It was bound to happen. This little one, this lover of all animals, is going away to sleep-away camp. She talked her way into Nature’s Farm Camp during our visit of the Good Food Festival back in March of this year. She attended with me, and asked me for some of my business cards to pass around to vendors. With our work with We Sow, We Grow, she’s been an intricate part of taking care of the chickens and letting community members know what they could and couldn’t do with them. She’s also let us know her stance on what happens to the chickens after they are finished laying eggs. She’s not shy about her opinions.
Anyway, the ladybug put on her best marketing hat and sealed the deal for us to let her go away to camp in exchange for talking about it on the blog. Where she gets this wonderful amount of confidence, I do not know, but I’m game. I’m looking forward to seeing everything that she learns, and having her interact more with children she may have never met in general. I already know that she has an extremely large heart, and will do well.
Nature’s Farm Camp exists because childhood today isn’t always what it should be. Kids’ days are too often filled with screens and abstractions, being rewarded for following directions, and filling their bodies with things that can barely be defined as food.
We offer outdoor immersion and activities to develop communication, collaboration and life skills. Campers are encouraged to make choices and learn consequences and connections.
Each week, the campers run the farm and discover how competent they are. The kids work, grow, harvest, cook, explore, create and play – all led by guides who are experts in safety and fun.
Week #2: July 17 – July 21. Kids ages 8-11
Week #3: July 24 – July 28. Kids ages 8-11
Week #4: July 31 – Aug 4. Kids ages 12-15
Week #5: Aug 7 – Aug 11. Kids ages 8-11Each session is limited to 20 campers. Siblings get a discount too! Just use code SIBDISCOUNT for 10% off on children after the first. There are also financial aid packages too! They want everyone to have a chance to go, so check it out today!