Spring is in the air and Flanders is offering a program for area students off from school for a spring break during the week of April 15th through April 19th. Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can enjoy a week filled with fun and discovery at Flanders. Each day will bring a different learning adventure but every day will be packed with fun and include age appropriate hikes, games, art projects, crafts and stories while enjoying the great outdoors!
Kids will get a chance to hike the trails, observe wildlife, explore pond life and discover baby animals at the farm. Choose a single day or sign up for the whole week of outdoor adventures.
Exploration will be the theme for Monday and Tuesday when there will be hikes to the pond, marsh and brook to discover and “catch and release” the wonderful creatures they will find there while discovering amazing facts about them.
Wednesday is all about being a nature detective! Search for clues, follow tracks and discover signs of wildlife in the forest, ponds and fields. A full day of nature investigation
On Thursday and Friday barnyard animals are the focus. On Thursday kids can try their hand at being a farmer for the day at Flanders North Barn. They will help with “farm chores” like feeding the sheep, goats, horse and pigs and collecting eggs from the chickens and then take a fun hayride.
On Friday kids will get the chance to meet the newest Flanders spring arrivals of chicks, lambs, kids and bunnies and then hike the trails to discover newborns in nature.
Activities will be based at the Flanders’ Trail House located on Church Hill Road in Woodbury. Pre-registration is required.
Flanders is offering three different sessions for each of these special fun days. Choose the morning session from 9AM to 1PM, the afternoon session from 1-5PM or a full day session which goes from 9AM -5PM.
Pre-registration is required. The cost per child each day for either the morning or afternoon session is $30 members and $40 for nonmembers. Full day cost for each day is $60 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Before care is available at $8 per hour.
To register, call Flanders at (203) 263-3711, extension 10. For a full listing of all the programs for kids and adults coming up at Flanders visit www.flandersnaturecenter.org or their Facebook page.