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Making Maple Syrup Tours - MARCH 

Saturdays & Sundays, March 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 26/27 - 2022

Tours depart at 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4 & 4:30pm

Farm Opens at noon and closes at 5:30pm 

Please Note: Maple syrup Tours are dependent on the weather - please call ahead if we are experiencing freezing daytime temperatures, high winds or ice. Weather related closures will also be announced on this website and social media as soon as possible. Thanks for your understanding.

Reservations are NOT required - tickets will be sold at the door. Space is limited! Reservations are recommended for groups of 15 or more.  

DETAILS:

This engaging tour begins with a wagon ride to the forested area of Maybury Farm. There you will walk into the sugar bush where you'll learn the amazing way sugar maple trees produce sap, why sap flows, how to tap and collect sap from the tree. The wagon will then take you to the Sugar Shack where you'll learn how the sap becomes delicious maple syrup by watching the process in action! You'll even get to try a sample of the finished product! Once your tour is finished, you are invited to warm up in the Maybury Farm General Store where hot drinks and snacks are available to enjoy. Pure Michigan Maple Syrup is available for purchase and we offer free recipes for you to try with your maple syrup at home. It's a fun and educational experience for all ages!

 

COST:  $10 per person. (kids under 2 are FREE, must sit on lap)

GROUP TOURS:

Group tours are available for any group of 15 or more paid admissions (over age 2). All group tours must be registered to ensure space. Call (248) 374-0200 ext. 106 to book your private group Maple Syrup Tour! PLEASE NOTE: the maximum number of participants for any tour at the farm is 125.

Space is limited for each tour: please be at the wagon loading area 15 minutes prior to your assigned tour time - we cannot accommodate late arrivals. The wagon ride to and from the Sugar Bush is included in your ticket. We recommend dressing warmly for the Michigan March weather. Please wear appropriate footwear as the tour is a walking tour and takes place outdoors where the woods are often wet and snowy.

COVID NOTE: Space is limited to riders to 22 per wagon. As Maybury Farm is on State Land, we will follow all state protocols and may update our requirements. 

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SPONSORS: 

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Educational Farm Group Tours - MARCH-OCTOBER 

April 12 - October 30, 2022

Pre-arranged, Farm Educator Guided 

For groups of 15 or more

Reservations required - please call (248) 374-0200​ ext. 106

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DETAILS:

Farm Tours at Maybury Farm are an opportunity for children and families to engage in hands-on experiences that connect them to the animals and agriculture that are such an important part of our world.  Whether it's learning how sap becomes syrup, how sheep produce wool for our fiber, holding a baby goat, seeing working honey bees up close, exploring native Michigan trees and wildlife while hiking our trails or taking a wagon ride out to the corn maze, our Farm Tours are designed to cultivate joy and wonder in every child!  We integrate experiential learning activities that engage kids in observation, inquiry, and experimentation - but it's so fun they don't even realize they're getting a science lesson! 

Descriptions of our 2022 Farm Tours, including available dates, pricing, and tour lengths, are listed below. A printable description of our educational tours is also available. All tours include a dedicated Farm Educator. Visiting the barn and farm animals, and use of the playground and picnic area is also included with all tours, but please note those spaces are shared with the general public visiting the farm. To fully enjoy your self-guided tour of the farm and use of the playground and picnic area, we suggest a 2-hour time frame.

Please call (248) 374-0200 ext. 106 for more details, and to make a reservation. We look forward to having your group grow with us this season!

PLEASE NOTE: the maximum number of participants for any tour at the farm is 125.

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Farm Animals & Us

This is our most popular tour.  During this tour, our guests will be introduced to the working animals of Maybury Farm including horses, donkeys, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and more! They will learn about each animal, including  breeds and names, their food and pasture needs, special rescue stories, and the roles the different animals play on a working farm. Students will develop an understanding of our connection to the animals that provide our food and clothing resources. At the end of the tour, students will become honorary Maybury Farmers and rotate through hands-on activities replicating many chores that our farmers do throughout the year (milking goats, grooming, measuring out food, etc.). This tour includes use of the playground and picnic area.

