Children come away with a twinkle in the eye that reflects both the intrinsic satisfaction and fun of farm life. Participants live the meaning of the agricultural revolution and come away knowing what makes civilization possible. As Montessori teachers the Barkers have designed the farm so that children have access to its very essence. Animal lovers do well as do also children who are comfortable with mixed ages. The 42 acre farm is located in the heart of the world's largest settlement of Amish people although the Barkers are not Amish themselves and the experience has no religious affiliation. The smaller more comprehensible scale of life in this neighborhood makes it the perfect setting. Things are just the right size. The consistency yet variety in the experience brings children back year after year. Fun is basic to farm life but satisfaction is the lingering result.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None Non Denominational
Health and Nutrition Vegetarian
Miscellaneous Farming Leadership Skills
Other Activities animal care gardening food harvesting building games storytelling.