Register for Family Programs

$5.00

Here are our upcoming family-centered activities and events — we’re glad that you’ll be joining us. Due to the popularity of our family programs, we can not accommodate date-changes or cancellations: the fees are non-refundable.

MEET & FEED: 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. Sunday May 23 through October 10 from 3pm to 4:30; fee: $5pp each week.

FARM CHORES FOR CHILDREN: On Thursday afternoons, under the bright blue sky of Vermont, you and your children can take part in an 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, horses and pigs. You might weed the children’s garden, or pick berries. Thursdays from June 17 through August 12 from 2pm to 4; fee: $5pp each week.

MUSHROOM HUNT FOR CHILDREN: Mycologist Sue Van Hook will introduce the topic, then you and your youngsters will be on the hunt for varieties of mushrooms in the woods! Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in. August 28 from 10am to 11:30; fee: $10pp. THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY FULLY ENROLLED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE WAIT-LISTED, CONTACT christine@merckforest.org .

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Your registration must indicate how many people — children AND adults — are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult, and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party.

Due to the popularity of our family programs, we can not accommodate date-changes or cancellations: the fees are non-refundable.

Please download and complete our Liability Waiver; return it to us 72 hours before coming to Merck Forest.

 

 

 

Family Programs

Thu Meet & Feed 6/24, Sun Meet & Feed 6/27, Thu Meet & Feed 7/1, Thu Meet & Feed 7/8, Sun Meet & Feed 7/11, Thu Meet & Feed 7/15, Sun Meet & Feed 7/18, Thu Meet & Feed 7/22, Sun Meet & Feed 7/25, Thu Meet & Feed 7/29, Sun Meet & Feed 8/1, Thu Meet & Feed 8/5, Sun Meet & Feed 8/8, Thu Meet & Feed 8/12, Sun Meet & Feed 8/15, Sun Meet & Feed 8/22, Sun Meet & Feed 8/29, Sun Meet & Feed 9/5, Sun Meet & Feed 9/12, Sun Meet & Feed 9/19, Sun Meet & Feed 9/26, Sun Meet & Feed 10/3, Sun Meet & Feed 10/10, Mushroom Hunt for Children 8/28