 

COST: $10 per person

GRADES: Preschool - 5th grade

AVAILABLE DATES: May-October 

TOUR LENGTH: 60 minutes*

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Chow Time 

Have you ever wondered why cows chew their cud or why most farm animals eat hay? Learn why in this interactive tour! We will learn about the dietary requirements and unique digestive systems of chickens, horses, and ruminant animals including cows, sheep and goats. During the tour you will even get to feed some of the animals! This tour includes use of the playground and picnic area.

 

COST: $10 per person 

GRADES: 1st - 5th grades

AVAILABLE DATES: June-September

TOUR LENGTH: 60 minutes* 

 

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A Season to Bee 

Honeybees may be small but they are mighty – mighty important to our food system! This tour starts with a tractor ride out to the Maybury Farm working hives. At the hives we will learn about the life cycle of honeybees, the various jobs of the bees in the hive, the importance of pollination to our food system, the threats that our honeybee populations face and what you can do to help! Back at the farm’s garden, you'll get to see bees pollinating the food we eat, see the observation bee hive and learn how bees communicate, and help create our pollinator hotel. The final portion of the tour is the Honeybee Relay, where the group will put all the knowledge they gathered to work and compete in a friendly relay where they become the honeybee! Afterward, they’ll get to taste the fruits of their labor with a healthy and delicious honey stick. This tour includes a self-guided tour of the farm and animals and use of the playground and picnic area.

COST: $10 per person 

GRADES: 1st-5th 

AVAILABLE DATES: June-September 

TOUR LENGTH: 60 minutes* 

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Forest Explorers 

Let’s explore what makes a Michigan forest so unique! A wagon ride will take us out to the forested area of Maybury Farm where we will walk into the trails. We’ll be a group of forest explorers for the day and go on a scavenger hunt. We'll look for Michigan trees, fungi and insects. This tour includes a self-guided tour of the farm and animals and use of the playground and picnic area.

COST: $10 per person

GRADES: Pre-school -1st grade

AVAILABLE DATES: June-October

TOUR LENGTH: 60 minutes* 

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From Sap to Syrup 

This engaging tour begins with a wagon ride out to the Sugar Bush where you will head into the woods and learn about the amazing way sugar maple trees produce sap, how to tap a tree, why sap flows, and how to collect it. The wagon will then take your group to the Sugar Shack where you will see how sap becomes delicious maple syrup, watching the process, in action, in our evaporator. You will also get to try a sample of the finished product! This tour includes a self-guided tour of the farm and the animals.

COST: $10 per person

GRADES: K-12 (Also makes a great corporate outing!)

AVAILABLE DATES: March (Availability subject to change based on weather.)

TOUR LENGTH: 60 minutes* 

Fall on the Farm 

As the seasons change, so does life on the farm. Fall is a wonderful time as the growing season comes to an end, the crops are harvested and the land and animals begin to prepare for winter. This farm tour includes engaging educational activities that will teach you about important Michigan crops, including corn and tomatoes, and their incredible uses. Groups will enjoy harvesting from our garden (if possible), dissecting tomatoes and corn to learn more about them, and learning about their life cycles. Included is a self-guided tour of the farm and animals and use of the playground and picnic area.

COST: $10 per person 

GRADES:  Pre-school - 5th grade

AVAILABLE DATES: September-October

TOUR LENGTH: 60-75 minutes* 

*Tour length indicated is for the educational portion of the tour and does not include additional time for self-guided tours of the farm or use of playground and picnic areas.

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Animal Engagement - JUNE-SEPTEMBER 

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Get a hands on experience with our farm animals with the help of one of our educators and farmhands who will provide a safe, informative, and fun experience!  Engagement opportunities could range from holding a chicken to watching a farmhand milk a goat. 

 

Engagement will take place throughout the day, around the farm and not in the pasture or pens in the barn.

