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Opening Week at Waupoos Farm!- July 2022

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The first week of vacation for Waupoos Farm started off with a bang! Packed with fun adventures outside such as nature walks, archery, and swimming, the families at Waupoos are seen enjoying their stay. During the week, our lovely host, Mariam was able to run a morning chapel where families were able to bond over what they were thankful for, listen to fascinating stories, and even read a morning prayer together. Through this, the cottagers could start their mornings with bonding activities and scrumptious homemade muffins.       

Thankful Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, Waupoos farm wouldn’t be a farm without animals. One of our specialized staff, Rachel, walks the families through the many animals that are home to Waupoos. Children were given the opportunity to hold baby chicks and watch the baby turkeys play with each other. The animals at Waupoos are incredibly friendly and adore our cottagers just as much as we do! Most of the farm animals don’t mind being petted as well, which made for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many. 

 

 

One of the many joys of the family farm is the surrounding environment, a lengthy trail filled with an assortment of flowers and shrubs surrounding the cottagers. This week, everyone was invited to go on a nature walk, where many chose to pick some of the different plants, while others chose to simply enjoy the atmosphere.

After venturing further down the trail, cottagers were introduced to the ‘Fairy Village’ hidden in the depths of the forest, which looked to be an exhilarating surprise for many. With trees with faces and homes for fairies, Fairy Village is a sight to behold. 

 We are looking forward to all the fun events that are to come.

Eighth Week At Waupoos

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Aaaand that’s a wrap! Waupoos welcomed four families for the final week of the summer. It was a quieter week than most, but there was still lots of fun on the farm! “Meet the Animals” was a highlight. It’s an opportunity for the families to meet the animals that we have and learn how to care for them. Another highlight was “Make Your Own Pizzas” when they got to make their own family pizzas and cook them in their cottage.

Lots of fun songs were played and sung at the bonfire, with s’mores as well! Participation was high at the talent show this week with gymnastics, comedy, and a special act by the FMT adults!

The residents and staff are all sad to wrap up the summer, but it was definitely one for the books. We all look forward to the school-year sessions, as well as welcoming even more families next summer!

Seventh Week at Waupoos

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This week Waupoos had another great week of fun as we welcomed a new set of families! We began the week with a bouncy castle and ice cream sandwiches to celebrate a birthday! Cottagers had the chance to make crafts, play some water games to escape the hot weather, and of course, swim in the pool!

The families enjoyed a tractor ride with a visit to the magic tree, followed by a bonfire with s’mores!

The talent show was a hit once again! This week, there was no lack of talent; we had singing, joke-telling, a magic show, and much more! The night was wrapped up with a barbecue and movie under the stars.

After another amazing week at Waupoos, we prepare for our last week of families for the summer!

 

Sixth Week At Waupoos

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This was another amazing week at Waupoos! Campers enjoyed making tasty snacks with fruits and marshmallows. This was the perfect treat for a summer’s day!

Cottagers enjoyed swimming in the pool and playing water games to cool off from the heat. Families also painted and planted some wildflowers in their own personal pots that they were able to bring home.

The talent show was lots of fun with some new talent and lots of people cheering everyone else on! After another week of fun, we wrap up and prepare for another awesome week!

Fifth Week at Waupoos

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It’s hard to believe that summer is halfway through already! Over the past weeks, Waupoos has hosted families from all over Ottawa to give them a summer full of fun memories.

Once again, Waupoos enjoyed hosting many new families at the farm this week as the staff provided many interesting games and activities.

It was a quiet week on the farm as families enjoyed the peaceful scenery. The week was much cooler than usual summer days, but families were still able to participate in activities and swim at the pool. One of the popular activities was meeting the animals where campers were able to interact with our barnyard pals.  The goats were very friendly with the guests.

 

We’ve also made some changes to the farm this week. Staff painted the chapel and sides of the barn with a fresh coat of white paint to match the lodge and our cottages. This new paint helps brighten up the farm and brings new life back to the beloved chapel!

 

 

With July finished up, Waupoos Farm looks forwards to a fun-filled August!

Fourth Week at Waupoos

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Another fun week at Waupoos as we welcomed even more families to the farm! Campers enjoyed riding bikes around the farm and meeting new animal friends. With the sun shining, visitors were able to play and do plenty of activities outside.

