Camper Stories & Parent Testimonials

These testimonials are taken verbatim from camper and parent feedback forms. Campers’ creative spelling and grammar have been edited only for clarity.

From Campers

“F&W makes the world a better place in many ways. The best thing is probably educating young people about social issues, and giving them to tools to be themselves and stand up for what they believe in.”

“Farm & Wilderness will change your life and make you a better person in every way. You will have experiences that you are amazing and very unique. It is the best place ever and you will never regret going there.”

“I have learned to be comfortable with who I am, and that the best friends are the kind that don’t care about what you wear or what you look like, and are friends with you because of who you are.”

“What I learned about myself was I can do things I thought impossible for me to do.”

From Parents

Indian Brook “creates a sense of positive identity and positive community in which there is a great deal of room for self-expression and acceptance. IB is the antidote to middle school blues.”

“We are consistently impressed and amazed at not only the care given to [our daughter], but the opportunities and support for personal growth. It’s a great combination of challenging and nurturing, and a key ingredient in her development into a confident, kind and creative young woman.”

“I like that our daughter was surrounded by strong and confident women and encouraged to source her fire and do bold things and be adventurous. Thank you.”

“F&W does well by sticking to its mission and creating a welcoming, empowering place for children … I think IB has contributed to making our daughter more self-confident and self-assured, including the hard (fun) work, the camping, the strong women role models (names of cabins, counselors, etc.). I think it instills values around real things, such as nature, friendship, cooperation, wholesome and healthy food.”