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About Us

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The Youth Enrichment Center at Hilton-Winn Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to positive youth development, nature-based education, and stewardship of the unique agricultural landscape and farming traditions of New England. The Hilton-Winn farm is located in Cape Neddick, Maine, on a King’s Grant farm that dates back to the 1600s. 

Our Mission

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To provide a country farm experience to enrich the hearts, minds, and spirits of children. Here at the Youth Enrichment Center, we offer our land, our programs, and our hearts and minds to provide a setting where children can learn – through nature – that they have value and that their lives are meaningful. By […]

What We Do

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We offer programs and host events that underscore the key values we embrace, which include respect for the natural world, honoring the past,  and respecting the future through responsible stewardship and sustainable practices. We believe that children learn these lessons best through hands-on engagement and lots of FUN! All of our programs engage children in

Get Involved

There are many ways that you can jump in, help us out, and be a part of changing a child’s life. Volunteers provide most of the talent, expertise, and energy that runs our programs, grows our garden, and maintains our buildings and grounds. There are countless ways that you can contribute to the farm’s mission, including: All-Farm Volunteer Days — about once per quarter we schedule an All-Farm Volunteer day where folks come by for an hour or an entire day to help us with special projects, such as planting the garden, or with general maintenance tasks. Garden volunteers –  do you love to grow things, or do you want to learn how? The garden is sustained entirely by volunteer labor–we would love your help.  ...

News from the Farm

Nancy Breen recognized as Angel

We have always known that she’s an angel, but the word if finally getting out! Nancy Breen and her wonderful work as founder and Executive Director of the Youth Enrichment Center at Hilton-Winn Farm, is profiled in Yankee Magazine’s  Angels Among Us 2014  feature.  ...

Volunteers for Peace

In July, Volunteers for Peace returned to the Hilton-Winn Farm. Young adults from 5 different countries lived at the farm for two weeks, learning each from each other’s culture, helping with projects at the farm, and interacting with the children.  The volunteers gave this video as a parting gift. The video captures their thoughts and feelings about their time on the Farm. Thanks to the volunteers for their contributions to the Farm this summer.  ...

Fall Fun Farm Day!

Fall Fun Farm Day is almost here!    ...