Our first summer years ago, we heard lots of original lines from campers, many of them posed as questions, e.g.:
“You mean us kids are really in charge of 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. More importantly, we worked hard to build a culture where kids make choices and gain independence, while learning to communicate and collaborate.
While the camp mission and the quality of the team were the focus, we also understand the importance of the actual campsite. It provides the physical space for the kids to roam and explore, to flourish and grow.
So, we were looking for a place to expand when the Angelic Organics Learning Center (AOLC) team came to visit us during camp in 2018 to see our program in action. It didn't take long to realize that perhaps we could bring our program to AOLC and support their efforts to fill up their newly renovated Lodge with an overnight summer camp. After fruitful conversations, we decided to bring Nature's Farm Camp to AOLC to attempt to create a world-class experience.
We hope to bring what make Nature's Farm Camp special (e.g. it’s got to be fun, but it’s got to be a lot more than just fun) to a really amazing site. There’s nothing like it in the midwest – two hundred acres of water, woods, fields, animals, buildings, animals and production vegetables.
We believe in kids – we’ll always begin each week with high expectations – and love that we have an even better environment for them to flourish. As caring guides, we’ll be there to support them along the way.
Here’s to Helping to Grow Great Kids.
Love & Peas,
P.S. AOLC does day camps for kids, plus fall and spring school programing, and has a farmer training program.