TEAMWORK!! After School students helping each other during a wood working project.
Image by Justin Hicks

TEAMWORK!! After School students helping each other during a wood working project.

Image by Justin Hicks
Sometimes you need a different perspective.
Image by Justin Hicks

Sometimes you need a different perspective.

Time to make some Pumpkin Pie!!!
Image by Justin Hicks

Time to make some Pumpkin Pie!!!

GOATS! We love the goats!
Image by Justin Hicks

GOATS! We love the goats!

Image by Justin Hicks
Charlie teaching the After School kids about taping trees to make Pure Maple Syrup!
Image by Justin Hicks

Charlie teaching the After School kids about taping trees to make Pure Maple Syrup!

Time to boil that sap!
Image by Justin Hicks

Time to boil that sap!

North Wind After School Program

**All spaces are curently full for the 2018-19 School year.**

Why us? Why send your child to North Wind After School? We have fun, hands on experiential learning. The youth in our After School program get daily homework help, an afternoon snack, outside time, and daily projects and activities. With the wide verity of animals on the farm the youth get the opportunity to work with cows, sheep, herding dogs, goats, chickens, and rabbits. one of the unique opportunities that the youth in our program get is to work with the animals daily, learning how to care for them and care for the animal's environments. 

North Wind After School is a 4-H program following the 4-H Way! What is the 4-H Way? 4‑H empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. It’s a research-based experience that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity. As youth grow in our program they will have the opportunity to gain new life long skills, and friendships.

Youth in the After School program will have opportunities to learn about wood working, sewing, gardening, animal science, outdoor education, and so much more. Everyday is a new adventure here at the farm! Check out our Blog to see what we have been up to!

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Q&A:

Who can go to the program?

North Wind After School is open to youth in Kindergarten to 5th grade (5-12 years old) Youth can be 4 if they are enrolled in Kindergarten.

Is transportation provided to and from the program?

Transportation is currently only provided to the program, for youth in the Canton School District. If your child is out of the Canton School District, you will need to provide transportation to the program, the earliest start time is 2:50pm.  We do not provide any transportation from the program.

What if my Child is in an afterschool program?

If your child is in an after school program, don't worry the after school bus stops at the farm as well!  Please remember to inform us before this so we know they are not coming off the regular bus.  This will also let us know to keep an eye out for the late bus.

When are you open?

North Wind After School is open Monday to Friday 2:50pm to 5:30pm when Canton School District is in operation.  We also open for most school breaks, early release days, and school closure days. for school break days and school closure days we open 8:00am to 5:30pm.  For early release days we are open 12:00pm to 5:30pm.

Are you ever closed?

Yes, North Wind After School does close occasionally.  We are closed for most major holidays, and if the county declares a "no travel advisory".  Though very rare, there may be other times during specific breaks that we need to close due to low attendance.

Do you provide a lunch for the longer days?

No, North Wind does not provide lunches for the youth in program.  If it is a longer program day we ask that you youth are sent to program with a healthy lunch. 

Do you provide snacks?

Yes, we provide an afternoon snack everyday shortly after the youth get dropped off.  For full day program we also provide a morning snack.

Are you a licensed program?

Yes, we are licensed through the St. Lawrence County Child Care Council with the New York State Department of Children and Family Services. A copy of our Licences is on display in the classroom.

How many kids can the program take?

Currently our program can take 25 youth.

What are the fees for the program?

There will be some changed for the 2018-19 school year.  We will be charging $100 per week, and $75 per week for each additional child after the first in a family.  

For full day programs we charge $35 per day per child.  

There is also a late pick-up fee of $15 for families picking up after 5:30pm and an additional $10 for every 15 minuets after 5:30pm.

How do I sign up my child?

Just give us a call at (315) 379-9192 Ext.261 or e-mail us at jh974@cornell.edu

Do you have more question?  just send us an e-mail at jh974@cornell.edu we will be more than happy to answer your questions!

Contact

Justin Hicks
Farm Day Camp and Afterschool Director
jh974@cornell.edu
315-379-9192 ext. 261

Last updated October 22, 2018