• 2019 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!!

Welcome to Fiddlehead Care Farm

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to give children, youth and young adults with developmental, physical, emotional and behavioural needs, along with their families, the opportunity to learn, experience and grow without boundaries through innovative, animal-assisted therapy and nature-based education, rehabilitation and recreation.

 

 

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We're a non-profit, fully accessible, therapeutic care farm for children, youth and young adults with developmental, physical and behavioural needs in a caring, supportive environment.

From the outside, Fiddlehead Care Farm (FCF) may look like a traditional, run-of-the-mill working farm. But trust us, our farm is far from ordinary. We're a small farm with big offerings.

Situated in beautiful Dufferin County, our fully accessible, integrated, non-clinical, natural environment allows our clients to explore without boundaries and experience true freedom. Using a UK-based care farming model, we provide vulnerable people the opportunity to learn, build and grow through a range of hands-on farming activities and therapies!

With our treatments, there's no "one-size-fits-all" approach. We implement interventions that are client-and family-centred, strength focused, goal directed and evidence-based, all while harnessing the calming and healing power of nature exploration and exposure. Our services are vast and can be tailored to the individual needs of each client and their family. We use nature as our therapy partner and treatment method, and we also have the distinct privilege of having a therapy mini-pig onsite as part of our team.

For more information, please see our programs and services listed below.

Individual & Family Counselling

Sometimes we all need someone to talk to and/or someone to help us cope with life's challenges. Working in partnership with the client and their family, we create individualized treatment plans that are goal directed and incorporate nature and animals.

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1:1 and Group Life Skills Programming

A variety of individual and group life skills programming is offered year round. FCF welcomes individuals with developmental, learning, or mental health challenges to volunteer on the farm with the goal of learning farm, life and social skills.

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Summer Day Camp

For THREE weeks in 2019, your child will have the opportunity to experience our integrated and accessible farming, science and nature day camp for children ages 6 and up. This low ratio, therapeutic and supportive camp for kids with unique physical and psychosocial needs is run by experienced therapists on our organic farmland.

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Farm Visits

Family, schools and community group visits are supported on the farm. Groups participate in hands-on learning on environmental topics and participate in exploration activities such as trail hiking, pond dipping, and
taking care of the farm animals.

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Animal-Assisted Therapy

This targeted therapy gives kids the opportunity to work with small animals to improve their social skills, to grow self-confidence and self-esteem, to learn empathy and gain a sense of pride in caring for the animals.

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Special Events

Throughout the year, FCF hosts special events, such as barn dances, guided Woodland Wellness Walks, outdoor accessible movie screenings, “Fiddlehead Fest” nature festival and our annual accessible Halloween Party.

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The 2019 FCF Summer Camp season may be done but that doesn't mean the memories cannot last forever!

Click on the below picture to see some of the highlights of THREE amazing weeks of camp!!

2020 Camp Registration is OPEN...

Limited space, first come, first serve!!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT- January 14-January 31

For more information and registration form, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

HOW TO FIND US

We're located at:

426059 25th Sideroad
Mono, Ontario    L9W 1P5

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