Auerfarm is now accepting applications to our

Summer Academy!


For our Sprouts and Saplings program (ages 3-5 and 5-7), the children will experience the farm with all their senses - brushing a goat, harvesting & tasting fresh vegetables, finding wildlife, taking hayrides, spotting and listening to birds. We explore the farm together from trails to gardens and the many wild spaces on 120 acres. The Sprouts/Saplings program runs from 8:30-12:30 and costs $195/week. During Our Adventures at Auerfarm program (ages 8-12), activities focus on developing a connection with nature. Participants will help feed and care for the animals first thing in the morning and spend the rest of their time harvesting and cooking fresh vegetables from the garden, searching for wildlife, exploring science on the farm, making art, going on hayrides, and more. The Adventures at Auerfarm program runs from 8:30-12:30 and costs $195/week. For our Young Environmentalists program (ages 8-12), celebrate the last days of summer vacation at Auerfarm by exploring the surrounding environment. Tackle erosion, inspect insects, learn about the battle between invasive and native plants and animals, use solar energy to cook farm fresh snacks, navigate the forest and more with this adventure based learning opportunity. The Young Environmentalist program runs from 8:30-12:30 and costs $195/week.


Auerfarm is also working with Noah Webster House this summer for some summer programs. Get your hands dirty, step back in time, and experience life on the farm! Young Explorer’s ages 8-12, will spend 3 days at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford and two day’s at Auerfarm in Bloomfield for a week long experience in colonial life, agriculture, and the natural environment. Activities include crafts, cooking lunch over an open hearth, planting seeds, and picking and eating fruits and vegetables. Top off the week with a hay ride with views of Heublein Tower, and a family picnic. Registration is required. M-F 8:30 a.m to 4 p.m. Sessions: July 23-27 and August 13-17

$275. Non-Members $265. Members. Additional $40 charge for extended hours until 5 p.m.