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, Afterschool in the Barn, and Scout Programs below!

Junior Farmer

Break out the boots and overalls, its time to get dirty! Join our Livestock Caretaker for 10 sessions on Monday mornings (9 am -12 pm) for some feeding, mucking and hands-on lessons in animal husbandry. We’ve added an extra hour to our sessions to give participants more time learning about livestock. This program will be held outdoors and in our partially covered livestock barn. All participants must bring a mask to be worn indoors and refillable water bottle. Participants should wear clothes that can dirty and comfortable sneakers or boots. The program is open to ages 8 – 12 years old and is limited to 10 children. All participants must register in advance.

The Fall session is $400 for the 10-week series for one child, $300 per sibling. Register here.

ThemesJunior Farmer Sessions
Barn & Livestock OrientationSeptember 27
Livestock NutritionOctober 4
Mucking and ManureOctober 18
Animal Husbandry 1October 25
Animal Husbandry 2November 1
Sheep: Haltering & lambingNovember 8
PigsNovember 15
Cows: Dairy and BeefNovember 22
Poultry & TurkeysNovember 29
Barn Duty & TourDecember 6

Afterschool in the Barn

SKF is partnering with Common Ground Farm to offer a drop-off after school program for kids ages 6 – 12. On Wednesdays, join us in the barn as we learn about the livestock and their important roles on the farm. This program will be held outdoors and in our partially covered livestock barn. All participants must bring a mask to be worn indoors and refillable water bottle. Participants should wear clothes that can dirty and comfortable sneakers or boots.

Afterschool with SKF is a 10-week session from 4 to 5:30 pm, $175 for one child, $130 per sibling. Register for the Wednesday Afterschool in the Barn program with Stony Kill Foundation here.

ThemesAfterschool Sessions
Get to know SKF LivestockSeptember 22
What goes in: Livestock NutritionSeptember 29
What comes out: ManureOctober 6
Hooves, Combs and BeaksOctober 13
Animal HusbandryOctober 20
Guest animal visitOctober 27
SheepNovember 3
CowsNovember 10
PoultryNovember 17
TurkeysNovember 24

On Mondays, Common Ground Farm’s educator will lead participants in activities where they learn about food, farming, and the connection between nature and agriculture. To register for Common Ground’s Monday program click here.


Scouts

We are always excited to work with scout troops to tailor a program for you or to host service projects. For more information, contact our Program Director Stacey at stacey@stonykill.org