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.
We are committed to providing an enjoyable, interactive and safe visit to our farm.
Our farm and orchard visits or tours:
• A Guided Walking Tour
• 6 Interactive Learning Stations including: Honey Bee Hives, Fruit Orchard, Corn Field, Corn Bins, Pumpkin Patch, and Soil Station
• Pick Your Own apples (or peaches) in our Orchard (summer and fall)• Soil project and seed planting (spring)
• Access to our pavilion for a picnic lunch (Please tell us at time of booking!)
Seasonal lesson variations: Pumpkin patch creations, Make-your-own soil project, Seed ID and Crawly Critter activity
Optional items for additional fees: Wagon ride, corn maze, pumpkin picking, bagged lunch
Teachers and parents may visit our Farm Market (students are allowed to shop if given permission by teachers and parents).
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.