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Mar. 16th - Sep. 30th
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Beginning Mid-March 2021
Spring & Summer Field Trips or Road Trips to the Farm
Sheep & Shepherd Tours begin when the lambs are born each spring here at Shepherd's Cross, an authentic working sheep farm, just north of Claremore OK on Scenic Route 66. Come to the farm and watch as the sheep peacefully graze the pastures, and rest by the still waters. The new born lambs jump for joy and frolic in the pastures.
Sheep & Shepherd Tours:
Participate in your choice of Guided or Self-Guided Tour.
Walking Tours are donation based (suggested $5 per person).
Guided Wagon Ride Tours start at $7 per person. These Tours must be pre-scheduled.
Spring Time also brings blooms in time for Bible Garden Tours. Shepherd's Cross is home to one of only a handful of Bible Gardens in the U.S.A. Over 100 plants in this garden have Biblical references.
Bible Garden Tour Options:
Participate in your choice of Guided or Self-Guided Tour.
Self-Guided Tours are donation based (suggested $5 per person).
Guided Tours can include a DIY planting activity with seasonal plants. Guided planting tours are $7 per person and must be pre-scheduled.
All Tours also include the following:
Visiting the sheep, lambs and other farm animals at the petting barn area.
Teaching Nomadic and Biblical shepherding practices.
Wool Mill Tour demonstrating combing, spinning, and weaving wool into a finished product.
The educational & interactive Farm Museum & Educational Silo.
We are open for drop by visitors Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 - 5:30. Please preschedule Field Trips for groups of twenty or more (one free leader for every 10 paid participants). Tours can proceed even in the case of inclement weather. Picnic area available; bring your lunch with you; limited seating available. Snack and beverage concessions are available on site.
Be sure to visit our Shepherd's Shop where we features a host of "woolly" and farm related items; supplies and much more! Yarn, yarn, & more yarn, all natural, many types, produced and processed on the farm. Shepherd's Cross also offers roving, batts, felting supplies, knitting needles, spinning and weaving supplies and much more.
Additionally the shop features a mission section; purchases made in this section of the store return 100% of the sale price to the indigenous people that crafted them (countries include Afghanistan, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Uganda and more).
Our farm is a Family Farm, an accredited Agritourism facility, a Made in Oklahoma Company, and is Animal Welfare Approved (pasture born & raised lamb, mutton and Dexter beef).
Heart of the Shepherd, is the non-profit 501-C3, which operates at the farm, and provides Biblically based agricultural education locally and internationally.
Shepherd's Cross & Heart of the Shepherd
16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017
Dr. Diane Dickinson, President & Executive Director
Online Stores: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShepherdsCross
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShepherdsCross/
May. 1st - Aug. 31st
Heart of the Shepherd's Intern / Apprentice Program at Shepherd's Cross
Heart of the Shepherd's internship program has been in place since 2009. Over 70 interns have participated in our program. The internship program at the farm equips students with basic farming skills and arms them with Biblical references to farming and shepherding.
The objective of the internship program is to teach an awareness of basic agriculture, develop basic agricultural skills, expose students to the many agricultural parables found in The Bible, and to teach an appreciation for historical agriculture, laced with a healthy appreciation for industrialized agriculture.
Students will learn in the same manner as an apprentice learns. Watch the shepherd, practice with the shepherd, and then do the activity unassisted.
The farm is primarily a sheep farm, with several hundred sheep; however there are many other activities on the farm and through the ministry, Heart of the Shepherd. There is a cattle herd, horses, donkeys, chickens, at least one goat, lama, alpaca, sheep dogs, barn cats, a Farm Museum, a Farm Store, hay harvest, pecan harvest, walnut harvest, walnut hulling, a wool mill, shearing school, fiber arts
retreats and classes, a Bible Garden which produces vegetables and fruit for farm use and for sale, and a Mission Shop. There is a live on site veterinarian and a veterinary care unit for the animals on the farm. Opportunities abound for learning.
Dr. Diane Dickinson, the director for the Internship Program, is an agriculturalist with a Bachelors in Agriculture, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, and over five decades of farm and livestock experience. Following her footsteps each day is sure to include a bountiful harvest of learning.
Internships may be geared toward one of the following six areas:
1. Sheep and Shepherding Internship: this internship has a primary interest focused on shepherding. The busiest season is the spring season, with many opportunities for learning. Learn what Psalm 23 really means while being the shepherd to the pasture raised flock on the farm. Learn how to give Shepherding Tours, and work in the Farm Animal Barn.
2. Bible Gardening Internship: Learn about natural gardening for sustainability, train to be a Bible Garden Tour guide, assist with Garden related educational activities in the Farm Museum.
3. Wool Mill Internship: Learn how to process wool "green" - including washing, carding, spinning, weaving and more. Learn how to give Wool Mill tours and assist with Wool related displays in the Farm Museum.
4. Farm Museum Internship: The Farm Museum & Educational Silo is an agriculturally based museum with hands on learning activities. The museum is indoors and outdoors. Learn how to manage a museum; assist with upgrading the farm museum, be a farm museum tour guide, and learn how the Bible and agriculture are related.
5. Heart of the Shepherd Missions and Missions Shop Internship: Emphasis is on the International Mission Shop operations and fundraising. Learn how to tell the story of the nations and their needs, and how to maintain a brick and mortar gift shops.
6. General Farm & Shepherding Internship: This internship experience includes all of the previous categories, working in the fields, working with the sheep and other farm animals; assisting with the Pumpkin Festival; providing Christian, agricultural based educational tours; as well as a vast array of support farm tasks such as field and tree maintenance, harvesting, planting, cleaning & fence maintenance; assist in the Farm Animal Barn.
