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Care Farming at The Maker Farm

Care farming promotes mental and physical health by combining the care of animals and the natural world with the care of people. On a Care Farm, people, animals, and the earth work together to promote health and well-being. Join, Beth Frankel, LSW, to enjoy the many benefits of the fresh air, outdoors, gardening, and interaction with the farm animals. We will participate in meaningful outdoor and farm activities encouraging increased self confidence, social interaction, and independence.

 

Group or individual programming available for youth, adults, seniors, special needs, disabled, and underserved populations.

 

For additional programming information, please contact Beth Frankel, LSW, at beth@themakerfarm.com or 978-697-3798.

CARE FARMING FIELD TRIPS
Farm Field Trips for Adults

Care Farming Field Trips for special needs, disabled, and underserved youth, adults, and seniors.

Come enjoy the miracle of the farm! Small groups with individualized attention encourage the development of increased self-esteem, improved social skills, and healthy coping skills. Visit includes a tour of the farm, interaction with the animals, and participation in a fun farm activity.

1 hour farm visit
$10/person
Maximum: 6-10 individuals per visit
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Email beth@themakerfarm.com to schedule a convenient day & time

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMING
Care Farming Horses

Individual programming available for special needs, disabled, and underserved youth, adults, and seniors.

Sometimes spending 1:1 time at the farm is most beneficial. One hour visits offer a chance to experience the peace, quiet, and calm of the farm, while spending time with the animals and working on specific emotional and social challenges.

1 hour farm visit
$40/individual
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Email beth@themakerfarm.com to schedule a convenient day & time

GROUP PROGRAMMING
MONDAYS
Care Farming

Express Yourself

Ages: 8-10
Mondays, 3:00 to 4:15 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will focus on the miracle of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills. We will spend quality time with the animals, learn about their proper care, and work together to complete barnyard chores. We will enjoy the many benefits of the natural world surrounding the farm, in addition to participating in farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

 

All groups are limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized programming. Programming designed for both typical youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and high functioning autism. Individual programming available for those with behavioral or anger management issues. Email beth@themakerfarm.com for additional information.

September 17 – October 29, 2018
No class Oct 8

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November 5 – December 17, 2018
No class Nov 12

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January 7 – February 25, 2019
No class Jan 21 & Feb 18

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March 11 – April 22, 2019
No class Apr 15

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April 29 – June 10, 2019
No class May 27

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Care Farming Classes for Kids

Live. Laugh. Farm.

Ages: 6-8
Mondays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm

Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group is designed specifically for horse lovers! We will learn about horse care, tack, and enjoy an occasional pony ride. We will also spend time learning about, caring for, and having fun with the many other animals on the farm, and participate in seasonal gardening. Through our experiences, we will learn about and practice healthy social, self-esteem, and coping skills. In addition, we will enjoy farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

 

All groups are limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized programming. Programming designed for both typical youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and high functioning autism. Individual programming available for those with behavioral or anger management issues. Email beth@themakerfarm.com for additional information.

September 17 – October 29, 2018
No class Oct 8

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November 5 – December 17, 2018
No class Nov 12

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January 7 – February 25, 2019
No class Jan 21 & Feb 18

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March 11 – April 22, 2019
No class Apr 15

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April 29 – June 10, 2019
No class May 27

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TUESDAYS
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Holy Cow!

Ages: 11+
Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will spend time learning about, caring for, and socializing with the many animals at The Maker Farm! This program is designed to focus on the miracle of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills.

 

All groups are limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized programming. Programming designed for both typical youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and high functioning autism. Individual programming available for those with behavioral or anger management issues. Email beth@themakerfarm.com for additional information.

September 18 – October 30, 2018
No class Oct 9

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November 6 – December 18, 2018

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January 8 – February 26, 2019
No class Jan 22 & Feb 19

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March 12 – April 23, 2019
No class Apr 16

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April 30 – June 11, 2019

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Just Be Me … Fun on the Farm

Ages: 6-8
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will enjoy the many benefits of the natural world surrounding the farm. We will spend quality time with the animals, learn about their proper care, and work together to complete barnyard chores. Utilizing the miracle of nature, we will learn and practice healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills. We will also enjoy farm-themed arts, crafts, and games.

 

All groups are limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized programming. Programming designed for both typical youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and high functioning autism. Individual programming available for those with behavioral or anger management issues. Email beth@themakerfarm.com for additional information.

September 18 – October 30, 2018
No class Oct 9

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November 6 – December 18, 2018

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January 8 – February 26, 2019
No class Jan 22 & Feb 19

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March 12 – April 23, 2019
No class Apr 16

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April 30 – June 11, 2019

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WEDNESDAYS
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Holy Cow!

Ages: 11+
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will spend time learning about, caring for, and socializing with the many animals at The Maker Farm! This program is designed to focus on the miracle of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills.

 

All groups are limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized programming. Programming designed for both typical youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and high functioning autism. Individual programming available for those with behavioral or anger management issues. Email beth@themakerfarm.com for additional information.

