Pop-Up Woods Eploration

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

A 2-hour pop-up woods exploration where we'll start off with a hike, followed a exploration of where all the leaves go from the fall, and fairy house construction. Bring a snack and water, dress in layers and wear warm, waterproof footwear. To be held, rain or shine, please dress appropriately - temperatures are cooler on …

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$5

Meet & Feed

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. Fee: $5pp

$5

Farm Chores for Children

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

On Thursday afternoons, under the bright blue sky of Vermont, you and your children can take part in and ages-old tradition: daily chores on our hillside farm. Our farm staff will lead your family around the farm as you feed the chickens and collect eggs from the nest boxes, and feed & water the sheep, …

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$5

Ag Camp: Inquiry & Exploration on the Farm (Grades 4-6)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Campers will explore the biology of various animals that are found on the farm and in the fields, and their interdependencies. Through inquiry and observation, they will deepen their understanding of the intertwining communities using nature journals to document their explorations. Campers will probe into pollinators, track chickens, and ruminate with sheep as they engage …

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$250

Trail Crew Camp1 (Grades 7-8)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Trail crew members will trek through field and forest, learning how to steward working lands. Through hands-on explorations and projects, they’ll develop practical backcountry and primitive skills, engage in citizen science, and participate in service learning projects. Crew members will navigate with map and compass, construct shelters, lop invasives, and tackle trail work as they …

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$250

Aqua Camp: Inquiry & Exploration in Ponds and Streams (Grades 4-6)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Campers will explore the inhabitants of the streams and ponds of Merck Forest and how they are interdependent. Through inquiry and observation, they will deepen their knowledge of the importance of mountain streams, of pond ecosystems, and the interdependence of aquatic life using nature journals to document their explorations. Campers will monitor waterways, inventory invertebrates, …

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$250

Trail Crew Camp 2 (Grades 7-8)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Trail crew members will trek through field and forest, learning how to steward working lands. Through hands-on explorations and projects, they’ll develop practical backcountry and primitive skills, engage in citizen science, and participate in service learning projects. Crew members will navigate with map and compass, construct shelters, lop invasives, and tackle trail work as they …

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$250

Meet & Feed

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. Fee: $5pp

$5