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Adventure Acres

Our Adventure Acres program at the Farm promises to be a FUN and INSPIRING program designed for grades K-6. Children will engage in activities related to agriculture, animal science, healthy living and life skills on a 150 year old working farm. Rooted in the 4-H Positive Youth Development framework, our programs are designed to foster self-esteem, cooperation and respect. Adventure Acres is designed specifically to provide a safe space for children to learn and grow.

Participants will learn and do many things, including:

  • Agriculture and the environment- children can explore the farm and learn about composting, the importance of insects and how they affect the farm.
  • Animal Care Activities- children will participate in supervised animal care duties (i.e. grooming and handling) to promote responsibility and accountability.
  • Mindfulness and health, exercise and physical development- using good old fashioned fun and outdoor games children will be able to interact in a safe and supervised environment.
  • Life skills- children will learn life skills using activities and games, gardening and hands on experiences geared toward critical thinking.

Participants will all enjoy fresh air wagon rides, learn how food grows, have fun in our outdoor spaces, and learn about the history of our farm and the livestock pastures.

Adventure Acres will run Tuesday thru Friday, 9 am-3 pm, September 15, 2020 through November 20, 2020 excluding certain holidays.

Registration begins Wednesday 8/26/2020 at https://suffolkcountyfarm.campbrainregistration.com/

Cost for 10-week session (Tuesdays and Wednesdays have only 9 due to holidays)

Tuesday Session-$520 (no meeting on November 3)
Wednesday Session-$520 (no meeting on November 11)
Thursday Session-$585
Friday Session-$585

Registration for full sessions MUST be completed prior to 9/14/2020. Registrations for daily options must be completed by 3 pm the Friday before the week you are registering for.

Daily options available!

You can now register for Adventure Acres by the day. Cost is $65 per day. Registrations must be complete by 3 pm on the Friday before the week you are registering for. For more information please contact Brittany at bn224@cornell.edu.


Kaylyn Reynolds
Operations Coordinator

Last updated September 22, 2020