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LEARN OUTSIDE

Fall Day Camps at the Farm!

Ballyntyne Learning Farm is so thrilled to announce that we will be offering 1 day fall camps at the farm during the months of September and October! These day camps are intended for your curious kids who want to learn from the outdoors, play, be creative, and build friendships with other kiddos. 

Activities: Get ready for lots of fun activities, projects and experiments this summer. See below for some of the things that kids may partake in:

 *Please note that the below lists are not a complete list and specific activities may be tweaked or adapted but the camps will certainly be filled with fun things for your kids to learn and take part in!

 

Throughout the fall camps, we will focus on safety, working in teams, fostering positive and encouraging communication between the kiddos, and having a great time!  

 

Details: These 1 day camps are intended for children ages 6-9 years old. The camps will run from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm with a mid-morning snack break, time for lunch, and an afternoon snack. Parents are encouraged to drop their kids off for the morning with pickup starting at 2:30 pm. The registration will be limited to 10 kiddos. 

 

Things to remember: Please dress kids in layers as mornings can be a bit cooler. Sunscreen, face covering, water, closed-toed shoes, as well as rubber boots, are encouraged. Please bring a mid-morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack for your child. *Extra snacks will be available just in case there are some extra hungry kiddos! Most importantly, arrive with the expectation of having a fun, engaging, and memorable day!  :)

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September 14th

Dive in to composting with worms and enjoy witnessing the cycle of matter. Enjoy harvesting some of the garden's treasures, prepare a garden snack, make a flower press, luminary making, creating dyes from natural ingredients, and if time allows, bark weaving!  This camp is centered on nature creation and we are so excited for it!

Duration: 8:30 am to 2:30pm

Ages 6-9 years old

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September 28th

This continuation of camp #2 will focus on erosion and weathering. Enjoy learning about the purple sands and Pfeiffer beach, play with erosion trays and learn how to slow it down. Explore complete and incomplete metamorphosis and the unique adaptations of water skippers, water boatmen, and the life-cycle of frogs, and dragonflies. Enjoy hands-on activities and crafts!

Duration: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Ages 6-9 years old

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October 12th

This fifth camp of the fall will focus on forest life. Learn about the complexities of a food web, the balance of nature, learn about animal adaptations, predators versus prey, play games, put on short theme-inspired skits and plays with other campers, enjoy forest map making, nature headdresses, and fort building.

Duration: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Ages 6-9 years old

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September 21st

Dive in to learning about water with pollution experiments, boat building and racing, life-size beaver dam building, learning about microscopic life in the pond and creek area with microscopes, create underwater viewers. Get ready for a fun, hands-on camp!

Duration: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Ages 6-9 years old

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October 5th

This camp will focus on wind, weather, sun, and air. It will be packed with fun activities like kite building, parachute building, and an egg drop experiment. Learn about how trees must grow to be sturdy enough to withstand intense winds. Get creative by designing your own indestructible umbrella. Design a house that won't blow over during a simulated tornado. And learn how plants and animals rely on wind.

Duration: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Ages 6-9 years old

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October 19th

Duration: 8:30am to 2:30pm

Ages 6-9 years old

A continuation of the second camp, we will dive into claw and jaw types, tracks,  make casts of animal tracks. Learn about plants with weapons and design your own plant or animal with superpowers. Enjoy creating a short story about your creation. Learn about a forest floor habitat and all the creatures and life that make it their home. Dive into learning about succession and how a forest can change over time. With extra time, take a look into the lives of nocturnal animals.

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October 26th

What steps do engineers go through as they problem solve? Enjoy hands-on activities about inertia, wooden-wheeled car building, playing with levers, catapult building and if time allows, chain reactions! Come for fun and with your thinking hats on!

Duration: 8:30 am to 2:30pm

Ages 6-9 years old

Pricing for a 1 Day Fall Camp

Ballyntyne Learning Farm is so excited to be bringing fall day camps this season!  

Pricing for the 1 day camp is $65 per child per camp. 

 

We are so excited about these camps and are so looking forward to allowing kids to explore more aspects of the farm, engage in more experiments, problem-solving activities, games, and team-building.  Hope to see you there!

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Phone: 503-708-6284

Email: kiely@ballyntynelearningfarm.org

Address: 2556 Ballyntyne Road S. Salem, OR 97302

Mailing Address: 975 SE Sandy Blvd Suite 200 Portland, OR. 97214