Programs at Kelsey Creek Farm

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The farm's programs emphasize its uniqueness, with children's recreational programs, seasonal camps, pony care and farm experience classes, farm-themed tours, and many volunteer opportunities.

Winter-Spring 2020 Program Booklet 

May-August 2020 Program Booklet 

Little Farmers 
Join Farmer Jayne in a special hands-on opportunity to experience farm life with your toddler. Children team up with a parent/adult to actively participate in animal care, barn chores, and baking. Curriculum is integrated with seasonal themes, arts and crafts, stories and games. One adult per child.  Additional adult, $10 per session, Drop-in extra adult, $5. Siblings under two are welcome in front or back packs.

Fun on the Farm
Join Mrs. Kandi for a fun time as an adult/child team.  Each week we will have a different theme enhanced with sensory activities based on a farm topic or animal.  We will cook, play, create, walk on the farm, pet a chicken, hug a bunny, and have lots more fun.

Farm Explorers 
Join Farmer Jayne for a hands-on farm adventure featuring animal care, barn chores, and baking. This drop-off program is designed for the independent 3 to 6-year-old. Curriculum is integrated with seasonal themes, arts, and crafts, stories and games. Children must be potty trained. Bring a lunch/drink. Snack will be provided.

Kelsey Creek Farm Story Time 
Come enjoy story time in a farm setting. Each story session will involve a different farm-related theme and include a visit with one of our resident farm animals. The stories will come alive for your children as they see the featured animal characters from the stories in real life. Pre-registration not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Doors close when the program begins. 

  • Ages: 3-6 
  • Fees:  Free! 
  • Days/Hours:  Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
    • Jan 17  
    • Jan 31 
    • Feb 14  
    • Feb 28  
    • March 6  
    • April 3    
    • May 1  
    • May 15  
    • May 29  
    • June 12   

Fiber Fun at Kelsey Creek 
School is out, but the sheep are still busy at the farm.  Join Mrs. Kandi for a fun day of fiber arts. We will visit the sheep, learn the process of making yarn, and felt a project with wool from the farm sheep. Please bring your lunch and wear close-toed shoes. 

  • Ages: 5-7 
  • Fees: $50/resident and $60/non- resident 
  • Day/Hours:  Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • Date:  Jan 20, register for course 2000317  

Painting with Chickens 
Create a painting with a chicken! Children will work with a chicken to create a fun, colorful piece of artwork combining your child's creativity with the footprints of one of our resident chickens. Children also get to pet the chicken artists and feed them some yummy treats. The nontoxic children's finger paint is washable, but wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult. 

Kids Can Cook Cinnamon Rolls 
Join Mrs. Kandi in the Farmhouse and learn the process of making cinnamon rolls from scratch. Each child will bring home a pan of cinnamon rolls and the recipe. Please bring your lunch and wear close toed shoes. 

Cocoa and Canvas 
Join your child for a fun afternoon on the farm! You and your child will each create a farm-themed painting to take home with you. Cocoa, cookies, and all art supplies will be provided. Painting will be inside the heated barn but come dressed to get messy. Each registration fee includes one child and one adult. 

Kids Can Cook Pasta 
Join Mrs. Kandi in the Farmhouse, and we will learn to make pasta using three different methods with only two ingredients. We will make fresh butter to top the pasta. Each child will bring home the recipe, fresh pasta to cook, and compound butter. Please bring your lunch and wear close toed-shoes. 

  • Ages: 5–11 
  • Fees:  $50/resident and $60/non-resident 
  • Date/Time

Private Horseback Riding Lessons 
Kelsey Creek Farm's private riding lessons allow your child to work one-on-one with our riding instructor to deepen your child's understanding of horsemanship and develop foundational riding skills. Each one-hour lesson includes brushing and saddling your pony, groundwork, and riding time. Skills taught include mounting, steering, backing, proper balance, and posting at the trot. 

Kelsey Creek Farm Story Time 
Come enjoy story time in a farm setting.  Each story session will involve a different farm-related theme and include a visit with one of our resident farm animals.  The stories will come alive for your children as they see the featured animal characters from the stories in real life.  Pre-registration not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited.  Doors close when the program begins.

  • Ages: 3-6 
  • Fees:  Free! 
  • Days/Hours: Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • May 1  
    • May 15  
    • May 29  
    • June 12 

Pioneer Life on the Farm 
Experience pioneer life in our historic log cabin.  Children will try their hand at pioneer chores, learn about historic farming at Kelsey Creek Farm, and go on a pony ride! We will learn how horses were an essential part of pioneer farm life and what it takes to care for animals.

  • Ages: 4-8 
  • Fees: $30/resident and $36/non-resident 
  • Day/Hours: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Fun on the Farm 
Join Mrs. Kandi for a fun time as an adult/child team.  Each week we will have a different theme enhanced with sensory activities based on a farm topic or animal.  We will cook, play, create, walk on the farm, pet a chicken, hug a bunny, and have lots more fun. 

Mother’s Day at Kelsey Creek Farm 
Celebrate Mother’s Day with your child in the company of our friendly farm animals. You and your child will pet a bunny, explore the log cabin, and prepare a special Mother’s Day surprise. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult.

Let’s Celebrate Ladybugs! 
Grab your adult and join Mrs. Kandi for a ladybug release to populate our farm gardens. Learn about ladybugs, read a ladybug story, create ladybug art, and take home your own ladybugs to live in your garden. 

  • Ages: 2-5 
  • Fees: $30/resident and $36/non-resident
  • Day/Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
  • May 30, register for course 2000323 

Spring Has Sprung 
Spring on the farm is always busy and exciting with plants growing, babies arriving and the weather warming up. Adult/child teams will spend time together working on craft projects, meeting a farm animal, and taking a pony ride. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult.

  • Ages: 4-8 
  • Fees: $30/resident and $36/non-resident 
  • Days/Hours: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
  • May 30, register for course 2000365 

Father’s Day Fun at Kelsey Creek Farm 
Celebrate Father’s Day with the animals at the farm! You and your child will feed treats to the pigs, take a sheep on a walk, and prepare a special Father’s Day surprise. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult.

Fraser Cabin Heritage Program 
Presented by the Eastside Heritage Center in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, the Fraser Cabin, built in 1888, comes to life with hands-on activities that relate to 1880s settler life. For more information, contact the Eastside Heritage Center at 425-450-1049, or visit https://www.eastsideheritagecenter.org/.

Holiday Farm Tour: Memorial Day 
If you’ve always wanted a tour of the farm to meet our resident farm animals, this is your opportunity! You will get to meet our ponies, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and rabbits, and even pet some of them, all while discovering what it takes to be a farmer. This program is designed for children 2-6 but all ages are welcome. Each person that attends the tour must register and pay. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register to guarantee your spot. Day-of registration on site will be accepted as space allows. Cost is per person.

Family and Friends Tour 
If you’ve always wanted a tour of the farm to meet our resident farm animals, this is your opportunity! You will get to meet our ponies, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and rabbits, and even pet some of them, all while discovering what it takes to be a farmer. This program is designed for children 2-6, but all ages are welcome. Each person who  attends the tour must register and pay. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register to guarantee your spot. Day-of registration on site will be accepted as space allows. Cost is per person.

Free Summer Kid’s Shows   
Bellevue Friends of the Library, in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, presents FREE children’s events that will be held at Kelsey Creek Farm and Robinswood Parks. 

  • Pre-registration:  NOT required.
  • Ages: All
  • Fees: FREE! 
  • Hours: 11 a.m. - Noon 
  • July 14 at Kelsey Creek Farm 
    • ​​​​​​​How to Fool a Dragon (And Save the World) Show 
    • Presented by Eric Ode 
  • July 28 at Robinswood Park 
    • Nursery Rhymes and Nonsense Songs Concert 
    • Presented by Harmonica Pocket 
  • ​​​​​​​Aug 11 at Kelsey Creek Farm 
    • Choose Your Own Adventure Show 
    • Presented by Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist

 

Cowabunga with Cows 
Moooove on over to the farm for an afternoon with our adorable cows! Your child will meet our cows, prepare their stall for the night, and learn all about cows. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $25/resident and $30/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Saturday, Feb 22, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000391

St. Patrick’s Day 
Adult and child team up to create holiday crafts, get up close with a farm animal and hunt for a pot of gold in the barnyard. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $25/resident and $30/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Saturday, March 14, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000360

Hop Into Spring 
Bunnies love spring because it means it is time to plant carrots! Your child will get to meet our adorable bunnies, go on a pony ride, do a bunny-themed craft, and find out what's growing in the garden. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $30/resident and $35/non-resident 
  • Date/Time: Saturday, March 28, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000363

Spring Egg-stravaganza 
Come to Kelsey Creek for a fun morning on the farm with our lovable farm animals and learn all about eggs. Collect eggs from our chicken coops and compare chicken, duck, and goose eggs. You will also pet a bunny, pet a chicken, and go on an egg hunt! Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $25/resident and $30/non-resident 
  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 11, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000368 

What is Woolly, Wiggly, and Snuggly All Over? 
A sheep! Come to the farm to meet our sheep and find out what it takes to be a shepherd. Help us clean the sheep stall, feed out hay, and pet a sheep! Each child will do a craft with wool from one of our sheep. Come dressed for the weather. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $25/resident and $30/non-resident 
  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 18, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000371

Pioneer Life on the Farm 
Experience pioneer life in our historic log cabin. Children will try their hand at pioneer chores, learn about historic farming at Kelsey Creek Farm, and go on a pony ride! We will learn how horses were an essential part of pioneer farm life and what it takes to care for animals. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $30/resident and $35/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Saturday, May 2, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000390

Mother’s Day at Kelsey Creek Farm 
Celebrate Mother’s Day with your child in the company of our friendly farm animals. You and your child will pet a bunny, explore the log cabin, and prepare a special Mother’s Day surprise. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $25/resident and $30/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Sunday, May 10, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2001062 

Spring Has Sprung 
Spring on the farm is always busy and exciting with plants growing, babies arriving and the weather warming up. Adult/child teams will spend time together working on craft projects, meeting a farm animal, and taking a pony ride. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $30/resident and $35/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Saturday, May 30, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000365 

Let’s Celebrate Ladybugs! 
Grab your adult and join Mrs. Kandi for a ladybug release to populate our farm gardens. Learn about ladybugs, read a ladybug story, create ladybug art, and take home your own ladybugs to live in your garden. 

  • Ages: 2 to 5 
  • Fees:  $30/resident and $36/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
  • Register for course 2000323

Father’s Day Fun at Kelsey Creek Farm 
Celebrate Father’s Day with the animals at the farm!  You and your child will feed treats to the pigs, take a sheep on a walk, and prepare a special Father’s Day surprise. Adult/child teams only. A team is one child and one adult. 

  • Ages: 4 to 8 
  • Fees:  $25/resident and $30/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Sunday, June 21, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2001065

Make Soup and Bread at the Farm 
Join Kandi in the Farmhouse and learn three different soup recipes and one bread recipe. We will make beef stew, butternut squash bisque, and barley-mushroom soup and pair that with four-ingredient Dutch Oven Artisan Bread. Adults only. 

  • Ages: 18 and up 
  • Fees:  $30/resident and $36/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Friday, Feb 28, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   
  • Register for course 2003202

Introduction to Backyard Chickens 
If you're interested in keeping pet chickens, the staff at Kelsey Creek Farm can help you get started! We'll cover setting up a chicken coop, where to get chickens, what breeds to pick from, how to care for them at all stages of life, and much more. You'll also tour our chicken coops, see the kind of equipment you will need, and practice picking up and holding a chicken.  Pre-register to reserve your spot. Day-of registrations will be accepted as space allows. 

  • Ages: 12 and older 
  • Fees:  $20/resident and $25/non-resident 
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 29, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000384

Make Mozzarella at the Farm 
Join Kandi in the Farmhouse and learn to make mozzarella cheese. You will leave with the recipe, know-how, and confidence to make the cheese at home and experiment with flavors. Adults only. 

