The Experience Summer Learning Program

‘The Dalby Farm Experience’ is an interactive summer learning program for children entering K-8th grade. Our farm provides an ideal environment for children to ‘experience’ learning through hands-on farm and nature activities, games and crafts.

Lesson on camouflage results in a ‘Camo-critter Hunt’ where plastic bugs are placed along the trail, in appropriate, but not always easily seen places!

Lesson on camouflage results in a ‘Camo-critter Hunt’ where plastic bugs are placed along the trail, in appropriate, but not always easily seen places!

‘The Dalby Farm Experience’ offers a different theme every day. The presentation, activities, and crafts are designed to reinforce and coincide with the presented subject matter so that the child has fun while learning. Each day of the program covers different material so that the participant can partake in both sessions without repetition.

‘Family Picnic Day’ is on the last day of each session. The participant’s families are invited to pack a picnic lunch and visit the farm. Each child is encouraged to show their family around the farm and to introduce everyone to their new animal friends as well! You will be amazed at how willing they are to share all of the new information that they have learned! Certificates of Achievement are awarded to each participant at the end of the picnic.

By attending ‘The Experience’, summer learning program, children will enter a world of discovery and through this, will learn to appreciate the value of conservation and preservation of nature’s wonders. It is Dalby Farm’s hope that each program participant will leave with an increased knowledge and understanding of nature, plants and animals. Our role is not necessarily growing crops and animals but rather raising awareness of the critical role that nature plays in our world.

The Experience is offered to children entering grades K-8 . The program is divided into 3 groups, by grade levels, and is offered, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Extended day programs are available. Ask us for our rates if you need additional coverage. Pre-registration is required.

Register for ‘The Experience’ Summer Learning Program Today!

2017 Program Dates!

Session 1: July 17-20, 2017
Session 2: July 24-27, 2017

Join us at Dalby Farm for exciting, fun-filled days of animal learning and nature discovery. Learn to appreciate the importance of conservation and preservation through arts and crafts, games and hands-on activities.

Explorer (K, 1st, 2nd)

Learn all about farm animals and their habitats. Explore them through your senses. Hear the rooster crow, feel the softness of sheep’s wool and see the rich color and beauty of a chicken’s feather.

Discoverer (3rd, 4th, 5th)

Do you know how the Egyptians used pigs to plant their crops? Have you ever tasted goat cheese? What about honey from a honeycomb? Learn about farm animals; discover the role of the plants and animals on the farm and their importance in our everyday life.

Caregiver (6th, 7th, 8th)

Join in and learn about the ways of, care and upkeep of the animals on the farm. Find out how to recognize poison ivy plants and see how to trim a goat’s hoof.

Register now for the ‘Dalby Farm Experience’ Summer Learning Program to guarantee space for your child; enrollment is limited!

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Program Fee:

Crafting in the ‘Coop;

Crafting in the ‘Coop’

$265.00 per child per session. Each program participant should bring along a boxed lunch and drink. We will provide a morning snack and beverage for each participant.

Extended Day:

Ask us for our rates if you need supplemental coverage. Pre-registration is required.

Please note: The majority of The Experience takes place outside and each program participant will partake in outdoor activities, walk on wooded trails and will have contact with farm animals.The Experience will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, program participants should bring appropriate outerwear.

How to register:

Felting wool together!

Felting wool together!

Registration will begin February 1, 2017 and is on a first come-first serve basis. Enrollment is extremely limited. Registrations are accepted by mail. A child is not considered registered until a written confirmation has been sent, via e-mail, by Dalby Farm. The $100.00 non-refundable registration fee is included in the total cost of the program. Full payment is due by May 1, 2017. If registering after that date, providing that space is available, the total program fee is due at the time of registration and all forms are due by June 30, 2017.

Pre-registered, reserved spaces will not be held for participants with unpaid balances and in order to attend, all completed forms and program fees must be received by Dalby Farm by the same June 30th deadline. If minimum registration is not met, Dalby Farm reserves the right to combine or cancel summer learning program groups.

Look at the felted wool balls we made!

Look at the felted wool balls we made!

The program fee includes a non-refundable $100.00 enrollment fee. If you cancel for any reason before the program begins, your refund (less the $100.00 enrollment fee) is calculated by the following schedule: 60+ days in advance, 100%; 21 days in advance, 50%; less than 21 days in advance, no refund. All cancellations must be received in writing. Refunds will not be given for incomplete attendance. Dalby Farm reserves the right to cancel or combine any program due to under enrollment. Only in the case of the cancellation of the program, a full refund will be given (including enrollment fee). There is a $35.00 service fee for any returned checks.

T-Shirt Ordering Information:

Summer learning program participants will receive the discounted price of $10.00 on Dalby Farm T-shirts, when ordered and paid for with registration. Otherwise, shirts can be purchased in our country store but will be sold for $15.00.