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”

D) PRIVATE CAMPFIRES

Your group can enjoy its own campfire ring with enough seating for 25 people. Fire is set up and started by farm staff. Extra wood provided. Cost: $160 for 2 hour stay. Price includes sticks and marshmallows for up to (25) people. Additional marshmallows can be purchased at $2.00 a bag. Deposit required.

To book your Group Outing please complete this form and email to Gayle at gayleb@snipesfarm.org

Please download and complete the form (open it from the saved file on your computer) or Scan and email to Gayle at gayleb@snipesfarm.org

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.