Kids Camps


During the pandemic, we are still farming and alongside vegetables, livestock and grain, we continue to grow new farmers through our Farmers-in-Training program.

We understand that these are unsettling times, we do our best to provide a safe space for the community to purchase locally-grown food through our Farmstand. Our produce is also available through our Community Supported Agriculture program.  We hope to resume our educational events soon. Thank you for your continued support.

Email questions and comments to info@carnationfarms.org.


CANCELLED: 2021 Summer Camps 

We empower kids to make better food choices through hands-on farm experiences during week-long summer camps.

Our Certified Organic farm serves as an outdoor classroom; we help campers understand where their food comes from through hands-on learning and play.

Kids explore and discover the garden by planting, harvesting, and digging in the dirt. They learn about how a farm works, how plants grow, and spend plenty of time interacting with our livestock. Campers identify plants (“That’s where a pickle comes from? ” said multiple campers last year) and learn how they are used in foods and other products.

Camps run Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Campers bring their own snacks and lunch. 


FAQ

Where is Carnation Farm?

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.

What age does my child have to be to attend Summer Camp?

Our camps are based on grade level instead of age. The grades listed for each Summer Camp is the grade the camper will be in for the next school year. 

Do you accept campers outside of the grade levels of a specific week?

On a case-by-case basis, we do accept campers outside of the specified grades. 

What does my camper need to bring to camp?

A fun outlook on learning! Snacks, lunch, water bottle (we have water refill stations), hat, closed-toe shoes, and any medicines they may require, labeled with their name. Please dress your camper for all types of weather.

How does weather affect camp?

Camps are held rain or shine. Activities may be moved indoors if raining heavily. In case of nearby lightning and/or thunder, activities are immediately moved undercover. On extremely hot days, we remind campers to drink lots of water and we spend lots of time in shaded areas with mandatory rest periods. Camp staff will take into account the weather when planning daily activities.

What time does camp start and end?

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Are there scholarships available?

Our scholarships are first come first serve, based on need. Please email info@carnationfarms.org for availability and eligibility requirements.

Do you have a waitlist if sessions are full?

There is a limited waitlist available for each week of camp. Please contact us to add your child’s name to the waitlist.  No payment is required to add your child to the waitlist.  If a spot opens up, we will contact you to move your registration onto the official registration list, and complete the registration process.

My child takes prescription medication daily. Can Carnation Farms staff administer my child’s medication?

Carnation Farms staff are trained in CPR, First Aid, and Epi-Pen use, however, there is no registered nurse on site. 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.

What if there is an emergency?

Carnation Farms Farm Camp staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid and will provide first response in case of accidents or injury. All staff members carry cell phones to be used in case of an emergency and we will notify parents/guardians as soon as possible.

What is your refund policy?

We offer a full refund if we are notified 8 weeks or more prior to the first day of camp; 50% if notified between 8 and 6 weeks prior. No refunds if the camp is scheduled within 6 weeks or less. 

*Carnation Farms reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment, instructor illness, or inclement weather.

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