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 2020 FCF Summer Camp season may be done but that doesn't mean the memories cannot last forever!

2020 Camp Slideshow coming soon!!

Click on the below picture to see some of the highlights of THREE amazing weeks of camp in 2019!!

2020 Fall Program Registration is OPEN...

Limited space, first come, first serve!!

For more information and registration forms, CLICK HERE

 

 

 

HOW TO FIND US

We're located at:

426059 25th Sideroad
Mono, Ontario    L9W 1P5

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This “unique” year calls for a special NEW program at FCF! Following Outdoor/Forest School and Care Farm philosophies, run by expert therapist, focusing on life skills, social emotional learning and fresh air fun! Strict COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in place. https://t.co/ccWb2Cz1dK
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Assessing your child's back to school plan & thinking they could use more time outside? Our Enriched Learning full day program may be just for them focusing on social emotional learning, coping with big emotions & lots of fresh air fun! For more info, see https://t.co/v1tiTF89Yk https://t.co/R1ejAu05BN
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We are excited to present our 2020 Summer Special Interest Groups! Great option if you're looking for a shorter group and/or for parents who need short respite options! All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be strictly followed. More info and to sign up, see https://t.co/CWg87RQVU6 https://t.co/cWhTl0YclV
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They are predicting a beautiful summer. Don’t let your camper miss out! Final days to sign up for our farm and nature Summer Day Camp! https://t.co/8JB1oDtzFU https://t.co/VQdjKGuV29
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Need a couple more reasons to come to FCF Summer Day Camp? It’s a fantastic chance to practice making new friends and sharing awesome experiences together! Due to group size restrictions, spots are limited so sign up today! For more info, email fiddleheadcarefarm@gmail.com. https://t.co/VzB0nBJ4JF
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Field trips may be on hold but why not bring the fun of a farm visit to your students? Meet the animals, ask questions to the farmers and learn about farm life without leaving the classroom! A live, private visit on the platform of your choosing.
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As you are assessing your back to school plan for you children, have you considered whether a “breather day” outside in nature may be beneficial to your child?
Our “Enriched Learning Program” may be just the group for you. A full day small group program facilitated by experienced pediatric clinicians which will harness healing and calming powers of nature while focusing on social emotional learning, coping with big emotions, life skills and lots of fresh air fun!
For more info and to get a registration form, visit fiddleheadcarefarm.com/fcf-programs/ or email fiddleheadcarefarm@gmail.com.
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