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sledding2017This year’s February Vacation Week was our biggest ever.  We had 8 groups visit us, almost all returning from last year. Returning February Vacation Week Groups included Tenacity, Cambridge Community Center, East End House, Malden Family Housing (twice), and Brookview House while our new February Vacation Week Groups were Waltham Boys and Girls Club and Morse School Community School.

Throughout the week, we served 133 youth, and around 35 adults.  This was an increase of almost 40% over last year’s February Vacation numbers.   Every single group that visited had at least one camper who had never gone sledding before.  Sledding is often a great introduction to outdoor experiences in winter time, and being able to provide these opportunities, both for youth who have never gone, and for those who cannot go often, is regularly our staff’s favorite part of February Vacation Week.

We made full use of the new winterized space in our barn (A big THANK YOU to First Parish Lincoln for providing the funding for the barn winterization) and it was really wonderful to have extra space to stretch out in.  The new space also expanded our capacity by making it possible to welcome a smaller group into the farmhouse office as the larger morning group was getting ready to go from the barn space.

Due to the unseasonably warm weather toward the end of the week, we lost our snow on the sledding hill, but still had plenty of snow for fort building and snowball fights.

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20160726_100750Farrington Nature Linc is looking for two individuals to join our summer crew in providing fun, engaging and hands-on field trips in nature for over 1,000 children this summer.  If you’d like to get outside, work with urban children in a rural setting, create curriculum or train staff, this might just be the position for you!

Job description 2017 Lead Counselor

Job description 2017 Explore Program Coordinator

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2016 Summer Program Wrap Up

October 21, 2016

Another summer has come and gone, and while the leaves change, we wanted to share a brief recap of our summer program.   This July and August, our 9 youth staff, Lead Counselor, and Program Director (plus 3 additional staff members on call) served 1,076 youth. More than the volume of youth on the property, though, […]

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Shire/Boston Cares Work Day

October 14, 2016
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On October 7 a group of employees from Shire Pharmaceuticals came out to Farrington for a work day. Boston Cares helped coordinate the day and provided supplies for our projects. With the help of the 25 volunteers we painted the Activity Barn floor, painted our newly winterized program space walls and cut back foliage from […]

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Fairy Festival 2016 Pictures!

May 6, 2016

Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and attendees for helping to make Farrington’s 2016 Fairy Festival a success. It was a full day of fairy fun for our visitors. We made terrariums and fairy bells (or wands depending on the fairy who was crafting!) There were solar prints made capturing nature on paper with […]

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First Parish Work Day 2016

May 6, 2016

On Saturday, April 16th First Parish Lincoln held a service day at Farrington. Once again they helped us Wake Up the Garden and get the property ready for our spring and summer visiting youth. We accomplished so many things in a short period of time due to their strength and spirit! The pictures in the […]

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Spring Program Round Up

May 5, 2016

This spring has been a wonderfully busy few months at Farrington Nature Linc.  Through our Explore Programs, April Vacation Experience programs, and a couple of new Experience programs, both on and off our property, we’ve served 472 youth in March and April.  A couple of highlights are included below. Explore Programs: We completed three different […]

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Fairy Festival 2016

March 22, 2016

  Please join us for Farrington’s 2016 Fairy Festival! We’ll spend a few hours together doing fairy crafts, sending letters to the fairies, hiking in our enchanted woods, building fairy houses and meeting the Fairy Queen! This event is perfect for children ages 4-10- boys and girls! Younger or older are welcome. Each fairy or […]

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We’re Hiring: Summer Lead Counselor

February 26, 2016

Farrington Nature Linc is looking for a  Summer Lead Counselor.  Come join our team this summer and work with 10-12 youth staff in providing over 1,200 youth nature-based experiences this summer. Application Deadline: April 1st.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resume and cover letter via email to Brianne@NatureLinc.org.  Include […]

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What goes on at Farrington in the winter?

February 5, 2016

Often times we get asked, “What happens at Farrington in the winter?” In the past, we’ve had a small amount of programs that primarily take place over February Vacation Week. Not so this winter! As we expand our program, we’ve added many new program taking place during the winter months. It’s been an exciting start […]

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