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New Village Farm

  • 4.5

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New Village Farm
700 Harbor Rd
ShelburneVT 05482
(802) 338-0116

Ages: 5 - 14+

Cost: Check web site for pricing.

Parking: Yes

Features: Coed

New Village Farm offers:

Farm Stead School

Farmstead school is a once a week, all day program that teaches 7-14 year olds about life on the farmstead.  The group meets every Thursday, 9am – 3pm.


April Break Camp


8:30 - 3:30. Come for one day or all 5.
Explore spring on the farm, with its mud, water and new animals and plants! In addition to following the morning farm routine, each child will plant a tray of seedlings to take home. 


Summer Camps

  • Farm & Garden for ages 5 - 10
  • Wilderness Skills for ages 10-13
  • Teen Work Skills for ages 15-18

 

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missmagpie

  • 4

Reviewed on 07/05/2011

Our daughter attended the after school program this spring. She choose to go just one day out of the four days per week the sessions are offered. She also went with a friend.

Although she loved her time spent there, she was so glad that she signed up with someone she knew. All of the other children were from the Lake Champlain Waldorf School. Many of them seemed to be using this program as "after care". As a matter of fact the New Village Farm teacher goes to the Waldorf School (within walking distance) each day to pick the kids up and walk them back to the farm.

The kids start of with a healthy snack of nuts, apples, cheese, etc (provided) in the greenhouse area which is fitted with couches and a workspace. They do a nature/farm type craft and then head out to "work" on the farm and help with the animals.

Our daughter was really looking for an after school activity that was hands on with animals and I would say this definitely fit the bill. She fed baby goats, calves, and sheep. Parents also receive regular email updates from the teacher which is nice.
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ONEMamaVT

  • 5

Reviewed on 02/24/2017

Our kindergartener loved this camp last summer. The multiage vibe was wonderful-- the older kids clearly felt such ownership and connection there. I'd agree with the review that noted how many of the campers seem to come from the immediate vicinity/Waldorf (we're in the BTV public schools), but Michaela immediately tasked a couple of older girls with bringing our kid into the fold. Just the right balance of looseness and focus for unwinding from the school year. ...more

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eschramm

  • 5

Reviewed on 02/12/2017

My children absolutely love this camp - it is their favorite!!!

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MKMinCharlotte

  • 5

Reviewed on 01/17/2017

My 6-year old had the time of his life with Farmer Michaela and her staff! He's already informed me that he is planning on spending much of his summer there again this year.

A kindergartener, our little guy isn't big on change, and his teachers recommended he try out some new things last summer to help him work on transitions. We did this camp and a week at Shelburne with the Renaissance School. While he enjoyed both experiences, he requested another week at Farmer Michaela's where he came home each day dirty, proud and tired.

Here's what I understand from him that they did each day: circle time, chores (like helping to water plants, collecting eggs, feeding the animals), fun craft activity, running in the fields, etc. I am sure there was more but 6-year olds are not the most reliable tellers of tales.

Farmer Michaela is of very good humor and was very patient with our son. Kids get a chance to earn farm bucks (for their help with the chores) that are redeemable for products from the farm store. Our son was very proud to purchase eggs he helped collect.

I cannot recommend this camp enough!
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KickingMom

  • 4

Reviewed on 02/09/2014

A wild experience! Our daughter wrestled goats in the pen, make cheese, milked cow, pickled beans...pretty much anything you would do at an actual farm your child will do here. Your child will be dirty and exhausted by the end of the day.

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