Summer Programs For Kids at Venetucci Farm


Thanks for a Great 2014
Summer Season
See you in 2015! 

Registration and dates should be
available in February
 David Rudin.




Junior Farmhands - Students entering 3rd-5th grade, Fall 2015
Farm Animals/Wild Animals-Students entering 4th - 7th grade, Fall 2015
Farm to Fork - Students entering 5th - 8th grade, Fall 2015

Days & Times:


All Sessions Monday-Friday


 $140.00/$150 Farm to Fork
 * Indicates week where there is a Family Cooking Class offered ($10/participant)


Farm to Fork: Cooking with Kids
5th-8th Graders - $150.00 - Limit 10

For students entering 5th-8th grade (limit 10) Learn about the food, both plants and animals, raised on Venetucci Farm. Each day we will investigate a different culinary ingredient on the farm, learn how to harvest and then prepare our lunch together. This will include meeting the chickens, goats and pigs that live on the farm. For example, “Omelet Day” will involve learning about chickens, collecting eggs and herbs and then making a delicious omelet. We will be tasting many different vegetables and working together to create recipes that are healthy and appealing. After four days of chef training we will break into teams for a friendly Iron Chef competition to exhibit new skills by preparing lunch for our families.

Farm Animals/Wild Animals
4th-7th Graders - $140.00

Back again, a summer program for budding biologists! Farmers have to be part animal caretaker and part wildlife biologist. Come see where the two meet as we explore the domestic and wild animals of Venetucci Farm. We’ll answer questions like: What reptiles and amphibians live on the farm? What kind of chicken lays a green egg? How does a Border Collie herd sheep? What kinds of animals leave their tracks along Fountain Creek? All these questions and more will be answered on this week long adventure.  Please note the sessions with * indicates there is a Family Cooking Class offered for $10/person with one parent required to attend.

Junior Farmhands
3rd-5th Graders - $140.00
This is the program that started it all! Junior Farmhands dive into the life of the farm by working in the gardens, caring for our animals and exploring the diversity of life woven into the fabric of the farm. Activities range from collecting eggs, feeding chickens & grooming a horse to slopping the pigs, watering and weeding the gardens and planting seeds; maybe even helping harvest tasty snacks from the garden! This program is designed to give participants an opportunity to explore a wide variety of facets of farm life.  Please note the sessions with * indicates there is a Family Cooking Class offered for $10/person with one parent required to attend.


Family Cooking Class

This summer we will again have a cooking class extension for parents and campers. Parents, come help create a lunch fresh from the farm on the final Friday of each Session. Look for this option on the registration form. $10/person and must include at least one adult and one child. Other family members are of course welcome as well. Please Note:  * Indicates week where there is a Family Cooking Class. Cooking Class not offered during Junior Farmhands - July 7-11.

Registration Information

Registration is a two-step process. (1) Please complete the Registration Form; (2) Proceed to on-line Payment
Please Note: We will not hold a spot until we receive both payment and registration.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation one month prior to start date – full refund of registration fees;
Cancellation 2 weeks prior to start date - 50% of registration fees refunded;
No refund for cancellations within two weeks of class start date.

Please also check out our current Classes:
Saving Seeds; The Living Soil; Farm Animals, Caring for our Heritage; and Farm Tours

For more information on Educational Programs or to Schedule a Class or Tour please contact David Rudin