Farm Events

One Day Summer Farm Camps

Adventure & Learning to last a lifetime.

  • Grades K+
  • Background checked and farm certified teachers
  • Source of Vitamin D, fresh air & friendships

PreK-2nd Grade on Wednesdays (guardian must stay with PreK child)

3rd-8th Grade on Fridays

Cost is $78 per child with a discount for 3 or more children.

Each child will receive a BFF water tumbler and camp t-shirt.

 

** Interested in volunteering?? We are looking for older teens (12-16) and adults to help with our farm camps.  Email Ally at education@barrerasfamilyfarm.com if interested. 

 

Gardening: Children learn about soil health, insects, parts of plants, and more.  Focus is on organic practices but conventional topics are covered as well. Students will enjoy getting their hands dirty, planting their own seeds to take home, and doing water projects.

TBD_END OF MAY

 

Pigs: Why do pigs LOVE mud! Help us rotate them in the pasture, pet them, feed them, and take home a fun pig art project. BONUS!! Emily Hendle from #anchormeadowfarm will be teaching and have her adorable KuneKune pigs in tow!!

PreK-2nd Grade Wednesday JUNE 1st 10-12pm & 2-4pm

3rd-8th Grade Friday JUNE 3rd 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Horses: Children this week will get to spend time grooming, bathing, and riding the Barreras Family Farm horses Gia and Sierra. Learn how horses are used in agriculture and the different ways to train and take care of them. Everyone gets to try riding (assisted by a farmhand with lead rope).

Combined grades PreK-8th for these classes (PreK children must have a parent stay with them).

PreK-8th Friday JUNE 3rd 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Chickens: Learn how fast chickens grow from eggs to adults, see them act like dinosaurs out in the pasture as they hunt for food. Hike with us and discover where the chickens hide, what predators they have, gather eggs, learn about processing them for sale in the store, and take home a cute chicken art project.

PreK-2nd Grade Wednesday JUNE 8th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

3rd-8th Grade Friday JUNE 10th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Bunnies: Children will get to discover the cuddly critters on the farm while having devoted time to care for our bunnies. Learn about different bunny breeds, watch how fast they hop and play. Help us give the bunnies a bath and make them some yummy cookies. Take home a cuddly bunny art project.

PreK-2nd Grade Wednesday JUNE 15th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

3rd-8th Grade Friday JUNE 17th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Adventure Camp-Predators: Children learn the importance of protecting the farm creatures from different predators. These adventure classes includes hikes in the woods and learning skills ei: to shoot a bow (with safety tip arrows) and build a fire, etc.

PreK-2nd Grade Wednesday JUNE 22nd 10-12pm & 2-4pm

3rd-8th Grade Friday JUNE 24th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Horses: Children this week will get to spend time grooming, bathing, and riding the Barreras Family Farm horses Gia and Sierra. Learn how horses are used in agriculture and the different ways to train and take care of them. Everyone gets to try riding (assisted by a farmhand with lead rope).

Combined grades PreK-8th for these classes (PreK children must have a parent stay with them).

PreK-8th Friday JUNE 22nd & 24th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Cows & Goats:  Bottle feed baby goats and cows and learn to milk the momma goats. Learn why farmers choose to bottle feed, experience feeding a 100lb baby cow compared to a tiny 10lb baby goat.

PreK-2nd Grade Wednesday JUNE 29th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

3rd-8th Grade Friday JULY 1st 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Adventure Camp- Pioneering:  Children learn pioneering skills of cooking over a fire, tanning hides, making candles, and more. These adventure classes includes hikes in the woods and learning skills ei: to shoot a bow (with safety tip arrows) and build a fire, etc.

PreK-2nd Grade Wednesday JULY 13th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

3rd-8th Grade Friday JULY 15th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Horses: Children this week will get to spend time grooming, bathing, and riding the Barreras Family Farm horses Gia and Sierra. Learn how horses are used in agriculture and the different ways to train and take care of them. Everyone gets to try riding (assisted by a farmhand with lead rope).

Combined grades PreK-8th for these classes (PreK children must have a parent stay with them).

PreK-8th Friday JULY 10 & 22nd 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Adventure Camp-Survival Skills: Children learn skill topics include plant identification, how to find and clean water, building shelter, and more. These adventure classes includes hikes in the woods and learning skills ei: to shoot a bow (with safety tip arrows) and build a fire, etc.

PreK-2nd Grade Wednesday JULY 27th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

3rd-8th Grade Friday JULY 29th 10-12pm & 2-4pm

 

Beekeeping: Children will get basic introduction into beekeeping. Tools of the trade, parts of a hive, understanding how honey is made, and go home with some of our farm’s raw honey.

TBD_AUGUST

 

Soap Making: Ever wanted to know how to make soap? Students make cold-process goat milk soap from the start of milking the goats to the very end of taking home their own bars of soap. (eye protection will be provided for each child. Please have them wear a shirt with long sleeves).

TBD _AUGUST

Week Long Farm STE+AM Camps

Science, History, and Math COME TO LIFE!

