Beltz Barnyard FAQs


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


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.)