Kent Farm Research Station (Indiana University)
R 8475 E. Kent Rd, Bloomington, Indiana
- Drop Off: 8:30 a.m.
- Camp Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Pick-up by: 4:30 p.m.
Curbside drop-off and pick-up at Kent Farm. There is no need to park. Staff will be at the drop-off / pick-up lines. Signs will indicate traffic flow.
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Free transportation via Bloomington Rural Transit is available from University Elementary School to the camp sessions located at Kent Farm.
Take advantage of free transportation for your child. On the waiver select: “Yes! I would like my child to ride the Rural Transit Bus from University Elementary School.”
Parents can drop off their children daily as early at 8:30am. The bus will leave promptly at 8:45am. Parents must pick up their children daily by 4:30pm. Curbside drop-off and pick-up. There is no need to park. Staff will be at the drop-off / pick-up lines. Signs will indicate traffic flow. Note: It is not mandatory that campers ride the bus. The Rural Transit bus is optional.
Rural Transit Bus Morning Schedule:
- 8:30 am – Drop off begins at University Elementary School
- 8:45 am – Rural Transit Bus leaves University Elementary School
- 9am – Rural Transit Bus Arrives at Goat Conspiracy Farm
- NOTE: The bus will leave promptly at 8:45am. If you miss the bus you are responsible for bringing your child to camp.
Rural Transit Bus Afternoon Schedule:
- 4:15pm – Rural Transit Bus arrives to University Elementary School
- 4:15 – 4:30pm – Parent pick up at University Elementary School
- NOTE: Children must be picked up by 4:30pm
Read more about Kent Farm: Kent Farm is located 7 miles east of Bloomington along Kent Road off of Highway 46 East. It is about 90 acres in size and consists of early successional fields and more mature forest. Dr. Ellen Ketterson (Biology) has several facilities at Kent Farm, including the Kent Farm Bird Observatory and Kent Farm Banding Station. For more information on Dr. Ketterson’s facilities at Kent Farm, visit her website. Kent Farm was the site of groundbreaking ecological work (on voles) by former IU zoologist Charles Krebs. Kent Farm is adjacent to Indiana DNR property, Lake Monroe, and Stillwater Marsh (an important waterfowl area).