Summer Programs

We offer summer programs for children in K - 12th grade, starting June 28th and going through August 20th. See below for weekly and daily program options and details. For more information, contact our Education Manager by emailing education@landssake.org.


Weekly Sessions: Grades 1st - 8th

 

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 3:00pm;  $385 Land's Sake 2021 Family Level Members and above / $425 Non-Members  

 

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

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!

Check out this Video by Junior Counselor Clara Lawry, Summer 2016

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

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. Register Now!

 

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. Register Now!

Check out this great video on Green Power from Summer 2018!

 


Weekly Sessions: Grades 9th - 12th

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.

Summer Program 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 our summer staff leading our Farm and Forest program for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. Junior Leaders will model behavior, join activities, lead games, and connect with the children.

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.

 

If interested in either position, please fill out this form. Please direct all questions to education@landssake.org.

 

 

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 outlined in the table below. If interested, please fill out this form. Please direct all questions to education@landssake.org.

 

Junior Leader Role Tasks Schedule
Full Farm Help in the education garden, farm fields, and farm stand, making sure all operations are running smoothly
Monday through Friday, 8:30-3. One week sessions between June 18th and August 20th.
Summer Program Help lead our summer programs for 1st-3rd graders.
Monday through Friday, 8:30-3. One week sessions between June 18th and August 20th.
CSA (project) Help at the CSA tent, setting up, guiding pick-your-own customers, and restocking
Tuesdays OR Thursdays
June 1st - August 28th
Event (project) Help us during our supper club pickups and and other events
Thursdays from 5-7pm as needed
Flower (project) Help in the flower garden, weeding and tending. Work directly with our flower manager
4 hours a week on one weekday (exact schedule flexible)
Farm Workshop (project) Assist during our Farm Workshops, helping set up, clean up, and run the class
Fridays from 5-7pm, June 1st-October 2nd
Garden (project) Help tend to the education garden, including weeding, watering, pest control, and repairs
4 hours on a Tuesday OR Wednesday morning (schedule flexible) June 28th-August 27th

 

Daily Sessions: K - 3rd Grade

 

Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm; $60 Land's Sake 2021 Family Level Membership or above / $80 Non-Members

 

Monday, Aug 23 Tuesday, Aug 24 Wednesday, Aug. 25 Thursday, Aug. 26 Friday, Aug. 27

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. Register Now!

 

 


 

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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