• Programs at Kelsey Creek Farm

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    Kelsey Creek Farm - The farm's programs emphasize its uniqueness, with children's recreational programs, seasonal camps, pony care and farm experience classes, farm-themed tours, and many volunteer opportunities. 

    Little Farmers

    Join us for hands-on fun in the barnyard with your 2-3-year-old. Classes will feature chickens, goats, barn chores, feeding, petting and taking a pony ride – all the fun is right here! Children team up with a parent/adult to actively participate in this class. Come dressed to play outside and get dirty! Siblings under two are welcome in front or back packs.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $75/resident and $83/nonresident
    • Ages: 2-3 Y
    • Dates:
      • November 2 - 16, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Tuesday Register Here
      • November 30 - 14, 10 a.m.-11:30a.m., Tuesday Register Here
      • December 2 - 16, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursday Register Here
      • November 4 - 18, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursday Register Here
        • Fees: $50/resident and $58/nonresident

    Farm Explorers
    Join us for a farm adventure featuring animal care, barn chores, a pony ride and baking yummy snacks. This drop-off program is designed for the independent 3-5 year-old. Curriculum is integrated with seasonal themes, arts and crafts, stories and animal interaction. Children must be potty trained.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $75/resident and $90/nonresident
    • Ages: 3-5 Y
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    Grateful for Goats and Happy for Horses

    There's a lot to be thankful for at Kelsey Creek Farm! Children will ride a pony, take our goats on a walk, give treats to the animals for a job well done, and then come inside for a craft and a treat of their own. Come dressed for the weather. Adult/child teams only.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $35/resident and $40/nonresident
    • Ages: 4 - 6 Y
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    Adventures in Pioneer Farming

    Enjoy a fall morning immersed in farm life. Spend time with our animals and learn about pioneer farming in our historic log cabin that was built in 1888. Activities will include learning how to grind wheat into flour, feeding lunch to the farm animals, and working with real wool from our sheep. Children will have fun experiencing what life was like a hundred years ago.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $25/resident and $30/nonresident
    • Ages: 4 – 8 Y
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    Bunny Buddies

    Does your child love bunnies? In this program, you and your child will pet our bunnies, feed them some yummy treats, and do a bunny-themed craft. Your child will learn all about bunnies and listen to a fun story about an adventurous rabbit! Come dressed for the weather. Adult/child teams only.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $25/resident and $30/nonresident
    • Ages: 4 – 8 Y
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    Family and Friends Tour

    If you've always wanted a tour of the farm to meet our resident farm animals, this is your opportunity! You will get to meet our ponies, sheep, goats, chickens, and even pet some of them, all while discovering what it takes to be a farmer. This program is designed for children 2-6 but all ages are welcome. Children under 2 years old will not be able to pet the animals. Each person that attends the tour must register and pay. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $8/resident and $10/nonresident
    • Ages: all ages welcome
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    After School Volunteers

    Assist Kelsey Creek Farm staff with farm chores and learn responsible animal care. Volunteers will be working outside exposed to animals, hay, vegetation, and dust. Participants must be capable of understanding and following directions. Volunteers need to be able to attend the first two weeks of the program. Maximum of 1 day per week sign up per participant. A guardian must be present, in person, at check in on every program day to complete the COVID health screening protocol before the teen will be allowed to begin their shift.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $15/resident and $18/nonresident
    • Ages: 12–18 Y
    • Dates:
      • November 3 – 17, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday Register Here
      • December 1 – 22, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday Register Here

    Saturday Morning Volunteers

    Volunteers are an important part of the farm. You will assist farm staff with daily operations, help with the animal chore routine and learn responsible animal care. Volunteers need a willingness to learn, the ability to work independently and able to be on your feet and be physically active. You must also have a tolerance for being outside in all types of weather and working in a farm environment in close proximity to hay, vegetation and dust. Volunteers must commit to the entire session. All volunteers will be required to complete a criminal background check and provide their Social Security number. A guardian must be present, in person, at check in on every program day to complete the COVID health screening protocol before the teen will be allowed to begin their shift.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $10/resident and $12/nonresident
    • Ages: 15–18 Y
    • Dates:
      • November 6 – 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday Register Here
      • December 4 – 18, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday Register Here

    Adult Farm Volunteers

    This is an opportunity to learn about livestock care and farm maintenance, as volunteers assist Kelsey Creek Farm staff with daily operations, animal chores and learn responsible animal care. Volunteers will be working outside, exposed to animals, hay, vegetation and dust. They will work independently and be physically active. All volunteers will be required to complete a criminal background check and provide their Social Security number.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: none
    • Ages: 18 Y and up
    • Dates:
      • November 2 – 30, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday Register Here
      • November 3 – December 1, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Register Here

    Winter Break Mini Camp

    Spend your winter break exploring Kelsey Creek Farm, meeting farm animals, playing active games, creating crafts and making new friends. Experienced staff will provide a safe and supportive environment in a small group setting.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $150/resident and $180/nonresident
    • Ages: 4 – 7 Y
    • Dates:
      • December 20 – 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday – Thursday Register Here
      • December 27 – 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday – Thursday Register Here

    Farm Adventurers

    Give your child a fun farm experience during the Winter Break! Activities include working with our farm animals, creating farm-themed crafts, and learning about agriculture. Participants will meet sheep, goats, cows, chickens, ducks, rabbits and ponies. This is a hands-on program, so dress for the weather and wear clothes that can get dirty!

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: $150/resident & $180/nonresident
    • Ages: 9 – 11 Y
    • Dates:
      • December 20 – 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday Register Here
      • December 27 – 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday Register Here

    Farm Animal Pen Pals

    Are you curious about what Kelsey Creek Farm’s animals are up to? Sign up for this program to receive a letter from one of our adorable farm animals! When you sign up, your animal will send you a letter and a photograph of him/herself. If you send a letter in reply to your farm animal, you will receive a customized letter in return. For each purchase, you will receive a picture of your animal, a self-addressed envelope, and up to two letters.

    Animal choices: Rascal the Pony, Jackson the Cat, Harriet the Bunny, Eleanor the Duck

    Kelsey Creek Barn Lighting

    Join us for our 2nd annual barn lighting celebration at Kelsey Creek Farm. Bring the whole family to experience the magic of the farm lit up for the holidays. Enjoy traditional carols, meet resident farm animals decked out in the spirit of the season, and sip hot cocoa. Keep an eye out for Santa, who will be making a special appearance. Join us in making this holiday season memorable as we light up the farm and enjoy this wonderful season of giving. All ages are welcome. No entrance fee, some activities may have nominal fees. No need to register.

    • Location: Kelsey Creek Farm Park
    • Fees: free
    • Ages: all ages welcome
    • Dates:
      • December 4, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday