Steckle Heritage Farm is a charitable organization committed to providing educational and recreational opportunities that connect children, youth, families, and the community to the importance of agriculture.

Welcome to the Farm in the City!

Settled in 1833 by John and Esther (Bleams) Steckle, Steckle Heritage Farm has been designated a heritage property by the City of Kitchener and has been operating as a non-profit organization since 1988. We are an urban farm, education centre, and unique space for weddings and events.

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Volunteer Program

Interested in animal care, gardening, building, equipment repair, or getting your hands dirty on the farm? Join us as a volunteer today! [MORE INFO]

Become a Member!

Membership allows early registration to all of our camps, programs, and events. It also grants you free, unlimited access to our bi-monthly Open Tuesdays! [MORE INFO]

Support The Farm

Every cent donated goes back into running our farm and educational programs, as well as helping us feed and care for our beloved Steckle animals! [MORE INFO]

Join Our Newsletter!

Keep informed on important dates for programs and events, as well as all the fun, exciting projects and developments here at the farm! [MORE INFO]

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Wedding Destination

Steckle Heritage Farm offers a unique, rustic wedding venue for ceremonies, receptions, and celebrations of love both indoors and outdoors. [MORE INFO]

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Agriventure Camp

Since 1992, our summer camp provides hands-on learning opportunities for children between the ages of 5-12 in one fun-packed week! [MORE INFO]

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Open Tuesdays

Come visit us on the farm every second Tuesday in spring, summer and fall! See the farm, interact with our animals, hop on our wagon rides, and more! [MORE INFO]

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History of the Farm

Since 1833, the Steckle family
has created a dynamic history
here at the farm, and we would
love for you to be a part of their
story! [MORE INFO]

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School Programs & Community Tours

We offer tours and programs for teachers and educators to help inform their students on the ins and outs of urban agriculture from seed to table – and more! [MORE INFO]

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Little Farmers

Our Little Farmers program gets 2-5 year olds outdoors and connected with nature and agriculture in a fun, approachable way! [MORE INFO]

Children's Programs

From preschool to teens, we have programs that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Little Farmers (Ages 2-5)

Seasonal farm activities, garden activities, animal feeding and general care, farm and environment-themed crafts, storytime and more!

Farm Explorers (Ages 6-9)

Explore the farm ecosystem from catching garden critters to growing plants, caring for the farm animals, and cooking in the kitchen!

Rise & Shine (Ages 6-9)

A great program giving kids a chance to learn about animals on the farm, and assist in morning chores and basic animal care.

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Summer Camps

From preschool to teens, we have camps that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Agriventure Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Hands-on learning activities include gardening, harvesting produce, playing games, making crafts and learning more about our animals and heritage!

Leaders In Training Program (Ages 13-14)

A great way to develop leadership skills and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences while participating in our summer Agriventure Camp.

Volunteer Junior Leader Program (Ages 15-17)

A fun way to earn your high school volunteer hours and build your resume. Assist with group rotations, provide support to younger campers, plan and run an activity of their choice and more!

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Community Tour Booking

  • If you are booking more than one tour, please specify how many guests are in each tour. Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests per tour.
  • Please suggest specific dates and start times. Morning tours can start any time between 9:15am-10am, and afternoon tours can start between 12pm-1pm. If your dates are flexible, please also offer back up options.
    In registering and permitting my group to attend a tour at Steckle Heritage Farm, I, the undersigned, hereby agree as follows:

    1. 1. The information I have provided in this form is accurate
    2. 2. I understand that if I am to cancel my tour with less than 15 days notice, I will be issued a $50 cancellation fee
    3. 3. I understand and agree to comply with the COVID-19 protocols listed on the website
    4. 4. I understand that Steckle Heritage Farm is a 'working' farm and that while the staff does everything possible to ensure the safety of the site and program, it is my responsibility to supervise the group at all times while on site