • Wednesday, April 22
    • Thursday, April 23
    • Friday, April 24
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 PM
  • Maximum of 12 students per day
  • Cost: $60 per session with a Rec Center badge, $70 per session without
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

2020 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. Land’s Sake educators will meet the children at the Weston Community Center to walk to the Farm (90 Wellesley Street, Weston) together.

  • Wednesday afternoons
  • 12:45 – 1:45 pm**
  • Wednesdays, April 1 – May 27, 2020 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 10 students
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

***11:30 am – 1:45 pm on early release days and no program on April 22 (April Vacation Week). On early release days, Land’s Sake educators will meet the Kindergarteners at Country and Woodland Schools.  They will walk over to the Farm together and children will eat lunch on the Farm.

2020 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. Land’s Sake educators will meet the students at the Weston Recreation Department and will walk to the Farm together. Students will take home seasonal produce from the garden when available.

  • Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons
  • 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, March 31 – May 26 and Wednesdays, April 1 – May 27, 2020 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 12 students per session
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

2020 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. Land’s Sake educators will meet participants at Field School and walk them to the farm.

  • Friday afternoons
  • 2:20 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Fridays, April 3 – June 5, 2020 (excluding Good Friday and April Vacation Week )
  • Maximum of 12 students
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

 

2020 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.

  • Thursday afternoons
  • 3:30 – 5:15 pm
  • Thursdays, April 2 – May 28, 2019 (excluding April Vacation Week)
  • Maximum of 12 students
  • Registration through the Weston Recreation Center

Fall After School Programs

2019 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. This program will take place at the farm at 90 Wellesley Street, Weston.

  • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Cost: $60 per session for members/$80 per session for nonmembers
  • Maximum of 10 students

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2019 Fall After School Sprouts (Kindergarten)

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.

Land’s Sake Educators will meet the children at the Weston Recreation Center to walk to the Farm (90 Wellesley St., Weston) together.

  • Wednesdays September 25 - November 6, 2019 (*No program on October 9*)
  • 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm**
  • Cost: $160 with Rec Center badge, $180 without
  • Maximum of 10 students

**On early release days (October 2nd, 23rd, & November 6th), the program will be held from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Land’s Sake Educators will meet children at the Country and Woodland Schools to walk over to the Farm together. On early release days Sprouts will eat lunch on the farm and parents should pick-up children at the farm at 1:00 pm.

2019 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. Land’s Sake educators will pick students up from the Weston Recreation Department to walk to Land’s Sake, pick-up will be at the farm (90 Wellesley St.).

  • Tuesday session runs September 24 to October 29, 2019
  • Wednesday session runs September 25 to November 6, 2019 (*No program October 9*)
  • 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $165 with a Rec Center badge, $185 without per Tuesday OR Wednesday session – register for one or both!
  • Maximum of 12 students each session

2019 Fall After School Junior Farmers (4th & 5th Grade)

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. Land’s Sake educators will walk participants from Field School to the farm.

  • Monday session runs September 23 – November 4, 2019 (*No program on October 14)
  • Friday session runs September 27 – November 1, 2019
  • 2:20 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $230 with a Rec Center badge, $250 without per session. Register for one session or both!
  • Maximum of 12 students each session

2019 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.

Green Power students can take Bus K from Weston Middle School to the farm after school.

  • Thursdays, September 26 – November 7, 2019
  • 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Cost: $265 with a Rec Center badge, $285 without
  • Maximum of 12 students