  • Ages: 18 and up 
  • Fees:  $30/resident and $36/non-resident 
  • Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000542

Make Cinnamon Rolls at the Farm 
Join Kandi in the Farmhouse and learn the process of making cinnamon rolls from scratch. You will leave with a pan of cinnamon rolls, the recipe, and the confidence to make them at home. Adults only. 

  • Ages: 18 and up 
  • Fees:  $30/resident and $36/non-resident 
  • Date/Time:  Friday, May 1, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  • Register for course 2000333

Historical Walking Tour 
Learn about the history of Kelsey Creek Farm during this one-hour walking tour of the park. In the 1920s and 1930s, this land was a working dairy farm that housed thirty cows and provided Bellevue residents with milk, cream, and butter. We’ll put the story in the context of Bellevue’s early development. We will tour inside both barns, visit some of the farm animals, and compare historic pictures of Twin Valley Dairy to the park as it is now.  The program is designed for adults and teenagers. 

Bats at Twilight 
Discover bats and the important role they play in Bellevue's ecology. Bats Northwest will teach us about the bats that live in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. After dusk, we will scan the evening skies to see the bats that live at Kelsey Creek Park and use a bat detector to see and hear the resident bats at work. Appropriate for teenagers and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Little Farmers School Break Camp 
Children will be actively engaged with the joys of farm life. Learn about Kelsey Creek Farm's animal friends, work in the barn with rakes and pails, and mix up treats for the animals. We'll create art, bake snacks, and play games too. 

  • Ages: 4 to 6 
  • Fees:  $155/resident and $187/non-resident 
  • Days/Hours:  Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

Kelsey Creek Day Camp & Kid’s Connection Day Camps 

Explore the farm, play active outdoor games, create crafts and make new friends.  Trained staff will provide a safe and supportive environment in a small group setting.

  • Ages:  4-6 (Kelsey Creek Day Camp)
  • Ages: 7-10 (Kid’s Connection Day Camp)
  • Days/Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Fees: $210/resident and $252/non-resident
         *Adjusted fees for June 29 – July 2:  $168/resident and $202/non-resident
  • Extended Care Available: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (No extended care June 22-26)
  • Fees: $96/resident and $115/non-resident
         *Adjusted fees for June 29-July 2: $77/resident and $92/non-resident

In and Out of the Barnyard 
Open the barn door and get to know some of the larger animals at the Farm.  Help with barn chores, go on a goat walk and make a tasty treat for the animals. Enjoy a visit from the Humane Society’s MaxMobile.

Just Imagine
Envision a world of kings and queens, super heroes and dinosaurs.  Let your mind soar through dramatic play, imagination and creativity.  This week will include an interactive and educational presentation by the “Parrot Lady” and her talented trick birds.

Science on the Farm 
How far can an egg fall without breaking? Identify types of farm animals by the size of the animal track, number of toes, or the presence of claws. Campers will participate in a hands-on discovery workshop provided by a special guest from Mad Science.

Crazy Camp Olympics
On your mark, get set for a crazy week full of great games, sports and non-stop action. Challenge yourself through an inflatable obstacle course at our annual Kelsey Creek Camp Olympics. Develop sportsmanship skills and learn to be a team player.

Art Walk 
Children will get a chance to put their creativity to work as they express themselves using paint, clay, oil pastels and more.  Mix up the day with active play, fun games and exploration around the farm.

Splish, Splash 
Get ready to get wet!  Play sharks & minnows, run through the sprinklers and participate in wacky water relays.  We will venture to Robinswood Park to join in at the annual water carnival, complete with an inflatable waterslide. 

Nuts about Nature 
Stay cool under the shade of the trees as we hike the Kelsey trails, discover local wildlife and create some nature-themed crafts.  Campers will learn fun facts about rocks and minerals from  a specialist with Geo Adventures.

Young Farmers 
Gather eggs, get up close with the rabbits and learn what it takes to care for the smaller animals on the Farm. Create a squeakin’ squawkin chicken craft and celebrate the warm summer days with an old-fashioned picnic in the park.

Robinswood Day Camps

Your child will enjoy active play, imagination and creativity in a safe and caring environment, with our trained and competent staff in a small group setting.  Each week will bring a variety of new and different activities.

