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 Dinwiddie County, Virginia

The Red Barn Farm is a historical rescue farm nestled in beautiful Dinwiddie County, Virginia just minutes off of the I-85 and I-95 interchange. We offer educational farm tours, youth and toddler summer camps, school field trips, and birthday parties.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay current with the latest weather conditions affecting our venue.

You may also follow our farm journey on Instagram.


​​​ DIRECTIONS TO THE FARM:

From Richmond area take I-95 South to exit 51/I-85 South/US 460 West. Take exit 63A/Boydton Plank Road.  Turn left on Duncan Road and left on Smith Grove Road.

From South Hill/Bracy/North Carolina state line area take I-85 North to exit 61.  Turn left on Route 1/Boydton Plank Road.  Turn right on Duncan Road and left on Smith Grove Road. 

From Roanoke Rapids/Emporia area take I-95 North to exit 51/I-85 South/US 460 West.  Take exit 63A/Boydton Plank Road.  Turn left on Duncan Road and left on Smith Grove Road.

THE ONE-ROOM RED SCHOOLHOUSE

At The One-room Red Schoolhouse, we are proud to offer a unique educational experience rooted in faith and agrarian tradition. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire our students to learn and explore the world around them. We take a hands-on approach to learning, allowing our students to connect with nature in a meaningful way. We believe that our students benefit from the opportunity to grow and learn in a natural environment, where they can explore and learn without boundaries.

Open enrollment for the 2024 - 2025 school year begins February 1, 2024

OPEN ENROLLMENT FORM (click)

At The One-room Red Schoolhouse, we are proud to offer a unique educational experience rooted in fatih and agrarian tradition.  We believe that children are natural explorers who thrive when given the opportunity to interact with the world around them. Our educational programs provide an engaging, hands-on learning experience that encourages children to explore, investigate, and inquire about the world. From planting and harvesting crops to taking care of animals, our program is designed to teach children the values of hard work, responsibility, and entrepreneurship, while having fun in a safe and supportive environment.

 

We maintain the conviction that it is detrimental to limit children's educational experiences within the austere confines of a dimly lit building, where their crucial formative years are predominantly spent sitting at desks, absorbing instruction passively. It is important to acknowledge and appreciate their inherent inquisitiveness. A salient aspect of optimal childhood education should incorporate outdoor learning activities because youthful curiosity flourishes best outside conventional classroom environments.

School Videos:

A Typical Day in a One-Room Schoolhouse

Teaching Children Food Security

Children Deserve Better

Mid Year School Progress

Canning Cranberry Juice

Curriculum:

Our curriculum focuses heavily on phonics-based reading, with most children reading by the time they are 4 years old. We believe that early literacy skills are essential for lifelong learning and encourage children to begin writing as soon as they start reading. Our mathematics program is also designed to challenge and engage children at all levels, setting them up for success and future academic achievement.  

 

Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all students, no matter their learning level. We believe in providing differentiated instruction to ensure all students are able to master the content. If a student is struggling, they will receive reteaching to bridge any gaps in learning. Students receive leveled reading, writing, and mathematics instruction to ensure they have the tools they need to succeed.

 

Tuition: 

We are excited to offer an exceptional educational experience at The One-room Red Schoolhouse. Our student tuition for the school year is $6,000, with a 5% discount offered for second siblings. Early bird discount of 5% is also available for parents who pay their child's tuition by August 01, 2024.  (Only one 5% discount per family.)  In addition, we charge a yearly $200 book/activity fee. This fee is partially refundable based on parent volunteering at farm events, a minimum of 10 hours per school year. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your child reach their full potential.

 

About Our Founder:

The One-room Red Schoolhouse is a school dedicated to providing children with a strong foundation in phonics, reading, writing, mathematics, and more. Our founder, Dennita, is a licensed teacher of English, Special Education and School Administration and has taught every grade level during her tenure. With 23 years of experience in Virginia’s public schools, Dennita has served as a reading specialist, teacher coach and mentor. She created a unique one-room school where classes are kept small so each child can get the individual attention they need to thrive.​

Follow us on Instagram @the_little_red_schoolhouse_VA for weekly insights into our one-room schoolhouse! 

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We take pride in creating a welcoming and educational environment for visitors of all ages. Here, you can interact with a wide variety of animals, including mammals, reptiles, and birds. With plenty of baby bunnies and chicks around, children can hold and cuddle these adorable creatures like no other. Whether you're here to learn, play, or simply to enjoy the natural scenery, our farm has something to offer everyone.

