Children's Workshops and School Vacation Camps

Children’s Workshops & School Year Vacation Camps
at The Maker Farm

When school is out, send your children over to the Maker Farm for workshops filled with creativity, exploration, friendships, and fun. We offer workshops and camps for most Westford “out of school” days – holidays, early release days, February & April vacation weeks, and more!

 

In each of our full day workshops, there will be an art component as well as time spent on the farm with animals and in our wonderful, 19th century horse barn. Throughout the year, we will paint on canvas, create mixed-media masterpieces, work with clay and learn to sew using our flock of Singer sewing machines. The Maker Farm is made up of our Farmhouse Studios, Barn Classroom, Apple Shed, Schoolhouse and Outdoor Classroom. Each is suited up with art and craft supplies as well as snuggly animals!

March 25, 2019

Party Animals! A Pajama Party with The Maker Farm Animals

Ages: 6+
Monday, March 25, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Makers: Emily Piper and Staff
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

Wear your jammies and make a nightlight, pillow, and animal stuffy in this full-day workshop!

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Environmental Warriors

Ages: 5-8
Monday, March 25, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

What’s up with the planet? What can you do to make a difference? Learn the facts, eco tips and changes that you can make to help protect our planet! Hands on activities will teach us to reduce, recycle and reuse to keep the Earth a little greener!

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APRIL BREAK: Apr 15-19, 2019

April Break: Literary Adventures in Art

Ages: 6+
April 15-19, 2019 (sign up for one or multiple days)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Makers: Emily Piper and Staff
Extended care available for this workshop from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm.

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, 4/15: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (photographic mixed media)
  • Tuesday, 4/16: Where the Wild Things Are: Creature Creation (puppetry sewing)
  • Wednesday, 4/17: The Secret Garden: Miniature Gardening (clay, plants and dirt)
  • Thursday, 4/18: Beatrix Potter and The Art of the Naughty Rabbit (drawing, watercolor, and sewing)
  • Friday, 4/19: Paddington in London (painting, drawing, and mixed media)
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April Break: Springtime on the Farm

Ages: 5-8
April 15-19, 2019 (sign up for one or multiple days)
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Lisa Arrigo
Limit: 10
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday, 4/15: Baby Goat Love!
  • Tuesday, 4/16: Wooly and Fleecy Friends
  • Wednesday, 4/17: Cockadoodle-DOODLE
  • Thursday, 4/18: Miniature Horse Pals
  • Friday, 4/19: Bunnyland
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April Break – Pony Camp

Ages: 7+
April 15-19, 2019
Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Makers: Lori Caouette and Staff
Max: 8 children
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm

 

In this weeklong workshop, children will learn riding, horsemanship, and make horse art with our licenses riding instructor, Lori Caouette, and staff.

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April Break – Counselor in Training Program

Ages: Kids in grades 6-9
April 15-19, 2019
Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Max: 6
Extended care included every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm

 

Come and help at the farm with our animal, arts and gardening programming for April Vacation! Counselors in Training will get to interact with young makers (grades K-6) as well as our animals and fun instructors. They will assist in tasks and projects as well as make their own.

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April 15: Eat Like a Pig – Farm Fresh Nutrition, Art and Gardening with Rosie the Pig

Ages: 6-10
Monday, April 15, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Megan Curran
Limit: 10
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm

Kids will enjoy our “farmily” of animals, spend time in our hoophouse and gardens and create a fresh veggie meal to take home to their families!

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April 17: : A Barnyard Birthday – Farm Fresh Nutrition, Art and Gardening with our Barnyard Animals

Ages: 6-10
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (bring a nut-free lunch)
Maker: Megan Curran
Limit: 10
Extended care available every day from 7:45 am to 6:00 pm

Kids will throw a birthday party for all of our animals with Springtime birthdays complete with decorations, party hats and “barnyard cake” for the animals!

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