Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Enrichment for your kids!
Circus, Art & Nature Program
April 5th ~ April 9th (NY Spring Recess)
April 12th ~ April 16th (VT Spring Recess)
9am ~ 3pm daily
Elementary & Middle School age children

Discover the many signs of Spring . . .
Hike and explore the woods, the meadow, the gardens and the ponds and begin our 2010 bird inventory to add a chapter in our nature journals.

For our culinary curriculum, we'll try some serious confectionery art using our favorite sculpture medium, modeling fondant. Each child will bake and decorate a Spring-themed cake to bring home.

In the Big Yurt/Mini Top, learn bird inspired flying partner acrobatics and practice basic circus skills.

End each day with storytelling or song
We look forward to celebrating Spring at Pompanuck with the children!

Group size is limited so please sign up early!
Cost is $165 for registration by March 27th and $180, thereafter

Optional Extended Hours:
3pm ~4pm (1hr): $35/week or 3pm~5pm (2hrs): $65/week

To register, please complete the following forms, and send to or mail:

Pompanuck Farm Institute
494 Chestnut Hill Road
Cambridge NY 12816

If you have any questions, feel free to call 518-677-5552

Pompanuck is a 501c3 eco-educational not-for-profit.
We accept credit cards, personal checks or cash for payment.
You are welcome to inquire about availability of scholarships.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Embracing Your Saturn

Lessons on Dissolving Personal Barriers

with Lisa Verschoor Smith

Thursday, April 1, 2010
4:00p - 7:00p

Workshop Fee: $40

This interactive workshop will tap into your creativity while introducing you to the twelve faces of Saturn. You will learn where Saturn is located on your natal chart, how it influences you personally, and what it means throughout your life.

A Saturn transit can bring hard work, responsibilites and, occassionally, loss. However, with the knowledge you will be given, you will step out of fear and embrace these intermittent changes with excitement and the necessary tools to handle them.

You will be creating a beautiful collage as a representation of your own personal Saturn blueprint. Bring a notebook and the desire to let loose and have some fun!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Egg & Treasure Hunt in Pompanuck Woods!

RAIN OR SHINE! Dress appropriately for the weather and bring a collecting basket.
Come and explore Pompanuck's meadows and wooded trails while searching for eggs and natural treasures, then return to the Round House for refreshments and a puppet show presented by the Hubbard Hall Puppet Club.
This event is FREE and open to the public, but please call to register. 518.677.5552 or email

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Moving Through The Chakras with Alice McGovern

Sunday, April 11th

9:30 am ~ 4:30 am

workshop fee: $60
lunch included

Welcome spring and bring some balance into your life. This workshop will be taught and facilitated by Alice McGovern R.N. Using yoga, chanting, meditation, and journaling, we will focus on stimulating and balancing each of the seven chakras or energy centers of the body. By aligning and balancing the chakras we can profoundly effect our health and well being. Plan to stretch, strengthen, balance, nourish, revitalize, and relax.

Alice is a Kripalu and Bikram certified yoga instructor, and brings her expertise in yoga and energy work to this class.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chinese Calligraphy with Scott Carrino

Sunday, April 25th 10am-3pm
Lunch is Included

Pompanuck Farm will offer An Introduction to Large Brush Chinese Calligraphy. Calligraphy is considered one of the highest forms of fine arts of China and Japan. The characters are symbolic of the human experience as it relates to our environment, spirituality and every day living.

Scott Carrino has been studying Chinese calligraphy for the past 17 years and offers this workshop for participants to learn the techniques of large brush painting of characters and the meaning behind each brush stroke.

Participants will learn proper brush and ink technique and leave with an understanding of at numerous meaningful characters. No experience is necessary, as we learn to play as children with energy and joyful fun. Please wear dark clothing.

For information and to register, contact Pompanuck Farm at 518.677.5552 or

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

VOSCA Benefit

Friday, MARCH 26th, 2010
7-10 PM
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students

Pompanuck Farm will host a dance benefit for VOSCA. Music and dancing will begin at 7pm, and a short intermission when VOSCA members will talk a bit about their efforts.

Dirty Ol' Strings is an acoustic trio from Cambridge, including Deena Chappell (mandolin, vocals) Dave Cuite (stand-up bass, vocals) and David Lawlor (guitar, vocals). The group formed in the late fll of '08 and has been steadily gaining recognition in the area for their strong vocals and instrumental prowess. They perform an energetic mix of contemporary and traditional bluegrass, swing, and folk with a playful air and occassional sardonic humor: a fun band to experience live.

This year, VOSCA with 20 CCS students (mostly seniors) and six chaperones will be headed back to an area near Loris, SC where they will again be rebuilding homes of the very impoverished, and hopefully have some quality time with children.

VOSCA has three other fundraisers underway: a "Many Prizes" Raffle, a car wash at Stewart's on March 27th, and a Chicken BBQ on March 28th at the Legion (4-6pm). All funds raised will help pay for travel, room, and board, and building materials. For more information, call Bob Cheney at 518-677-2766.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Introduction to Wild Mushrooms

Winter Study for Summer Forays

with Sue Van Hook

March 27th

3pm ~ 5pm

Lecture fee: $10

Mycologist, Sue Van Hook, will lead two hour mushroom forays throughout the spring and summer. You are invited to attend as many as you'd like, but first you need to learn the basics identifying the groups of fungi. If you attend the winter lecture, then you have access to the summer collecting forays. This is to avoid reteaching the basics each weekend, so you can really advance your identification skills and enjoy more species.

Be sure to bring a notebook and pen. Sue will have copies of "How to Identify Mushrooms to Genus I: Macroscopic Features" by David L. Largent for sale ($20).

This introductory lecture will be offered again in March and April at different locations.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Pancake Breakfast !
Sunday, MARCH 28th
9am ~ 11am
Children (2-11) $5
Adults (12 and over) $10

Tour of Maple Sugar Operation
Hands-on Activities