Monday June 27th through September 2nd

Barn School Registration

Registration Packet Will Need to be Submitted After Registration Purchase.

If the course you desired is full please email with the class of interest to get placed on the waitlist

Barn School 2022 Registration Packet

Downloadable Barn School Calendar

Junior Veterinarians
(ages 6-13)  cost $250

Calling all future Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians!!!Join local Licensed Veterinary Technician Kara Donohue and jump into the world of Veterinary Medicine. Children will learn about and meet a variety of pets including traditional household pets, exotics and large animals. They will meet and work with at least one new animal each day. Participants can expect to learn how to keep pets safe and healthy, as well as what is involved with owning different species of pets. We will learn about grooming, x-rays, view slides on a microscope, listen to heartbeats with stethoscopes, and cuddle lots of animals!We will have fun with scavenger hunts throughout the farm and make yummy treats for dogs (peanut/allergen free).

Little Farmer & Friend
(ages 3–5) cost $225

Calling all the youngsters!. We invite you to join your young child as she or he explores the farm. Share in the responsibility and care of our farm animals by keeping them clean, healthy, and happy. Participants will feed, groom, and walk the farm animals on leashes. We will talk about what products we get from the farm and team up with our flock of chickens to create a colorful painting This class requires an adult to accompany the child for the week but it will be a treat for all involved!

We Love Farm Animals!
(ages 6-13) cost $225

Step into our barn and step into the world of the farm. Share in the responsibility and care of our farm animals. Participate in helping to keep the animals healthy and happy. Feed, water, and groom farm animals. Clean animal pens. Walk the farm animals on leashes. Learn about animal health. Build and create special projects for the animals such as swings for chickens, and platforms for goats. Learn uses of  animal products. Explore and learn about our farm.

We Love Farm Animals! Advanced
(ages 6-13) cost $225

Are you a Barn School veteran? For students looking for a higher level of understanding of and responsibility for our farm animals, this class offers a closer look at our livestock. As in We Love Farm Animals, daily farm animal chores and hands-on tasks will be assigned to help keep our animals fed, watered, and groomed. In addition participants will gain additional experience with feeding, healthcare, and animal products, and go further in depth with a different topic or animal each day. Students in this class should be comfortable around our farm animals and must have previously completed a We Love Farm Animals class.

We Love Sustainable Farming!
(ages 6-13) cost $200

Join us for this new class and become the farmers of Indian Ladder Farms. Share in the responsibility and care of our farm animals by keeping them clean, healthy, and happy. Along with this you will learn some of the strategies farmers use to help keep our environment strong and healthy for years to come. You will learn about composting, crop rotation, and other aspects of Good Agricultural Practices that we use on our farm! Some of the fun activities you can look forward to are creating compost for our education barn garden, making a worm farm of your own and planting some produce to take home and grow using your new found skills!

We Love Rabbits!
(ages 6-13) cost $250

Learn all about rabbits and how to care for them, including cage cleaning, feeding, grooming, exercising and much more. Find out about different breeds of rabbits and what they are used for. Walk rabbits on leashes, make rabbit treats and toys. Groom and prepare your rabbit for the Barn School Rabbit Show held on the last day of the session. Participants will be given their own rabbit to be responsible for during the week of the class.

 Wildlife on the Farm
(ages 6-13) cost $200

Our farm is home to more than just farm livestock. In fact, Indian Ladder Farms is uniquely situated to host a rich diversity of wildlife. From feathers to fur, underground and in the air, we will explore the many different wild animals that can be found on the farm. Special focus will be on the important ways each of these animals are related to our orchards and each another. We will keep our eyes open for any wildlife on the farm, but will get a close up look with a visit from a wildlife rehabilitator and their friends of fur and feathers.

We Love Chickens!
(ages 6-13) cost $250

Spend a week with chickens and learn by doing!  Each child will be given his or her own chicken to care for and cuddle. Kids will feed the chickens, clean their coops, collect their eggs and even give them pedicures, while learning about chicken breeds, chicken health, and overall care for both adult birds and baby chicks. Fun activities include preparing a fruit & veggie chicken buffet to see what treats chickens love the most and tempting the chickens with tasty seeds to get them to “make music” on a xylophone and drum. The week culminates with the beloved “Egg Olympics”–an opportunity for the kids to show off their chickens while learning fun facts about eggs.

Farm to Table
(ages 6-13) cost $200

Join us as we explore the different parts of the farm and the culinary wonders they offer. We will learn all about where  food comes from and how it ends up on your table. Hands-on experience will be given with some of our animals and gathering ingredients in the orchard, berry patch, and garden. Recipes and food prep will lead to a different food or beverage item each day. This holistic approach to the food we eat will teach your child the many benefits of eating fresh and local, as well as how to do so each season of the year. Our Farm to Table experience culminates in a tasty treat that your child will have prepared and that you’re invited to share!

Junior Apple Farmers
(ages 6-13) cost $200

Let the harvest begin! Join us for a behind the scenes look at what we do best and help to harvest some of our early apple varieties that are ripe for the picking. Participants will learn all about the apple growing process from seed to tree, and flower to fruit. Take a hayride out to the orchards, get familiar with the cider mill, and help our apple farmers with picking and packing. Of course, we will be doing lots of eating too! Students will also explore some other fun recipes and ways to eat apples after all the hard work is done

Art on the Farm
(ages 6-13) cost $200

A New Class This Year! Spend the week on our farm collecting and creating! We will spend time caring for our animals and traveling all around the farm learning as we create projects and sketches of the wonder and beauty surrounding us. The possibilities are endless ! Let’s get our hands dirty and have some fun!

We Love Goats!
(ages 6-13) cost $250

A New Class This Year! Come out for an exciting week of learning all about Goats! Each day will bring a different look into the life of goats and goat farming. You will be learning with a hands on approach about different goat breeds, goat health, and the overall care of the goats. Fun activities will include milking and grooming. You will learn about different  products made by goat farmers and prepare some of your very own.