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Confirmation Notices and Other Forms

When you register for Salomon Farm Day Camp you will receive e-mail confirmation of your registration as well as general information to keep for camp. Please download the appropriate information where applicable.

Download the 2019 Confirmation Letter after you register for Salomon Farmin' Fun Day Camp with all the fun details about your week at camp!

2019 Confirmation Letter
2019 Release & Authorization Form

Medication Permission Forms (As needed)
2019 Medication Protocol Information
2019 Prescription Medication Permission Form
2019 Over the Counter Medication Permission Form

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Biographical Portraits 

Want to learn more about our 2019 Farmin' Fun Day Camp staff? Download our Staff Bios and learn more!

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 Are you ready for a virtual Farmin' Fun Day Camp tour? We have so much to show you.  

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We start our morning routine by deciding which team will help with the flag ceremony.  This particular day the FIT campers were chosen by the counselors. 

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Let's check out the garden...  

Our FIT (Farmers in Training) help us maintain the gardens and are responsible for harvesting and selling vegetables at the Farmers' Market.  As campers we assist with watering the garden, tending to the raised beds and transplanting seedlings.  We will also bring home a transplanted seeding so we can care for our new plant at home.  Don't worry mom, we will have information on how to care for our new plant!

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We rely on many groups to make our crops and gardens possible. Perhaps some day you will want to volunteer at Salomon and be part of the gardening crew. We can always use volunteers. 


While you are touring, be sure to notice the newest "barn" which is the Blacksmith shop. During special events the building is open for you to check out this exciting hobby. Classes are also available.

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As you walk around the property you may wonder about the future plans for the actual farm house and out buildings.  Currently a fundraising drive is being organized. 

Projects include:

Renovation of the homestead which will include restoring the Homestead to a 1930's farmhouse in keeping with the wishes of the Salomon Family.
Expansion of the Learning Center
Renovation of Summer Kitchen

Look for further information as all of this develops!  A very exciting time for Salomon Farm Park!!

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Our NEW Chicken Coop was installed in time for the 2016 camping season! Our chickens may venture outside or stay in the coop depending on the weather. 

Next stop is a visit to see our pygmy goats...



Off to see the "old barn" which was built in 1871. Rent the old barn for your next private event. Visit the old barn during one of our special events, come on a Wednesday to the Farmer's Market or enjoy it during camp.

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Who can resist seeing our goats and donkeys? Visit with our two miniature Mediterranean donkeys who are sisters; Chica and Chula.  They are camp favorites!

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Depending on our week, we may go on a scavenger hunt and end up criss crossing the entire farm.  While doing this we see our animals and have a chance for a brief visit before heading on to our next clue.  

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 During camp we take hay rides and learn about the Salomon legends. Be sure to ask us what we learn. 

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  • Our FIT (Farmers in Training) kids assist with our honey bees. Don't worry mom, we wear protective suits. We will learn a lot of facts about the honey bees including the following:
  • Did you know each worker bee works her entire life, from 28 to 35 days only to make just one-twelfth of one teaspoon of honey!
  • Bees must fly 55,000 miles and visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
  • You can experience the exciting and intricate world of bees up close and personal in a controlled and protective environment if you sign up for our FIT program!

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As a "FIT" we enjoy special projects around the Farm, help with the Farmers' Market on Wednesdays, enjoy campfires and special activities throughout the week and much more. 

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Our animals are the best and are our "stars" of the week. Ask us what we've learned about tending to our animals.

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The farm chores we do each day are divided up so they are appropriate for our age.  We just love the animals as you can clearly see...and our "chores" are just part of the FUN! 

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While you are touring...make sure you check out our new additions.  Albino Turkeys and our calves-Ben and Jerry!

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We are constantly on the mom we will come home very tired and hungry!

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Once a week our bubbly fun begins with a wagon ride to Becketts Run for a creek walk led by camp counselors. Campers, don’t forget to ask your counselor about Farmer Salomon and the Legend of the Broken Bridge! After the creek walk campers enjoy a wagon ride back to the Learning Center where the bubbles can be seen from a mile away! Don’t worry parents your children will come home clean, dry, and smelling fresh!”

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Even wanted to go fishing?  How about learning to cast?  On this day we headed out to the Pond to practice our skills and caught some fish.  Don't worry mom-we won't be bringing any home!  This was catch and release only!

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On certain days we check out and refine our craft skills!  We concentrate on learning traditional hand arts which could include: working with wool, dipping candles, small weaving projects or possibly sewing.

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Our Old Fashioned Field Day is held on Wednesdays at the end of the camp day.  Invite your parents to visit and see first hand what you have experienced throughout the week.  There will be old fashioned games and if you get hot, you can sip on lemonade or tea.  Our Farmers' Market is held in the Old Barn from 4-7 pm on Wednesdays as well so after we could visit the market to see what kinds of fresh fruit and vegetables we could purchase.

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How about an outside game or two to enjoy the farm atmosphere?

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Camp is so much fun it is hard to say, "good bye"! Don't forget to sign up TODAY so you won't miss any of the 
FUN! We will be looking for you!



