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Barn Day Camp Zen and the Art of Writing Letters to your Camper

A letter at camp is a magical thing. Campers love getting mail – even mail from a sibling they fight with at home – mail at camp is a piece of home.  Letters can lift the spirits of even the happiest camper and maybe, just maybe, even elicit a reply. Here are some 7 tips […]

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Indian Brook Goodbyes and Hellos

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel with current and former Saltash Mountain Camp directors. Speaking to what we gained from our work at Farm & Wilderness, one participant, Becca Balint, Senate Majority Leader for the State of Vermont said: “I learned about valuing the gifts that each staff member […]

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Barn Day Camp Nationwide Potlucks April 5-7

Nationwide Potluck Weekend will take place April 5-7, 2019. F&W camper families, staff, alumni and friends will be getting together in locations around the country, and you are invited! This year, F&W celebrates its 80th birthday making the potlucks an extra special time to get together with old and new friends to celebrate our collective F&W […]

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Barn Day Camp 5 Ways Summer Camp Teaches Independence

During my 15 years as a summer camp counselor and director, I often spoke with friends and parents about summer camp’s impact in helping young people develop independence.  But it was not until I was a parent myself with children who were campers that I truly appreciated how profound this aspect of camp was on […]

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Indian Brook We are Excited to Introduce the New Indian Brook Director

Theresa Serr joins the F&W community with over 30 years of experience directing camps and developing programs for youth, including having worked for YMCA camps and afterschool programs in Florida, Arizona, and Detroit, Michigan, and Campfire Camps in Alaska.  In her jobs, she has worked with diverse communities (there were over 90 languages represented by […]

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Indian Brook Creative Arts & Community

By Hannie Tishkoff (IB staff ’18) At a camp called Farm & Wilderness, it is easy to think that creative arts may get left out of the spotlight. As Creative Arts (CA) head this summer at Indian Brook, I was delighted to discover just how essential arts and crafts are to the fabric of Indian […]

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Barn Day Camp NYC Spread the Word about Farm & Wilderness and Skate 3/2

Bring a Friend Ice Skating Event and Meet F&W Overnight Camp Directors Join us at Sky Rink (Directions) at Chelsea Piers, 61 Chelsea Piers, NYC 10011 Saturday, March 2nd during Sky Rink Public Skate from 1:00-3: 50 pm Space is limited, pre-register by Friday, February 22 to secure a spot (Ages 9-14) Enrolled or registered […]

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Barn Day Camp BOSTON: Spread the Word about Farm & Wilderness & Climb 3/3

Bring a Friend Rock Climbing Event: Join us at Central Rock Gym at 74 Acton Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Sunday, March 3rd during Central Rock open climb from 1:00-3:00pm Space is limited, pre-register by Friday, February 22 to secure a spot (Ages 9-14) Enrolled or registered campers who bring a camper age friend (new to […]

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Indian Brook Summer Camp Continues to Shape My Life

I have accumulated experiences at camp that have shaped my life, my decisions, my identity, and how I move in this world. Although my camper experience was not with Farm & Wilderness, there are universal feelings that go along with a wilderness adventure. Inspiring role models Sense of belonging Chances to explore aspects of identity […]