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Community Stories A Celebration of Stories

We asked, you answered: what are your favorite camp memories?  Through snail mail, email, and over Facebook, you’ve been sharing your fondest memories of camp. Here, we’ve compiled your favorite stories from over 80 years of Farm & Wilderness. “When I was there,” Bill Schwarzchild (TL and SWC ‘49, ’50, ’52; Sr. Work Camp, ’53; […]

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Red Spruce Grove What’s Brewing at Red Spruce Grove?

What a summer! Red Spruce Grove is really finding its identity within the F&W community. The campers, counselors, and the land itself are informing how the program grows and evolves. Already, plans are brewing for next year, based on input from all of our community members. First up: Building projects! Consistently, the biggest highlights of […]

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Farm News Farewell to the 2019 Farm Crew!

Every year, the farm at F&W hires interns to help us out and get ready for the camp season.  This year we ended up a great group: Anna Brewer, Derek Cote, and Reece Rivas who came together as a team despite very different back grounds and farming experience. Their last day was November first, and […]

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Camp Events Sledding and Cocoa at Danehy Park

Welcome 2020 with sledding, hot cocoa, and warm hearts! Join F&W at Danehy Park for sledding (bring your own sled), hot cocoa, snowman building and other cheerful, wintry fun. Bring a friend (or two, three…) and share your camp memories and love of all things Farm & Wilderness as we play (and laugh) hard. Dress […]

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Camp Events Bring a Friend Rock Climbing in Watertown, MA

For Ages 8-16 Scale the wall with Farm & Wilderness! Join F&W team members at Central Rock Gym, 74 Acton Street, Watertown, MA 02472 on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1:30-3:30 for climbing and community. F&W Campers (past and present) bringing a camp-age friend who is new to F&W get a 50% discount for themselves and […]

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Timberlake Reflections on “Aging Up”

When I was a Timberlake camper, I had no plans to leave, ever. Between feeding the pigs, canoeing, camping on Paradise Island, logging expeditions, and all-camp games, TL kept me busy and was so much fun! I had my friends, I knew and loved the routines and rituals of Timberlake, so why should I ever […]

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The Future Strategic Planning Committee Update Report

October 29, 2019  In pursuit of a new strategic plan, Farm & Wilderness collected a massive amount of data from the community, the board of trustees and the year-round staff. Recently, the strategic planning committee organized this information into eight Focus Areas with specific goals/strategies for each.  This material was presented to key members of […]

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News From Our Executive Director The Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference

The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners (B.U.G.S.) held their 10th national conference, hosting over 300 attendees from across the country. While mostly adults attended the workshops, there were several area youth groups that performed and individual teens participated in workshops that covering topics from “George Washington Carver: Field to Table-New Soul Food” to “National Black […]

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Flying Cloud How Flying Clouders are Made

by Charlie Wyatt, Flying Cloud Director I trudge behind my father, who is visible only by the moonlight gleaming off the snow. Cold air burns my throat and lungs and my aching legs scream for rest, but it’s late, and we’re almost at Flying Cloud anyway. We arrive, a familiar place rendered strange by snow, […]