Barn Day Camp

Success from Experimenting!

We are wrapping up the summer at the BDC and getting ready for Fair. This summer we had beautiful weather and a lot of laughter. We harvested gardens, climbed crates, built fires, passed knife tests, shot off NASA approved bottle … Continue reading

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First BDC Session Wrapping Up!

Wow! What an exciting first session! I just looked at the pictures on the website. I kept thinking how lucky I am to direct this camp. Some would look at the pictures and think these must be from days that … Continue reading

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Here Comes Session One!!

Hello from the Barn Day Camp!   We have spent a busy couple of weeks in staff training getting ready to host our campers. We’ve learned group games, designed a group contract, sang many songs, and got CPR/First Aid certified. … Continue reading

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Topsy Turvy Tuesday

Topsy Turvy Tuesday is a favorite day at the BDC. Crazy outfits, silly activities, outrageous songs, the infamous slip ‘n slide, and a square dance always make this day special!! Last week on Topsy Turvy Tuesday, we had one of … Continue reading

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Closing Session Two at the BDC

We closed Session 2 on Friday with a glorious overnight and 87 happy campers!! About 80 happy campers slept out in shelters and tents on a warm clear night with a tiny bit of rain showing up late and lots … Continue reading

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Staff fun at the Barn Day Camp!

At the Barn Day Camp, we spend a significant amount of time training our staff on working with kids. We teach staff how to use the values of Farm & Wilderness, the “SPICES” (Service, Peacemaking, Integrity, Community, Equity and Simplicity) … Continue reading

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Adventure Day!!

Adventure Day at Barn Day Camp was filled with riotous fun. With the sun on their backs and wind blowing gently, the Hawks (ages 9-10) paddled out in five canoes and pulled 47 lbs. of invasive water chestnuts from ponds … Continue reading

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Barn Day Camp Summer 2015

The Barn Day Camp is so excited for Opening Day today! We gathered 55 campers together at morning circle, sung our first songs, met our counselors, connected with camp buddies and welcomed new friends. In the morning, the various BDC … Continue reading

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BDC Is Happening……

Camp is one big buzz of activity and children are deeply immersed in the projects and activities they do. As I took a stroll through the BDC today, this is what I saw; hammers, nails and saws being used by … Continue reading

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Afternoon Activities at the BDC

As I sit here eating farm fresh popcorn — and I mean really farm fresh — I want to take a moment and just share with you how farm fresh our offerings are to campers. With the corn that we … Continue reading

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