Registration opens in February 2018.


Welcome to the Summer Youth Programs at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm! Summer is a wonderful time to experience all Sylvester Manor has to offer, and we hope you will consider enrolling your child in one of our youth programs.

Children participating will plant and harvest vegetables, prepare and cook dishes using the produce they have grown, feed and care for the various livestock kept on the Manor property, and learn about the environment and history of Sylvester Manor in addition to engaging in daily art, music, and yoga activities.


  • Dates: Weekdays - Monday, July 2 through Friday, August 17
  • Hours: 9am to 12 noon
  • Drop off & pick up at our Farmstand, 21 Manwaring Road
  • Each child must bring a small backpack containing a:
    • water bottle clearly labeled with his or her name.
    • change of clothes
    • healthy snack in a reusable container. (No candy or chips please.) 
  • You will be notified by email if programs are cancelled due to inclement weather. Please be aware that no refunds are made in the event of weather-related closings.
  • All program participants are invited to participate in a weekly potluck lunch at the Sunflower Barn immediately following the program dismissal on Friday afternoons. 

* Please note: No refunds will be made after June 15, 2018.


Ages 3+4
Weekdays, July 2 - August 17 | 9am to 12 noon

Children in the Little Sprouts program are fully toilet-trained 3 and 4-year-olds. Children enrolled in Little Sprouts will plant, harvest and eat fresh vegetables and fruits, explore the Manor grounds, have both story time and arts and crafts, engage in free-play and age-appropriate games, in addition to snack time and yoga. They will also help prepare a dish for the end-of-the-week pot luck lunch, to which they are all invited.

Maximum enrollment: 12 children per day   

Cost: $395/ week   Full week registration only.

Ages 5-7
Weekdays, July 2 - August 17 | 9am to 12 noon

Each week, children will engage in a variety of activities that include farming basics, local history, the arts, environmental science, sustainability, and the growing, harvesting, and preparation of local foods. 

Maximum enrollment: 18 children per day   

Cost: $395/week   Full week registration only.


* If you have questions or need more information, please contact our office at 631.749.0626 or email Program Director Caroline Scudder at