Current Calendar

Current Calendar

(scroll down for a list of adult/family programs)


Flanders Field & Forest 5K – Register Now!

The Field & Forest 5K is an all-age walk/run through the woods and fields of Flanders on the Van Vleck property in Woodbury, officially timed by Fast Track Timing.  Enjoy the picturesque nature sanctuary and enjoy the post-race celebration with local food trucks and live entertainment with the rock band, Root Six.  The race is taking place on June 9 at 6PM, starting at the Sugar House.  Click HERE for more information and a manual registration form.  To register online click HERE



Register for Summer Camp Before June 1 and Save!

For children ages 3 to 13
Do you want more than just a traditional “day camp” for your child this summer? Are you searching for a summer experience that will open your child’s eyes to the wonders of the natural world? Flanders ’ popular Summer Camp is the answer. On a 200-acre campus of forest, field, farm and pond, children learn about nature, art, agriculture and ecology in a healthy and stimulating outdoor environment. New Programs Added this year!  But hurry, summer sessions fill up quickly! To download the full schedule of fun topics and sessions offered click HERE. Call 203-263-3711 or click HERE to register online.


Farm Day Celebration

Capturing the sights, sounds, and smells of a real New England Farm, Flanders’ Farm Day is an annual favorite for families.  There will be visits with our farm animals including the newest spring arrivals, great food, and lots of family-friendly entertainment that will take place on the grounds throughout the day.  This year we are offering hayrides and pony rides and are excited to have Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy presenting a fabulous demonstration!  Come celebrate the great outdoors and get a taste of the farming life.  The event will be held rain or shine.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 20 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Location: Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary
Cost:  $7 p/ person.  Free for children age 2 and under.

Flanders Letterbox Series

Flanders has planted several letterboxes on the family friendly trails at their preserves and sanctuaries.  Combining art and nature in a fun interactive way, letterboxing is a popular treasure hunting activity done world-wide.  At Flanders, the letterboxing clues include educational comments about the natural world.   Anyone who hikes at least twelve of the letterboxing trails at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, stamps the letters from those trails in their passport and presents their passport at the Flanders office will be given the opportunity to sign their Tail Name on our Letterboxer “Hall of Fame” board and will receive a small prize.

For more information on letterboxing, click HERE


Needle Felting

Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. The featured kit of the month is turtles. People also have the option of choosing from a large variety of other available kits ranging in price from $15 to $35.Most kits include enough materials to make one sculpture in class and another at home. Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it.
Date/Time: Thursday, May 25 | 7 PM
Location: The Studio
Cost: Varies from $15-$35 depending on kit chosen or bring your own project and receive guidance for $10
To Register: Call Flanders at (203) 263-3711 x10

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