$15 per class
Are you looking for a little fun on the farm? This fall Critter Barn is offering classes for kids of all ages! The focus of the class changes each week, so take one, take two or take them all!
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Ages 3-5 - Tuesday Evenings
Ages 5-8 - Tuesday or Thursday Evenings
Ages 9-12 - Thursday Evenings
(must be 8 by May 1)
3-Day class offered 3 Saturdays this fall:
September 26th - 8:30am-1:30pm
October 3rd - 8:30am-1:30pm
October 10th - 8:30am-2:30pm (Graduation from 2:30-3:00)
Critter Camp T-shirt included
Enjoy an inside look at our entire farm operation. Campers learn basics about each farm species. Campers will feed and care for our mammals and birds and learn to handle, lead, and hold. They’ll learn about farming methods, fiber, nutrition, grooming, milking and composting.
Critter Barn teaches young people life skills while working on our farm. Along the way kids will meet new friends, grow confidence and responsibility as they work with our dedicated staff.
Completion of this class also gives students the option to come back and volunteer throughout the year as a member of the Critter Crew.
(Critter Camp class is the prerequisite for children and youth to volunteer as Critter Crew)
Ages 6 -12
Weeknights in the fall: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Add a “custom” class t-shirt for $10
Have you ever heard a pig snore? Have you ever watched a goat sleep? Our Good Night Barn class lets kids experience the farm at the end of the day. We will turn the lights off as we finish caring for Critter Barn’s animals. As the sun goes down, we use flashlights to focus and see where to go. It's a one-of-a-kind-class! It’s fun to walk through the barn and see the animals settle down for the night... shhhhh!
Ages 3 - 5 (must be 3 by May 1)
Summer & Fall – 3-week series - $50.00
Little Farmers T-shirt included
Bring your little animal lover to Critter Barn for our Little Farmer's Class. Children will learn about egg layers and mammals as they meet, feed and interact with the animals on our farm.
This is often a first-time encounter with live farm animals for children, so parents or guardians are included to share the memories and enhance your little farmer's experience. Little Farmer custom t-shirts and other take-home samples are included in your class fee.
Class meets one time each week for 3 weeks. Our class curriculum changes with the weather, the seasons, and with who's new in the barn. So, you can be a Little Farmer more than once!
Every day we meet new people and share a little of life's experiences on the farm. We teach children and youth of all ages and abilities. Students engage in farm chores, tending our garden, and animal care. It is meaningful when a young person realizes that the quality of the job they are doing determines the quality of our animals' lives.
This spring, summer and fall we are offering some amazing classes. It is Critter Barn’s desire to provide scholarship to individuals who need financial assistance to enroll in one of our classes. Please contact the farm for enrollment assistance.
The change in seasons offers so much for us all to learn. We hope to see you at the farm often in the months ahead!
Mary L Rottschafer
Founder, Executive Director
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Most Field trips begin at 9:30 am and end by 2:00 pm (this is flexible)
Admission: $8 per person for full day school field trips.
Admission: $6 per person for 2-hour trips, preschools and young 5's.
Clean Porta Jons
All attractions are accessible
Our large barn has heated rooms
Field trips run rain or shine
Registrations will be booked in the order they are received
Contact us for special accommodations (allergies, wheelchairs, etc)
We host groups of 15 up to 125 students, plus parents
Children must be accompanied by adults while at our farm
Parking is free