2017 Homesteading Camp
Our Homesteading Camp offers unique programming that emphasizes self reliance and gives kids an opportunity to get back to basics and learn some simple life skills. Kids will get active instruction about a wide range of topics, and will have the opportunity to apply those skills in practical methods. Topics covered include organic farming and food preservation, basic nutrition and cooking skills, outdoor survival skills, an introduction to herbal medicine, and general animal husbandry.
Our camp focuses on environmental conservation, sustainable, healthy living choices, and supporting the local community. It teaches the importance of hard work and personal grit, and deepens the appreciation for farming, and self-sufficiency.
Homestead Camp will build campers’ confidence, character, and self-esteem, while encouraging them to have a strong work ethic, learn new skills and foster a healthy lifestyle. All this while making new friends and having a lot of fun!
Ages: 7-13 Each session has a maximum of 16 kids.
Time: 9am to 3pm
Days: Monday through Friday
Cost: $395 per week – price includes all supplies for crafts and lessons.
Session 1 – June 19 – 23
Session 2 – June 26 – 30
A General Outline of our Activities
Gardening and Farming – Campers will learn the basics about planting, tending, watering, harvesting and storing foods. Each child will have an opportunity to bring home a small garden square.
Botany and Plant Medicine – Discussions will include basic plant anatomy, and identifying useful plants for food and medicine. Campers will learn about collecting, harvesting, and making plant medicine.
Basic Nutrition, Easy Cooking and Easy Sewing – Campers will introduced to basic nutrition, and will learn how to plan and prepare healthy meals. Cooking skills introduced include making cheese, bread, eggs, pasta, cookies. Campers will also learn some basic sewing techniques, with simple hand stitches and mending skills.
Outdoor Survival Skills – Campers will learn to build a fire, basic first aid, building a shelter, drinking water safety, using a compass, and cooking on a campfire.
Animal Care and Local Biodiversity – Discussion will included care and maintenance of horses, goats, chickens, including feeding, watering, basic care, milking if possible, collecting eggs. There will be discussion and observation of the beehives with as well as other local wild animals and protecting their environments. Please note: there is NO horseback riding offered during this camp.
What kind of kids are good candidates for the Three Leaf Farm Homesteading Camp?
Active, healthy kids who want to learn new skills
Kids who like animals and enjoy being outside in nature
Kids who are willing to work hard and get dirty
Kids who want to participate in their families and in the larger community
Kids who are brave, inquisitive, and motivated to learn new things
Cancellation Policy – In the event that you need to cancel, we will refund your money if we are able to fill your child’s spot. Cancellation made within two weeks of the session are non-refundable.