Tamarack Farm Mixed Gender 15-17
Dig into intentional action
Dig into intentional action
Hammering sounds fill the hillside as Tamarack Farm teens build a three-sided cabin, milk cows and cook meals. They focus on their community’s needs as they wash organic lettuce, build rabbit hutches or explore a sustainable way of living. At Tamarack Farm, teens find joy in work, learn to live closely with a diverse group of peers and find their own voices.
|Full Session||June 26-August 11|
|July Session||June 26-July 19|
|August Session||July 21-August 11|
Dive into creating your summer community. Teens share responsibility, assume leadership roles, and find growth as they explore issues of peace & justice as well as environmental sustainability.
At this time, the Counselor Apprentice Program is full, and we are not accepting any more applications for the summer of 2019.
The Counselor Apprenticeship is a leadership development program designed for 15- to 17-year-olds to build skills for working here at F&W or other similar organizations. It is a 6.5-week program that starts with two weeks of training that will prepare participants to work for the next four weeks as Counselor Apprentices at the Barn Day Camp, Timberlake, or Indian Brook. The teens in this program will be held to the high expectations we have of all our staff with an additional level of support and on-going training. Once the Counselor Apprentices have successfully completed the program, they will have the certifications and experience we look for in our summer staff.
"Tamarack Farm values community, honesty, and radical respect. We talk about real-world issues like racism, sexism, and gender identity that help deepen understanding and views of society and learn to work together to resolve group and community problems and master inclusivity. It’s an experience that I’ll never forget."
And like that, Session One is over. Our first session campers left on Friday after a full week of working on the Art Barn which now has a new curved roof. We also have new shelves and stools from the work projects area. The old arts area has also been beautified. Many teens headed home […]
Tomorrow marks the end of our first session of summer 2019. Transitioning from camp to home can be challenging. Of course, campers are happy to reunite with their family, but they’ll also be missing their camp friends and activities. Kids tend to ‘re-invent’ themselves at camp and it can be jarring to return home where […]
Tamarack Farm is in full swing. So many things happen at camp it is hard to figure out where to even begin. I will start by saying on Monday we are about to have our fourth day of haying. We will have packed our barn for the winter with over 1000 bales of hay by […]