HPR After-School Sessions

The sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learners are dropped off at 4 and picked up at 5:15. Groups are made of up to four learners. Thanks to generous donations from fellow families and local community members, Rearing2Read is a low-cost, tuition-assisted investment for a lifelong skill. In 2024 our programs will run tuition free, with a recommended donation of $125 per program/participant. No one will be turned away from this program due to cost. Do not hesitate to reach out about donations. 

2024 Spring Sessions: 

Tuesday/Thursdays. 4-5:15pm. April 30-May 30 (No class May 9) This course is for readers that have never participated in a R2R program.

Horsemanship Book Club:

***New Program***

Mondays. 4-5pm. April 1-22. This course is for readers that have participated in a R2R program. During this class, we will read a book about a specific horsemanship skill and then do fun activities to practice that skill. The recommended donation for this program is $85 instead of $125 since there are less classes. 

HPR Summer Camps

The summer camps run Monday through Friday for a week. Learners are dropped off at 1 and picked up at 4. The recommended donation for upper grades camp is $500. The recommended donation for lower grades camp is $275. 

2024 Sessions: 

Session 1- June 17-19 (Grades K-2)

Session 2- July 8-12 (Grades 3-6)

HPR Open Houses

The open houses run on Sundays from 2 until 4. Learners and their families arrive at the farm and meet at the arena for opening remarks. After, they rotate through literacy stations. Open houses are free and open to the public. Please RSVP via email.  

2024 Sessions: 

Coming Soon!

Virtual Field Trips

Coming Soon!


Workshops run on Saturdays in the Fall and Spring. They are one day events open to past participants of the Rearing2Read After School programs. Each workshop has a reading theme. 

Upcoming Workshops:

Coming soon!

Past Workshops:

Poetry At The Farm

Faith Litchfield, "OCS Youth Poet Laureate", will share her poetry and her process of writing. Then, we will get a chance to write our own poetry around the farm!

Date: Friday, September 29th

Location: Rouxtano Farm

Time: 4 - 5:15 PM

Cost: $20

Halloween Party

Come to the farm dressed in costume! We will play scary reading games, trick-or-treat around the farm, and have a haunted walk!

Date: Friday, October 20th

Location: Rouxtano Farm

Time: 4-5:30 PM

Cost: Free 

Storytelling Around The Farm

Visiting author, Terry Perkins Mitman, will come tell stories to and with us! We will read Terry's book, Douglas the Rabbit, read the sequel book to our furry friends, learn about Terry's writing process and then get a chance to write or tell a story about our own favorite farm animal!

Date: Sunday, November 19th

Location: Rouxtano Farm

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Cost: $25

Photo by: Debi Halabis

Rearing2Read is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Contributions made to Rearing2Read are deductible under section 170 of the Code. 

Click here for more information about donating.