 

COST: Free - included with your $7 admission fee to the farm (kids under 2 are FREE)

AGE: All ages welcome!

 

StoryTime JUNE-SEPTEMBER

Wednesdays & Thursdays, June 15 - Sept. 1, 2022

Starts at 11am 

Children will have fun while learning about a unique farm topic each week through stories, songs, and sensory play. Special animal guests may also visit us at the end of StoryTime. Maybury Farm develops our storytimes based on the Every Child Ready to Read program which is a research-based early literacy program, from the American Library Association. The Every Child Ready to Read program encourages parents to interact with their children using the five practices of early literacy: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing. These five practices develop the components of early literacy, including phonological awareness, vocabulary, print awareness, letter knowledge, and background knowledge, which prepare children to learn to read and write in school.

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COST: Free - included with your $7 admission fee to the farm (kids under 2 are FREE)

AGE: All ages welcome!

DATES: Weekly from June 15 to September 1at 11am

LENGTH: 30 minutes

StoryTime takes place outdoors and so is weather dependent - please check for updates on Facebook in case of cancellation.

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SPONSOR: 

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Farm Camp - JUNE-AUGUST 

They'll also play team-building games, make crafts and much more!

 

Farm Camp is designed to include a variety of fun activities that will connect campers to the animals and agriculture that provide so much of our food and fiber.  Farm Camp cultivates awareness and appreciation for the role of farmers, land, and animals in the world around us and how they contribute to our daily lives!

Registration is required.  Weekly camps are limited to 20 campers per session.  Campers may sign-up for an unlimited number of sessions. Please be aware that Farm Camp enrollment fills up quickly so please register as early as possible.

Tuesdays - Fridays, June 28 - August 26, 2022     

9am-4pm

Registration required - SOLD OUT!

Farm Camp is a four-day camp filled with exciting experiences designed to engage and educate kids about all things farming!  Held entirely outdoors, campers will enjoy learning about the care and function of animals on the farm, the cycle of planting, growing and harvesting while helping out in the Farm Garden and about native Michigan plants and crops while hiking through our forest trails.

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AGE: Children ages 6-12. Children must be age 6 by the week they are scheduled for camp. 

SESSIONS: 7 weekly sessions focusing on different farm topics - Please see registration form link below for specific session topics

COST: $275 per session when registered by May 1; $300 per session after May 1

Please download and read the Farm Camp Letter to Parents for more detailed information.

 

Return completed Farm Camp registration form and payment information by email to: farmteam@mayburyfarm.org (please scan and send - DO NOT TAKE A PICTURE OF THE REGISTRATION FORM to send via email!) or by mail to: Maybury Farm-Farm Camp, c/o Northville Community Foundation, PO Box 560, Northville, MI 48167

Maybury Farm Camp is licensed by the State of Michigan - camp license #P803690; camp site license #P803875.

The required State of Michigan Camper Medical History form (including immunization records) MUST be mailed to: Maybury Farm-Farm Camp, c/o Northville Community Foundation, PO Box 560, Northville, MI 48167

 

Refunds are not available for program registration. Thank you!

Please see our COVID-19 Camp Preparedness & Response Plan

 

5-Years-Old Farm Camp - JULY 

Monday - Wednesday, July 18 - 20, 2022

9am-12pm

Registration required - SOLD OUT!

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The 5-Years-Old Farm Camp session is a three day camp that runs half days from 9am-12pm. Campers will interact with the animals, will create special treats for the animals, as well as participate in crafts and games. The topics for the camp are: bunnies, goats and chickens.  

AGE: Children 5 years old. Children must be age 5 by July 1, 2022. 

SESSION: Monday-Wednesday,  July 18-20, 9am to 12pm 

COST:  $160 when registered by May 1; $185 after May 1

Please download and read the Farm Camp Letter to Parents for more detailed information.

