Here is what folks are saying about Old McDonald’s Farm, Inc. programs…
The girls are super excited as always. We are so glad that you keep OMF going because it is an absolute “Must” for their summer.” Mother of a young lady that has been coming for more than six years.
“…I really just wanted to say a big thank you for giving Maggie (name changed) the opportunity this last summer to help you. She was completely in her element and enjoyed every minute. As a mom of a teenage girl who is trying to find her passion in this world – I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for being part of that. I think what you do out there for kids and animals is awesome!!”
— Parent of a 16-Year Old Student
“Thanks for letting me come to your farm. I had a great time. I’m coming back next year. I had fun.”
— 8-Year Old Student
“Thanks for a great week (for my son)! Keep up the great work!”
“The education of your camp helps with exposing them to reading and writing over the summer.”
“You are a great teacher… You were really fun and kind.”
“It is a carefully planned out day, I especially like the sharing and journaling time.”
— 10 Year Old Student
“I think that she can really do what it takes to take care of an animal and not be afraid.”
“Her enthusiasm was extraordinary. She offered daily moment-by-moment recollections each evening-content made an impression. Structure seemed well thought out and organized.”
“Expectations were very clear, well organized day, good mix of work and thinking and quiet time.”
“He felt confident about what he learned, he had a great time.”
“Learning the science knowledge was great.”
“She was very happy to get up and going in the morning.”
“He came home dirty, tired and happy. He was so excited to tell us all about his day. He loved it.”
“He feels proud of his new skills, knowledge and abilities. He gained more self confidence and poise, he is proud of himself.”
“He has a better respect for animals and nature and is more excited about them.”
“Her confidence increased by wider life experiences, other than in a contained urban area.”
We just wanted to say thank you so much! Our daughter… had the time of her life and enjoyed every minute of her farm duties and interactions with the farm animals. Your assistant, I apologize for not remembering her name, did an outstanding job of teaching and guiding us on our tour! Please tell her thank you for us.
She really has enjoyed her time volunteering for you (at OMF, Inc.) and you are exactly the kind of mentor she needs. She told me once that she was a little afraid of you. But when I probed, what she said is that she was afraid of disappointing you because you have high expectations. I almost danced a jig in happiness. I would love to see her have a long term relationship with you and the farm. I hope that remains an option in the future. I meant my story about (my daughter’s) reaction to you to be 100% a compliment…
Parent of a 14 Year Old Student
“I want to thank you for the amazing experience both our kids had this summer at the farm. They took the responsibility you gave very seriously (for the animals, the other kids, etc., depending on the child) and were proud when they rose to the occasion. I know how much work it is to do what you do, and I want you to know what a difference you made for both boys. You helped them grow so much! I’m proud of them and grateful to you.”
— Parent of a 10 Year Old and 13 Year Old Students
“She is very excited to attend again this summer- she learned so much last summer and matured as well- it was amazing to see! Thank you for all of the work you do.”
“You have an amazing place. Thank you for opening your farm to me.
I had a wonderful time here. ”
— Student Volunteer
“I want to be a Vet. Tech.! I just love animals so much. I mean, who doesn’t love animals?!?! They are just so amazing! Animals are my life! I hope I will be a Vet. Tech.!”
“Animals are so sweet! I love this camp from the animals to the people…I love everything about this camp! I can’t say it enough.”
“I think that today was a special day because I got to see the dogs getting their nails trimmed. I love this farm because of the animals and the people.”
“I meant to email you over the weekend to let you know how much Bailey enjoyed her day with you and the group on Saturday. We stayed up late just so she could tell me about her day and show me all her notes.” A mom in response to our Jr. Vet. Equine Saturday Workshop.
“We love what you do and we know your heart for the kids. We are not great at volunteering but God has blessed us and we want to share.”
— A Donor
Stephanie – we loved our time at your farm! We loved the animals and the space – so serene and perfect. Just what we wanted. We sat outside and listened to the animals while watching the sunset. Ate our dinner near the cow and Sicilian donkeys and mini horses, with the cats running around and the dog barking. It’s exactly what I was hoping for when I signed up. Then meeting you and taking care of the animals while learning about how to care from them! You were inspiring to talk to, and I was so impressed by your passion and knowledge and accomplishments . We had a great time and are still reeling from it. We will be back, and we will tell our friends! Thank you!”
A perfect get away from the city…surrounded by countryside and animals of all kinds (and they are friendly too)! Participating in the morning chores was awesome and definitely a must-do! My favorite animals were the cow and miniature horses. The host Stephanie is passionate about her nonprofit and has everything perfectly laid out. It’s such a cool and cute place. We’ll be back!
“You run an excellent program. We were so impressed with how well you managed the Covid precautions last year. Our daughter loves your camp. We wouldn’t miss it!.”
— Parent Laura
“I just want to let you know that my son loved the ‘Chicken Chat’ (Saturday One-Day Workshop) and he learned so much. He was able to convey a lot to me, which means he really understood. Thank you for a great experience!”