Animal Planet 
Do you love animals? This week is all about our furry, feathery friends. We will learn how to care for pets and go on a special excursion to Lewis Creek Park.  We will meet the park ranger, learn about local wildlife and enjoy a visit from the Humane Society’s MaxMobile.

World of Make-Believe 
Your favorite stories and super heroes will come to life as we create crafts, play games and act out stories that will tickle the imagination.  This week will include an interactive and educational presentation by the “Parrot Lady” and her talented trick birds.

Ooey, Gooey Science Fun 
Open the door to the world of science. Mix up some wacky experiments and see what cool concoctions you can make.  This week campers will participate in a hands-on discovery workshop provided by a special guest from “Mad Science.”

Tag, You’re It 
Get ready for some nonstop fun all week long. Run relays, challenge yourself through an obstacle course and participate in a variety of active sports and games. This week will include a field trip to Kelsey Creek Farm for camp-wide Olympics.

Paint a Rainbow 
This week, camp is all things art.  Children will get a chance to put their creativity to work.  There will be fun projects that enable the campers to express themselves using paint, clay, oil pastels and more. Mix up the day with active play and fun games.

Wonderful Water!  
Turn on the hose, grab a towel and celebrate the long hot summer daze.  Get ready to get WET!  Enjoy a water carnival with the Kelsey Creek Farm campers, complete with an inflatable waterslide.

A Walk in the Woods 
Explore the wild world of bugs and other creatures that call Robinswood Park their home.  Go on a scavenger hunt in search of hidden treasures.  Campers will enjoy a special visit from Geo Adventures.  Learn how to test fossils or minerals with the same tools as a professional geologist.

Tropical Explosion 
Catch a wave and spend a week in a tropical paradise. Use sand and sea shells to create beachy scenes, play some island games and learn about undersea creatures.  This week will include a field trip to a local beach where campers can create sandcastles and cool off in the water

Farm Friends 
Focus on a different farm animal each day.  Take a trip to Kelsey Creek Farm, help with barn chores and get up close with the animals. End the week with an old-fashioned summer picnic in the park. 

Go Go with Van Gogh Art Camp 
Fine arts on the farm, inspired by the Kelsey Creek Farm environment. Your elementary-school age child will celebrate their individual creative expressions through exploration of multiple-medias. Paint with colorful acrylics, sketch on the farm, develop watercolor style with color theory exploration, sculpting with molding clay, create collages, and use oil pastels too. Dress for creative mess and bring your playful imagination. Instructor Diane Culhane is a renowned artist in the Pacific Northwest with a master’s degree in Art Education and extensive teaching experience.  Her work is represented in galleries and shows across the country.

Little Farmers Camp 
Explore our farm full of animals with Farmer Jayne. We'll meet a different animal each day and 'work' on barn chores, feeding and petting. Add in 'play' with crafts and child-made snacks for a busy week. This special half-day camp will have your child loving our chickens, goats, cows, pigs, and rabbits. Farmer Jayne combines 25 years of early childhood education experience with her knowledge of animals to actively engage children in the joys of farm life.

     Ages: 4-6

     Ages: 5-7 

The Great Kelsey Baking Camp 
Join Mrs. Kandi in the Farm House for the Great Kelsey Baking Camp. We will bake and decorate cookies, cupcakes, pie, and a small cake. Experience royal frosting, fondant, buttercream, and put them together to make a farm-themed masterpiece. We will visit a different animal daily to get inspiration for our work. Please bring your lunch and an apron to camp.

Crazy Kitchen Science at Kelsey Creek 
Join Mrs. Kandi in the Farm House for a week of Crazy Kitchen Science. We will teach kids several recipes that use different cooking skills to transform ingredients into a yummy finished product that you will take home each day, plus a daily visit to the resident animals at the Farm. Please bring your lunch and an apron to camp.

Kelsey Creek Farm Kitchen Basics 
Join Mrs. Kandi in the Farm House for a week of Kitchen Basics. We will learn knife skills, baking, food preservation, and farm to table cooking. We will spend time with the resident farm animals too! Also, each day, take home your creations and the recipe to recreate your masterpieces. Please bring your lunch and an apron.