September 19 – October 31, 2018

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November 7 – December 19, 2018
No class Nov 21

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January 9 – February 27, 2019
No class Feb 20

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March 13 – April 24, 2019
No class Apr 17

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May 1 – June 12, 2019

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Express Yourself

Ages: 8-10
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will focus on the miracle of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills to reduce stress and anxiety, develop social and relationship skills, and increase healthy self-esteem building skills. We will spend quality time with the animals, learn about their proper care, and work together to complete barnyard chores. We will enjoy the many benefits of the natural world surrounding the farm, in addition to participating in farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

 

All groups are limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized programming. Programming designed for both typical youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and high functioning autism. Individual programming available for those with behavioral or anger management issues. Email beth@themakerfarm.com for additional information.

September 19 – October 31, 2018

CLASS FULL

November 7 – December 19, 2018
No class Nov 21

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January 9 – February 27, 2019
No class Feb 20

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March 13 – April 24, 2019
No class Apr 17

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May 1 – June 12, 2019

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THURSDAYS
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Natural Wonders

Ages: 4-6
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group will explore the wonders of nature while learning and practicing healthy coping skills, social and relationship skills, and self-esteem building skills. We will spend quality time with the animals, and have fun with farm-themed arts, crafts, and games.

 

All groups are limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized programming. Programming designed for both typical youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and high functioning autism. Individual programming available for those with behavioral or anger management issues. Email beth@themakerfarm.com for additional information.

September 20 – November 1, 2018

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November 8 – December 20, 2018
No class Nov 22

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January 10 – February 28, 2019
No class Feb 21

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March 14 – April 25, 2019
No class Apr 18

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May 2 – June 13, 2019

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Care Farming

Live. Laugh. Farm.

Ages: 8-10
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 6 individuals

This group is designed specifically for horse lovers! We will learn about horse care, tack, and enjoy an occasional pony ride. We will also spend time learning about, caring for, and having fun with the many other animals on the farm, and participate in seasonal gardening. Through our experiences, we will learn about and practice healthy social, self-esteem, and coping skills. In addition, we will enjoy farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

 

All groups are limited to 6 participants to allow for individualized programming. Programming designed for both typical youth and individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and high functioning autism. Individual programming available for those with behavioral or anger management issues. Email beth@themakerfarm.com for additional information.

September 20 – November 1, 2018

Register

November 8 – December 20, 2018
No class Nov 22

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January 10 – February 28, 2019
No class Feb 21

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March 14 – April 25, 2019
No class Apr 18

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May 2 – June 13, 2019

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VACATION WORKSHOPS & SUMMER PROGRAMMING

Our Care Farming Workshops and Summer Programs are designed for both typical and special needs children to have quality time with our animal friends, learn about their proper care, and develop healthy life skills. Kids will also do barnyard chores and spend time enjoying the many wonders of the natural world around the farm. Care Farming programming has a smaller art component and focuses on the animals at The Maker Farm.

VACATION WORKSHOPS

The Farm Is a Winter Wonderland
February 18 – 22, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 6-10
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 8 individuals

The farm is a winter wonderland! This limited sized group will explore the miracle of nature by spending quality time with the animals and the natural world around us. We will learn about the proper care of animals, and work together to do barnyard chores. We will enjoy outdoor winter activities, and farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

Sign up for individual day classes or the whole week!

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Spring Is in the Air at the Farm
April 15 – 19, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ages 6-10
Maker: Beth Frankel, LSW
Maximum: 8 individuals

Spring is in the air at The Maker Farm! This limited sized group will explore the miracle of nature by spending quality time with the animals and the natural world around us. We will learn about the proper care of animals, and work together to do barnyard chores. We will enjoy outdoor spring activities, and farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

Sign up for individual day classes or the whole week!

REGISTER
CARE FARMING SUMMER CAMPS 2019

Summer fun at The Maker Farm! This limited sized group offered to both special needs and typical youth will explore the miracle of nature by spending quality time with the animals and the natural world around us. We will learn about the proper care of animals, and work together to do barnyard chores. We will enjoy outdoor summer activities, and farm themed arts, crafts, and games.

Junior Care Farming Fun

Ages: 4-6
June 25-27, 2019
Morning: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Makers: Care Farmer Beth Frankel, LSW + Staff
Limit: 8

Register for Morning Session
Register for Afternoon Session

Life Is Better on the Farm

Ages: 6-8
July 8-12, 2019
1/2 Day Camp: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (extended care NOT available)
Makers: Care Farmer Beth Frankel, LSW + Staff
Limit: 8

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Keep Calm and Farm On

Ages: 8-10
July 22-26, 2019
1/2 Day Camp: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (extended care NOT available)
Makers: Care Farmer Beth Frankel, LSW + Staff
Limit: 8

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Oink, Moo, Cockadoodledoo

Ages: 6-8
August 5-9, 2019
1/2 Day Camp: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (extended care NOT available)
Makers: Care Farmer Beth Frankel, LSW + Staff
Limit: 8

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Less Is the New More!

Ages: 11+
August 19-23, 2019
1/2 Day Camp: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (extended care NOT available)
Makers: Care Farmer Beth Frankel, LSW + Staff
Limit: 8

Register