Youth and Scout Programs

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Building community is important for your group or scout troop and is part of our mission.  Snipes Farm is a beautiful and fun destination in Spring, Summer and Fall, giving everyone a chance to share the great outdoors together! Come and enjoy a hayride, bonfire and have a picnic!

GROUP OUTINGS

Snipes Farm is a great place for a youth group, Scout service unit or troop to build community in the spring, summer or fall. We offer seasonal activities for you to enjoy.

A) Corn Maze Adventure (Fall only)

Your group will search a six acre corn maze for answers to questions about the amazing life systems and science of organic agriculture. Have Fun by day or at night by flashlight. Your group may also enjoy a hayride before the maze or gather around a campfire afterwards for fellowship. Our activities are excellent for mixed age groups and community building!

Cost: Adults: $8 children (12 and under) $6.  Group Rate: (20 or more people) Adults $7 Children $5.

B) Glean Apples for Farmers Against Hunger, a great service opportunity for your group (Fall only)

Spend a half hour or more collecting wind-dropped apples in our beautiful 6-acre orchard. In just a short time, hundreds of pounds of delicious apples can be collected which are then distributed by Farmers Against Hunger to food pantries throughout the region.

C)  Hayrides!

Your group will love a private hayride through the farm, under the starry sky at night or seeing the farm sights by day!
Cost: $3.50 per person - $87.50 minimum

Please Note: Hayrides are not “Haunted”

Group Hayrides, Bonfires, and Corn Maze Adventures

Evening activities at Snipes Farm are always fun and exciting. Great for birthdays, reunions, PTO or other fundraisers, scout or youth groups, families, or just a fun get-together! Book a corn maze, bonfire, and hayride outing for your group this Fall!

Reservations for bonfires and hayrides are required - call 215-295-1139 ext. 109 today to reserve your date!

BONFIRES:

You can have your own private bonfire! $160 per bonfire ring - price includes sticks and marshmallows for up to (25) people. Additional marshmallows can be purchased at $2.00 a bag. 

HAYRIDES:

Take a private hayride with your group around our Farm! Our private hayrides provide great views of our historic farm. For groups of up to 25 guests, a hayride is $87.50. For over 25 guests, the cost is $3.50 per person.

CORN MAZE:

This year's theme is "Lost in the Woods" - solve our corn maze game puzzle, and build camaraderie and community at the same time! We offer a group rate of $1 off per person for groups of 20 or more. 


We’re always happy to hear from you and answer all your questions!  

 

YOUTH SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

People Power! We believe in the power of many hands making light work. Our farmers plant, tend and harvest almost entirely by hand. We see ourselves as stewards and facilitators of healthy land, soil and food.  Your service will help us to support our efforts to make healthy food available to everyone in our community.

Children and Youth, as well as, Scouts come to Snipes Farm to learn through helping with service projects year round.  Students come to the farm to work towards completion of service hours and scouts come to work for various levels of badge requirements and scout awards (Bronze, Silver, Gold Girl Scout awards and Tenderfoot and Eagle Boy Scout awards).

Examples of past projects:

  • Helping homeless families make the best use of farm food through easy recipes and food preservation ideas
  • Building foot bridges and clearing our forest nature trail
  • Teaching/facilitating projects at our summer camp
  • Gleaning apples in the orchard for food pantry donations
  • Helping farmers with special projects!
  • Planting potato seed on Earth Day or potato harvest in late summer
  • Bunny Ambassadors in the fall allowing the public to meet our bunnies and sharing fun bunny facts
  • Onion harvest and trimming
  • Helping to tend the children’s garden

There are many possibilities here at Snipes Farm for service learning and community building.  We would love to explore them with you and your group! Please contact Luanne Dietrich at 215-295-1138 Ext. 106 or luanned@snipesfarm.org for more information or to visit the farm for ideas and planning.