Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will my child’s school be the only school at the Farm when they visit?
A:
In most situations, yes. We have had local schools pen pal with urban schools throughout the school year and then they have the opportunity to meet each other here at the Farm. Occasionally we will host local school field trips as well, which may be at the same time a school is attending the program. In cases such as this, the groups do not see or interact with each other unless permission is obtained from both groups in advance.

Q: How far away is the nearest doctor?
A:
The towns of Woodstock and Windsor are quick rides from our location. Both of these towns offer excellent medical facilities and pharmacies.

Q: Where do the children sleep?
A:
The students and teachers who are attending the program stay in our modern dormitory. The teacher’s and student’s rooms are on the same floor so that they have adult supervision/access through the night. There are separate bathrooms and showers for the adults, boys and girls.

Q: Can we call the dorm?
A:
It is our experience that phone calls increase homesickness. If you would like to check in, please call the Farm Office and speak with Tatiana 802-484-1236.  You can see what your kids are doing on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Farms-for-City-Kids-315334878930

Q: Who will be working with my child?
A:
The staff at Farms For City Kids is comprised of professionals who care deeply about the Foundation’s mission. We are a recognized Independent School in the State of Vermont, which means we adhere to all state laws regarding school policies and background checks. Most of our staff has children of their own, so we understand the needs of children away from home. Many of us also volunteer on the local Fire/Rescue departments, so emergency care, if ever needed, is readily available. Each and every member of the staff is committed to helping create the most positive experience that your child can have. If you would like to read about members of the staff, please click on “The Staff” option on the menu bar of this page.

Q: Can we visit the Farm?
A:
While your child is here attending the program, we ask that you not visit the Farm. However, if you are interested at any other time to visit, we welcome visitors for guided tours that are scheduled in advance. Please contact the Farm Office, 802-484-1236 to inquire about such tours.