Farm Tours Spring, Summer & Fall!
One of our favorite things to do here at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard is to teach others – especially children – how our foods are grown. Our wonderful staff love children (and adults who love to learn!) and enjoy teaching about how our orchard and farm operates. The interactive lessons we provide help teachers meet the educational objectives of their curriculum in a fun and exciting way.
Each farm visit lasts approximately 90 minutes. Please be on time – if you are late your tour time may be shortened or altered.
You must schedule your tour 7 days prior to your visit. 1 ticket = 10-20 children, plus 10-20 chaperones.
Children should wear tennis shoes/sneakers. Jackets and raincoats are recommended for cool, rainy days. Bug spray and cameras are often beneficial as well.
Our Picnic Pavilion is available for tour groups to use for lunch, but must be reserved ahead of time. One clean indoor restrooms and two outdoor facilities are available for tour groups to use.
To assist you in connecting our curriculum to any lesson plans you may complete in the classroom prior to or after your Farm Tour, we offer our Curriculum Connection Lesson Key to provide you with the science standard to which each educational station corresponds.
What If It Rains?
We encourage schools and groups to keep their reservations unless there are heavy rains. Please call the orchard (717) 252-2540, the morning of your tour to check on the weather conditions at the farm. If you must cancel, we will work to reschedule your group.