For Parents & Guardians
Looking for something fun and educational for your kids this season? Sign up for our learning events!
The farm will reopen for events in March of 2020! Thank you for your interest in Ballyntyne Learning Farm and for taking the time to learn a bit more about who we are! We are here to make yours and your child’s experience with us fun-filled and memorable. Please note that Ballyntyne Learning Farm is offering classes two-hour events for toddlers to third graders. Summer day camps are for children ages 5-9 years old.
Parents and family are welcomed with open arms at Ballyntyne! We encourage you to attend with your learners and to explore and play alongside them. We are firm believers in the importance of building positive memories between parents and their children in a learning environment. Siblings are also more than welcome! If siblings would like to participate in the hands-on projects which require materials, they too would be charged as a Ballyntyne day-camper.
Please know that Ballyntyne Learning Farm is a proud vendor of Silvies River Charter School and Teach NW.
As you get your kids ready for a fun-packed day at Ballyntyne Learning Farm, please make sure to bring the following:
A sweater or sunscreen depending on the weather
Comfortable shoes that can get a bit dirty
Signed waiver form
An online version can also be filled out (please find this on the "Register Now" tab
A water bottle and a snack
A curious attitude and lots of energy for a fun day!
Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)
Who does Ballyntyne Learning Farm serve?
Here at Ballyntyne, we aim to serve children with a curiosity to explore, learn and have fun. At this point in our development, we are offering learning events to toddlers through third graders. We are happy to host private events for special groups that would like to visit the farm.
Why sign up for a learning event at Ballyntyne?
At the Farm kids are free to explore, to use their senses to learn, to play in nature and to simply have fun. We hope to deepen each child's curiosity for nature.
What does a day at the Farm look like?
A fun-filled day at the Farm usually looks a bit like this:
9:00 Campers are welcomed at the barn or outdoor learning area
9:10 Engaging outdoor classroom session with hands-on activities or experiments
9:50-10:30 Outdoor exploration
10:30-10:55 Project, experiment or craft time
What are the profits at Ballyntyne Learning Farm used for?
Ballyntyne Learning Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Salem, Oregon. All profits are used to pay for expenses to maintain the learning areas, marketing expenses, the costs of preparing curriculum projects, and a monthly stipend for the director.
Can parents attend learning sessions? Can older or younger siblings attend?
Parents are welcomed with open arms at Ballyntyne! We encourage you to attend with your learners, to explore and play alongside them. We are firm believers in the importance of building positive memories in a school and outdoor school context.
Siblings are also more than welcome! If siblings would like to participate they too would be charged as a Ballyntyne learner.
What is the operating season for Ballyntyne Learning Farm?
Ballyntyne Learning Farm is open for sessions beginning early March until mid October. We hold classes on Monday and Friday. Please contact us for special occasions if you would like to book a session that falls outside of this schedule. Sessions fill quickly so please contact us to book your classroom or group!