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Farm PROGRAMS

Double J Riding Club classes and programs are designed to support early childhood, homeschool and students away from school with hands-on learning in a variety of academic, physical, and social areas.

Double J offers a variety of Farm Classes for children ages one and up. Our classes focus on teaching children skills that nurture a reverence for life, care-taking of both animals and the environment, sensory learning, and so much more! Our classes take place both indoors and outdoors and provide a unique environment to learn about animals, plants and ecology through interacting with them rather than just reading about them. We emphasize fostering a child’s intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth using our farm, animals, gardens and nature areas.

Programs run Year Round and are open to children ages one and up.

Looking for a yearlong multi-hour program for your children to grow in confidence, learn in a safe and consistent environment and  build life-long friendships? Then check out our FARM SCHOOL today!

2024-25 enrollment is open for children ages 3 to 15.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FARM SCHOOL

 

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AGE RANGE

PARENT-TOT

Parent-tot classes are created for our littlest adventurers, ages 1-4, and focus on sensory learning, music, games, art, imaginative play and stories.  These classes encourage students to work at their own pace so that they can learn while still receiving help from their actively participating guardian.

JUNIORS

Junior classes at Double J Riding Club are created for children ages 3 -7. These hands-on programs allow children to learn through purposeful play and discovery. Children will build confidence around animals in a safe environment and explore nature in every class.

YOUTH

Youth classes at Double J Riding Club are designed for children ages 5 and up. These classes not only incorporate a hands-on learning philosophy, but will dive deeper into animal care, science, agriculture, and art techniques.

Parent-tot classes (Ages 1-4 YRS)

*NEW* Preschool Farm School: Little Ducklings

Ages: 2.5-4 Years Old

Available:  Every Monday all year long! Spots are very limited!

Calling all ducklings ages 2-4! Waddle over to Double J Riding Club and get your feet wet in our newest Farm School addition: Little Ducklings! Each Monday we will explore different animal groups, all while becoming comfortable with our letters, numbers, shapes and colors. We’ll practice following directions, develop our fine and gross motor skills and grow our social skills with our new friends. This program is perfect for transitioning your little one into a school setting. Our flexible model allows for one adult to accompany your child until they are comfortable staying on their own. Our instructors will work with you to offer your child more independence at a comfortable speed. Whether you want to just dip a toe in or dive right in, this program is for you!

Note:

Child does not need to be potty trained to attend on their own, but they must be in a pull-up. If there is an accident a guardian must be able to return to Double J Riding Club to assist their child.

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Tiny Animal Adventures 

Ages: 1-4 years old

Available:   W-F 9:30 am.

Join our caregiver and tot class held at the silo classroom. Our littles farmers will learn about farm animals through a variety of activities. Activities may include listening to a story, creating a craft, playing a game, or making food for animals. Each class ends with a visit to the farm to meet and greet our animals. This class is perfect for getting children ready for Junior Farmers or Farm School. Each week is a different theme which makes it perfect to try out multiple weeks.

Summer Topics

Shearing Sheep
Down on the Farm
Hanging with our Peeps
Plants Make Us Dance
Everything on the Farm Poops
Piggy Mud Pies
The Wonderful World of Color
What Do Vet’s Do?
Wishy Washy
Unicorns Unite
Let’s Bee Friends
Dog Days of Summer
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Free Play and Farm Tour

Ages: 1 and Up

Available:  T-W-F 11 am.

Looking for a new setting for your outdoor play? Or just curious what the farm is all about? Well look no further! Join us for Farm Free Play and Tour. Children will be given special access to Scout’s Play Area. Explore our fidget board. Cook up some recipes in our tiny house and kitchen set. Create beautiful nature art on our outdoor easels. Or dig away in our giant sandbox! We’ll have some of our most popular activities ready to go! But the fun doesn’t stop there. We’ll end class with a farm tour and visit some of our most popular animals.  Don’t miss out on this easy way to access the farm! PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY PERSON COMING MUST PAY, CHILDREN AND ADULTS

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Hollywood Horses

Ages: 3-7 years old

Available:  Wednesday 12:30-1:30 pm

Animated animals capture our hearts and fuel our imaginations! Explore some of our favorite four-legged characters during Hollywood Horses. Each week will focus on a different beloved steed while we participate in activities such as creating crafts, playing games, hearing stories, watching video clips or preparing fan favorite recipes. Our fairytale class would not be complete without an enchanted ride on one of our own resident celebrities (rides are instructor-lead and weather dependent). Don’t miss out on this NEW animated adventure!

