Amberations faced the challenges of our COVID-19 restrictions by taking our Mother’s Day Event to a virtual platform. Thank you to all who joined us. The event was a success and a learning experience. We plan to keep a virtual presence at all our events, regardless of what the future holds. It was nice to be able to include even those people that are far away.

Stay tuned for Fall Festival updates…October 4th this year.

Special Thanks to our Musicians!

Special thanks to EiVey – Eileen Kalfuss and Harvey Nusbaum, for their delightful performance. If you missed it live, you can still watch the video here:

Duck Race

Our duck race winners were Dallas in first place, Patch in second and Spud in third . Prizes were $100, $50, and $30 respectively.

Photo Contest

Our photo contest winners are below. Each winner won a prize package including Balsam Rose Soap Company products, Burning Bus crafts, an Amberations t-shirt, a gift card and more.

Our grounds are open!

Amberations is open. We are happy to report that the layout of our grounds affords ample opportunities for socially distanced visiting. If you are a first time guest feel free to call for a tour. Please give us some advance notice as this is a volunteer run organization and our availability is often limited. 315.636.7166

Our upper field area is popular for hiking and is a dog friendly area.
Please be sure to pick up after your pet and do what you can to maintain the trails.

The barn area is a favorite for many visitors, surely because of our animal friends. Be respectful of the animal’s diets. Too much food, and even just a little of the wrong kind, can wreak havoc with their systems. If you want to bring some apples or carrots for the goats and the donkey, that is fine. If you want to pick leaves or grass from around the barn to feed them, that is okay too. Just don’t give them too much.

Volunteer Opportunities

Come love, feed and tidy up with the Animals at Amberations. A few shifts are available, mornings or evenings. Perfect for an adult or adults and children. You’ll be lovin’ Big Joe the donkey and the goats-Boo, Uncle Louie, Jam-Jam, Maree, and Maddy. You will also feed the Guinea fowl named Survivor, and kitties Amber and Midnight. This loveliness takes approx 30 min. Call 315.251.4294 to claim your special time with the animals.

If animals aren’t your thing but you’d still like to help, let us know. We have ample opportunities. Call 315.636.7166 or email [email protected]


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.

Over the years we have been many different things to many different people.


Amberations is dedicated to supporting health through interaction with the natural environment for people of all abilities.