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Heifer Farm

Heifer Farm

Visiting Heifer Farm changes lives - including yours!

An educational  farm in Rutland, Massachusetts, the 270-acre Heifer Farm is filled with gardens and livestock, including goats, pigs, llamas and more. Take part in our hands-on, interactive programs and activities promoting sustainable solutions to global hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.

Heifer Farm is a fun destination for an experience you won't forget!

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Heifer Farm

Rutland, Massachusetts

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216 Wachusett Street
Rutland, MA 01543

Visitor Center, Gift Shop & Farm Cafe 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily (except major holidays)

Discover Heifer

Discover Heifer

Two-and-a-Half Hour Program
All Ages

$7.50 per person ($10 per person effective 9/1/17)

A guided tour and introductory video show how Heifer is improving millions of lives around the world. Experience the sustainable agricultural practices that Heifer supports as you explore our gardens, livestock areas and Global Village sites.

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Animal Connections

Animal Connections

Two-and-a-Half Hour Program
All Ages

$10 per person

Learn about the many benefits animals provide while you spin wool, collect eggs, milk a goat or groom livestock. Hands-on activities vary based on your group size and the time of year that you visit.

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Seeds

Seeds

Four Hour Program 
For Grades 4 & up

$15 per person ($17.50 per person effective 9/1/17)
 
Learn the concepts of development and sustainability in just a few hours as your group moves through educational stations including a global village meal, hands-on learning at village sites, livestock interactions and garden activities.

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Global Gateway

Tour and Chores

3pm*- 5pm Daily for all ages
No registration required

$10 per person (Ages 2 and under free)

Learn about Heifer’s work around the world with a video and guided tour through Heifer Farm’s gardens, barnyard and Global Village. Gain an understanding of sustainable agriculture practices used on the farm and by Heifer partners around the world to help meet Heifer’s mission. Then you get to help with the farm’s daily chores of feeding and caring for the animals.  

*Why 3:00 pm?  We start this program at 3:00 pm because the animals anticipate their afternoon meal at 4:00 pm therefore we cannot accommodate earlier start times.   

Global Gateway

One-Night or Two-Night Program
6th Grade and Up

1 Night Program - $75 per person

2 Night Program - $150 per person

Global Gateway creates an existence in which nothing - shelter, food, water or cooking fuel - can be taken for granted. Participants prepare a meal with limited resources and spend a night.

Download the Heifer Farm Overnight Program Catalog.

Check out Heifer Farm's Global Village!

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Alternative Break

Alternative Break

Four-Night or Five-Night Program
6th Grade and Up

$350 per person ($425 per person effective 9/1/17)

Alternative Break combines experiential learning programs, such as the Global Gateway experience and team building, with service activities. The service allows participants to give back while experiencing something for the first time - like milking a goat or harvesting vegetables.

Download the Heifer Farm Overnight Program Catalog.

Check out Heifer Farm's Global Village!

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Day Camp

April Day Camp

Ages 7-13

Dates Available 2018

April 16-20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, extended care available

Book daily or the entire week!
Daily Rate: $65 per child, per day
Weekly Rate: $275 per child

Campers get outside and learn through play in the barn, garden and global village. It is a fantastic farm rumpus where the campers milk a a goat, bake zucchini cookies, make a bird feeder, tie-dye, make ice cream, face-paint, and even roast s'mores! Don't miss all the fun! 

Summer Day Camp

Five-Day Program
9:00 am - 4:00 pm, extended care available

Ages 7-13

$275 per week

Dates Available 2017

June 26-30
July 10-14, 17-21, 24-28
July 31-August 4
August 7-11, 14-18

Campers learn about Heifer's sustainable approach to ending hunger and poverty, and about the challenges their global neighbors face. They also learn more about world cultures and enjoy activities like milking livestock, harvesting vegetables, games and arts and crafts.
Download the 2017 Day Camp Registration Packet

Summer Day Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT)

Five-Day Program
Ages 14-16

Dates Available 2017

June 26-30
July 10-14, 17-21, 24-28
July 31-August 4
August 7-11, 14-18

A CIT is an older camper who enjoys working with younger children in a variety of hands on activities in outdoor and indoor settings. CITS must be personable, patient, fun-loving, and not afraid to get a little dirty. CITs act as assistants and helpers to our Day Camp Counselors.
Download the 2017 CIT Day Camp Application

Women’s Lambing

Women's Lambing

Three-Night Program
$425 for Women Age 14 and Up

Dates Available 2018
April 6-9
April 9-12
April 13-16

During the lambing season at Heifer Farm, experience a blend of facilitated discussions, experiential learning activities, hands-on animal work and the camaraderie of living and learning with a diverse group of women. Focus on Heifer's work to empower women through sustainable agriculture.

Download the 2018 Lambing Registration Project 

Volunteer Program

Heifer Farm has a residential volunteer program for those who want to live, work, and learn on the farm for several months teaching visitors about the role of sustainable agriculture in ending hunger & poverty.  Volunteers have many opportunities to build on their skills particularly in facilitation and farming.

Residential volunteers are provided a $400/month stipend and communal housing while they help rural communities lift themselves out of poverty through farming.  Learn more about volunteering at a Learning Center.   

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To get more information about Heifer Farm and programs, please call 855-3HEIFER (855-343-4337) or email reservations@heifer.org.

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