Farm Life Camp
Farm Life Camp Lessons
at Willows Edge Farm
Farm Life Camp ... is a fun, exciting day for your 5-14 year old child where they will be immersed in the daily hands on activities of life on the farm.
We don't sit around and do macrame! Every day of the week brings something new and at the end of the week, your kids will go home with useful skills and a willingness to share.
Your child will experience; in a family enriched environment, the different aspects of farm living,
including, but not limited to:
* Working with the animals on the farm.
* We clean and prep barns, tack and animals. Sometimes the animals get as clean as we do!
* Animal husbandry—the science behind animal care.
* Kids have fun with different projects each day!
* We work the earth...part of farm life, includes gardening.
* New, exciting organic gardening techniques.
* We play while we learn.
* We teach about sustainability - making sure that our techniques of today, wont harm them in their future.
* And we can't even think about not mentioning ... a real horse riding lesson on a NORWEGIAN FJORD horse! We ride English with dressage principals. Those who have never ridden as well as those more advanced riders will gain a better seat, balance and understanding of how our body talks to the horses without a single spoken word.
* Last, but most important: Safety is our #1 Rule!
Farm Life Comments:
from our girls...
"I wish I could spend the night and watch the horses sleep."
Hannah, age 5
"I'd rather be cleaning stalls than cleaning my room"
Cindy, age 8.
"I wish I could live here!"
Bella, age 7.
from our boys..."OK, You did your job...I had a great time here."
Chris, age 13.
"I thought this would be really boring, but it's actually really fun!"
Alex, age 12.
We add the boys comments because not all young men are to keen on "learning farm life stuff" during their summers. These are just two that were highly memorable. And telling. Maybe even more telling that they keep coming back!
and from our parents...
"Thank you! Natalie had a fabulous time last week."
What a unique and wonderful experience! A one-of-a-kind special day just for them. You took time to show them so many parts of farm life. Of course the riding lesson was the highlight. I appreciated how you gave ample time and attention to each child. Your method of teaching was encouraging and empowering and seemed to make the children feel right at home on your horse's back! You sparked an interest and love of horses!
"The children loved your bunnies, pigs and chickens and really enjoyed your great Fjord horses."
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for your kids to experience real farm life this summer.
Parents are always surprised to hear about all the fun things their kids do here at Farm Life Camp lessons. "We work hard!" But our premise is that when we do something we love, work becomes a lot of fun. We really strive to make learning about and doing farm work enjoyable and throw in fun things like real horse riding lessons to boot. And at the end of the day, the greatest compliment we get over and over from our kids are watching them beg their parents not to make them leave. Some with tears streaming down their faces.
Like most other farms, we start our days at sunrise, but for the kids, their day will start at 9am and will finish up at 3pm.
"An Experience Like No Other!"
Frequently Asked Questions
Dates and Pricing
For 2013, we will be offering ONE small group at our Boise/Kuna farm; meaning camp will only have 6, yes, six kids since we are at our new farm in the Boise, Idaho area. Call or email us for more details.
Due to the busy nature of our working farm,
Farm Life Camp lessons are very limited.
June 24 - 28, 2013
9am - 3pm daily
All this fun, oops we mean learning, for only $275. per child (includes a camp shirt), sibling & multiple week discounts available.
Sign Up Today - VERY Limited Spots for 2013!
1. Click Here for Registration for Summer 2013.
About Your Instructors
Corinne Logan is the primary instructor and creator of Farm Life Camp lessons. She was raised with cattle, goats, sheep, chickens ... and horses - that she started riding when she was 7 - and the love for the animals never left. With her husband, she offered therapeutic foster care for High Risk Youth - primarily teens having difficult times in other foster homes. She is also a home school mom to her three kids (20, 13 & 9) and loves to teach people about animals and their care in a fun, yet very informative way.
Scott Logan brings the hands on to the harder projects around the farm ... mending fences, repairing machinery and more. Scott's also the chief gardener and with his horticultural background he not only has the knowledge, but the ability to be able to explain in ways we all can understand. He always has a project in process - some of the kids (and even their parents!) enjoy working as a team with him on those as well.
We also have interns that are here for the summer and they will get to share some of their own expertise and bring a fun, youthful addition to our team.
Because we work with your children, it is important for you to know that we perform a criminal history background check on all of our interns. Again, safety is #1 here on our farm.
We will never force a child to work with any animal they are fearful of - it's just not healthy. Also, while we don't skip anything that we do here on the farm, we do lighten it up so it is age appropriate for your child and strive to keep our small groups similar in age. Successfully completing tasks, building self esteem and having fun doing it are our goals for the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there going to be Advanced Camp this year?
A: Not for 2013. We had so much fun with our Advanced Camp week in prior years, but with the farm move, it isn't in the schedule.
Q. ... Keep asking! We'll keep posting them.
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