 

2024 FAMILY FARM EVENTS AND FARM VISITS CALENDAR:

General Admission Dates and Times Open to the Public

For up tp date weather closings, click here

  • January CLOSED​

  • February CLOSED

  • March

    • Easter Egg Hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny  March 16, 17, and 23. 10 am - 3 pm each day $8 admission per person 2 years and older. Face painting, Easter egg hunts 4 an hour with 2 golden eggs per hunt, coloring contest, Easter craft, hand feed the animals, concessions available including hot dogs, hamburgers, funnel cakes, homemade sourdough donuts, rock wall climb, play ground and pond available.

  • April - 20th only 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • May - 18th only 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • June - All Month Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday, June 15th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • July - 8th - 12th only 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday, July 13th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • August - 17th only 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • September - CLOSED

  • October 

    • Falloween on the Farm: October 26 11:00 - 3:00 pm $8 admission per person 2 years old and older.  Costume contests (Themes: cute, farm, family, and original costumes) hayrides, cotton candy, homemade sourdough donuts, concessions (hamburgers, hotdogs and more), and live music (band TBD)! Let the children play on the playground and climb our inflatable rock wall.   Apple butter, sugar scrubs, freeze dried candies and fruits, available for purchase.  Come feed the animals and enter our costume contents. 

  • November and December

    • ​Cookies with Santa - ​We are excited to bring the magic of Christmas to life this season with our visit to Santa’s workshop. Children will love the chance to sit on Santa’s lap and create their Christmas list before decorating a gingerbread man cookie and hand-feeding our friendly barnyard animals. Pose for pictures with Santa’s littlest reindeer while enjoying the company of The Gingerbread Man and The Grinch! At Santa's Rescue Farm, we pride ourselves in providing a fun and memorable experience for all guests. We offer a small hot cocoa and access to our hot cocoa bar for all visitors, and provide a variety of concessions such as homemade funnel cakes and sourdough donuts, hotdogs and hamburgers, and cotton candy. Our child-friendly menu ensures that everyone is satisfied. Come and visit us today!   *ADVANCED TICKET SALES HIGHLY SUGGESTED CALL 804-536-6879 ​​(BEGIN OCTOBER 1)

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      • $15 admission per guest 2 years and older

      • November 30 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

      • December 1   10:00 am - 3:00 pm

      • December 7   10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

      • December 8   10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

      • December 14 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

      • December 15 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

      • December 21 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

      • December 22 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 

      • For up tp date weather closings, click here

    • Live Nativity: Walk Through Bethlehem - Free event, free parking, concessions available - Experience the magic of Christmas at The Red Barn Farm. Our walk-through Bethlehem is a must-see experience during the holiday season. With live animals and an interactive journey that takes you back to the time of the birth of Jesus, this is a Christmas experience you won’t soon forget. After your journey, enjoy our Christmas festival which will feature various food and craft vendors and family-friendly activities. Come join in on the celebrations at The Red Barn Farm – we can’t wait to see you there!

Birthday Parties and Field Trips

Red Barn Farm offers a distinctive and memorable birthday party experience for all. Our guests have the opportunity to engage with animals firsthand, including feeding them by hand and holding adorable baby animals. The farm features a fun-filled playground where children can enjoy themselves alongside their party attendees. Each birthday celebration spans two hours and accommodates up to 25 adults and children. As part of the festivities, participants receive seven food cups to feed the animals. If desired, extra cups are available for $3 each, and additional guests can be added for $5 each. We look forward to hosting your special event at Red Barn Farm!

We welcome all schools to experience the wonders of The Red Barn Farm. Field trips are by appointment only, and our highly knowledgable staff are ready to teach your class about our animals in a hands-on and interactive manner. Our Farm offers an unparalleled learning experience that brings students closer to nature. Admission per student/parent/sibling is only $10, which includes animal feed. Each school is allowed 1 free adult per 10 children. We also offer Mini-Melt ice cream for $5, which is a great way to round off the day’s visit and cool off in style. There is a 10 student minimum per reservation. 

Bring your lunch and relax under the natural shade of 100-year-old pecan trees or at our picnic area. So gather your friends, family, or class and come see us for a day of pure fun and adventure on the farm!

 

**All guests must wear closed-toed shoes. 

Birthday Parties and Field Trips


  • 2 hr

    200 US dollars

  • 3 hr

    From 10 US dollars

SUMMER DAY CAMP

Children Ages 5 - 12  

 ANIMAL EXPLORERS FARM CAMP  

At The Red Barn Farm, we place great emphasis on providing our guests with an immersive and enjoyable experience that revolves around animal interactions. Our main objective is agritourism - offering visitors the unique opportunity to witness firsthand the inner workings of our farm.

