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Because of other farm operations, our  tours can only be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. Tours must also be by confirmed reservation with a 50% deposit made by credit card or by check 2 weeks prior to tour. Confirmed reservation will be by email with a follow up by a phone call from us. We request that you call 3 to 5 days prior to your arrival as a followup to verify any changes that may have occurred.

2015 Tour Dates available

Dec. 1 and Dec. 2

Arrival times for each group:    1st group 9:30- 10:00 am        2nd group 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Dec. 8 and Dec. 9

Arrival times for each group:    1st group 9:30- 10:00 am      2nd group 1:00 - 1:30 pm

 

Requirements

1. 1st  Group must arrive between 9:30- 10:00 am for the morning tour and  2nd Group between 1:00 - 1:30 pm for the afternoon tour. We allow 2 hours for each group

2. A charge of $5.00 per child must be paid by the group leader on arrival at the farm. Minimum Groups for Field Trips 15 Children.  Teachers, Assisant teachers and the bus drivers are free. Parents are $3.00 each are $5.00 for both parents.

3. Each group must have at least one adult per eight children and must accompany to control the children to keep them safe. .

4. If it rains or is extremely cold, all tours will be cancelled and rescheduled if possible. If weather is in question, please call the farm at 979 279-3931.

5. If lunch is to be eaten at the farm, each group may bring their own food and drink and can use the outside picnic tables in the picnic area.

6.  Restrooms and a hand washing station are available.

Educational Topics Covered

Topics to be covered include the following and will be varied to the age level of the children and their interests:

1. Critters of Kelumac including snakes and why they love a Christmas tree farm.

2. How a Christmas tree grows from seeds in pine cones, to seedlings and finally the care we take for it to become a beautiful Christmas tree.

3. The purpose of the roots, trunk and needles of a Christmas tree.

4. How a real Christmas tree creates oxygen for all to breath.

5. Why a real Christmas tree is good for reducing Global Warming.

6. Answer questions from students, teachers or chaperones

School Tour Schedule

1. Your group will be greeted on arrival and advised on the days activities. During this time, the teacher/group leader will make payment for all children. We do not collect from individual students since this will delay the activities for all. Please advise Parents after there arrival fee is due.

2. Chaperones and teachers must be with all groups at all times. No children to go into the woods without the accompany of an adult.

3. Tour/discussion will be a walking and will include going around the Christmas tree field, planting of a Real tree seedling.

4. Children get to select and cut one 5ft- 6ft. Christmas  tree for their class.  Selection in the field only no precuts.

5.  Recommended activity-Feed the fish at the picnic area pond.

 

Things You May Consider before Field Trip

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Picnic Lunch or snacks (Sit down at one of our picnic tables and enjoy the outdoors)

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Dress for Country Warm clothes (countryside can be cooler than in the town)

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Closed in shoes are recommended (To protect your feet from stickers and other small critters in the field)

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Tie down rope or pickup to transport your tree

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Bring your Camera or video camera

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We will provide a Small pad to lay on ground to protect from stickers in some areas of field when tree is cut your tree.  At this time

Printable PDF  document of the above