Interns will experience some of every segment of farm life, and are not restricted entirely to their internship emphasis. Therefore each Intern will be learning from all six categories. However their primary focus will be in their interest area. We have a saying "Every day is a new day on the farm." Be ready to be flexible. Nature is unpredictable.
Steps of the application process:
1. Submit a Resume
2. Receive an Internship application & return the completed form to our office.
3. Reference checks
4. Personal interview
5. Background Check
Internships are for one semester. Generally the times are as follows:
Spring Semester January - May
Summer Semester May - Mid-Aug or Early Sept.
Fall Semester Early September - December
Activities of farm life change with the seasons.
The spring semester is the busiest sheep season to intern, as this is lambing season and sheep shearing on the farm. This is also haying season.
The summer semester is the busiest Bible Garden season to intern, as this is harvest season.
The fall semester is a busy evangelism outreach with the Pumpkin Festival and Living Nativity. This is also pecan and walnut harvest season and haying season.
Following successful completion of the Internship, the student may apply for the Residency Program. The Residency Program allows the student to remain at the farm for one complete calendar year, experiencing all of the activities of a farm year. This is beneficial in terms of understanding seed time and harvest, and the Biblical Implications.
Experience is advantageous, but not required.
Internships are full or part time. Compensation for internships may include room, board and a monthly monetary stipend. The stipend is not a salary, and it is performance based.
College credit can be given for our internship program. We have worked with many colleges within and outside of the state.
Interns have come from New Hampshire, California, Colorado, Kansas, South Carolina, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Texas, New York, Kyrgyzstan and Oklahoma.
Several graduate interns have been hired to be a part of the Shepherd's Cross and Heart of the Shepherd team.
For more information about the farm, drop by and talk to Dr. D or visit the website at www.ShepherdsCross.com.
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May. 1st - Aug. 9th
Topgolf Summer Academy
Our Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and full swing, to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game.
Each Academy is designed and taught by our golf professionals from Topgolf Coach in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Summer Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each Junior Golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing.
Who: Children ages 6-12
When: 9:00AM - 12:00PM | Mon. - Fri.
Select your venue for exact dates.
Attire: Please dress comfortably for the weather and wear flat, closed-toe shoes.
No golf spikes, please.
Child Drop Off: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
Academy Begins: 9:00AM
Lunch: 11:00AM - 11:30AM
Please let us know at registration if your child has any food allergies.
Child Pick Up: 12:00PM - 12:15PM
Entry into the Academy
Topgolf Game Play and Golf Instruction
Lunch (Individually packaged for safety)
Certificate of Completion
Jun. 19th - Aug. 8th
June 19 - - Aug 8, 2021 (7 weeks except the Independent Day weekend)
1:30 pm Instrument class
2:30 pm Interactive Music Fundamentals
Saturday: Western instruments - Violin, Cello, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Piano
Sunday: Chinese instruments - Erhu, Dizi, Pipa, Yangqin, Liuqin, Ruan, Sheng, Suona
Student Age: 7-14; Residency: San Francisco Bay Area
No age, date, instrument, and residency restrictions for one-on-one tuition lessons
Jul. 5th - 9th
This Live! Virtual
Camp presents students with a great variety of hands-on science projects,
ranging from solar energy, exploring both solar electric cells and solar ovens,
aviation, roller coasters, electricity and circuits, chemical compounds,
polymers, slime, and much more! Perfect for Ages 7 - 12.
Live Virtual Sessions are held on Monday and Tuesday,
July 5 - 9, 2021 from 1PM to 2:15PM PST.
Jul. 5th - 9th
Creative Brain Robotics Live Virtual Camp This
Live! Virtual Camp offers an in-depth exploration of
robotics, electronics, engineering, creativity and innovation. Participants
will design robots and program them to perform specific tasks. Included in your camp fee is a Blue Brain Robotics Kit, valued at $99.00. The kit includes a fully programmable,
LEGO compatible robot. Perfect for ages 8-15.
Robots are developed and
manufactured by the Blue Brain Robotics division of Creative Brain Learning
Jul. 8th - 29th
Are you a fan of Japanese anime? If so, this is the class for you! Explore anime drawing in simple steps and develop your very own anime characters and stories! Anime art is a specialized field similar to cartoon drawing. Students will learn the essence of anime art and will recreate their favorite anime characters and design new ones. Perfect for ages 8-15.
Jul. 12th - 16th
Create anything you can imagine with Roblox's immersive video game engine!
Roblox Studio's creative features are accessible to a variety of skill levels,
ranging from novice to experienced programmer. Tools range from
simple manipulation of objects or environments, to entering complex scripts
and game functions.
Learn Roblox with Creative Brain Learning and start creating your own games today!
Sign up Now, Space is limited!
Jul. 12th - 16th
Creative Brain Live Virtual Artist Workshop: Paint Like the Masters Part 1: Cubism, Pointillism and Abstract Expressionism
In this Live! Virtual class participants explore the techniques of famous painters and learn how to recreate some of their most famous paintings. Create your own masterpiece in the style of these famous painters or come up with your own paintings. Perfect for ages 8 - 15.
Check out this sneak preview: https://youtu.be/iIX31E84_LU
Jul. 14th - 16th
Robot Kits Included!
This LIVE Virtual BUILD-A-BOT WORKSHOP is excellent for the younger robot builder. Learn, build, modify and play! All of the robot kits used for this workshop are included in the tuition price! It will be shipped to you upon registration, so make sure to sign up early to allow enough time to receive this value-packet resource kit before classes begin!
If you can cut, fold, glue and like assembling different parts, you are the perfect creator for our fun robotic creatures.