Outdoor Summer Program
Registration for the 2017 Summer Program is now open. Please download the 2017 application and submit with your payment to secure a spot for your child. If you have further questions, please email John Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply to work in the Summer Program, please visit our Jobs page.
Our Outdoor Summer Program gives children ages 4-10 a comprehensive exposure to outdoor fun and learning on Boston's last and only working farm. We focus our education efforts on gardening, composting, bird and plant identification, walking, farm animals and outdoor games in the natural environment of our farm.
The curriculum is taught or guided by trained outdoor education teachers and assistants using the full range of natural amenities found at Allandale Farm. Children receive individual, developmentally appropriate attention in age-level groups with a 1:5 teacher:child ratio. Your child will have something to take home or tell you every day.
The program runs weekly. However, we recommend that children sign up for 2 weeks or more; the longer time frame allows your child to become thoroughly acclimated and comfortable in our unique outdoor environment. Children may sign up for a total of 3 weeks.
Regular Day Program
Mornings-only from 8:45 am - noon
Sessions run weekly for seven weeks from late June through early August
All sessions meet at and are dismissed from the lawn next to the front parking lot at Allandale Farm.
Cost of the program:
$475 for one week
$825 for two weeks
$975 for three weeks
*There is a 10% discount for siblings
Extended Day Program
The extended program is for children who wish to stay after the morning program through 2:30 pm, for a total of 5 3/4 hours. We offer this program five days per week while the Summer Program is in session.
You will need to provide a lunch for your child and we will provide appropriate supervised outdoor recreation.
Cost of the extended program: $50 per day or $175 per week.