  • Learn farm topics through STE+AM activities
  • Field Trip to a local Butcher
  • Learn from a Large Animal Veterinarian, Water Conservationist, and more

STE+AM Camp: Come to the farm and take your love for animals and farming to the next level!! Not available anywhere else in Nebraska, Barreras Family Farm STE+AM farm classes are going to inspire your students and engage their creative problem-solving skills.

These weeklong farm camps take farm education to the next level. Tractors, implements, weather, butchery, animal veterinary science, water irrigation, energy, electricity, and grilling of meat will all focus on STE+AM concepts. Each week covers the same material.

Grades 1st-8th

Cost is $195 per child with a discount for 3 or more children.

Each child will receive a BFF water tumbler and camp t-shirt.

JUNE 13-17th 9am-12noon

JUNE 27th-July1st 9am-12noon

JULY 18-22nd 9am-12noon

Rent-a-Chick™ Educational Program

Enjoy the Simple Pleasures of Farm life, at home.

  • 1 Week Program
  • 2 baby chicks
  • Priceless family memories

***Currently Spring Only!

Our Rent-a-Chick™ educational program teaches families about farm life by caring for two chicks; learning how to feed, water, exercise, and love on little critters that are completely dependent on them. In exchange your family is teaching the baby chicks how to interact with humans.

After our one week program the chicks are returned to the safety of our farm and grow into our pastured egg layer hens. Kids are encouraged to name their chicks and come back to check on them. In addition we give each family a certificate for a free dozen eggs which their chicks will begin to lay in the fall.

To ENSURE chicks are little we having two SEPARATE batches. This will elevate them being too big and wanting to fly out of their tote.

Saturday APRIL 9th- Saturday APRIL 16th

Saturday APRIL 16th- Saturday APRIL 23rd

At check out you will choose what time you want to pick up your chicks.  Because of the number of families in the program you MAY NOT CHANGE your pick up time after April 1st. Each family MUST stay for a 20minute health and safety class at time of pick up. This is when we give you all the instructions necessary for helping your chicks thrive in your care. Please plan for 1 hour to fill out paperwork, take the short class, and pick out your chicks.

 

****Our program is trademarked and copyrighted. Please honor our hard work and call us if you would like information on using our program on your farm or university.****

Open To Public Farm Days

Wonderful memories for the whole family.

  • Unique family experience
  • Seasonal Farm Stand
  • Source of Vitamin D, fresh air & friendships

This unique farm experience will delight the whole family.

Season Opens in APRIL- More info coming soon!

$30 per vehicle

Our season begins in March/April and continues through October. Come to the farm to relax and enjoy holding and petting farm animals, playing on our farm tires and hay forts, and more. We offer a seasonal farm stand with local fruit, veggies, jams, jerky, and eggs.

We offer picnic tables for lunches and parties, a port-a-john, and hand washing station.

Service dogs ONLY and must be on leash. All other dogs will be asked to leave.

Online Farm School

Online Learning for your family or school.

  • Engaging Video Lessons & Activity Worksheets
  • Learn farm topics through STE+AM activities from the comfort of your home or school
  • How-To’s, Recipes or Tutorials
  • Private Interactive Online Community & Online Chat with the farmers
  • Lifetime Access

Each course is

ONLY $89 per family

or

$250 per classroom

Learn about life on the farm, age old lessons and modern day methods. Our interactive lessons and engaging activities connect families and communities.

  • How to Make Cheesemaking
  • All About Rabbits & Rodents
  • Tractors & Farm Implements
  • Weather & The Farmer’s Almanac
  • Bread Making
  • Butchery
  • Animal Veterinary Science
  • Water & Irrigation
  • Energy & Electricity
  • Cooking & Grilling- The Science behind meat preparation
  • Gardening & Growing
  • Beekeeping
  • Dairy Goats
  • All about Meat Cows
  • Making Soap
  • Chickens & Eggs
  • Want to start a farm? Here’s How.
  • All about Horses
  • Different types of Pigs

 

Each farm topic covers every STEA+AM area with

  • interactive videos
  • hands on lessons
  • book lists
  • worksheets for ages Elementary, Middle School and High School.
  • PLUS BONUS Material of recipes and art projects
  • AND a full access to a private online FARM SCHOOL community that will enhance the learning experience and provide weekly live chats with Farmer Mariel and her guest farmers for continued learning.

 

Content for 1 topic contains enough material for a 6-8week study period by interacting 2-3 times per week. Target age is Middle School with performance level worksheets for younger ages and intensified material and research topics for older students. Adults can easily work from the High School extension projects and keep learning at their own pace.

Field Trips, Tours & Group Events

Fun for the whole family.

  • Groups size 10-100
  • Hands on Private Farm Tour
  • Seasonal farm activities

For questions and Inquiries, contact us below!

Our season begins in March/April and continues through December. Educational programs include a variety of farm to table concepts, holding and petting farm animals, playing on our farm tires and hay forts, and more. We offer picnic tables for lunches and parties, a port-a-john, and hand washing station. Call for more information and to schedule your group tour.

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