Our first summer four years ago, we heard lots of original lines from campers, many of them posed as questions, e.g.: “You mean us kids are caring for the goats and chickens?” “Wait a second, did you just say we’re harvesting from the garden and cooking the food?” “We’re doing all those dishes?” It didn’t take long to realize we were on to something: a working farm, coupled with wilderness and great food made for a perfect setting to teach connections between food and health.
Nature’s Farm Camp exists: Because the health benefits of swapping screen time for time in nature are overwhelming. So, unless there are emergencies, we are outdoors the entire week of camp – in the woods, fields and stream – and barns and tents. Because the standard American diet causes lots of damage – often, we get in the habit of consuming calories that can barely be defined as food. We aim to develop healthy relationships with food, so campers are involved in all the asp