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youth programs

farm and forest camp

farm adventure camp

farm and forest skills


ages 4-8

Session 1:

July 13-15

10 am - 2 pm

Session 2:

August 10-12

10 am -2 pm

Hold a chicken, brush a goat, feed a llama, and try to catch a sheep!  Our Farm and Forest Camp will delight your child with the real life experience and wonder of the Little House books as they learn about our farm animals and discover the joys of fresh vegetables from the garden.   



ages 9-12

June 29-July 1

10 am - 3 pm

Our Farm Adventure camp will have your kids smiling from ear to ear and bursting at the seams to tell you about their amazing farm adventures.  Hike through the woods with a herd of goats, make wild berry jam, milk a goat and harvest fresh from the garden.  Kids will learn about animals and animal care, nutrition, and homesteading in this action packed week on the farm.



ages 13-17

August 17-20

9 am -3:30 pm

Learn confidence and skills of the farm and forest in this unique experience on the farm.  The traditional farm depended on the help of older children.  Teenagers of years past were highly skilled in many aspects of the farm and forest, and this program will explore and teach animal care, goat milking, cooking in the farm kitchen and more!  Whether you are thinking about pursuing farming or simply looking for a unique, educational, and rewarding experience, this week will be a one of a kind adventure!




Lara Scanlon

Lara has a Masters in Teaching, a Masters Certificate in Outdoor Education, and a serious passion for farming.  Since 1997, she has been working with children on the farm, in the woods, and in the classroom to foster a love and appreciation toward a deep connection to nature and food.  She has taught programs on her previous farm in Northern Wisconsin, at Echo Hill Outdoor School in MD, at Da Vinci Middle School in Portland, OR, at IslandWood Outdoor School on Bainbridge Island, WA, at The Woolman Semester in Nevada City, CA,  at Trackers NW in Portland, and at Central High School in Medford, OR.

She has been farming since 1995.

Derek Scanlon

Derek has a Masters in Special Education and has been a lead teacher in self contained Special Education classrooms, a PARA educator, and has managed group homes for children and adults with special needs.  He has worked at Beaver Acres in Beaverton, OR; George Middle School in Portland, OR, and North Middle School in Grants Pass, OR.  His dedication to meeting students where they are, his focus on Positive Behavior (PBS), and his calm demeanor are among the traits that make him an exceptionally gifted teacher.  He is so excited to combine his skills as a teacher with his love of the farm.

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