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 for an event?

Event & camp registrations are treated like "products" on this site, handled via PayPal online.  If you do not subscribe to PayPal, you may send a check via good 'ol snail mail.


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 maintained monthly; 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 not exceed 9:1. 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 or stop in for a tour!

liability policy/form; photo permission; release form will be handled on day one of camp
farm vet: Dr. Helen Sill, Red Arrow Veterinary Clinic

do you offer sibling discounts or scholarships?

Not yet!

But this is a goal & hope after evaluating our pilot year, 2018.  :)


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. Water & healthy snacks are provided--no need to bring a thing!

(Phones/iPads & other devices are not allowed at camp.)