The Midway Farms “Farm Experience Day Camp” provides your child with the opportunity to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests, all while experiencing real life on a bio-diverse local family farm.
We begin with a structured morning routine working on lesson books while we wait for everyone to arrive. Since this is a real working farm, life is always changing. We have many chores that we all share. We collect the eggs, feed & water the cow, pony, chickens, ducks, turkeys & geese., along with other various chores. About 10:30 we brake for snack, then right back to the excitement of the days planned events. After lunch is a less structured time for reflection and review of the day’s lessons, art projects and free time. Weather permitting we turn on the sprinklers! A great way to cool off.
We have been teaching for years, providing an educational venue for countless field trips to our farm for everyone from preschoolers to University students, hosting tasting tables in area schools, and homeschooling our own children.
For more descriptions, please see below.
CAMP DATES AND TIMES ~ 2013
- Monday – Friday
- 10 am to 3 pm
- Additional hours of care: 9am – 10am and/or 3pm – 4pm with an extra charge of $5/hr (please pre-arrange before camp begins!)
- June 24 – 28
July 8 – 12
July 22 – 26
Aug 5 – 9
Aug 19 – 23
- · Midway Farms, located midway between Albany and Corvallis on Highway 20
- · Street Address: 6980 NW Highway 20, Albany, OR 97321
- · Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/2b9yt22
- · Phone: (541) 740-6141 cell
Camp is geared to children ages 5 – 12.
Some exceptions allowed—please contact us for details.
$249 per week per student
$239 per week per siblings
$239 per week per Returning student
$675 for one student for a block of three weeks in 2013
We accept checks and credit cards
- · Sack lunch and beverage. Fresh water provided.
- · Clothing & jackets suitable for weather and play.
- · CLOSED TOED SHOES REQUIRED FOR SAFETY – campers will be turned away without them.
- . Bike helmets should be brought on the pony care days
- · Please have camper’s name on their belongings.
- . Signed Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment, Liability Waiver and Photo Release Form.
Camp Class Descriptions
Cow & Calf Care : Students learn about the care necessary for the maintenance of a dairy cow & calf. They see and participate in the grooming, cleaning and preparation of a cow for milking. Each child has the opportunity to learn how to milk our family cow.
Pony Care : Students learn to care and groom our Welsh Pony Dutch. They learn about saddling and riding techniques. Students will brush our pony and learn how the hooves are cleaned. They also learn about the nutritional needs for ponies and horses. Each child will have a chance to ride Dutch.
Planting & Harvesting: Students will experience organic planting and harvesting. While in the garden, children have a chance to weed, water and otherwise care for seasonal fruits and vegetables. We discuss the benefits of organic farming while tasting the fresh foods the children collect from the farm.
We also discuss the importance of native pollinators & our honey bees we have here at the farm.
Pony Care continued: Students review the care and grooming necessary for our Welsh Pony. They saddle and practice to improve their riding skills. Each child can ride with confidence, drawing on the skills they learned in the previous lesson.
Poultry Care: Students learn about the care and maintenance of chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese. They refresh nesting boxes with straw and collect the multi-colored eggs. Students learn how to safely handle baby chicks. They hand feed the different birds and learn about bird behavior.
For an application please send an email request to
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We found this wonderful article on the benefits of gluten free summer camps for children with Celiac disease. We decided to pass on this information to you. (See article below)
Gluten-free Camp Reduces Stress and Improves Self-perception for Children and Adolescents with Celiac Disease
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that children with celiac disease who attended a gluten-free camp demonstrated an improvement in overall quality of life. The study, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “is the first to evaluate the short-term effect of a specialized summer camp on children with celiac disease in the United States,” the researchers stated. To learn more about the study, visit http://www.celiac.nih.gov/NewsletterWinter11.aspx#1.
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Author : Cheryl
Our daughter just finished a week at Farm Camp, and had a wonderful time. She learned a lot, made friends, and enjoyed all of the animals.
Farmer Cynthia has a great balance with learning, fun, and of course there were the snacks! Corn, salsa, blueberries, cucumbers and yummy blackberries were just a few of the treats our daughter bragged about having at the farm.
Thanks so much and we will be back again next year!
Parent Kris writes:
“Curtis has been talking about the experience he had at camp last summer, since last summer and is very much looking forward to doing it all again this summer.”
Parent Katie writes:
“Greetings, I would like to request an application for your farm camp. My neighbors are currently sending their children, and they LOVE it.”