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April 2020

Spring Break on the Farm: Day Camp for Children

April 14 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$50 – $125
VT kids chores

April 14, 15, 16, 9am – 3pm. $50/day or $125 for all 3 days per child. Vacation Day Camp for 2nd through 5th graders. We’ll be based out of the Visitor Center and the Yurt as we get curious and explore the farm and play in and around the woods at the Discovery Trail. We’ll meet and learn about the animals that live on our farm and in our pond, do some crafts, and go hiking and exploring. Bring your…

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May 2020

Meet the Lambs

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$3
animal farm vermont

Time: TBD. Have your little lambs meet our little lambs: this is a popular event with the wee folk who are just learning about farm animals and prefer them pint-sized. This family-friendly event features our new lambs, but there will be plenty of other activities for children, including pond explorations and horse-drawn wagon rides.  Suggested Donation: $3pp.

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Meet and Feed

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - October 11 @ 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
horse vermont

Sunday afternoons, May 24 through October 11 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. $5pp.

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July 2020

Wilderness Day Camp for Rising 4-6th Graders

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$250
children learning farm vermont

7/13 to 7/17. $250/child Week-long summer day camp for kids going into Grades 4 - 6 in the fall. Children will explore, observe, and participate in hands-on acitivies as they explore the various wildlife that can be found around Merck Forest. Focus will be the wildlife that make their habitat at MFFC, including the forest, fields, and pond. Children should be dressed for outdoor adventures and wet environments. They should bring a bag lunch (and perhaps a change of clothes?). Our…

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Forest Day Camp (Session 1)

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 24 @ 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$250
VT kids spring activities

Adventures in the forest are in store for rising first-, second- and third-grade campers. We'll tramp through the woods to find who lives and grows here, learn some wilderness survival skills, and discover what makes the forest a special place. We'll play games, tell stories, hone our powers of observation and learn what the forest has to offer. Our woodland classroom -- the new yurt -- will be our forest base camp, and a Vermont-certified educator will be on the…

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August 2020

Forest Day Camp (Session 2)

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$250
children activities, kids, pond, fun

Oh joy! Five days to explore farm, fields, forests, ponds, pools and streams, play games, and do craft projects! In our Forest Camp for rising first, second and third graders, we will explore, observe, splash around in, and learn about the ecosystems here. Children should be dressed for outdoor adventures and wet environments. They should bring a bag lunch (and perhaps a change of clothes?). Our woodland classroom -- the new yurt -- will be our forest base camp, and a…

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Mushroom Hunt for Youngsters

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
VT mushrooms

A walk and search for families with children. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in.   Please preregister here for the Mushroom Hunt Program.

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September 2020

Harvest Festival

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$3
saphouse, autum, fall foliage

Celebrate the harvest with food and games and lots to see! $3pp suggested donation.

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