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Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2013 7:00 am

Anticipating a houseful of kids home from school on Spring Break?

The family owned Mesa dairy Superstition Farm is hosting what it’s calling a Spring Break One-Stop Shop to give kids an outlet that burns some energy and parents an easy, go-to option in their hip pocket.

The farm is condensing its popular four-day Summer Farm Camps into a one-day affair for Spring Break. Kids will have a chance to participate in one of three sessions on Wednesday, March 13:

• “Be a Farmer for the Day” lets youngsters brush the animals, collect eggs from the hens and feed livestock.

•“Be a Cowboy/Cowgirl” gets them on the back of a horse and around the stables.

• “Be a Kid Again” lets them go freestyle on old-fashioned pasttimes like playing in hay, chasing chickens, climbing on a tractor and taking a hayride.

“The camp is a private experience for the children, and they get to do things that cannot be offered to the public generally,” says Farmer Jason Crittenden. “It’s a true experience available to only 10 children per camp.”

Sessions cost $40 and will be offered 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each session is open to 10 children; email jason@superstitionfarm.com to check for availability.

For those who prefer to go a la carte, the farm is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 and 14 with free admission for kids and adults. The kids can run, play and pet a few animals for no charge. Activities available for nominal fees will include hay rides to see more than 1,000 cows ($1), feeding animals in the petting zoo ($1), bottle feeding a calf ($3), horseback rides ($5), sampling milk in one of 12 flavors ($1), and eating homemade ice cream at the farm’s dairy ($2.50).

DETAILS >> Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 and 14 with free admission and a la carte activities. Farm Camp sessions are March 13 and cost $40 each. Superstition Farm, 3440 S. Hawes Road, Mesa. (602) 432-6865 or SuperstitionFarm.com.

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