Please note, Critter Camp is offered during the summer months.
What is Critter Camp About?
This three-day class gives animal lovers an inside look at the entire farm operation. Critter Campers learn how to feed all the birds and animals. You'll learn about each species, the special care they require and their behaviors. We milk goats, feed baby animals, enjoy the farm, eat lunch in the hayloft, give a bath and learn about grooming. You will enjoy many experiences with the animals while learning about farming and agriculture.
Critter Camp is also about making new friends with kids who enjoy animals too!
Critter Camp is our prerequisite for volunteering at the farm. After completing Critter Camp, students interested in volunteering enroll in our Volunteer Orientation Class which is included free of charge. See below. Orientation classes are held weekly, and you can register online after receiving your certificate.
Critter Camp is for children ages 8 to 16 (must be 8 years old by May 1, 2016)
Please read our REGISTRATION POLICY before signing up for a class.
Critter Barn partners with BOAR'S HEAD
Boar's Head Provisions of Holland is gladly partnering up with Critter Barn and educating all ages of kids this year to teach on the importance of why farming and the care of the animals is important to us as a Food Manufacturer.
Look forward to hearing about our Hand Washing Program, Learn about Food Safety, and the importance of how the caring of the animals before getting to the manufacturer plays a vital part on the Quality of the Consumer's Product.
On Friday, each Critter Camp class participant will each receive a sack lunch provided for them to taste and experience a Classic Boar's Head Turkey Sandwich, and know why, Boar's Head does not compromise when it comes to the finished product of our meats. Boar's Head has ordered custom lunch bags for all Critter Camp students too keep.
When you take the class:
On day #1 and #2, bring a sack lunch and beverage; a morning snack is provided. Friday lunches will be provided by our sponsor, Boar's Head! Dress for the weather, wear older shoes, NO open toe or sandals!
Bring your own water bottle. We hold class rain or shine.
When are the Classes?
Critter Camp Classes are offered during June, July and August
Two options each week:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30am to 1:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30am to 1:30pm
All students are at the farm on Friday from 8:30am to 1:30pm
Graduation with parents is at 1:00pm every Friday. Parents should arrive 10 minutes prior to the meeting time.