What makes Carnation Farms Farm Camp unique?
You’re part of the working farm! Campers have the unique opportunity to engage with the food system using a real farm as an outdoor classroom. Through play, farm chores, and a myriad of creative projects, campers walk away with an understanding of how to grow vegetables and raise chickens, sheep and rabbits. We invite kids to unplug and to tap into their inner curiosity and sense of wonder.
Where is Carnation Farms?
Carnation Farms is located at 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road Carnation, WA 98014. We are 15 minutes east of Redmond and less than 30 minutes from all Eastside communities as well as Fall City and Snoqualmie.
Do you follow a specific curriculum at Farm Camp?
No, we believe that camper interest and engagement should lead activity and inquiry. With 818 acres of land, farm animals, a large learning garden, endless art and science resources, and a full staff of educators and farm experts, campers are sure to experience the true range of what farming and local food looks like.
What Farm Animals do you have at Carnation Farms?
As a working farm, we have a wide variety of Farm Animals that contribute to our farm ecosystem. Although they are working animals, many are friendly and excited to meet you! We raise chickens, rabbits, sheep, and cows. Campers get the chance to collect eggs, interact with lambs, and move the rabbits to new pasture.
What should my camper bring to Farm Camp?
- Lunch, snack, and a refillable water bottle
- Sun protection (sunscreen & hat)
- Clothes and layers to be prepared for a day fully outside, in all weather, in the dirt (remember your rain jacket!)
- Closed-toed shoes (yes, Crocs with backstrap are acceptable)
What ages does Farm Camp serve?
Our Farm Camp is limited to kids ages 7-11. High School age youth are invited to apply for our Rooted Program.
What are drop off and pick up times?
Drop off is between 8:45-9am, pick up is promptly at 3pm.
My child has allergies or medical needs. What do we need to know/do?
During the registration process, you will identify medical needs such as these. We may contact you if more information is needed. All our education staff are certified in First Aid and AED Defibrillators. We have a policy of no medicine administration, however, we can remind participants that it is time to take doses and we can hold those doses in a lockbox. Medication must be clearly labeled with your child’s name. Campers with specific medical needs are able to attend with a caregiver at no additional cost.
Can you accommodate neurodivergent campers, differently abled campers, and campers with special needs?
Carnation Farms endeavors to accommodate children with special needs—within the limitations of our resources, natural surroundings, minimalistic facilities, staff ratios, and program standards—while preserving the nature of the camp experience for all campers. Please reach out to our Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Can my child bring electronics to Farm Camp?
Electronics should stay at home. If your child needs to bring a phone, it will be collected at check-in and given back at check-out for safe keeping.
What are your registration and cancellation policies?
Please see our policies page
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes! We offer limited need-based scholarships for Farm Camp. Due to high demand, we will be using a lottery system for the 2022 season. The lottery takes place April 26th. Families interested in applying for a scholarship through the lottery should do so before April 25th. We will continue to fill scholarship needs as possible.
For more information and to apply for a scholarship, please contact email@example.com