Upstate NY Farm offers Summer Camp Fieldtrips that thrill with outdoor adventures

Upstate NY Farm offers Summer Camp Fieldtrips that thrill with outdoor adventures


The amazing Liberty Ridge Farm Jumping Pillow

  • The Capital Region’s Largest and Original Cornfield Maze
  • Liberty Ridge Farm Logo

SCHAGHTICOKE, NY (02/28/2012)(readMedia)– Upstate NY farm offers Summer Camp Fieldtrips that thrill with outdoor adventures.

Liberty Ridge Farm, The Capital Region’s premier agri-tourism field trip destination has opened registration to Summer Camp Directors who want a exhilarating field trip experience for their campers this summer. A Liberty Ridge Farm Summer field trip adventure for Day Camp Groups include the Capital Region’s largest Cornfield Maze and Brad’s Barnyard of activities, a barnyard chuck full of fun and farm adventure play.

Not far from anywhere, Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke is a great perfect place to grow memories and imaginations. Summer Farm Adventures begin July 20th and are offered every Wednesday through September 2nd. A summer camp group will enjoy three hours on the farm at $9.00 per camper, with no admission charge for staff. Liberty Ridge Farm gives campers a real on the farm experience with outdoor activities that challenge and enlighten campers. The Jumping Pillow, a massive inflated pillow, spans over 60 feet long and can bounce over 20 children and adults at a time towards the sky, over and over again. The farm hosts some wildly fun activities and a barnyard of animals including; a mix of goats, rabbits, lamas, horses and a donkey named Jack.

The Pitch Fork Concession Stand offers beverages, individual Farm Hand lunches and snacks. Liberty Ridge slushies will be available in a Liberty Ridge Farm souvenir cup in a variety of flavors. For people interested in reserving a fieldtrip, Liberty Ridge Farm suggests saving time by booking online! or call             (518) 664-1515      . You will find more information, the farm’s interactive map and driving directions on our website,

“Now in our 13thSeason, shows and attractions have been added. We continue to add to our mix because it brings parents, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, moms and dads together as they share in the farm adventures”, said Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “Our farm field trips offer acres of fun away from the fast pace world where kids can be kids. We look a lot different than when we opened in 2000, with so many new activities our farm has become a destination that has a variety of outdoor fun for all ages. Our cornfield maze is our gem, it’s a place where kids and adults can use their skills to find the right direction, after getting lost in the 11 acre labyrinth of 12 foot tall corn stalks. We are good for the mind and body, its wonderful to see children play with farm animals as they learn more about agricultural activities while our activities allow them to physically exert themselves on 2 sizes of pedal karts, giant gerbil wheels and the Jumping Pillow to name a few.”

Liberty Ridge Farm is the Northeast’s premier agri-tourism destination. Now in their 13th Season the Farm has expanded, now offering a variation of events that encompass all four seasons. Liberty Ridge Farm has entertained families for 12 years, coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that continue to delight hearts and minds. From culinary excellence to rustic charm Liberty Ridge Farm is available for fund-raising, corporate events, social gatherings, company picnics, school educational field trips, weddings, sweet sixteen parties and more. Come September the farm hosts its annual Fall Festival featuring the largest and most original cornfield maze in the Albany Capital District and a Barnyard of Adventure. The fall agri-tourism season runs from September 22nd to November 3rd offering the public, groups and school fieldtrips a chance to get lost in the corn field maze and share in over 20 farm inspired activities that make for a full day of adventure. Liberty Ridge Farm, the Capital Regions Hidden Treasure that offers food, fun and outdoor adventure entertainment all located in one place.

Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY.

visit or call             518-664-1515      .

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ALBANY CAPITAL REGION SKI LESSONS NESQUIK Bunny visits Maple Ski Ridge to officially launch Ski & Snowboarding weekend lessons for 2012.

ROTTERDAM, NY (01/07/2012)– NESQUIK Bunny visits Maple Ski Ridge to officially launch Ski & Snowboarding weekend lessons for 2012.