Cartooniversity Day Camp 
This camp offers a unique opportunity for kids ages 9 - 14 to explore the art of cartooning with professional cartoonist/humorous illustrator Jeff Johnson. Multiple projects and a positive, encouraging, classroom environment make this one-of-a-kind cartooning class fun and exciting. Areas of study include expression, action/movement, character development, layout, backgrounds, perspective, lettering and much more. The emphasis is on developing each student's own style. All materials included! Bring a water bottle and a sack lunch each day.

Pony Day Camp 
Experience a full week packed with pony activities at Kelsey Creek Farm. Assist in grooming, saddling, care and feeding. This week's camp will include; pony rides, equine craft projects and games. End the week with a western style cookout. Trained staff will provide a safe and supportive environment in a small group setting.

Summer Private Horseback Riding Lessons 
Kelsey Creek Farm’s private riding lessons allow your child to work one-on-one with our riding instructor to deepen your child’s understanding of horsemanship and develop foundational riding skills. Each one-hour lesson includes brushing and saddling your pony, groundwork, and riding time. Skills taught include mounting, steering, backing, proper balance, and posting at the trot.

Sheep Shearing Special Event 
Watch the sheep being shorn of their winter coats. Enjoy wool spinning demonstrations, children’s crafts, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, food, animal viewing areas and more. Free shuttle service is available at Wilburton Park & Ride and Bannerwood Sports Park.  Please note: no pets are allowed on shuttle bus or in the barnyard areas. 

  • Ages: All ages 
  • Fees:  No entrance fee.  Costs vary for food and activities.
  • Date/Hours:  Saturday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Fraser Cabin Heritage Program 
Presented by the Eastside Heritage Center in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services, the Fraser Cabin, built in 1888, comes to life with hands-on activities that relate to 1880s settler life. For more information, contact the Eastside Heritage Center at 425-450-1049, or visit www.eastsideheritagecenter.org

  • Ages: All ages 
  • Fees:  Free! 
  • Days/Hours:  Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Dates: 
    • April 25 
    • May 16 
    • June 20 
    • July 18 
    • August 15 
    • Sept 19 
    • Oct 3

After School Volunteers 
Assist Kelsey Creek Farm staff with farm chores and learn responsible animal care. Volunteers will be working outside exposed to animals, hay, vegetation, and dust. Participants must be capable of understanding and following directions. Volunteers need to be able to attend the first two weeks of the program and no less than a total of five sessions. Maximum of one day per week sign-up per participant. All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number. 

Adult Volunteers 
This is an opportunity to learn about livestock care and farm maintenance, as volunteers assist Kelsey Creek Farm staff with daily operations, animal chores, and learn responsible animal care. Volunteers will be working outside, exposed to animals, hay, vegetation, and dust. They will work independently and be physically active. All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number. 

Special Event Volunteers 
Earn community service hours. Assist with children's activities and other event tasks at our annual sheep shearing event. Volunteers need to be able to follow directions, be comfortable in crowds and be on their feet in all types of weather. Participants must register and be enrolled in high school at date of event. If you have questions, please contact kelseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-7688. No day-of-event registrations will be accepted. All volunteers will be required to complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number, which must be submitted by April 21, 2020. 

Kelsey Creek Summer Volunteers 
Volunteers will help with the animal chores, learn responsible animal care and assist in summer programs in this week-long program at Kelsey Creek Farm. Qualifications include: understanding and following directions, ability to be on your feet for a physically active day, responsible around children, tolerance for being outside and working in a farm environment near animals, hay, vegetation and dust.  Volunteers are required to start on Monday, complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number. Limit 1 (ONE) volunteer session per participant per summer.

Kelsey Creek Summer Art Volunteers 
Volunteers will assist the Go Go with Van Gogh art camp instructor and children ages 6-11 with daily classroom activities.  Qualifications include but are not limited to: attentive supervision during assigned activities, establish relationships with campers based on genuine interest and mutual respect, provide a positive role model for campers by exhibiting an upbeat, cooperative, and friendly attitude at all times,  help campers learn and follow rules to ensure a safe and healthy environment, be punctual, organized, and follow directions, excellent verbal communication skills.  Volunteers are required to start on Monday, complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number. Limit 1 (ONE) volunteer session per participant per summer.

