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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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Farm News What We Farm in the Winter

I am often asked, “what do you do on the farm in the winter?” While the fields get plenty of time to rest under a blanket of snow this time of year the farmers still have lots to do. This is the time of year for repairing, studying seed and chicken catalogs, stocking up supplies […]

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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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Flying Cloud 6 Things About Survival Skills That Might Surprise You

Fortunately, most of us will never find ourselves in a life or death situation in the woods. You’ll likely never have to build a fire by rubbing sticks together, make a distinction between poisonous and edible plants, build a solar still to collect water, or make a shelter to keep safe from the elements. You […]

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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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Flying Cloud Inside Ice Cutting

“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.” – Kahlil Gibran This poem is like the tag line to Farm & […]

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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 […]