Day & Resident Camp Options Available

Our summer day and resident camp offers fun, hands-on, place-based activities to connect kids with the farm, the food system, and the outdoors.  Campers will develop an appreciation and understanding of  the local foodshed and environment, along with leadership skills that will lead to healthy and productive choices. 

Day Camp

Each session starts on a Monday, and ends on Thursday. Programs are grouped by ages, and each week has a maximum capacity of 12 campers. Parents are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. $300 per camper, per session.

July 10-13 (Age 7-11) .............................................................................Bugs and Biomes
July 17-20 (Age 7-11) ........................................................................Creative Cultivation
July 24-27 (Age 12-14)......................................................................Creative Cultivation
August 7-10 (Age 12-14) .......................................Foodology – Artichokes to Zucchini
August 14-17 (Age 7-11).........................................Foodology – Artichokes to Zucchini
August 21-24 (Age 7-11).......................................................................Bugs and Biomes

Resident Camp

Overnight camp is an opportunity for young people to experience outdoor-based connection, growth, inspiration and resilience; planting seeds of empowerment that will last a lifetime. Each session starts on Monday and ends Thursday, with optional transportation from three convenient locations (additional $25). Parents are encouraged to register early, as space is limited. $700 per camper, per session.

August 14-17 (Age 8-11)..........................................................................Discovery Camp
August 21-24 (Age 12-14).......................................................................Discovery Camp

Transportation 

Transportation to and from Carnation Farms is available! Campers will be picked up at the locations listed below. Times TBA. 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

Financial Aid

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.

Theme Descriptions

Bugs and Biomes
Campers will explore the farm’s ecosystem through the interconnectedness and unique roles of all the creatures present, such as pollinators, beetles, butterflies, chickens, worms, birds, soil food web inhabitants and wildlife. Campers will observe patterns and life-cycles in our garden and investigate how caring for the environment affects the health of the farm ecosystem. This week builds skills in observation, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Discovery Residential Camp

Our Discovery Residential Camp offers a wide range of activities that encourage youth to explore and engage with the wonders of their outdoor environment, while building tangible life skills that will help them continue to make positive, healthy choices long after they leave the Farm. Through trail hiking, boating, nature-crafting, and tackling the mental and physical obstacles of our high-ropes course, campers challenge themselves to develop teamwork and leadership strategies and deepen their connection with nature.

Foodology
Campers will dive deeper into the field-to-fork connection by growing, tending, harvesting, preparing and processing veggies and berries right out of the garden. Campers carry out taste-tests, investigate how to read and alter a recipe, and learn how to make healthy, delicious, and sustainable choices. This week builds life skills, responsibility and critical thinking, as well as the concept of cause and effect.  

Creative Cultivation
Campers get to think ‘outside the box,’ create nature-based art, and explore the garden to observe colors, textures and smells.  Engaging and awakening creativity is the goal of this week and we will even make music in our “up-cycled” sound garden with beets and beats!   This week, campers build interpersonal skills, personal and group-based creative processes, critical thinking and observation abilities.