Camp happened in July and August and it was awesome. Each week, we began with high expectations (we believe kids are more capable than they know) and the kids delivered greatness.
We're resting, reflecting and figuring out how to improve on the camp experience. We aim for more than just smiles, but it's got to be more. If the goal is just fun we'd send them to a waterpark. Stay tuned for what we have planned for 2019, i.e. sign up for newsletter below. In the meantime, enjoy the bounty from our midwest farmers and please give kids responsibility. They are creative and competent.
P.P.S. Nature's Farm Camp won the Golden Beet Award in the 2018 Community Food Project category, from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance.
Select Media Coverage
A piece titled "Fresh from the Farm" about Tim Magner and camp in the Loyola Academy magazine (page 4 & 5). A guest article in 2017 on Good Food on Every Table and also in 2016 on Good Food on Every Table, a piece on Farm Camps in Chicago Crain's Magazine and a guest post in the nationally acclaimed Fed Up with Lunch.
The Mike Nowak (radio) Show interviewed us and Rob Gardner of The Local Beet gave us a shout-out in his Good Food Fest Wrap-up. We were featured on WGN TV Mid-day News. Note: for the TV gig we borrowed a couple things from awesome Chicago friends, e.g. microgreens from local food innovator The Urban Canopy and the flat of mint from The Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse. Good Food on Every Table featured an article on Farm Camp .
p.s. We're thrilled to be supporting members of the Chicagoland coalition of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We love the local 'Band of Farmers.'