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 Blacksmith shop. During special events the building is open for you to check out this exciting hobby. Classes are also available.
Want to visit the chickens? Depending on the weather you may see our chickens outside or they may stay inside the coop!
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.
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! Are you wondering what animals we will have for 2023? We just talked to Farmer Larry and he told us we will have the following: 11 Chickens, 3 miniature pigs, 8 goats, 3 sheep, 1 miniature horse, 4-8 baby chicks, 2 rabbits and maybe a surprise or two!
While you are touring...make sure you check out our ... Albino Turkeys and our calves-Ben and Jerry!
We are constantly on the move...so mom we will come home very tired and hungry!
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!”
Ever 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.
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 (Registration for Farm Camp in 2023 begins on March 20) so you won't miss any of the FUN! We will be looking for you!