Autumn is almost upon us which means fall field trips are right around the corner! We wanted to make you aware of a few things before the season begins.
Fall field trips will be offered this year Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays throughout the month of October (no September field trips this year, sorry for any inconvenience). Field trips will begin at either 9:30AM or 1PM and each group will be given a 2 hour time slot with a staff member. We expect field trips to begin promptly at their start time in order to best utilize the time our staff members can offer.
Field trips are $5 per student, chaperones are free.
If you wish to take home pumpkins, they are $2 each. We will be offering pie pumpkins for the kids to take home, staff members will show you where they are located if you choose to take home pumpkins.
We will also offer pumpkin bowling and shooting the squash rocket as a package at $1 per student. We will help supervise pumpkin bowling but due to the time commitment we ask that your group chaperones supervise shooting the squash rocket.
Field trip booking takes place below. Field trip dates and times are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Once we receive your request, we will confirm your date with you. Please indicate on your request which activities you would like to participate in so we can staff accordingly.
Here is what you can expect on a fall field trip:
Students will be welcomed to the farm and seated in our picnic area behind the cafe. A staff member will provide your group with an educational discussion about farming. We will do our best to accommodate based on the age and attention span of your group.
Groups will also have the opportunity to take a walk through our fields, pull a vegetable out of the ground, and eat it!
Every field trip takes a hayride around the farm and makes a pit stop to feed the fish at our trout pond.
You will also have the opportunity to meet our animals and feed them.
From here the farm is yours to enjoy! Take a hike on our trails, play on the playground, or shoot the squash rocket (if purchased). The picnic area can be used to enjoy a snack if your class is hoping to eat while you are here. In case of rain, we will set up tables inside the livestock barn. Please help us by cleaning up after yourselves. There will be trash cans available. As a friendly reminder, the cafe and cafe deck are reserved for customers paying for lunch and cannot be used as a lunch space for field trips. Thank you for your cooperation.
A few notes:
We request 1 chaperone per every 5 students. While it is ok to have more than that, our hayride can only fit about 25-30 people at a time. We will try to accommodate as best we can but keep that in mind as parents and extra chaperones start joining the group. Thank you.
We typically assign one staff member per every 20 students.
Since our activities occur outside, we understand that weather plays a factor. If you wish to reschedule due to rotten weather, please get in touch with us ASAP so we can give you a rain date.
We look forward to having you!
Pond Hill Farm