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Junior Farmers

Ages: 3-7 years old

Available: Fridays 12:30-1:30 pm

Junior Farmers learn through hands-on, nature-based experiences that address the developmental needs of children ages 3 to 7 as they explore the plant life and animals at our farm. Every week has its own seasonal appropriate theme, so your child will learn new concepts all year long! These themes guide our educational activities and include a variety of: animal, agricultural, science, art and nature topics. There will be a pony ride in every class!

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Unicorn Riders

Ages: 3-7 years old

Available: Mondays 12:30-1:30

This class is about all things Unicorn! Each week we will explore a different reason why unicorns are so awesome! Activities will vary from story time to crafts to games and more. Class would not be complete without meeting one of our very own unicorns and going on a UNICORN PONY RIDE! Don’t miss out on this magical class!

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Book Buddies

Ages: 3-7 years old

Available:  Tuesdays 12:30-1:30  pm

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Students will learn Science, Math, Music, Literacy, Social Studies, Art, and Physical Education concepts through hands-on activities inspired by Children’s books.

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Youth Classes (Ages 5 and Up)

Animal Experience Pod

Ages: 3 years old and up

Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1:45-3:15 pm

Take a step beyond our normal farm school in this completely animal based pod. During each class, a wildlife educator will introduce students to different live animals and they will dive deep into everything about these animals and everything needed to take care of these animals. Students will spend an average of 3 weeks per animal, learning everything from their biology, care needs and everything in between. They will work with everything from Hamsters to Horses and have hands-on learning experiences with each animal. Class will be broken into groups by age range.

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Parent’s Night Out

Ages: 4 years old and up

Available: Winter Months Friday 5:30-8:30 pm

Calling all night owls! Join us for Double J Riding Club’s Parent’s Night Out! Drop your kids off and enjoy an evening out – child free. Children will participate in nature/ animal activities and games, meet and greet with tons of animals, eat a pizza dinner, make fun crafts and experiments, and more! By the time you pick your child up they will be ready for a good nights sleep!

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Horsemanship 101

Ages: 6 and up

Available: Classes rotate on Saturdays and Wednesdays year round

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding of horsemanship through activities in the classroom as well as plenty of time in the barn. During this hands on program, students will learn how to be safe around horses, properly handle horses, groom and tack independently, and more! Whether you are currently enrolled in riding lessons or have never handled a horse before this class will enrich your understanding of good horsemanship. There are no riding lessons included in this class. This class cannot be taken concurrently with Horsemanship 102.

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Horsemanship 102

Ages: 6 and up

Available: Classes rotate on Saturdays and Wednesdays year round

Students in this course will build on what they learned in Horsemanship 101. During this hands on program, students will learn how to maintain a clean barn, feed horses, identify and care for a sick horse and more! Whether you are currently enrolled in riding lessons or have never handled a horse before this class will enrich your understanding of good horsemanship. There are no riding lessons included in this class. You must complete Horsemanship 101 prior to registering for this class. This class cannot be taken concurrently with Horsemanship 101.

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Science Lab

Ages: 7 and up

Available: SOLD OUT

Get energized this year as we learn with hands on experiments and learn about the scientific method. Topics will range from biology to chemistry to physics and everything in between. Please note that some experiments may run for multiple weeks.

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Farm Art

Ages: 7 and up

Available: Tuesday and Wednesday 12:30-1:30 pm

Calling all horse, nature and art fans! This class is for you. Each week participants will create an art project using different types of art media.

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Ecology

Ages: 7 and up

Available: Wednesday 12:30-1:30 pm

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding about habitats and the animals and plant life that call them home!

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