Benton Family Farm

Visit a real 4th Generation working farm that provides a variety of educational farm experiences that are hands on for families,

and SCHOOLS!  Providing farm education for over 23 years.... Meet Mr. Benton who came here in 1941 at ten yrs old.

Camp Photos !        Take a sneak peak of what fun we have.

Caring for the animals, feeding the animals, learning to shear sheep and goats, washing sheep, hayrides with a very spoiled goat, sack races, working in the dirt, milking the cow, tending to the chicks, learning to fish, collecting plenty of worms, many new friendships, scavenger hunts, searching for arrowheads and more fishing!! Most important we learn so much about all the animals and its all hands on learning. Warning parents your kids will love this adventure and they will be ready for bed early and up early ready to come back!! We have no more than 15-17 children here each week so sign up early! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

   

 

 

  

  

       "Adventure Days on the Farm"           Camp 2013    Farm Day Camp

If your child loves animals and being outside then this will be a very remerable week of their summer!  This is our 5th year for "Adventure Days on the Farm!"  

This is all hands on learning on the farm. Actual hands on with our farm animals, lots of planting in the dirt, picking vegetables, games, music, new friends and getting dirty.

                   Experiencing life on a working family farm!

New in 2012 Horse back riding lessons if child desires.

New in 2013 Archery lessons if child desires.

 

Camp Ages:     (For 6  to 13) years)                                                              Older Campers from past sessions may sign up!
 

Limited registration of 17 children total per session!

Were not the YMCA! Your child will have an Adventure here that's why it has that name!

Remember this is all hands on learning and each child is assigned their own sheep/goat for the week.  All animals lead on a leash and have been showed at many fairs.

Names will be accepted for the waiting list.
Each group will consist of 17 children with two staff members and four college interns.

Registration/application requires deposit of $60.00 to hold session. Non refund.


Children will bring their own lunch with a drink, and we will provide snacks, gatorade and water during day. 

 
Benton Family Farm reserves the right to refuse registration for health

 reasons, as the

farm environment may not be suitable for children with animal, food, bee,

wheat or hay

allergies.

9:45am -2:45 pm    

(If needed late pickups can be made)

Children love to show off their animals and projects we

have found, so plan on being here looking till 3pm!

$195.00_____    New campers

$185.00_____    discount for returning campers                                             

($60.00 due with application which is non refundable)      

(remainder due first morning of camp)

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Benton Family Farm(Attn Mary Marcum) 11896 Old Lexington Pike   Walton, KY    41094

Session    #1    July  8- 12         2013        Mon - Friday

Session    #2    July 15-19         2013         Mon -Friday 

Session    #3     July 22-26 pending       2013     Mon-Friday will book 1 and 2 sessions first, but get on our sign up list now for first sign ups first campers!!!!

Due to this being a working farm we usually only so two weeks of camp, but due to the interest over the last 5 years we may add that third week again in JULY. Camp size is limited to 17 children per session.  This is a rare camp experience and a great safe fun experience if your child loves to care for animals and be ouside with nature.  IF RAIN HAVE COVERED FACILITES. We have hosted thousands of kids on school field trips in the past    PROUDLY 20+ years!!!!

RIP Mom 4-2-2010 This is what you wanted the children to come and learn and Dad so enjoys it...

What we offer during Farm Camp...

Help feed and care for the farm animals.
Wash, shear, and card the sheep wool.
Learn to milk a cow. The one minute milk challenge!    Tend to all the bunnies!

Walk your sheep every morning.

Gather eggs and learn about hatching chicks.
Learn how to care for a horse. Riding lessons will be offered!

Learn animal first aid. Vet techniques and procedures.
Hayrides to the fishing hole.
Learn to fish!

Fishing daily!

Contest on friday for smallest, biggest, most caught with 5 worms.
Search for earthworms.

Plant seeds
Pick vegetables
Shell corn
Search for Arrowheads!
Scavenger Hunts! Nature hikes..

Friday is our big scavenger hunt contest, fishing contest, animal costume show, coyote archery shoot, water ballon toss, egg toss, barrell racing.  We are non stop all week but Friday is an amazing day as everyone loves to compete! We all win here! Awards given on Friday and parents can come watch children show their sheep at our costume show!


and more...........................................

More questions please call Camp Director Mary Benton Marcum M.S.R.D.L.D.

   cell  859-240-4552 

    email is best way        bentonfamilyfarm@aol.com

   

  

 

 

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