Libby Reynolds

Libby Reynolds passed away on July 20th, 2018 at the age of 29. Libby was a dear friend and one of the first people to visit and enjoy Amberations. She attended many functions and always added so much with her joyful attitude and cheerful smile. Here is the link to Libby’s obituary.



Summer Camp

Yes, summer camp is back this year at Amberations! For the last three years we have held Amberations’ Summer Odyssey camp. A small group of enthusiastic campers participated and each child brought a unique perspective as well as individual talents to the experience.

Everyone involved enjoyed the camp immensely, in fact so much so, that we have decided to offer the camp again and hopefully expand this summer. Camp will start July 30th and depending on enrollment, carry on through mid August. Amberations’ Summer Odyssey is an all inclusive outdoor experience welcoming any child ages 4th-7th grade.

Each session we feature activities including hiking, boat building, visiting with animals, fort building, terrariums, sand sculpting, arts and crafts. These are only a few of the fantastic adventures enjoyed by campers during our flexibly scheduled week of fun. Campers appreciate having input as to how their day will unfold. They would often come forward with spontaneous ideas for fun that we would work into the basic structure of the day.

In past years children worked together to build a fort in the upper fields to play in during our time together. The camp will be offered Monday through Thursday 10am-4pm. The first session begins July 30th. The cost is $190 per session.

We provide experienced certified staff who love working with kids. Visit our grounds to see what Amberations has to offer for your childs’ camp experience. For registration information contact Marcellus Parks and Recreation Department at (315) 673-3269.


2018 Bike Ride Registration: 8- 9 am
Bike Ride STARTS: 9 am
Brunch: 10 am – 1 pm
More Info



Amberations Ornaments

Wood burned ornaments are available now for your tree, ceiling fan pull or any where else that could use a little decoration. All proceeds benefit Amberations. Limited supply, get yours soon!


Thank you for making our 2017 Fall Festival a great success! We couldn’t manage it without your support!

Amberations Fall Festival
Sunday, October 1
1-6 pm


Mark your calendars for Amberations Annual Fall Festival, Sunday October 1, 1-6 pm. There is something for all ages and abilities to enjoy during our exciting fall festivities!

For those not familiar with this event, it boasts some of the finest local music around. It includes Kambuyu Marimba, a marimba ensemble rooted in the musical traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. They play happy, percussive music that is rhythmic and meant for dancing. Bob Lyna will perform, he is well known for his driving vocals and his engaging, humorous stage presence. He sings classics from the 60’s to the present. The Perennials will play an eclectic blend of music from a variety of artists and include some traditional fiddling as well.

New this year is Sydney Irving, a 14 year old singer songwriter who plays guitar and ukulele. She already has her own CD, Hello Stranger, and has been performing publicly for about a year and a half.

This fun festival always has an assortment of wonderful foods including Amberations’ own pumpkin chili, apple crisp, apple cider, cookies, spanakopita, hot dogs and more. Games, animals, a treasure hunt and crafts all make this an event you won’t want to miss! Plan to stay until five to participate in the ever popular duck race. Come to 2223 Amber Road Marietta, adjacent to Amberations’ barn. Event hours are 1 – 6 pm, chili participants should arrive between 12 and 1.

For the first time ever there will be a chili cook-off! Interested contestants can contact Nancy Lee at 315.256.8196 or


Tonka Trucks at the Barn

Thanks to Julie and family for donating these beautiful Tonka Trucks!


Maree and Maddie, Amberations Family Babies

During December 2016 we were surprised with two little kids! They brought so many smiles to our faces (and still do!). They may be a little bigger now, but they will still bring you joy!
Call or text for directions.(315)636-7166

Update: Maree on the left and Matilda on the right, nearly a year later circa September 2017



Please remember Amberations in your giving plans. 100% of the money raised goes to animal care, grounds maintenance and outreach programs. Click on the donate link to learn more.



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