• Eden Village Farm School

A Program for Homeschool Families

Please join us this Fall! Our dates for this season are: Tuesdays, September 12th, 19th, 26th, and October 3rd

Sign Up For All Four Fall Sessions and receive 25% off!

Sign up for Individual Sessions here (at full price):

September 12 

We will celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana by picking apples and pressing our own apple cider. We will also learn all about bee dance communication, we will propagate pollinator flowers  and taste different types of honey. 

September 19

We will explore the holiday of Yom Kippur by making journals, pressing flowers, and doing reflective art activities. We will also harvest cabbages and make sauerkraut.

 September 26

We will celebrate the Jewish Harvest Festival by building temporary shelters, learning survival skills, harvesting vegetables from the farm and decorating the sukkah

 October 3

We will celebrate the cyclical nature of the Torah by making and playing instruments, planting garlic, and seeding  winter wheat.

About Farm School

Located at Eden Village Camp, just an hour north of New York City, Farm School empowers children to cultivate genuine lifelong connections to their food and to nature through innovative gardening, cooking, art, music, and wilderness experiences, all incorporating the natural rhythms of the Jewish calendar and holiday cycles. Farm School offers home-schooled children and families an amazing opportunity to explore our organic farm & orchard with our amazing educators.

We learn about soil, seeds, compost, insects, and herbs in our fields. We learn about trees and fruits in our orchard. We connect farm to table through cooking and baking lessons. Our goats, bees, and chickens provide for our needs while teaching us about animal care and ethics. In the woods, we practice our navigation and safety skills, while learning to build primitive shelters, track animals, identify wild edibles, and make fire through friction. Art projects include printmaking, plant sketching, and making costumes , and so much more.

Come join us for hands-on farm to table, gardening, and wilderness learning in a supportive Jewish environment. For more information and questions contact our Farm Director at farm@edenvillagecamp.org.

Dates and Rates Fall 2017 , Tuesdays, from 11:15am-3:30pm

Session Name Date (Tuesdays) Rate: 1st Child (4+) Rate: 2nd Child (4+) Children 3 yrs or below 
Session 1: September 12 $40 $35 $0
Session 2: September 19 $40 $35 $0
Session 3: September 26 $40 $35 $0
Session 4: October 3 $40 $35 $0
Buy all Four Sep. 12- October 3 $120 $114 $0

Train Pick-up

There is a $10 train pick-up fee per family traveling by the Metro North Railroad. Take the Hudson Line and get off at the Cold Spring Station. The train from Grand Central Station leaves at 9:40am. Pick-up time will be at 11:05am. You must register for the train beforehand, as we have a limited number of spots available. If you fail to register beforehand or have any questions please email farm@edenvillagecamp.org

Discount Code

If you are registering more than one child 4 years or older, please enter ‘CHILDREN’ in the promotional code box to receive a 5% discount.

Sign Up For All Four Fall Sessions and receive 25% off!

 

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Helpful Tips:

If your children do not wish to participate in the class happenings they are free to roam the farm field areas with parental supervision. We also provide a cozy corner in the dinning hall for adult lounging, breast feeding, and child napping. Coffee, tea and water will be available.

Lunch is bring your own picnic, but we will provide snacks occasionally when harvests allows. Additionally, seasonal produce and eggs are available for purchase upon request.

Packing List:

  • Full water bottle
  • Hat
  • Long pants
  • Closed toe and closed heel shoes
  • Lunch
  • Parent-if 3 years or younger
  • Smile!

Deer Ticks

Ticks are a very real threat in our area and so we have changed our policy and won’t be entering into the forest. We will instead, run our forest programming in more wooded parts of camp that have been sprayed for ticks and while we wont be in the forest, where they are abundant, the presence of ticks is still possible. As long as you dress your little loved ones appropriately, with pants tucked into socks, and do thorough tick checks you will be fine. If there are any concerns around ticks we encourage you to get in touch!

Check out a Sample Day on the Farm!

Farm School Sample Schedule

Don’t forget! Join the Eden Village Farm School Facebook Group to welcome new members, stay in touch, coordinate carpools, post kid-approved recipes and share photos! Also Like Eden Village Camp on Facebook to receive regular updates.

For more information about Eden Village Farm School contact farm@edenvillagecamp.org.