THE AlpacaKids FARM EXPERIENCE May 28 + June 11 for Ages 6-11 (Single Ticket)
Come to the farm for an alpaca experience. Why not be a farmer for the day, seeing and learning what it takes to raise an alpaca? From basic chores, to halter training, and using alpaca fleece to make products and crafts, the Buck Brook Alpackids Farm Experience is a fun and focused way for kids to learn about, and participate in, the operations of a real farm and the care of its animals.
Activities will be lead by seasoned fiber crafter and workshop instructor, Jennifer Nystrom.
And speaking of animals, Alpackids won't be limited to meeting and helping just alpacas—we also have chickens, llamas, barn cats, a pig, and others!
Dates (stay tuned for Jul/Aug dates):
SAT, 4/23 9am-1pm
SAT, 5/28 9am-1pm
SAT, 6/11 9am-1pm
Drop-off is at 8:45am sharp, please.
Dress: like a farmer (don’t forget the boots!)
9:00 -10:00 MORNING CHORES
Feed, water and hay the animals
Muck the stalls
10:00-11:15 HALTER TRAINING
Learning how to halter
Reasons for training
Best practices and show ready
11:15-11:45 SNACK (bring drinks & snacks)
11:45- 12:30 FIBER CRAFTS Take-home fiber project
Create and explore the uses of alpaca fiber
Activities will include one of the following:
- felting soap
- yarn bracelets
- dream catchers
12:30-1:00 GEM MINING
Pan for gems in our authentic gem mines
Learn and identify natural gems, take them home, and explore more!
1:00 DEPART FROM FARM
Maximum participants 10 kids.
Instructor Bio: Jen Nystrom is the mother to three sons, a middle school math teacher, a 4-H leader, an avid crafter and an alpaca lover. Jennifer owns a small herd of alpacas and has become an expert at working with their fiber and making both useful and decorative products. Many of her products can be found in our farm store under the label Fancy and Fresh.
For more info, call, email, or DM us.(845) 807-3104