December’s theme is Winter Ecology!
Registration is open
More information on December’s Winter Ecology Program:
Students will learn about different strategies organisms use to survive the cold winters. Highlighted topics include hibernation, and specific adaptations to the cold. Young learners will read a story and will complete an activity.
Homeschool Programs 2021-2022
Starting this school year, we will be following a monthly theme for our homeschool lessons! Classes will also be roughly split between elementary and middle/high school aged students for age appropriate educational content. Homeschool programs are appropriate for learners age 6 and up. For younger students, please see our Young Learners section. If you have a student over the age of 6, and one under the age of 6, our Thursday morning homeschool and Young Learners sessions will overlap for your convenience.
A special lesson for students 6 and younger will be held on Thursday mornings. These lessons will be age appropriate, and will follow the same monthly theme as the homeschool programs for older students. Most Young Learners sessions will include a themed story and activity or game. If you have a student over the age of 6, and one under the age of 6, our Thursday morning homeschool and Young Learners sessions will overlap for your convenience.
Most programs are $5 per student in addition to the per vehicle Day Use Fee. Adult chaperones are free. The Day Use Fee and most homeschool programs are included free with a paid Up Yonda Farm Family Membership! Some programs will have a materials fee.
Please note that Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center is a county government facility operated by Warren County. In light of the ever changing COVID-19 situation in Warren County, our current policies are as follows for both indoor and outdoor programs, per Warren County Public Health, guidelines released by the New York State Education Department, and the CDC:
- All guests who are unvaccinated, including children under the age of 12 who are not yet eligible for vaccination, must wear a mask over the mouth and nose at all times during programs and while indoors
- We ask that you follow Warren County Public Health’s recommendation to, “…wear masks or face coverings in crowded public places where you do not know the vaccination status of all who are around you”. These public settings include at Up Yonda Homeschool programs, as our staff will not ask for your proof of vaccination to both respect your privacy and protect staff from confrontations. Masks and face coverings must cover the mouth and nose.
- Please contact us ahead of your program date/time for the possibility of reasonable accommodation for individuals who are not fully vaccinated and/or who are unable to wear or have difficulty wearing certain types of masks because of a disability
- We are unable to accommodate guests who are unable to follow these Warren County Public Health guidelines at this time.