 

An exceptional program offered at The Red Barn Farm is our Animal Explorers summer camp. This camp is specifically designed for young animal enthusiasts who want to dive deep into the world of animals. Through hands-on activities and direct involvement with various animals such as rabbits, emus, chickens, mini horses, and mini donkeys, campers not only gain knowledge about these creatures but also actively participate in their day-to-day care. This hands-on approach allows them to develop a strong understanding of animal husbandry while fostering teamwork and unity among their peers.

 

Our summer camp at The Red Barn Farm takes pride in providing an incredible opportunity for campers to intimately engage with our resident animals and acquire comprehensive knowledge about them. From feeding and grooming to training and overall caretaking, campers are involved in every aspect of animal care. By the end of the camp session, they confidently lead their parents on a captivating farm tour where they proudly showcase everything they have learned. This transformative experience not only enhances their self-confidence but also nurtures their leadership skills.

 

We invite you to join us at The Red Barn Farm for an unforgettable summer camp experience that offers your child the chance to become an expert in the field of animal care. They will create lasting memories amidst a picturesque setting while building invaluable skills and knowledge.

Typical Summer Camp Agenda:

8:00 Campers arrive/unpack/sunscreen

8:30 - 9:30 Animal lesson

9:30 - 11:30 Barn Chores and Animal Snuggles

11:30 - 12:00 *Lunch/sunscreen

12:00 - 1:00 Fishing/Canoeing/Archery/Craft

1:00 - 1:30 Water Challenge/Team Building

1:30 -  2:30 Barn chores

2:30 - 3:00 Prepare for pick-up

3:00 - 5:00 Extended Day Camp Hours Available 

* Due to state and local requirements, all campers will bring their own lunch each day.  Please pack lunches with ice packs as needed.  All campers need an insulated water bottle. 

Sessions (click any link):

Session 1: June 03 - 07

Session 2: June 10 - 14

Session 3: June 17 - 21

Session 4: June 24 - 28

Session 5: July 8 - 12

CAMPER FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED:

  1. Camper Information Form (Complete immediately after registering.)

  2. Physical Form Completed by Pediatrician (Bring the first day of camp.)

  3. EpiPen/Asthma Form (only if aplicable)

(Camp sessions are $275 per week. 10% sibling discount, 10% military discount, 10% multiple week discount - 1 discount per family) 

Campers are assigned a camp counselor based on their age. 

Camp Leader 1 Bird Team: 5 - 8-year-olds

Camp Leader 2 Mammal Team: 9 - 12-year-olds

Camp Leader and Director are CPR/First Aid Certified

Junior Camp Counselors:  At The Red Barn Farm, we take pride in providing a unique and educational experience for all our campers. Our Junior Camp Counselor Program allows our older campers to take on more responsibility and leadership roles, while still having a fun time! Juniors ages 13 can apply, and must complete CPR/First Aid training to volunteer for all 5 weeks of summer camp. Our Junior Camp Counselors (JCC) work under the supervision of a Camp Leader and may even be considered for a future paid summer Camp Leader position. For additional information,  send an email to theredbarnfarmva@gmail.com.

TODDLER/MOMMY "SPROUT" CAMP

MOMMY / TODDLER "SPROUT" DAY CAMP

Children Ages 2 - 4

At The Red Barn Farm, we offer a specialized Mommy/Toddler Day Camp that aims to provide an exceptional and immersive experience for Sprout Camp attendees. Our goal is to educate toddlers about farm life while allowing them to interact with our animals firsthand. Through various activities, children will learn about the life cycle of chickens, have the opportunity to hold and touch baby animals, and understand the basic needs of both animals and plants. As your little one engages with other toddlers in our playground area, parents can relax and enjoy a tranquil picnic in our designated picnic shelter.

Typical  Sprout Weekly Agenda:

9:00 Sprouts arrive

9:00 - 9:30 Sprouts animal/plant interactive mini-lesson

9:30 10:15  Sprouts tour barnyard and learn animal names, the sounds they make, and hand-feed animals

10:15 - 10:30  break/wash hands

10:30 - 11:00  Sprouts investigate mammal life cycle and match babies with their mommas

11:00 - 11:30 Sprouts collect chicken eggs and learn the life cycle of a chicken / explore incubators

11:30 - 12:00 Sprouts explore garden plants and vegetables and investigate the effects of sun and water on plant growth

Parents may use the playground area and picnic area after camp. 

Click to register for either session: June 17 - 20 or July 8 - 11

CAMPER FORM MUST BE COMPLETED:

  1. Camper Information Form (Complete immediately after registering.)

All sprouts receive a camp t-shirt

(Sprout sessions $170 Mon - Thurs. 10% sibling discount, 10% military discount - 1 discount per family)

CONTACT US

25115 Smith Grove Road
North Dinwiddie, Virginia 23803

804-536-6879

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