In their traditional family fun style, Maple Ski Ridge is welcoming the NESQUIK bunny Saturday, January 7th & Sunday, January 8th. The NESQUIK bunny will be there to kick off the opening of weekend lessons. This coincides with the 1st week of after school ski and snowboarding program. The NESQUIK bunny will be bringing free samples of NESQUIK chocolate milk and some extra special goodies for all to enjoy. The weather outlook is giving Maple Ski Ridge time to make more snow for the fun activities, in preperation for the visit from the NESQUIK bunny. Everyone is invited to Maple Ski Ridge to share in the weekend, if they are enrolled in weekend lessons, just enjoying a nice weekend on our slopes, or stop in the lodge and get a samples of NESQUIK chocolate milk and take advantage of a photo opportunity with the NESQUIK bunny.

Maple Ski Ridge is in the middle of their 49th winter season, making a base of man made snow as they battle through the ever changing temperament of the northeast. Most ski and snowboarding destinations inside NY have been starved of much needed cold weather and natural snow needed to make snow consistently. Maple Ski Ridge has been able to make a base of manmade snow and they are currently operating at about 80% of full capacity. The recent break in the weather has given them the subzero temperatures needed to start a base on unopened trails. Maple Ski Ridge determined that in “perfect” snow making conditions one of their snow guns can cover a 30ft by 60ft area with one foot of snow in an hour. Maple Ski Ridge has more than a half dozen snow guns and if the current cold weather continues Maple Ski Ridge can play catch up with the snow making Winter ski & snowboarding season.

When the snow can’t be made, the staff is busy fine tuning equipment for rentals and ensuring their newly purchased Burton equipment is ready & safe. Maple Ski Ridge is always busy checking on equipment on the mountain such as the lifts and tow ropes to make sure when the conditions are in their favor, they will be ready & safe for people who visit. The lodge has a roaring fire each day as an invitation to sit and relax while watching young ones take the lift or ski the bunny hill. The lodge is constantly preparing, ensuring the lodge in clean, warm and inviting for all the families and friends who will come to spend the weekend riding the trails.

“We are so excited to finally be able to have families come out for the first weekend of ski and snowboarding lessons of the 2012 season. It is always exciting for the kids and parents alike to see how the kids have developed from last year and watch little ones take their first lessons,” said Kate Michener, Marketing/Special Events Coordinator. It is wonderful to see families return to us and the Schenectady ski school for lessons, we always appreciate their loyalty to us and are pleased that even though the perception is that there is no snow in the Northeast they have still showed up and seen that that is truly not the case. We were fully prepared for all after school lessons that have already happened and are prepared for the weekend lessons that are about to start and look forward optimistically for a successful ski and snowboarding season.”

Maple Ski Ridge is “The Capital Regions Best Kept Secret” where it is easy to ski local and ski often is open for the 49th winter season. Located in the rolling hills of Rotterdam just minutes off the NYS Thruway offering families a winter destination to share snowy adventures. Maple Ski Ridge offers daily Skiing and a Snowboarding on two chair lifts and two surface tows with 4 skill level hills. The winter after-school program and ski and snowboard lessons are open for enrollment with private and group lessons to begin January 3rd, 2012. The Maple Ski Ridge lesson and after school programs host all experience levels with an outlet to exercise and enjoy the winter in the Capital Region of Albany, NY. A partnership with Burton brings the newest learn to ride center to the northeast at Maple Ski Ridge. This newly formed kids program combines exclusively built snow boards and specially trained instructors to give the children the success and confidence that need to develop their skills and have fun in their winter adventures. Maple Ski Ridge is open year round as a host to ; Weddings, Family reunions, Private parties, Work functions, Bachelor parties, Bridal & Baby showers, and serves as premier location for charity fundraisers.

For more details you can reach Kate at Maple Ski Ridge 518-381-4700


2725 Mariaville Rd. Rotterdam, NY 12306.

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