Are you ready for a virtual Farmin' Fun Day Camp tour? We have so much to show you.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
During camp we take hay rides and learn about the Salomon legends. Be sure to ask us what we learn.
- 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!
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.
Our animals are the best and are our "stars" of the week. Ask us what we've learned about tending to our animals.
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!
While you are touring...make sure you check out our new additions. Albino Turkeys and our calves-Ben and Jerry!
We are constantly on the move...so mom we will come home very tired and hungry!
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!
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.
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.
How about an outside game or two to enjoy the farm atmosphere?
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!