Farm & Forest Nature Explorers

Our Farm and Forest program is held during the daytime thought the school year at Fire Ring Farm in Portland, CT. In this program, we spend time exploring beautiful and ever-changing Palmer-Taylor Preserve, owned and managed by the Middlesex Land Trust while we learn about foraging, shelter building, map reading, nature awareness through child-led exploration and play. We also help the farmers at Fire Ring Farm with seasonal farm activities such as planting, harvesting, gathering maple sap and tending the chickens.

This program is for children ages 5-15. The children will be placed into smaller groups of 8-12 kids based on their age, maturity level and experience in our programs. We believe that mixed age groups give older kids a chance to practice being role models and younger kids a chance to learn from older peers. 

Want to see us in action? To see a photo journal of us enjoying ourselves out on the land, check out our EO Blog.


Current Programs:

 Farm &Forest Wild Wednesdays

Winter: Jan 11 - Feb 15 (6 classes) - 10am-3pm

Spring 1: Mar 1 - Apr 5 (6 classes) - 9am - 3pm
Spring 2: Apr 26 - May 31 (6 classes) - 9am - 3pm

Cost: $95-$375 per session, sliding scale
(Multi-session discount, payment plans, addl. financial aid available)

Program fee structure: Support from our donors enables us to offer a self-selected sliding scale system for program fees. See the registration form for fee options. Additional financial aid is available. A non-refundable $25 deposit (part of the total tuition cost) is due at checkout. A 10% discount applies if you register for both fall sessions at once. 

Please select the highest fee on the registration form your family can comfortably afford. This method enables our after-school programs to be accessible to all children, regardless of financial need. Payment plans are available.

BIPOC award: Everyone Outside offers a $25-off BIPOC award to those whose children identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. To select this option, please enter the coupon code “BIPOC-25” at checkout. If you would like to read more about our decision to offer this reparations award, please click here.  


Waitlist policy: You may find the program you are interested in already waitlisted. Don't worry! Spaces are likely to become available as people’s plans change. Please register for your desired sessions to be placed on our waitlist and staff will reach out to you when a space becomes available.