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Farmin' Fun Day Camp - Salomon

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Salomon Farm Park
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817 W Dupont Road
June 16-August 1

The Farmin’ Fun Day Camp provides summer fun for boys and girls ages 4 and older. Activities include daily animal care, gardening, arts and crafts, creek walk, legends hike, wagon rides, games and much more. The garden will be abundant with vegetables to harvest and sell, the pygmy goats will be caring for new babies and you’ll meet other animal residents . . . donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens and pigs! Join us for fun on the farm! Six weekly sessions will be offered beginning June 16. (No camp will be held the week of June 30-July 4.) Hours are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for ages 6 and older and 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for ages 4-5. Before and after camp care is available. We also offer a “Farmers-in-Training” (FIT) program for ages 11 and older. New this year – have you been a F.I.T. camper before? Join us this year as a Counselor Aide! Call Karla at 260-427-6008 for more details.

Camp registration starts March 21st by Mail, Fax, On-line or Drop Box.

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  • 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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Want to learn more about what goes on at camp?  Check out our on-line tour!  

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Our counselors are awesome! 

If you would like to know more about our staff, check out the 2013 Staff Bios.

Information on our 2014 staff is coming SOON!



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Let's check out the garden...

Don't forget to see the "new" barns which are full of wheat, straw and hay and other farming equipment.

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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.

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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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Our chicken coop is bursting with CHICKENS! Depending on the weather they may stay in the "hen house" or venture outside.

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





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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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Next stop is a visit to see the goats and the sheep...who can resist taking
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During camp we take hay rides and learn about the Salomon legends.  Be sure to ask us what we learn.

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

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Testimonials from parents and campers:

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My daughter said this was the best camp she had attended all summer.  She has been to four camps. We saved the best for last! We will be back next year.  Tammy B.

My daughter has a blast here at Salomon.  She is learning about gardening and some small animal care.  She has a great time telling our family about the histroy of the farm too.  What a great time she had. Renee K.

Thank you! My son had a great time and learned a lot! He will definitely be back next year and is so excited to go all day and eat lunch at camp. Bethany H.

Maria has come every year since she turned 4 and is so excited to be a FIT next year! I love seeing the confidence and joy Farm Camp gives to her.  Sara W.S.

My daughter has a great time here at Salomon. The Counselors are great with the kids.  Old Fashioned Game day was a great addition to the open house.  Thank you.  Renee K.

Great that you had rainy day ideas planned-good preparations-I strongly recommend this well run program. Anita D.

My daughter loves it at Salomon Farm Camp. The counselors are great and have great activities for the kids.  Thank you! Renee K.

I had no idea my daughter would have so much fun at this camp. Every time I asked her how was camp today she said it was awesome.  Mandy P.

I think Chris Salomon and the Salomon family should be very proud of how their donation to the City Parks & Recreation Department is being utilized. City kids exposed tp farm life-beautiful!  Monica L

"We loved her coming and cannot wait til next year. Ronnie W.

*Our daughter had an excellent experience.  The counselors and staff were wonderful!  The activities were lots of fun and she’s ready to come back.  Renee K.

*The kids came home every day full of excitement over the things they’d seen and learned.  I heard all about it every afternoon!  Lynda M

*My son has been coming to Farm Camp since he was a morning only camper.  He looks forward to Farm Camp every year and can’t wait to see who his counselor will be.  Heidi W.

*Farm camp was an outstanding social, educational, and physical experience for my children.  They absolutely loved the staff and the overall atmosphere of the camp.  We will make this a yearly tradition!  Rebecca G.

*Miss Mallory did such a great job!  Carly learned so much!  Chauntelle F.

*My son enjoyed himself so much and had so many exciting stories that his little sisters can’t wait til it is their turn.  Jennifer P.

*Fantastic camp for all ages!  My daughter came home with a smile every day.  Lesley D.

*The staff is fantastic.  I always received a little commentary on how my child’s day went, interesting things they said, and how they interacted.  The staff really enjoys teaching and being around kids and it shows.  Marquardt

*It was a wonderful experience for my grandson.  Rhonda T.

