Summer Camp 2021

Though much delayed compared to ‘normal’ years, 2021 Summer Camp plans are currently in the works! We are waiting for state guidance to determine our exact summer camp plans and schedules but will announce here just as soon as we’ve decided! At this time, we are hopeful that we will run overnight and day camps as in previous years but exact offerings will be based on health and safety recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the American Camp Association. Please check back for details!

Summer Opportunities for Children Ages 3-17

Since 1936, we have provided an opportunity for young people to live and learn and grow at our farm and woods.

During the summer months, we offer a variety of camp options for you to choose from.  Programs differ in content and length and range from our one week day camp to our twelve night, residential camp.


Junior Farmers is offered to children ages 3 – 8.  This is a farm and animal based experience for young children.  Sessions are one week in length, meeting Monday through Friday. 

Our Farm Explorers program is a five-day camp experience for Campers, entering grades 2 – 6.  Farm explorers will meet from 9am-4pm, and will spend lots of time at the farm, with the animals and horses in addition to other activities like hiking, camp crafts, cookouts, group games, singing, and more!  Hot lunch will be served daily. 
Our Extreme Farm Explorers program is a six-day camping experience that runs side by side our residential camp, however it does not include overnight stays.  Geared for campers in grades 3 – 7, this is a great program to satisfy the camper that is ‘almost’ ready for overnight camp.  Extreme Farm Explorers will join us for morning chores, lunch, afternoon programming, and also for dinner and evening activities.  Program meets on Sunday evening for opening ceremonies, Monday – Thursday 9am-9pm, and Friday until 5pm. 


Farm Camp is one of our favorite and longest running programs and is offered to children entering grades 4 – 7.  Farm camp is a coed residential camping program and is offered in 5- and 12-night sessions.


Ranch Camp is an exciting, rustic, adventure on horseback.  We offer boys sessions and girls sessions to campers entering grades 8 and 9.  Ranch Camp is a residential program offered in 12-night sessions.

Outdoor Adventure for Teens (OATS) 12 nights of adventure and exploration through on- and offsite experiences for 8th and 9th graders. Program will utilize the farm animals and horses as well as off site experiences such as hiking trips, overnight campouts and adventure challenges. 

Our Senior Outdoor Leadership (SOL) program is designed to give participants an out of doors, leadership experience like no other.  Offered to teens entering grades 10 – 12, this program focuses on group dynamics and leadership skills through onsite activities and offsite trips.

Questions? Contact Amy DiDominicis.


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