Tamarack Farm Farming Camp for Teens
Mixed Gender, Ages 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. At Town Meeting we engage in the heart of what it means to be a community working towards a space where all voices are comfortable speaking and are heard. Anyone can raise concerns. Occasionally, brilliant solutions emerge from our collective wisdom. We also have evenings dedicated to celebrating together, sharing talents at an open mic, playing huge games together, and discussing important topics like race, gender, or sustainable agriculture.
|Full Session||July 1-August 16|
|July Session||July 1-July 24|
|August Session||July 26-August 16|
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.
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