The campers were once again involved in the talent show, showing off skills such as singing, dancing, and even magic tricks. There was so much talent at Waupoos.  It was wonderful to have so many people, staff and campers, involved in making the show memorable.

With the Paris themed cabin finally up and running, more campers were able to stay and enjoy the farm’s activities. This is just one of the many themed cabins at Waupoos that staff has put together for the farm’s visitors. With colourful artwork and beautiful furniture, the city of Paris comes to life at Waupoos.

                                     

Now reaching mid-summer, Waupoos is pleased to continue a season of fun!

Third Week at Waupoos

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Once again at Waupoos families were here to enjoy a week filled with excitement and adventure. Our staff came up with tons of new activities and games to engage our campers, from morning crafts to exciting nature walks. The campers had fun exploring the farm and taking in the peaceful scenery and fresh air.

The pool was a blast with our campers this week. The water is a perfect way to cool off after a hot day under the summer sun. Families enjoyed scheduled breaks by the pool and fun swimming lessons planned by the lifeguard. Along with the pool, councillors at Waupoos planned a fun water fight between campers as another fun way the beat the heat.

A new and exciting activity on the farm this week was the Waupoos Talent Show. Campers and staff were able to show off their many talents, from singing and dancing to variety shows! Waupoos sure has a lot of talented people coming through its doors. The event was a huge success with campers, and so many people shared their talents with us. This talent show was definitely a highlight of the week, bringing smiles and laughter to everyone.

It was certainly an exciting and entertaining week at Waupoos Farm!

Second Week at Waupoos

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After a promising first week, Waupoos Farm once again opened its doors to families, continuing a summer of fun and memories. With ecstatic new faces, the farm provided interesting new experiences for the whole family to enjoy.

In its second week, Waupoos Farm provided many new activities to take part in and enjoy. From painting signs to meeting new animal friends, there was something in store for everyone.

As always, the bunnies were a huge hit with the campers. These little guys are certainly cute and really popular here on the farm. The kids just love them. Along with the bunnies, campers also enjoyed meeting the goats and lambs that call Waupoos their home. The animals are adorable and the campers had so much fun making friends with these barnyard pals.

Along with animals and crafts, families are now able to cool off at the pool. It’s easy to enjoy splashing around in the water, especially in the summer heat. It was definitely a refreshing break from the heat! Campers were able to enjoy plenty of fun water activities, including swimming lessons provided by our lifeguard.

We’re continuing the summer with another exciting week, and look forward to all the fun ahead!

Summer 2021 Begins

By | Cottage Sessions
After a long hiatus due to the COVID_19 pandemic, Waupoos was so excited to 
welcome three families to stay at the farm this week. It's been over a year 
since we have been able to recieve visitors, and so we were all thrilled!


We have plenty of fun activities for campers this year, and week one was no exception. 
As a great start to the day, every morning we got together as a group to enjoy coffee 
and muffins after Chapel. This week, we painted rocks, had a waterfight, made popcorn 
holders, held a scavenger hunt, took a tractor ride, and more. With new activities 
every day, it's impossible to be bored here.
  
Although things here at the farm are quickly progressing back to normal, we've 
had to put a lot of new measures in place to ensure that our facilities remain 
clean and safe. This includes disinfecting commonly touched areas, hosting all of 
our activities and masses outdoors, and doing a thorough cleaning of each cabin 
after campers pack up. These precautions make sure we're able to stay open 
throughout the summer.
We've also been focusing a lot of our attention on preparing cottages for the campers' arrival. 
We've moved around furniture, hung paintings, gotten new sheets, fixed some plumbing issues, and 
at the moment we're installing new cabinets in cabin 5 (our Paris themed cabin). With campers 
finally coming back to Waupoos, we want to make sure that everything is beautiful.

This year we have quite a few baby animals around the farm, which the kids love. 
One of our rabbits gave birth to ten adorable bunnies. We also have two lambs that are 
only four months old. Even though they're so young, the lambs are already huge, and 
growing more every day. As the summer goes on, our goal is to continue to have families 
come stay with us in a fun, safe environment where both parents and kids can relax. With 
our first week almost finished, we feel great about the rest of our year!