Campers experience a lifestyle that is simple, rugged and exciting. Helping to run the farm, the setting offers a safe, yet challenging environment for kids to discover, grow, do and make while enjoying the great outdoors.
Our days are filled with movement and fueled by good food and great fun.
GROW & CARE
Daily trips to the gardens to learn and harvest.
Care for animals- supply water and feed to goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, dogs, and horse.
Don't forget to collect the eggs!
Learn delicious recipes and a wide range of practical culinary skills.
Plan, prepare, serve, and share snacks and meals.
Take part in workshops, like bread-making, pickling and mushroom logs.
EXPLORE, PLAY, CREATE
Join nature workshops like bridge-building, fire-starting or spoon-making.
Experience the talent show, listen to stories and enjoy s'mores.
Wander, investigate & wonder. Nature arts & crafts, read and write.
Campers are intricately involved in the food we share. All campers rotate through the kitchen for designated meal prep. For 2018, we will be geared up for those kids who want to spend more time with food (for more meals, or in food-related work-shops like pesto making).
Much of what we eat comes from on-site. The rest we largely source from local farmers we know.
Through positive interactions throughout, including sharing meals together and offering a wide array of tastes and textures, we foster healthy relationships with food.
Campers sleep under the stars in large canvas bell tents (16.4' across) on cots in small groups (boys with boys, girls with girls). A counselor stays in each tent, with 4 or 5 campers. We contend with weather, bugs, little privacy, and the challenges of no electricity, or indoor plumbing. A character and grit-building experience that the kids love!
We take very seriously the responsibility which comes with being caretakers of your children. At Nature's Farm Camp, we foster the safety and security of our campers with a low 2.5-to-1 camper-to-staff ratio. Our community-oriented philosophy also encourages kids to look out for each other. We have first aid supplies onsite to tend to the every day mishaps of being outdoors, and the staff trained to use them. In the event of an emergency, we have procedures in place and a hospital within 15 miles.
To help keep the safety of campers in the forefront of camp operations, we use a system that provides camp health staff instant access to vital medical information and tracks allergies, medications, and illness/injury for each camper. It's a system that was designed by camp doctors and nurses and is integrated into our camper registration system.