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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

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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!

2020 at Waupoos Farm

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The interesting year that 2020 brought to Waupoos Family Farm!

Summer staff worked on cottage renovations and outdoor maintenance. Check out the cottage renovations!

Safari-Themed Cottage:

 

 

 

 

 

Nautical-Themed Cottage:

 

 

 

 

 

Paris-Themed Cottage:

 

 

 

Animals in the Spring:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Pig Tractor” or a movable pigpen to help till the earth. Those pigs do a great job of preparing the ground for a future garden plot!

 

 

 

 

Extra vegetables were planted this spring, yielding a bountiful harvest that was donated to the Food Bank:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2020 Lodge Deck Demolition: 

 

 

 

 

 

An Unexpected Bump on the Road – Farmhouse Septic Tank Replacement:

 

 

 

 

 

A Rainbow over Waupoos Farm, a Symbol of HOPE

Trillium Renovations at Waupoos 2018-2019

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Over the fall and winter months when the Farm would typically be a little quieter, many upgrades and improvements were made thanks to funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Plumbing upgrades in the cottages were completed. These included new shower stalls in several cottages and plenty of plumbing improvements and realignments we don’t see but truly appreciate!

New insulation and “skirting” has been added around the bottom of the cottages and Cottage 7 received a much needed new foundation and insulation. However, the early start to winter 2018-19 made for less than ideal working conditions!

 

The farmhouse was also a hub of activity. New windows and doors were installed by Manotick Windows and Doors. What a difference they have made! Our Ontario Trillium Foundation grant allowed us to remove and replace the original attic insulation.

 

Inside the farmhouse, a new floor beam was added under the north side and the main floor was levelled – no easy task! The kitchen received a cosmetic update. After new flooring on the main level, paint and many, many hours of work, the farmhouse was transformed!

In the true Waupoos tradition, many volunteers contributed to this project. Individuals and various groups shared their time and talents.  They painted, cleaned and decorated! Our sincere thanks to each and every one! We could not have done this without you!

The north side of the farmhouse was ready just in the nick of time for the arrival of our first host family of the summer on July 1st.

Check out the transformation below!