Summer Programs

Registration is open for 2020 summer programs! Programs are filling up daily. Please click on the registration links to see availability, and email us at education@landssake.org to be added to our waitlist. 

**COVID-19 UPDATE**
As of May 20, we are excited to announce that we are planning to run our summer education programs! While the future is uncertain, we are feeling confident enough in our ability to provide safe and meaningful programming, and we are planning to start our programs as scheduled. The summer will look different from summers past, but we will work to create a plan that is consistent with our mission, the MA reopening plans (including those for camps and outdoor education programs) and the American Camp Association COVID-19 guidelines.

For more information, contact our Education Manager by emailing education@landssake.org.

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 
  • 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
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 
  • 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

**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
Session 5: July 27 - July 31 *Food Justice Week*
Session 6: August 3 - August 7
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.
** Membership discount is only offered to 2020 Land's Sake Member at the Family Level or above

Junior Leaders (9th – 12th grade)

Junior Leader applications for summer 2020 are currently closed.

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.

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

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.