Stony Kill Foundation hosts lots of Youth Programs throughout the year in addition to our other Education Programs. Check out information about our Junior Farmer and Scout Programs below!

Junior Farmer

Break out the boots, its time to get dirty! Join our Livestock Caretaker on Monday mornings (9-11am) for some feeding, mucking and hands-on lessons in animal husbandry. Children will learn what our livestock need and how to care for them. This program will be held outdoors and in our partially covered livestock barn. All participants must bring a mask and refillable water bottle. The program is open to ages 8 – 12 years old and is limited to 8 children per weekly session. All participants must register in advance.

Each weekly program is $35 per session or $270 for the 8-week series. To get the most out of our program, we recommend registering for the full 8-weeks.

Weekly topics include:

Week 1: 3/29 – Barn tour, livestock needs and animal observations

Week 2: 4/5 – Livestock Nutrition: Feed, hay and fodder

Week 3: 4/12 – What goes in, must come out: Mucking, pens and compost

Week 4: 4/19 – Animal Husbandry 1: Hooves, combs, and beaks

Week 5: 4/26 – Animal Husbandry 2: haltering and animal diseases

Week 6: 5/3 – Sheep and lambing

Week 7: 5/10 – Cows and Pigs

Week 8: 5/17 – Poultry: chickens and turkeys

Junior Farmer registration is FULL. Please check for our Fall 2021 session.


Scouts

Earn your Girl Scout Earth Day Fun Badge!

Celebrate Earth Day with us at the farm! Register your troop or individual scout for our Girl Scout Earth Day Fun Badge program on April 24 from 10 am to 12 pm. Limited space available, $15 per scout, badge included. This program will be held outdoors. Rain date is April 25. To reserve your spot email our Program Director at foundation@stonykill.org