FAQ about Beltz Barnyard


where are you located?

We are in a conveniently "close-to-town but feels-like-country" spot, just west of Kalamazoo, MI.  Convenient shopping, errand-running or dining is a simple 10 minute drive to West Main, Stadium Drive or Westnedge Ave. while the kids are enjoying the barnyard!


how do I sign up?

Event & camp registrations are treated like "products" on this site, handled via PayPal/credit card payment online.


will my child be safe?

At Beltz Barnyard, our mission is to provide a safe, creative & peaceful learning environment. Our animals are vet-checked & only introduced to our guests after being handled & "temperament-tested"  extensively by our family. Fencing & structures are well-maintained; the barnyard is cleaned weekly & we strive to use materials that are natural, recycled & environmentally-friendly. Kids are fully supervised throughout their time at Beltz Barnyard, especially during check-in & check-out, ensuring their safety. Our camper-to-leader ratio will never exceed 6:1. We design camps & events to complement the qualities of those we serve & will make every effort to maintain your trust.

Although kids are kids & accidents can happen, we live here & care for the space like home...because to us it is. You are always welcome to stick around, explore or stop in for a tour!


a liability waiver/photo release form will be emailed 2 weeks prior to camp

our farm vet: Dr. Helen Sill, Red Arrow Veterinary Clinic

do you offer sibling discounts or scholarships?

Yep! :)

Simply complete the registration process for your kiddos, then at check-out, enter code “sibling” for 10% off your total order.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing financial hardship, and is in need of scholarship assistance, please reach out to Dori at beltzbarnyard@gmail.com.


how do we prep for camp?

Be fed. Be rested. Be ready for a great time!

Kids should dress in play clothes, appropriate for the weather, and wear closed-toed shoes.

Healthy snacks are provided!

Water is always available, but kids are encouraged to bring along a labeled water bottle.

(You’ll receive a detailed reminder email 2 weeks prior to camp.)