Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dairy Discovery Day Camp 2016

This is the only the second year of Dairy Discovery Day Camp and we are hooked! The kids come for 3 days for 3 hours and this year we offered a June and a July session. Here's a very brief description of each day's highlights:
Monday:
Pick out a calf with your partner
Visit the Cow and Milking Barn
Learn how to milk a cow by hand and test the milk quality
Walk your calf
Do farm chores

Tuesday:
Take a hayride
Learn about and make a day's worth of food for one cow
Wash and Walk your calf
Do farm chores

Wednesday:
Taste and Make dairy products
Tour the Robotic Milking farm
Do Chores
Calf Show Day!

It is so amazing to see how far these kids come in just a few short days! My favorite thing about the camp is getting to know the kids and seeing their love for farming and animals- it's great to know that we'll be in good hands with this generation taking over someday. I will also never forget asking the kids for feedback- what can we do different next time? Almost all of them picked doing more chores! These are some real go-get'ers!
Be sure to check out the pictures below and also the website around the first of the year for 2017 dates.
Here's some of the feedback we've received:
"Braylen said he missed camp already on the drive home yesterday.The boys had another great experience at your farm. You are such a great, knowledgeable teacher! You always make us feel so welcome.The boys suggested making the camp longer and doing more chores.Thank you for the BEST week of their summer again :)"

"Kendall loves her time at the farm!"

"My kids absolutely LOVED everything about camp. They would also love another visit later this summer or fall too."




















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