 

Return completed 5-Year Old Camp registration form and payment information by email to: farmteam@mayburyfarm.org (please scan and send - DO NOT TAKE A PICTURE OF THE REGISTRATION FORM to send via email!) or by mail to: Maybury Farm-Farm Camp, c/o Northville Community Foundation, PO Box 560, Northville, MI 48167

Maybury Farm Camp is licensed by the State of Michigan - camp license #P803690; camp site license #P803875.

The required State of Michigan Camper Medical History form (including immunization records) MUST be mailed to: Maybury Farm-Farm Camp, c/o Northville Community Foundation, PO Box 560, Northville, MI 48167

 

Refunds are not available for program registration. Thank you!

Please see our COVID-19 Camp Preparedness & Response Plan

 

Junior Farmhand Camp - AUGUST 

Tuesday - Friday, August 9 -12, 2022

9am-4pm

Registration required - SOLD OUT!

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Junior Farmhand is a four day camp devoted to teaching older campers about caring for animals! The Junior Farmhands will become honorary Maybury Farmers and will work with our farmers to take care of the animals. Campers will learn about veterinary practices, grooming procedures, as well as about correct feeding methods.  

AGE: Children ages 12-15. Children must be age 12 by the week they are scheduled for camp. 

SESSION: August 9-12, 2022, 9am-4pm

COST: $275 when registered by May 1; $300 after May 1

Please download and read the Farm Camp Letter to Parents for more detailed information.

 

Return completed Jr. Farmhand Camp registration form and payment information by email to: farmteam@mayburyfarm.org (please scan and send - DO NOT TAKE A PICTURE OF THE REGISTRATION FORM to send via email!) or by mail to: Maybury Farm-Farm Camp, c/o Northville Community Foundation, PO Box 560, Northville, MI 48167

 

Maybury Farm Camp is licensed by the State of Michigan - camp license #P803690; camp site license #P803875.

The required State of Michigan Camper Medical History form (including immunization records) MUST be mailed to: Maybury Farm-Farm Camp, c/o Northville Community Foundation, PO Box 560, Northville, MI 48167

 

Refunds are not available for program registration. Thank you!

Please see our COVID-19 Camp Preparedness & Response Plan

 

Watch-Me-Grow - MAY - AUGUST

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Tuesdays, May 31- August 30, 2022 

10:30am  

Registration required - registration starts 3/1/2022

Watch-Me-Grow preschool programs are for children ages 3-5. Each program is filled with hands-on experiences, music, crafts and games to create an engaging time of fun and learning in the gorgeous green space of the farm!

COST: $20 per session (includes 1 child and 1 adult) 

AGE:  3-5 years

LENGTH: 45 minutes

SESSION SCHEDULE:  

 

Tuesday Sessions: 

5/31 - Beautiful Bunnies (sold out)

• 6/7 - Happy Horses (sold out)

• 6/14 - Crazy Chickens (sold out)

• 6/21 - Strong Sheep (sold out)

• 6/28 - Delightful Donkey (sold out)

• 7/5 - Glorious Goats (sold out)

7/12 - Terrific Tractors (sold out)

• 7/19 - Growing Gardens (sold out)

• 7/26 - Pretty Peacocks (sold out)

• 8/2 - Brilliant Bees & Butterflies (sold out)

• 8/9 - Wonderful Water 

• 8/16 - Colorful Cows (sold out)

8/23 - Honorary Maybury Farmers

• 8/30 - Purely Pigs (sold out)

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Non-refundable - sessions take place rain or shine. In the case of severe thunderstorms, you will be contacted if your session is rescheduled. 

Please arrive to check-in at least 10 minutes prior - program starts promptly at 10:30am.

Registration begins March 1, 2022.  

Return completed Watch-Me-Grow registration form and payment information to: EMAIL: farmteam@mayburyfarm.org

If you are sending your registration form in by email, please scan and send. DO NOT TAKE A PICTURE OF THE REGISTRATION FORM to send via email!

MAIL: Maybury Farm-Farm Camp, c/o Northville Community Foundation, PO Box 560, Northville, MI 48167