Up Yonda Farm’s staff can present a wide variety of topics either at Up Yonda Farm or come to your location. Our science and nature programs can be a great supplement to the classroom education received by your students. The programs we offer compliment New York State core curricula, are NGSS aligned, and give the students an opportunity to learn in a very hands-on environment. Most of our programs are offered rain or shine and can be presented indoors and outdoors.
If you’re thinking of planning a visit to Up Yonda Farm, be sure to check out our upcoming public programs to make the most out of your day!
Program Details & Fees
- Public, School, or Group Programs: $5 per person
- Special Programs: $7-$40 per person
- A Day Use Fee may also be charged in addition to the program fee.
- Within Warren County – $125 for the first hour (plus materials)
- Outside Warren County – $150 for the first hour
- Second & subsequent hours both within/outside Warren County – $75
Requirements: Large open room or outside area for hiking, exploring, and/or group activities. If these requirements are not possible please let the staff at Up Yonda Farm know so other arrangements can be made.
- One program – $50 for a half hour
- Virtual Program Pack – $250 for 6 half hour programs
Some Up Yonda Farm programs can be done virtually through Zoom or Google Meet. Please contact our Naturalists to see if your choice of program can be done virtually.
Teacher chosen 30-90 minute sessions that can be scheduled consecutively anytime between 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
The Naturalists at Up Yonda Farm are willing to work with all teachers to create a program suited to your class needs. We are willing to adapt current programs to fit a specific request and you may inquire about the possibility of developing a new program based on a topic not listed.
Groups of 10 to 75 participants can attend an Up Yonda Farm program. Larger groups will be split between different activities to allow for more hands-on participation.
Up Yonda Farm reserves the right to cancel any program with approval of the Environmental Education Administrator, Director of Parks, Recreation & Railroad, and/or the Superintendent of Public Works for any reason. Reasons to cancel a program may include but are not limited to: unexpected staff shortage, inability to obtain materials necessary to conduct a program, if program minimums are not met, severe or inclement weather, act of God, natural disaster, a declared state of emergency in the Town, County or State, war or civil unrest, or any condition which in the opinion of the Environmental Education Administrator, Director of Parks, Recreation & Railroad, and/or the Superintendent of Public Works could be hazardous to guests and staff of Up Yonda Farm. Up Yonda Farm will make every effort to reschedule a canceled program, especially for school programs, group programs, outreach programs, and birthday parties.
Program Terms & Conditions
All fees to be paid by cash, check or credit card..
Payment for groups must be made prior to the start of the program.
Programs may contain indoor and outdoor activities.
Please be sure everyone is dressed for the weather.
Group size is limited to 50 students per program.
Larger groups should schedule additional time slots.
If you must cancel your field trip, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.
Up Yonda reserves the right to cancel (before 8:45 AM on the scheduled date).
If you are running late or need to leave early, please let us know. 518.644.9767
Carry In, Carry Out. All of your trash leaves with you.
Dress for the weather; all programs include indoor and outdoor activities.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please stay on the trails at all times.
Collecting any natural materials is prohibited.
When walking on the grounds, be as quiet as possible in order to observe wildlife.
Please silence cell phones during programs.
Sports equipment and activities are prohibited.
Hunting, firearms, fishing, camping, fires and barbecues are prohibited
Swimming and wading in the pond or wetland areas is prohibited.
Report all injuries to a staff member immediately.
No pets are allowed on the property.
Respect the property rights of adjacent landowners.
No indoors lunch facilities.
The picnic shelter is available on a first come first served basis.
Please share the picnic shelter with other groups.
Please Note: Our restrooms have composting toilets, and use no water for toilets or sinks. Antibacterial hand cleanser is available. No trash should be thrown into the composting toilets.