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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

Social Skills Summer Fun coming summer 2016 especially designed for children on the Autism Spectrum

Coming new next summer 2016, Social Skills Summer Fun for individuals on the Autism Spectrum or others that need more support in developing and maintaining friendships, conversations and general social skills. Extra support personnel provided to assist in engagement, visual supports used also, as well as lessons from Michelle Garcia Winner’s educational philosophy ( ex: being part of a group, being social detective, big problem, little problem ,...