Stony Kill Farm
Stony Kill Farm Stony Kill farm offers workshops, a weekend Open Barn program, classes and more with a working farm with livestock including chickens, cows, pigs and sheep. Stony Kill hosts field trips, birthday parties and summer camp for kids and offers volunteer opportunities and workshops for people of all ages. Proceeds from classes go […]
Stony Kill Farm
Stony Kill farm offers workshops, a weekend Open Barn program, classes and more with a working farm with livestock including chickens, cows, pigs and sheep. Stony Kill hosts field trips, birthday parties and summer camp for kids and offers volunteer opportunities and workshops for people of all ages. Proceeds from classes go to the Stony Kill Foundation and aid in feeding and maintaining the farm animals.
Stony Kill offers workshops for children and adults throughout the year. Our classes are taught by retired teachers and local crafters. Check out the current schedule through the above link. Proceeds from our classes go to the Stony Kill Foundation and aid in feeding and maintaining our animals.
Visit with our animals! The barn is open for visits with our chickens, cows, pigs and sheep! SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, February - November, 11 am - 1 pm (with the exception of days on which special events are held and holidays).
5 trails located on over 700 acres of property open from sunrise to sunset. * Due to the storm damage in May 2018, several of our the trails have been closed and are currently being cleared by the DEC. Please visit the link above for an update on the status of the trails.
Local school and scout groups are also able to visit the Greenhouse as part of a field trip to Stony Kill Farm. The Stony Kill Foundation, Inc. sponsors a Plant Sale each spring. A volunteer group, The Greenhouse Committee, works year-round planting, watering, weeding, pinching, and cutting at the greenhouse.
The Garden is a place to enjoy the wonder and miracles of our natural world, as well as being a constant source of inspiration and education. Verplanck Garden originated in 1997, when the descendants of Elizabeth, Suzanne, and Wilhelmina Andrews, who were sisters, provided funds for the creation of the Garden, on the lawn across from the entrance to the Manor House. The Andrews sisters spent their childhood years living in the Manor House in the early 1900's in the care of their uncle and aunt, John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, and his wife, Susan VanWyck Andrews Verplanck. The garden is cared for by volunteers.
Meetings are held the 1st TUESDAY of every month
Stony Kill offers programs for elementary through middle school children. Students will engage in activity and inquiry based programs that will foster a better understanding of our mission and the importance of being good stewards of our planet. Stony Kill has also worked with Scouts, pre-schools, and can accommodate children with disabilities.
Summer Explorers Camp at Stony Kill Farm provides a balance of structured and free play with environmental exploration, enjoyment of many arts and crafts experiences, and age-appropriate learning activities.
We supply a guided tour of the farm animals and barn, an age appropriate craft, and you supply the rest (cake, food, paper goods, decorations). Please note: There are no facilities for cooking or refrigeration in the barn classroom. Parties run two hours long and are held in our amply sized barn classroom or outdoors in our picnic area, weather permitting.
Stony Kill Farm is maintained by The Stony Kill Foundation.
The Stony Kill Foundation, Inc. was chartered in 1977 and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. It has the responsibility of educating the public on various environmental and historical topics and maintains a working farm with livestock at the Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center, which is owned by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The Foundation is financed through membership dues, program fees, fundraising events, donations from the public, grants, and general contributions. All donations are tax deductible. Members of the Foundation are also encouraged to become volunteers.
The Mission of the Stony Kill Foundation, Inc. is to develop environmental, educational and historical interpretive and outdoor recreation programs and events; provide paid and volunteer staffing; secure financial assistance; obtain community and government support; and maintain compliance with Stony Kill Farm’s deeded agricultural commitments.
79 Farmstead Lane Wappingers Falls New York 12590