Little Farmers Camp Volunteers 
Volunteers will assist Farmer Jayne and children ages 4-7 with daily activities as they explore farm life with animal chores, games and crafts at Kelsey Creek Farm. Qualifications include but are not limited to; attentive supervision during assigned activities, establish relationships with campers based on genuine interest and mutual respect, provide a positive role model for campers by exhibiting an upbeat, cooperative, and friendly attitude at all times,  help campers learn and follow rules to ensure a safe and healthy environment, be punctual, organized, and follow directions, excellent verbal communication skills.  Volunteers are required to start on Monday. Limit 1 (ONE) volunteer session per participant per summer.

Kelsey Cooking Camp Volunteer 
Volunteers will assist the camp instructor and children ages 5-11 with daily activities. Qualifications include but are not limited to; attentive supervision during assigned activities, establish relationships with campers based on genuine interest and mutual respect, provide a positive role model for campers by exhibiting an upbeat, cooperative, and friendly attitude at all times,  help campers learn and follow rules to ensure a safe and healthy environment, be punctual, organized, and follow directions, excellent verbal communication skills.  Volunteers are required to start on Monday, complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number. Limit 1 (ONE) volunteer session per participant per summer.

Pony Camp Volunteers 
Work directly with staff and camp participants in the Pony Camp program at Kelsey Creek Farm.  Qualifications include but are not limited to: attentive supervision during assigned activities comfortable working with horses and children, understanding and following directions, ability to be on your feet for a physically active day, tolerance for being outside and working in a farm environment near animals, hay, vegetation and dust. Volunteers will be required to attend one of the mandatory training sessions and must pass a skills test in order to qualify to volunteer for the session which they registered. 
     Session #1: Monday, Aug. 10 and Tuesday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., OR 
     Session #2: Wednesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug.13, 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Volunteers are required to start on Monday, complete a Criminal Background check and provide their Social Security number. Limit 1 (ONE) volunteer session per participant per summer. 

Family and Friends Tour 
If you've always wanted a tour of the farm to meet our resident farm animals, this is your opportunity! You will get to meet our ponies, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, and rabbits, and even pet some of them, all while discovering what it takes to be a farmer. This program is designed for children 2-6 but all ages are welcome. Each person that attends the tour must register and pay. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register to guarantee your spot. Day-of registration on site will be accepted as space allows. Cost is per person. 

Farm Tours for Schools and Groups (listed below)
Experience Kelsey Creek Farm with a tour designed specifically for groups. Tours are available on weekdays and are approximately one hour long. To schedule your tour, contact Kelsey Creek Farm at KelseyCreekFarm@bellevuewa.gov or 425-452-7688. 

  • Ages: Most tours are appropriate for children ages 2 years and older. 
  • Fees: $90 for 15 or fewer people (children and adults). Additional attendees: $6/child and $2.50/adult. Staff are free. 

Kids on the Farm Group Tour 
Available Jan-April 
Explore our farm with hands-on fun as you meet our goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens and ponies. Learn interesting animal facts, then move inside to experience the old-fashioned skill of wool carding. Children create fuzzy sheep to take home.

Springtime in the Barnyard Group Tour 
Available May only
Welcome springtime in the barnyard with a hands-on tour amongst our favorite animals. Oink like a pig, befriend a goat, feed a cow, admire a chicken, plus more. Learn about their care, then get dirty in the garden planting pumpkin seeds.

Fall at the Farm Group Tour 
Available October only 
Experience harvest season in a traditional way. Visit a pony and pig. Work on barn “chores” with child-sized pails and rakes. Tour the garden and pumpkin patch. Children finish up by choosing a pumpkin from our harvest-themed indoor pumpkin patch! Extra fee for pumpkins.

Pioneer Days Group Tour 
Available November only 
Imagine life in the 1880’s in our authentic log cabin. Children participate in activity stations learning to grind wheat and coffee, churn butter, hammer nails, pump water, play dress up, and engage in more living history skills. Storytelling about pioneer life with Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books helps children compare their life based on electricity and modern conveniences with the lives of Laura and Mary.