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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

Summer Fun for Social Skill develpoment to start Monday still 2 openings left!

Monday July 25-Thursday 28th 1-4 pm we run our Summer Fun Program for children with special needs who need expanded social skill development ( including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers, intellectual needs) ages 5-17years old. Chilren will explore the farm , the garden, the animal, connect to nature and each other is direct adult facilatated activities . They will become “Socail Detectives” in nature. Please call if you are interested in... 

Summer Fun 2016!

We completed our very successful 3 weeks of Summer Fun  with our 2016 motto” unplug at The Hilton-Winn Farm, Connect to Nature”. It was filled with animal care, gardening,  apple cider making, hikes, yoga, field games, exploration, fairy houses,  nature crafts and team building amoung all the children. Sign -ups will begin early next January for 2017.    ...

The Garden Planting has started!!

Thanks to our awesome voulunteers weeding and planting of the garden has begun! Thank you Brenda , Tracy, Phil, Eva, Sarah, and Steve, will continue more this Friday late afternoon /evening, any takers???  ...