*We love farm camp-this is my son’s 2nd year and he’s already talking about next year!  He comes home each night full of all the information he has learned and we learn fun facts too!  Chris P.

*This is his 4th year. Ever since the first time, he always begs to come back.  Thanks so much!  Serenity P.

*We’ve been attending this camp for 8 years, and my boys still look forward to it every year!  I appreciate the very patient and knowledgeable counselors and that the activities are all simple, old-fashioned fun.  Doreen C.

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*Both kids had a wonderful time and had nothing but good things to say about the program. Everyone was very friendly. Angela B.

*I really enjoy how my daughter is immersed into the farming life and every aspect of life. She loves learning how her great grand-parents lived their daily lives. Stacy B.

*Farm Day Camp has been a highlight of my child's summer for two years and he is already planning to move up to the red group next summer. Karen R.

*My daughter had a great time at Farm Camp and wants to return next year. She said, "If I live one thousand years I want to go back to Farm Camp every year." Amy P.

*The staff is wonderful. They all seem eager to engage the kids with the animals and the whole farm experience. Tony Acosta shows such a vast knowledge and passion for the ecology of the area and operation of the farm. Daughter has really loved this program and is always excited to return. Amy B.

*Thank you for everything! Christine D.

*What a great experience. Karen J.

*The program works wonderfully for us because it allowed us to continue working during the day at our place of employment
while this type of service was fun for our daughter. Hector M.

*The staff is friendly, helpful and seem to really enjoy their jobs. I love the “low tech” approach of this camp. --- Katrina J

*My boys were always so excited to tell me about their day and what they were going to get to do on the next day. They learned history about the farm and did outdoor activities they do not normally do. I highly recommend and will sign them up next year. My littlest is ready to come back next week already!  Teia G.

*Both teachers Franzi and Lauren were very kind. I never had any worries about my kids being here all day. I knew they were safe and with two teachers who cared! Thank you! Alyson H.

*I love that my son is learning the history of the farm as well as the amount of work that goes into a farm.   Lesley D.

*Our grandchild comes willingly to visit her relatives inIndiana(she flies on a plane by herself). The day camp at Salomon Farm was the highlight of her visit this year. All the days were filled with fun with other children. What a wonderful camp. Mabel L.

*Jonathan hopes to be a camp staff member one day so he can help kids the way they do. Thanks for having this camp. He loves this camp, enjoys being outdoors, and caring for the animals. He actually says the animals know him now because he has been coming the past few summers. He loves that he can get dirty and he loves helping at the Market and helping the vendors. Farmer Grant and the staff are great! Melissa M.

*My kids were so tired at the end of the first day that I thought they would never want to come back. But they had a great week, loved it, and want to come back next month. Rachel H.

*It was a wonderful experience for my daughter and for me. She’s looking forward to next year.  Doris M.

*My girls had the best time. Even cleaning goat pens and they still loved it! We will definitely come back every year.   Jennifer W.

*I think that Farm Camp is a great opportunity for the children to learn about where our vegetables come from and learn about taking care of animals. Great outdoor summer fun! Thank you!  Melissa W.

*We are thankful for the staff here and how wonderful they all are. Especially with having to deal with the heat wave this week. Thanks again!  Kami H.

* We live on the Southwest side of town so it was a hike to get here, but well worth it. It was so hot this week and I appreciate how you were able to keep them cool.  Jennifer J.

*Missy was an excellent counselor! Cobi enjoyed her very, very much! What an awesome experience. Open house was so much fun! ---Stacey
*My daughter is doing two weeks this summer-she’d do every week if we allowed it! She and I both comment on how upbeat and outstanding all the staff members are every day!  Sommer B.

*This is a fantastic program! Our daughter looks forward to Farm camp every summer. She loves working with the animals, her counselors, fishing, playing in the creek, and the wagon rides. She is already asking for us to sign her up for next summer! Thanks so much! She had the best week!  Melanie N.

*My children, triplets age 8, were so excited to meet the animals. The first day they met the goats, they came home so thrilled about the triplet goats, 2 girls and a boy born in the month of April. Just like them! What are the odds of that?   Erin S.

 

 

 

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