Woodside Orchards

At Woodside Orchards, campers and scout groups can visit for a fun and educational autumn day on the farm. They will receive a tour of the cider mill, and a lesson on how cider is made. They will then learn how honey bees help pollinate apple trees while also making honey, view inactive hives to discover how bees live, and learn the tools of the trade. No trip to a farm would be complete without a relaxing hayride through the farm, before each student and scout gets to pick a quarter-peck of apples.

Contact Info 
729 Main Rd, Aquebogue, NY, 11931. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-722-5770. Website: www.woodsideorchards.com. Hrs: See website.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-8th. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.

Farms Fun Facts

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Have your campers note the various ingredients in the food they eat.

The average person eats 68 quarts of popcorn a year alone! Have each camper keep a record of how much popcorn they eat during the camp season, or the total amount that their camp consumes.

Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out about the benefits of eating local. Ask the farm staff to discuss the process from seed to market.