SPRING & SUMMER FIELD TRIP/STUDY INFORMATION

Fall 2018 (10/31) Farmers Christina & Elizabeth talking to a group during  pumpkin education lesson

SPRING FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

We begin booking Spring Trips each year APRIL 15th and after......

  

 we  would love have your school, home school group, day care, or organization come and visit us!

If you come to see us we can offer you the following options for your spring trip/field study 


~Option one~

*Tour of our green house & fields & strawberry fields, even see some farm equipment that is important to us at the farm.

*Discussion on plant life/plant life cycles etc./The importance of sun, water, oxygen, etc.

*Hands on seed planting (participants will get to take home their plantings) We will use magnifying glasses during our strawberry field tour and become investigators (we appreciate any parent or teacher help with the planting portion of the tour)

*Hayrides for everyone in your group, a small game area and a great picnic pavilion for everyone to enjoy

This package cost is $6.75 per participant and $3.00 for parent chaperone to join us for the tour


~Option two~

*Tour of our green house & fields & strawberry fields, etc.  ( we will become investigators during the strawberry field tour - this will help in our investigation of the berries and plants )

*Discussion on plant life/plant life cycles etc./Importance of sun, water, oxygen, etc. to have successful planting

*Animal adaptations/life-cycles ~we will discuss this by utilizing our pigs and chickens (they are on site) 

*Hayrides for everyone in your group, a small game area and a great covered picnic area for everyone to enjoy

This package cost is $6.00 per participant and $3.00 for parent chaperone to join us for the tour

( as always no charge for teachers and teachers assistants)

Each station is apx. 15-20 minutes in length-keep in mind we are willing to work with all kinds of groups-special needs-autistic students, etc. Also each trip is geared to the student’s age level and if you need us to include some other educational components in your trip- just let us know as we are very flexible at Holly Fork Farm.

We open as early as 9:15 a.m. for our field trip friends! Don’t forget about the barn/sales store where you will find homemade jams and jellies, the farm cookbook and some other snack/ lunch and food options too. Feel free to have lunch under our picnic pavilion and don’t forget we also have Hershey’s ice-cream available for purchase too!  We accept cash, check, debit and credit. For field trips our preferred method of payment in BY CHECK. Keep in mind payment is due on the day of your trip. If there are any issues with this just give us a call at the number above we are flexible!! 

Thank you for considering a trip to our farm, 

Farmer Stephanie and Farmer Michael @ Holly Fork Farm 

**Remember you can add the JUMP PAD for each group member at a discounted rate of 3.75 per jumper **

YOUR ROTATIONS DURING YOUR SPRING VISIT

  

SPRING FIELD TRIP ROTATIONS/ STATIONS AT HOLLY FORK FARM 

(KEEP IN MIND THESE MAY NOT BE IN THE ORDER SHOWN)

If you picked OPTION 1

** Hayride

** Strawberry Field tour/Farm equipment tour/Greenhouse walk-through

**Seed/plant education-growing / plant discussion

** HANDS ON Seed planting (you will get to plant in cups that are pre labeled with student’s names)

(Students take planted seeds home and watch them grow)

each rotation takes apx. 15-18 minutes

** FEEL FREE TO TAKE SOME TIME TO VISIT OUR ANIMALS**

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If you picked OPTION 2

** Hayride** 

**Strawberry Field tour/Farm equipment tour/Greenhouse walk-through**

**Seed/plant education-growing / plant discussion

** Animal education-we will visit our animals with a tour guide about how they live-adaptations-etc.etc.

each rotation takes apx. 15-18 minutes

** FEEL FREE TO  GO BACK AND TAKE SOME TIME TO VISIT OUR ANIMALS ANYTIME DURING YOUR VISIT**

SUMMER FIELD TRIP/FIELD STUDY OPTIONS AT OUR FARM

  

 We wanted to let you know that we would love have your school group, summer camp group, daycare, etc..etc.. come and visit us in the summer season!

Holly Fork Farm begins scheduling summer field trips on June 25th  of each season and you may arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. The theme of our summer trip that we offer is What is Agritoursim~Tasting and Touring . 

Your group will enjoy a farm tour that will include these rotations. There will be a tour of the animals (these are on site), a hay ride, the vegetable station where we will discuss not only common vegetables, but uncommon as well and their health benefits, and we will wrap up our tour tasting two different varieties of produce. We will break into groups for your tour of apx. 25 each.  We also have a fabulous barn/sales store, and fenced game area that includes the famous straw toss, and a picnic pavilion for you to enjoy too!  We offer a small menu of food and we also have FABULOUS HERSHEY'S ICE CREAM TOO!

The fee per is $10.00 child/group member. The cost for chaperones is $3.50 each- (teachers/ staff and bus drivers attend at no charge).  Payment is due on the day of your tour and check in the preferred method of payment for field trips – unless you have made other arrangements prior to the date of the trip.  

Call or email me today, so we can schedule your group. We are very flexible if you have questions or ideas please let us know!! We schedule summer trips through August 25th.

 Farmers Stephanie & Michael Ripchick 

 **Remember you can add the JUMP PAD for each group member at a discounted rate of 3.75 per jumper ** 

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRIP AT OUR FARM ..

**Comfortable clothing, and shoes as we generally do lots of walking

**Water bottles are highly encouraged! yes, we sell bottled  water but water bottles are still an asset during those warm field trips.

**Sunscreen & Bug Spray.. after all we are outside~~ so having these two items would make your trip a happy one.. you may not need to bug spray but it  sure is nice to have ... just in case..

Come learn with us at Holly Fork Farm-We aim to please!!

**REMEMBER THE PREFERRED PAYMENT METHOD FOR FIELD TRIPS IS BY CHECK**

BOOK YOUR FIELD TRIP AT ANY TIME FOR ANY SEASON TO OUR FARM~GET THAT DATE YOUR GROUP REALLY WANTS!