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Kena leads the educational programs at Ollin Farms, with fourteen years of experience sharing her passions for farming, food, science, cooking, and the Spanish language.  Our on-farm education programs are geared to teaching youth about healthy ecosystems through hands-on learning activities around the farm.  From preschool children through university engineering students, we have experience turning our working farm into a science classroom, what better place for kids to be having fun and learning!

 

Enrollment for 2021 Youth Summer Classes is Now Open

Suggested Ages 6-11
All Sessions Run Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm

 

 

Pollinators and Biodiversity
Session 1
: June 28  to July 1

          Session 2: Jul 12 to July 15 - Spanish

                 

Farm as Ecosystem

Session 3: Jul 19 to July 22 Spanish

         

Healthy Soil, Healthy Community  

Session 4: Aug 2 to Aug 5     

Session 5 : Aug 9 to Aug 12 - Spanish

 

                   Click here to register for the 2021 Summer Classes


Youth Summer Classes follow COVID best practices as outlined by Boulder County Health and CDPHE.  In 2020, that included face masks, social distancing, and seperate tools/workstations for each student


Field Trips/Tours at the Farm


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

Email
(kena@ollinfarms.com) to check availability

Cost is $12 per person, minimum ten participants

Typical field trip duration is 1-2 hours depending on group size, the pavillion area by the creek can be used for snack or lunch after the field trip.

Field trips and tours will include a variety of hands-on activities that can be tailored to meet specific goals of teachers, parents, or groups.  Examples of educational topics we have had in the past are:

-healthy eating and local food
-five colors on your plate

-farm as ecosystem
-wildlife and pollinators on the farm
-plant life cycles in regenerative agriculture
-sustainable technology and carbon sequestration
-team-building planting activities

kena@ollifarms.com)

 

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

 
What do kids need to bring for farming classes?

Sun block, water bottle,  extra clothes, tennis shoes, and a lunch.

 

What is your refund policy if I need to cancel?

Ollin Farms will honor refund requests as follows:
Cancel within 4 weeks prior the start of class to receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50/child fee that covers material costs, and administratve/credit card fees.

No camp fees will be refunded for 3 week prior the summer class 2020, no-shows or same-week cancellations. We do not provide refunds for absences, late arrivals, or early withdrawals of campers.
Tuition Credit: You may transfer the full balance of your current reservation to credit good towards any future summer classes, Farming classes or Spanish classes on line or in person.

 

What level of Spanish is needed to be able to particpate in the Spanish youth farming classes?

 

Spanish themed classes are aimed to build Spanish vocabularly while participating in farming activities.  They are appropirate for students currently studying Spanish as well as students with no prior Spanish language experience.  Kena adapts her teaching style to match the kids in each class to ensure a fun learning experience for all.

 
What if my kid(s) don't fit the suggested ages for summer class?


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 and we can be flexible with ages, please reach out with any questions.

Do field trips and classes occur rain or shine? 

 

Yes! As farmers we are familiar with adapting to the weather, and have a variety of learning activities that can occur out of the elements if need be.

 


Below is a video produced by Eyes on Longmont in 2013 highlighting the experience at our youth summer classes.  


 

 

 

 


 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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