Thank you all for a fantastic Summer! We expect to open Summer 2024 priority registration for members in mid-January.
Looking for school-year programs for ages 3-5? Head to our Forest Gnomes Page.
School-year programs for ages 6 and up? Check out our Community Programs page for After School and homeschool options.
If you would like to be notified when we will be opening registration, please join our Summer Programs interest list, or subscribe to our newsletter.
Crofter Level members and above will be able to register for summer programs starting mid-January. Registration for the general public will open up a few weeks later. Exact dates will be TBD, but will be posted on this site.
Each year is different, so it’s hard for us to tell when summer programs will fill up. Programs for ages 7 and under are our best-enrolled groups, and these do typically sell out each year. Some June and July weeks for this age, especially the 3-5s, do also tend to sell out during the member enrollment period.
For families booking several weeks of summer programs, or a few weeks of summer plus 1 or 2 year round programs, it is! A Crofter membership is $125/year, and in addition to the priority registration period, members receive 20% off youth programs year-round. A Crofter membership “pays for itself”, as the saying goes, for families who book 4 or 5 weeks of summer programs, or a few weeks of summer programs plus 1 or 2 school-year programs. More information on membership can be found here.
Our 2024 Summer season is TBD, but will likely run for 10 weeks from June to August. Check back on this page for more updates, or join our interest list above to recieve an email when we are ready to open up registration.
“I have been meaning to write for months, really ever since my 4 year old son, A., finished up 5 weeks of the Budding Farmer program … Everyday he was full of enthusiastic stories about what he’d found in the woods and the animals he’d cared for! He talked more about this than he has about any school, camp, or class he has ever done.” A.L., Parent
“My son is dyslexic. When I asked him what his favorite activity has been this summer, he said working at the Farm–even over going to fancy ropes course. He loves doing physical work. It calms him down and makes him feel good about himself. I can see the difference in him after he’s been working at the Farm. He feels better. He loves contributing to NCOF. I love how NCOF is so positive about him and what he can do.”–R. Parent
“My child asked to buy some Swiss Chard. I never would have imagined those words coming out of his child’s mouth before coming to the farm!”–T., Parent
“ We cannot thank all of you enough for being so kind, welcoming and accepting of our family, especially O.! He has come such a long way, from being terrified of animals to wanting his own chickens! I never grew up around animals and in fact I am terrified of them—never was “outdoorsy” or comfortable getting ‘down and dirty.’ I have learnt so much in the past year, and am so glad to be able to say O. is different.– “ S., Parent