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FAQ's about Oakview Farm Classes

How are farm classes different than camp? 

Participants in our farm classes will get direct, hands-on instruction on a variety of topics related to small farming practices.   Topics will include: small animal care and handling; harvesting; planting; plant identification; and, much more!   Participants will also have time throughout the day to explore their own interests, such as:  playing games in the forest; making mud pies or boats that float down our seasonal creek; and, learning teamwork skills on our low ropes course.

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What should participants bring?

  • Closed toed shoes 

  • Flip-flops or shower shoes if campers want to get wet!

  • Refillable water bottle OR bottled water

  • Extra change of clothes (just in case)

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug Spray

  • Lunch (we will provide snacks)

  • Jeans, long-sleeved shirts, and sweaters are not appropriate attire for Summer weather.  Please dress accordingly!

Can participants bring their electronic devices? 

In order to stay "in the moment" at the farm, participants will not be allowed to use portable electronic devices (including airpods) during classes, free play, or before/aftercare activities.   If parents/guardians need to reach their child/young adult, they will be given the director's phone number to use as needed. 

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What do you do if it storms? 

We are a "rain or shine" farm.     If the weather does not pose a safety hazard (light rain with no lightning, for example), participants will be reminded to dress accordingly for the weather.  If it thunderstorms, we will move into one of our secure farm  buildings until the weather passes.     

What do I do if my child is sick?

Please let us know immediately if your child has a fever, shortness of breath, or has vomited in the last 24 hours.  If a child misses a class due to illness, we will work with you to find a solution so they can continue their experience another time!   In order to obtain a refund on deposits, you must notify us at least one week before your child's class session starts, or show proof of a positive COVID test.  

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