Camp Information

Dates of the camps in 2019:

10. – 13.6.   Traditional Cow Camp (languages: Finnish and English)

1. – 4.7.        Cow Camp for adults (languages: Finnish and English)

4. – 7.8.       Traditional Cow Camp (languages: Finnish and English)

In the traditional Cow Camp participants get to know the Finnish cows and other farm animals. The participants learn to know everything about the chores at a farm, for example milking cows by hand and sheering sheep. There are lots of activities arranged for the participants` free time for example fishing, hiking and going for a ride with a horse and a carriage. The traditional Cow Camp suites all age groups but it has been particularly popular amongst families. Attention! Young children under the age of 10 can attend the camp only accompanied with an adult!

In the Visual Arts Camp participants concentrate only on watercolor and beeswax painting. The Piipponens farm animals will mainly be used as inspirational models for your paintings. An artist Laura Laurila will direct the Visual Arts Camp. Attention! The program of this camp does not include farm chores, instead the participants can immerse themselves into the wonderful world of art. In addition to making art the participants can for example go for a ride with a horse and a carriage, to hike or spend a lovely evening at a lakeside sauna.

The basis of the Cow Camp for adults is pretty much the same as the traditional Cow Camp but it  is tailored specifically for adults. For example there is additional emphasis on various chores and more in-depth information. The participants get to separate the cream from milk with a special devise and to make various kinds of cheese, sour cream products, yoghurt and possibly butter. The minimum age of attending the adult camp is 16 years.

The cost of each camp is 295€ per person. It includes the diverse camp-program, accommodation and full maintenance. Family member discount of 20€ per person, starting from 2nd family member.

What to take with you?

 To the traditional Cow Camp and to the Cow Camp for adults:

  • rubber boots or other footwear that is suitable for walking in the barn and in the garden without any worries
  • work gloves
  • long-sleeve shirts and trousers for working at the farm
  • trainers or other footwear suitable for a short hiking trip
  • mosquito repellent
  • suitable clothing for any weather
  • swimsuit

To the Visual Arts Camp:

  • Your own watercolors, papers and painting board (for example a smooth slab of some sort that you can paint on)
  • Rubber boots and suitable clothing so that you can also paint in the farm
  • Attention! The materials needed for beeswax painting is provided by the camp, the participants don`t have to purchase them by themselves.

The participants will get all their bedlinen and towels from the Bed and breakfast Mustikkamäki.