Farm and Homesteading registration and information
To register your child for farm camps or homeschool programming or sign up for our one day programs, or if you have any questions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 360-335-9743 (this is a landline, no texts please).
We ask for a 50% deposit to hold your spot for camps with the remainder due the week prior to programming.
We ask for a 10% deposit for Homeschool Programming to hold your spot, with payment plans available for the remainder of the program cost.
For our one day programs we simply ask that you RSVP by email, and pay for programming when you arrive at the farm.
We invite you to come to our Open House Farm Days if you would like to check out the farm and see if our programs will be a good fit for your family!
Sunday, May 29th 10 am- 12 noon
Sunday, June 5th 10 am - 12 noon
Some questions answered.
-Who teaches your programs?
We do! Lara and Derek both have Masters in Teaching and many, many years of teaching and farming experience. We are committed to ensuring that your kiddos have the most wonderful, magical, educational experience possible. Please check out our bios in our "Meet Our Family" page for more information about each of us.
-Will my kids need any special clothes or other gear to attend your programs?
You do not need to buy any special clothing or shoes for your kids to come to our programs on the farm- but- if they have boots or shoes that slip on and off, and clothes that they and you don't mind getting dirty, that would certainly be helpful. We will provide a space for each child to keep farm gear so you do not need to bring it back and forth to the farm each day.
-Since you have so many animals, will my kids be safe?
We have been told by so many visitors how surprisingly friendly our animals are. We spend an enormous amount of time socializing our animals, and they are all very friendly. We will take great care during our programs to introduce your children to the animals, and we will make sure they understand the behaviors of our animals so that we can all be safe, animals and children alike.
In many years of teaching children around animals, we have actually found the animals to have a very calming effect on kids- even kids that are often very active. Using animals in therapy situations has shown to be very rewarding for many children and adults, and we feel very confident that our animals and your children will do very well together.
With all that said, if you think that your child might be nervous around the animals, have a hard time following directions and being safe around animals, or has ever shown aggression toward animals or other children, we ask that you speak to us about this before signing up for programs so we can check to see if our programs will be a good fit for your child.
-Will my kids and their clothes/shoes get dirty?
-My kids have never been on a farm and I don't know if they will like it. Can I still sign up for programs?
In our experience we find that most kids fall in love with the farm pretty quick! It is of course a farm- which means there is dirt, manure, bugs- but there are also animals and trees and wide open spaces, and the dirt, manure, and bugs are our friends too! We work very hard to make all kids feel safe and comfortable, and we know that all kids will come to us with different levels of experience being in the country, outside, and/or around animals.
We invite you to come to one of our Open House Farm Days and see how your child/children like being out here!
-What if my kids have allergies, or what if they are allergic to things on the farm but we did not know this prior to signing up?
We highly encourage you to come to our Open House Farm Days to check out the farm and see if your children have any allergies that might make spending full days on the farm challenging. Since we are a working farm, and in the country, there may be quite a few allergens that they have never encountered. We have several natural solutions to help with allergies (sending your child with a thermos of Stinging Nettle tea and local honey; frequent face and hand washing- which we will always do between activities), but if your child has severe allergies you may want to consider either Benadryl or if this is the right kind of programming for your child.