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Veterans’ Breakfast & Bingo

Friday, November 8, 8:30 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Community Center will honor men and women who have served our country in the military with a FREE breakfast and bingo. (One guest may accompany each veteran.) American Legion Band of Fort Wayne will provide live music and American Legion Post 241 Honor Guard will provide the Presentation of the Flags. Please call 427-6460 by November 1 to reserve your seat. After breakfast, stay for bingo and win prizes! It is free and prizes include gift cards from local businesses.


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Santa’s Workshop

Wednesday NOV 27

4:30-7:30 pm

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Make-n-Take Crafts

Holiday Movie   Refreshments  

Christmas Shopping

Rooftop Lighting at 6:05 p.m.

Donate a new or gently used bear
for a chance to win a giant elf bear.

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Holly Shopping 2019

Saturday, November 30

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Downtown Development District will sponsor Holly Shopping, November 30, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. This event takes place during HolidayFest in collaboration with Small Business Saturday, which helps promote shopping locally to patrons across the country. Downtown shopping will be made easier on this day with free trolley rides throughout Downtown. In conjunction with Holly Shopping, the Community Center will host a vendor/merchant market. Kids and families can come and have cookies and milk with Santa and friends from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Interested in being a Vendor?  Check out the Vendor Application: 

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Holiday Dinner and Light Tour

Monday, December 9, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Reserve your place today for the annual Holiday Dinner and Light Tour. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a delicious dinner and holiday entertainment by the American Legion Band. We will then board the motorcoach (compliments of Excursion Travel) and take off on our planned route of downtown Fort Wayne’s finest Christmas light displays and The Fantasy of Lights at Franke Park. Ages 18+. Register by December 2 at 427-6000 or online at Fee: $20. Registration code: 141600-M1.


Winter Carnival

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! The 8th Annual Winterval promises a full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages. Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block of ice, catch a rugby game, check out model cars, and enjoy special events at the Botanical Conservatory, the Allen County Public Library, the Old Fort or Science Central. Go for a carriage ride at the Community Center or ice skating at Headwaters Park.



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McMillen Park Community Center

3901 Abbott Street
McMillen Park map
Supervisor: Andre Patterson


Monday-Thursday 9 am-3 pm & 6-9 pm
Friday 9 am-3 pm/Saturday 9 am-1 pm/Sunday 12-5 pm


Youth M-F, 3-8 pm FREE:
Must be registered in After School program.
All others $1
Photo ID required

On-line McMillen Youth Program Registration form  Please call 427-2420 if you have any questions.


November Schedule
December Schedule 

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Visit the Kid's Korner Indoor Playground!

The Kids’ Korner Indoor Playground is located inside McMillen Park Community Center and is open to boys and girls ages 13 and under.

During the school year, the public hours for the playground are: 9-3 pm and 6-8:45 pm Monday/Friday.  When FWCS are closed, 9 am-12 pm.  Weekend hours are 12-5 pm if there isn't a rental.  

Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times and must wear gym shoes while on the playground.

The playground is not supervised by Community Center staff.

Access to the playground is included in the $1/person.

Questions? Call McMillen at 260.427.2420. 

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 Youth Programs

Parents please complete the following on-line form and submit for your children that participate in the programming at McMillen Park Community Center.  Thank you!  On-line McMillen Youth Program Registration form  Please call 427-2420 if you have any questions.

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Check out the Youth Programs @ McMillen link  for a list of activities!

Adult Schedule

Check out the Adult Programs @ McMillen link   for a complete list of adult activities!!

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Special Events
Check out the Special Events link for information on upcoming events.

Daily Use and Rental Fee Information

A complete list of fees and charges is now available. 


The facility may be rented on Saturday and Sundays.  

For More Information

Like us on facebook!!

Please call the McMillen Park Community Center at 260.427.2420.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Parks and Recreation is not just for kids! We offer numerous opportunities for retirees and senior citizens to join our family
of over 160 volunteers and become involved in Community Center programs and operations. Our Staff thanks all of our
for their service throughout the year in making our jobs much easier! Join today and be apart of our team!!  

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As a Community Center volunteer you will find satisfaction in being of service to the community,
develop your interests and make new acquaintances.

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You may choose to volunteer on a regular basis or only occasionally as you like.

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Check out the Volunteer Application or Click Here for Volunteer Opportunities!

Enjoy some additional photos from the 2018 Annual Volunteer Recognition! 

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Thanks to all of our great volunteers!  In 2018 we had 166 Active Volunteers with combined hours of 7216.5!

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Thanks to RETROS for not only entertaining us but also encouraging us to join in!!  

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The staff at the Community Center THANKS each and every Volunteer!  We need you!

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Patti wants to encourage any and all to "ride" over to the Community Center and check out all we have to offer...and sign up to VOLUNTEER too!

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You will not want to miss all the FUN of making new friends so sign up today!

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Upcoming Events

“Christmas Connections” Holiday Exhibit
23 Nov 2019  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riverfront Walking Tours
24 Nov 2019   9:00 am - 10:00 am
Project Squirrel
24 Nov 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Santa’s Workshop
27 Nov 2019   4:30 am - 7:30 pm
Holiday Kick-Off Party
27 Nov 2019   5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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