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Kena leads the educational programs at Ollin Farms, with over ten years of experience sharing her passions for farming, food, science, cooking, and the Spanish language through her fun and engaging classes. Her teaching philosophy is that kids learn best when they are physically active and in a safe environment, and this focus on interactive and fun learning permeates our curriculum for school field trips, youth summer classes, and partnerships with the City of Longmont and local school districts.  There is so much to learn from the natural ecosystems on the farm, come join us on the journey of discovery.

 

Youth Farming Classes

Suggested Ages 6-11

Summer classes are offered both in Spanish and English. Classes in Spanish are an immersion style class that builds vocabulary for all levels of students, and are appropriate for students currently taking Spanish classes or those with no prior experience with the Spanish language.

 

 

 

 

Session 1: June 11th-14th
9:00am-2:00pm
 Spanish

Cost $250.00

 

Session 3: July 16th-19th   
9:00am- 2:00pm

 Spanish

Cost $250.00

 

Session 5: July 30th- Aug 2nd
9:00am-2:00pm

Cost $250.00

Session 2: July 9th-12th
9:00am-2:00pm

Cost $250.00

 

Session 4: July 23rd-26th   
9:00am- 2:00pm

Cost $250.00

 

Session 6: August 6th-9th
9:00am-2:00pm

 Spanish

Cost $250.00

 

Registration Form (PDF)

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Are the classes the same from year to year?
We have kids that have been returning every summer; we change some things or introduce new subjects each year. Just like the farm, the farm classes are always adapting, and each year we add new themes and activities.


What do kids need to bring?

Sun block, water bottle,  extra clothes, tennis shoes, lunch and a snack for the first three days (full-day groups only). 


What if my kid(s) don't fit the suggested ages?
We suggest ages based on our experience with the activities involved and the goal to get all the kids working together. That being said, just like the farm itself, these classes build teamwork between different ages and skill levels.


Summer Classes through City of Longmont
Registrations through the City of Longmont Webpage (search by activity number)

Cooking Classes at Izaak Walton Clubhouse


This is a hands-on class, kids will have fun while learning, experimenting and cooking with seasonal local vegetables grown at Ollin Farms.

Ages: 5 to 11 years
Time: 11:00 to 12:15pm
 $20.00 res $25.00 non-res


346176-6A Friday, June15
346176-7B Friday,  July 13
 346176-7C Friday, July 20
346176-7D Friday, July 27

pdf flyer
   
Spanish with Arts and Crafts At Willow Farm Park
In this interactive class kids will explore Willow Farm and have fun while learning and getting exposed to the Spanish language.
Monday Jun 18 through Friday Jun 22
345350-06 Ages: 3-6 years old 9 to 12pm
345359-06 Ages: 6 to 11 years old from 1pm to 4pm
Res $180.00 / Non Res $225.00
pdf flyer  
pdf flyer

Spanish Camp at Longmont Museum
Incredible Trees, Arboles Increíbles

Become immersed in the Spanish language and culture as we learn about the animals and insects that live in trees and how trees sustain life on Earth.
Monday June 25 to Friday 29  
Activity: 394064 -00  Ages 3-5  9 am - 12 pm
Activity: 394064 -01  Ages 6-11  1 pm - 4 pm
$180 res/non-res
pdf flyer



Field Trips/Tours at the Farm

Field trips and tours are available weekdays from May through October
All feild trips require advanced reservation

Field trips will include a variety of hands-on activities that can be tailored to meet specific curriculum needs of teachers, parents, or groups.  Examples of educational topics include healthy heating, farm as ecosystem, cycles in a plant's life, photosynthesis, developing holistic strategies, water conservation, soil health, erosion, animal husbandry, etc.

 



Field Trip Costs
$12 per person, minimum ten people
Partnerships with SVVSD and BVSD allow us to offer a 25% discount for participating schools

Typical field trip duration is 1-2 hours depending on size, the pavillion area by the creek can be used for snack or lunch after the field trip.
To check availability for field trip dates, please email Kena (kena@ollinfarms.com)

 

Ollin Farms is a Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) certified education center by Boulder County Health

 


Below is a video put together for an Eyes on Longmont project back in 2013 highlighting the youth summer classes.  

Yes, we need to leave a better planet for our children,
but equally important is to leave better people for our planet.
~Kena


 

 

 

 


 

 

Questions about Ollin Education Programs?
Email Kena Here
kena@ollinfarms.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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