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Where is Carnation Farms?

Carnation Farms Farm Camp is located at 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road. Campers enter at our Garden gate, look for the green apple sign beside the gate. There will be signboards in front of the farm to direct to the correct driveway.

We are 15 minutes east of Redmond and less than 30 minutes from all Eastside communities, as well as Fall City and Snoqualmie. 

What if I can’t pay the whole amount?

Carnation Farms does not want any child to miss the opportunity of attending our fantastic farm camp experience because of financial reasons.  Please contact us at farmcamp@carnationfarms.org or 425.822.3162 to talk about financial assistance.

Does Carnation Farms provide transportation to Farm Camp? 

Optional transportation is available. Times coming soon! Space is limited.

  • Resident Camp: $25 per camper (Monday pickup, Thursday Drop Off)
  • Day Camp: $80 per camper (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Locations include: 

  • Seattle Goodwill, 1400 S Lane Street, Seattle WA 98144
  • Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd, Issaquah, WA 98027
  • Highland Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Rd,  Bellevue, WA 98007

What time is drop-off and pick-up?

Authorized drivers needs to park in the designated area and walk their camper to check-in with staff.  Early drop offs are not permitted. 

DAY CAMP: Morning drop off is at 8:45am at the GARDEN GATE.  The garden gate will open promptly at 8:45am. Afternoon pick up occurs at 3:30pm.  

RESIDENT CAMP: Monday drop off is at 8:45 AM at the BLUE DIAMOND Gate. Pick up is at 4:15 on Thursday. Please enter through the BLUE DIAMOND Gate and follow our signage for pick up.

Do you do extended day care?

We do not offer extended care at this time.

Can I visit Carnation Farms prior to my camper’s week at Camp?

Yes!  We will hold a pre-camp open house on June 24th, noon to 4pm for parents and families to meet staff, check out the facilities and ask questions!

What age does my child have to be to attend Camp?

We serve two age groups at farm camp, 7-11 year olds and 12-14 year olds.  Your child must meet the age requirement at check-in for camp.

What should my child wear to camp?

Your child must dress appropriately for the weather, as we will be outside in all weather conditions except for thunder and lightning. Old sneakers or hiking/work boots work best for camp. No sandals or open toed shoes are permitted. A hat and lightweight and light color clothing will help to keep your child cool on warm days. Shorts are acceptable, but keep in mind that participants do nature walks and activities where there are insects and low brush.  Campers should plan on bringing a change of clothes on the first day of camp. 

What should my child bring to camp?

Please send your child to camp with a reusable water bottle. Please write your child’s name on everything and check in our lost and found box if something comes up missing. Camp is a place where campers connect with friends, staff and nature so we ask that cell phones, hand-held electronic games and music players be left at home. A pack list for residential campers will be sent in the confirmation packet.

Pack List for DAY Camp

  • Comfortable clothes that can get wet or dirty
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Change of clothes on Monday (to have available for the week)
  •  A bucket of Enthusiasm, bunches of Energy, and a dash of Excitement

What about food at camp?  What will my child be eating?

One of the best things about Farm Camp is the certified organic garden a few steps away from all the activities!  Food system and culinary education is a priority for us so campers will help identify, harvest, prepare and consume a healthy seasonal lunch.  Nutritious snacks will also be provided as well as ample opportunity to sample raspberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, ground cherries and other yummy treats right in the garden.

My child has a nut allergy. What is your policy on nuts?

Carnation Farms is a nut-aware facility. While we are not nut-free, we do not use nuts in any of our snacks/meals for Camp. All campers wash hands various times a day. We will modify the snacks/meals we cook with campers for food allergies/intolerances (but not preferences), however in some cases campers will need to bring their own food. Please indicate your camper’s allergy on your registration form and camp staff will contact you for further clarification.  

What happens if it rains during camp? What happens if there is a heat advisory?

In the case of light rain, campers will continue their planned outdoor activities. In the event of heavy rain or thunderstorms, all campers will move indoors and will rotate through a number of indoor activities until the weather subsides. In the case of extreme heat, campers will move between indoor and outdoor spaces and seek shade during outdoor activities. Cooling stations will be available. Water stations are stocked with cool water throughout the camp day, and camp staff are trained to ensure participants stay hydrated.

My child takes prescription medication daily. Can Carnation Farms staff administer my child’s medication?

Carnation Farms’ staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and Epi-Pen use, however there is no registered nurse on site. Carnation Farms' staff are not authorized to administer medications to campers, however we can remind campers that it is time to take doses and we can hold those doses in a lock box when not in use. Medication must be clearly labeled with your child’s name. Campers with specific medical needs are able to attend with a caregiver at no additional cost. Safety of all our campers is a top priority. Please note our staff will review each camper’s medical needs before confirmation is sent. Staff may reach out to discuss medical and health concerns and relation to camp activities. If we are unable to coordinate a plan, your deposit in full will be refunded. If you have any questions please contact Carnation Farms' camp staff.

What if there is an emergency?

Camp staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid and will provide first response in case of accidents or injury.  All staff members carry cell phones to be used in case of an emergency and we will notify parents/guardians indicated on your registration forms as soon as possible.

What if I need to cancel my child’s registration?

Our Cancellation/Refund policy is as follows.

Withdrawal prior to June 30, 2017: Total fee less 25% for administrative costs will be refunded. Withdrawal after June 30, 2017: No refunds will be given for any reason.

Do you have a Waitlist if sessions are full?

There is a limited waitlist available for each week of Camp. Please contact us to add your child’s name to the waitlist.  No payment or deposit is required to add your child to the waitlist.  If a spot opens up, we will contact you to move your registration onto the official registration list, and you will be requested to complete the registration process in full (including the deposit).

Additional Queries

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at farmcamp@carnationfarms.org or 425.844.3100.