School Programs & Tours

Steckle Heritage Farm offers educators the opportunity to enrich and expand their curriculum in a hands-on and experiential learning environment. We offer programs for preschool through Grade 6 on a seasonal basis.

Discover the exciting ways we can make agriculture, heritage and respect for land and each other come alive! School programs on site run in September through to the end of October, and May through to the middle of June. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Be sure to schedule your program time well in advance as our spots fill up fast!

How To Book

Tours are offered in the morning and afternoon. We do our best to accommodate your school start/end times. We book small groups with a minimum charge of $150.00, to a maximum of 60 children per tour. The cost is $10.00 per student. 1 adult per 6 students are welcome to join free of charge! Additional adults are welcome, but will be subject to an additional charge of $10.00 per adult. The 1:6 student to adult ratio fee does not apply to support workers or essential staff. 

We keep our group sizes reasonable, so the tour can be interactive without feeling rushed and overly busy!

Before submitting a tour request, please take a look at our Event Calendar and check if your desired date and time is available! Event Calendar link: https://stecklehomestead.ca/event-calendar/

Community Farm Tours

Frequently we have requests from camps, churches, youth groups, community organizations, and businesses that want to come and visit our farm. We would love to host you here!

Perhaps you would like a garden tour and animal tour, or something similar to our school tour. We are also able to provide programs that are unique and specific to your interests. Have an idea or question? Just ask us and let us see what we can do!

Rates for such tours will vary given time and content. Generally, a simple tour is $10.00 per child. Farm rentals start at $500.00. For additional time on the farm and packages created just for you, please contact info@stecklehomestead.ca to start the conversation!

Before submitting a tour request, please take a look at our Event Calendar and check if your desired date and time is available! Event Calendar link: https://stecklehomestead.ca/event-calendar/

NEW! Growing Great Greens

In our Farm-to-Classroom program, we loan an in-class ‘garden’ to you for 1 month in March or April, then your class visits us in May or June.

A full circle learning opportunity. Learn more about our two-way educational stream!

COVID-19 Protocols

As of March 1, 2022, under the new protocols set forth by the Province of Ontario, we are no longer requiring proof of vaccination for any visitors or guests coming onto the farm.

Mask mandates, capacity limits, and physical distancing requirements have also been lifted in compliance with provincial guidelines.

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