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Farm classes

Double J offers a variety of Farm Classes that focus on teaching children skills that nurture a reverence for life, care-taking of both animals and the environment, learning about sustainable agriculture and creating a strong sense of community. Activities are hands on, teach a variety of socially responsible and environmentally friendly lessons and provide city kids an opportunity to get down and dirty on the farm.

Programs run Year Round and are open to children from Kindergarten-12th grade. All ages are recommended ages.

 

Class options:

Courses:

  • Horsemanship 101- Ages 7-12 yrs
  • What Pet Should I Get?- Ages 6-12 yrs
  • Introduction to Veterinary: Large and Small Animals- Ages 8 & ^
  • Zoology- Ages 7-12 yrs
  • Introduction to Digital Photography - Ages 9 and UP

 

Courses:

 

 

Horsemanship 101 and 102
Ideal for Grades 2nd-10th

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Are you looking for a cost effective way to see if riding is a good fit for your child? Are you looking for a fun and healthy activity geared towards developing responsibility and good work ethic? Are you interested in expanding your skills and knowledge caring for horses? If so, this is a wonderful opportunity to accomplish those goals.

Horsemanship 101 is a class series aimed towards teaching students the basis to becoming a safe and knowledgeable equestrian while allowing them to spend hands on time at the barn putting that knowledge to use. This class is structured to give students the building blocks that will allow them to be comfortable around horses either before transitioning into riding or if currently riding a building block to strengthen their ground work and become a more educated equestrian.

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding of horsemanship through readings, hands on activities, and journaling. During this educationally rich science program, students will learn: how horses move, their anatomy, horse's jobs, horse's gaits, different horse breeds, their wants and needs, proper care, horse history and more!

 

This hands on and classroom oriented class is perfect for avid horse lovers to extend their equine knowledge. 

Classroom time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

Cost & Schedule:

WINTER CLASSROOM PORTION:

$120 for 6 week session

(Missed the start of the session, do not worry we can prorate it for you)

 

SPRING SCHEDULE:

Dates are: March 6th- April 10th

Saturdays from 9:30-11:00 AM, 11:30-1:00 PM (102 ONLY) OR 12:30-2:00 PM

 

Interested in a group riding lesson during the week?

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Introduction to Digital Photography
Ideal for Grades 4th-12th Grade

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Get to know your camera with this class as we explore the basic fundamentals of photography. Throughout the semester we will master camera lenses, lightning, portrait techniques, landscapes and much more! Each class will include indoor and outdoor photo shoots, class critiques and post processing tips.

  • Class Requirement: Digital SLR Camera

** WINTER MINI SEMESTER WILL FOCUS ON THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF HORSES​

Class time: NOT OFFERED SPRING 2021

Cost: NOT OFFERED SPRING 2021

Session Dates:

NOT OFFERED SPRING 2021

Junior Zookeepers
Ideal for Grades 1st-4th

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In each 60 minute class, students will explore and compare two different species of animals. Activities may include: learning animal fun facts, building toys for animals, creating animal art masterpieces, viewing animal habitats, caring for animals, playing fun animal themed games, cooking animal treats in the kitchen, and of course meeting the animals!

Each class is themed and will guide our activities for the week. This is the perfect way to get your child exposed to a variety of different species of animals.

 

This hands on and classroom oriented class is perfect for avid animal lovers to extend their animal science knowledge. 

 

 

 

Cost & Schedule:

 

SCHEDULE:

Class time: Cost: $150 for Fall Full Semester

Session Dates: Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 PM OR 4:30-5:30 PM

Full Semester runs for 10 weeks starting the week of September 5th.

Please Note: We will not have any classes September 6th due to Labor Day.

Knitting 101
Ideal for Grades 4th-12th Grade

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In this class you will learn all the basics you will need to make your first projects. Subjects covered are casting on, the knit & purl stitches and how they are used in basic stitch patterns, fixing simple mistakes, binding off. Additionally, general yarn shop information will be covered. Students will make a finish product.

Cost: $144 (8 week semester)

Current Class Offerings: Mondays from 2:30-3:15 PM

Spring Full Semester runs for 8 weeks from week of April 4th- May 23rd

Introduction to Veterinary: Large and Small Animals
Ideal for Grades 3rd and Up

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Through out this course students will learn the importance of preventive care, proper diet, common illnesses, animal anatomy, wound care and more using the animals on Double J Riding Club's property. This course will work with both our large and small animals and will include the full horse veterinary mini session within the schoolwork.

Class time: 

Cost: $150 for Fall Full Semester

Session Dates: Wednesdays from 1:45-2:45 PM OR Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM OR Fridays 1:45-2:45

Full Semester runs for 10 weeks starting the week of September 5th.

Please Note: We will not have any classes September 6th due to Labor Day.

 

 

Young Playwrights
Ideal for Grades 4th-8th Grade

Instructed by Amanda Thomsen

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  • Gathering ideas for stories

  • Creating characters and settings

  • Writing short stories

  • Writing longer works and poetry

  • Editing

  • Writing a play

  • Creating costumes and sets

There will also be lots of writing prompts to spark the imagination and hone new skills. And, best of all, it's really fun! Students must be proficient in reading and writing, on their own, to get the most out of this class. There will be take-home writing projects for this 8 week workshop.

 

​Class time: Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM

Cost: $160 for the 8 Week Semester

Session Dates: 8 week long Spring Semesters the weeks of April 4th- May 23rd

 

Farm Hand 101
Ideal for ages 6-10

Farm Hand 101 will learn all about real farming and teamwork while doing age-appropriate farm chores and animal care in a fun way! Chores include giving animals baths, collecting eggs, gardening, caring for animals, making natural cleaners, cleaning habitats, helping feed animals, creating animal enrichments, and more! Rubber boots and messy clothes are mandatory.

 

Cost & Schedule:

$120 for 8 week semester

 

Class time: Cost: $150 for Fall Full Semester

Session Dates: Tuesday from 1:45-2:45 PM  OR 4:30-5:30 PM OR Fridays 9:30-10:30 AM

Full Semester runs for 10 weeks starting the week of September 5th.

Please Note: We will not have any classes September 6th due to Labor Day.

Imagineering (Animal Enrichment)
Ideal for ages 7-14

Students will utilize their imaginations to engineer all kinds of projects, inventions and discoveries that revolve around enrichment for our animal collection. Each week students will work on ways to improve and better the quality of life of our animals.

 

Cost & Schedule:

 

CLASSROOM PORTION:

$120 for 8 week semester

SCHEDULE:

Mondays from 4:30 pm- 5:30 pm

 

 

Art Exploration
Ideal for Grades 4th-8th Grade

Dive deep into Art with this 7 week courses where students will work on two massive projects throughout the semester. This Spring students will design and create a beautiful bench as a whole class that will stay on Double J's property for years to come for everyone to enjoy. Students will also create beautiful mosaic flower boxes for their spring flowers that they will bring home. These flower boxes will make a perfect Mother's Day gift!

​Class time: Sundays 11:30am -12:30 PM

Cost: $140 for the 7 Week Semester

Session Dates: 8 week long Spring Semesters the weeks of April 4th- May 23rd

 

Questions?
Call or email us to discuss the Farm Programs!
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708-528-4674

doublejridingclub@gmail.com