School Break Solutions for Out of State Visitors

Winter Wonders Week February 21-24 at Prescott Farm

For visitors to the Lakes Region during Presidents’ Week, the forecast calls for multiple acute cases of February Vacation “blahs”…  But Prescott Farm is pleased to offer the perfect antidote – “Winter Wonders Week”.

Before 2021, Prescott Farm did not have the staff or facilities to accommodate families who were in town for the traditional school vacation week. But now take advantage of a fun, active, and cost-effective series of programs that will encourage everyone to outside.

“Each year we hear from parents and grandparents whose youngsters have February vacation a week ahead of WildQuest Camp. They are looking for programs available during their vacation,” she said. “It’s not possible for us to host a full camp week for those families, but Winter Wonders Week is a great alternative.”

Led by Camp Director, Chris Wellens, and the education staff, Winter Wonders offers a selection of some of WildQuest winter campers’ favorite activities and adapted them for vacationing families. There is something new to explore every day from 10 am until noon:

Tuesday (February 21)Tap into Maple: From tapping a tree to tasting delicious maple syrup, you will take an inside look into every step of the syrup making process. (Multigenerational, adults must accompany children)

Wednesdays (February 22)Quinzee (Snow Shelter) Building: Learn how to make a simple, fun style of snow shelter: a quinzee! Quinzees are made by digging out the center of a large pile of snow. (Drop off program for ages 8-14)

Thursday (February 23)Making Maple Candy: Let’s make something really special with Prescott Farm’s fresh maple syrup: maple candy! Participants will work together to turn maple syrup into two styles of maple candy to enjoy. (Drop off program for ages 8-14)

Friday (February 24)Snowshoe Animal Tracking: Take a trek in the woods and search for signs of animals. Learn to identify animal tracks in the snow while asking and answering the questions “Who, What, When, and Why?” as we practice reading the stories of the animals. (Drop off program for ages 8-14)

The great news is that the activities we have planned can inspire winter fun for the rest of the season and for years to come!

Guests are reminded to wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Early registration is strongly recommended. Click here for more information