Let's make it a DAIRY good summer!
Roden Barnyard Adventures is committed to grow memories and harvest fun for all ages. Our camps offer children a wide variety of activities that allow them to be creative, be responsible, work hard, respect others - all while having a DAIRY good time! Come experience all that agriculture has to offer you by signing up for our Farm Camp!
We have added and made changes to camp weeks per parent/camper requests. Please see the detailed descriptions before registering.
Last day of every camp week includes a pizza party for the campers during lunch, and an ice cream social with a farm tour for family/friends at the end of the camp day.
Except Little Farmer weeks.
2020 Farm Camp Dates
June 15-18 | Advanced Farm Camp
June 22-25 | Little Farmers
June 29-July 1 | Regular Farm Camp
July 6-9 | Regular Farm Camp
July 13-16 | Regular Farm Camp
July 20-23 | Calf Camp
August 4-6 | Little Farmers
August 10-12 | Advanced Farm Camp
**All camps are 8AM-3PM, except Little Farmers
Registration opens early January
Registration closes May 15
Full amount due to reserve spot
Before June 1 - 75% Refund
2+ weeks before - 50% Refund
Less than 1 week - No Refund
Scholarships will be awarded to applicants in various amounts based on qualifications. Funding is limited and not guaranteed. Please provide as much detail so the committee can choose the best candidates for our scholarships.
Applications due February 15
We are seeking creative and organized camp counselors to join our growing camp. Must be mature and responsible when working with youth ages 4-14. Must have some background in farming or agriculture.
*Apply before February 15
*Interest & Knowledge of Agriculture
*First Aid & CPR training (preference)
*Great with children
Starting Pay: $8.00 per hour
Age Preference: 16+
*Mandatory counselor training in March/April
and one prep day in June
Must be great with kids, and confident leading the campers in organized activities.You will play a key role in educating our campers about agriculture by leading in a positive manner. You will collaborate with other counselors to plan and lead activities for the campers.(16 years old)
Take photos and videos during every day of camp and upload to share with parents. Post photos and videos to social media throughout each camp day. Create a minimum of (1) video each week with high quality camp photos and videos. Must be familiar with movie making technology.
COW-nselor in Training:
Must be responsible to work with youth ages 4-13. We prefer if you have attended camp as a camper in previous years, but it is not required.Prefer youth to be 14+ years old for this position. VOLUNTEER POSITION.
Farm Camp Descriptions
Little Farmers (ages 4-6)
Do you have a little one who love animals (specifically cows) and the outdoors? Camp will start each morning by feeding the baby calves a bottle of milk, going on a wagon ride, and making a dairy good snack. Campers will play in the corn pit, visit the animals, enjoy story time, make crafts, participate in outdoor activities and enjoy free time throughout their week. There will be a different theme each day, so Little Farmers can choose to attend one day or all of them. We offer half day (8AM-11AM) or full day (8AM-2PM).
Regular Farm Camp (7-11)
This camp is for those kids who want to learn more about the dairy farm all while having a dairy good time! Each morning we will start by feeding the calves, cleaning their bottles and giving them fresh water - then helping with other daily chores. We will make our own snacks and crafts, participate in obstacle races, water games and scavenger hunts. We will have a lesson each day about different aspects of agriculture, and we always have free time for you to choose your fun - corn pit, sand box, calf time, chicken coop, etc.
...And possibly see a calf being born! Last day of camp includes a pizza party for lunch, and families can join us at the end of the camp day for a farm tour and ice cream social.
Calf Camp (9-14)
This camp is for those who want to spend hours with the calves each day. There will be similar morning chores to the regular farm camp, and then more interaction with a calf that they share with a partner. Campers will have the chance to walk and wash the calf, after spending much time training them and getting to know them better. Last day of camp includes a pizza party for lunch, and families can join us at the end of the camp day to meet your calf and enjoy an ice cream social.
Advanced Farm Camp - Level 1 (10-14) | Advanced Farm Camp - Level 2 (11-14)
An advanced version of Farm Camp with more morning chores and more real-life farm scenarios in a game form. Campers will be able to chose a track in order to learn more about the farm. Cow Track: Milk a Cow, Learn about breeds, etc. Tractor Track: Drive a tractor, learn about maintenance, etc. Last day of camp includes a pizza party for lunch, and families can join us at the end of the camp day for a farm tour and ice cream social.
Level 1. Youth will work with a partner to complete chores or other farm obstacles.
Level 2. Youth will be divided into 2 teams to complete farm chores or other obstacles.