“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” Masanobu Fukuoka
Just a Few Words from our Director:
Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute may enroll in the agricultural specialty when enrolled in this p a 1, 2, 3, 4-week total immersion camp each summer. Participants learn the fundamentals of raising crops and farm animals. This is not a petting zoo but a production farm. We go from breeding to the dinner table. When you sit down to eat at our table the salad, vegetables, meat, milk, butter, and honey all come from the work of our students.
This camp is designed for all skill levels from beginner to the very skilled.
The students will have a wide variety of daily chores and each day learn a new skill and just enjoy the lifestyle of living on a farm: fishing, shooting, trail rides, sleeping under the stars, and more.
Coed Teen Total Immersion Farm and Ranch Camp
Please Note: Must be concurrently enrolled in a Total Immersion Teen Camp
Ages: 13 – 15, 16 – 18 depending on which section of teen camp you are enrolled in
Max Enrollment: 7
Date: As Listed on the Teen Total Wilderness Immersion Camp
Location: Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest
Type of Camp: Agriculture, Farming, Nature, Teen, Coed
Activities: Students may be working with gardens, orchards, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, game birds, and rabbits. Students may also participate in Shooting Sports, Fly Tying, Rappelling, Leadership, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Woodcraft, Primitive Skills, Backpacking Skills, Animal Tracking, Awareness Games, Horses and Mules, and more. See Teen Total Immersion Camps for more details
Prerequisite: Must be able to follow directions, have self-discipline and be passionate about being in the wilderness and learning a majority of the activities listed above. Be willing to be self-reliant and be able to collaborate with others to work towards a common goal.
Skill Level: Basic to Advanced
Description: This intensive total immersion teen nature, farming, and ranch camp is intended to have the participants given the opportunity to develop mastery of the fundamentals of farming and ranching as well as to make coed teens well-rounded, skilled, and confident living on a homestead. There is ample time for the teens to explore and just be teens.
Details: The gardens, orchards, and animals provide food for the residents of the farm. Animals may include:
- Meat Goats
- Dairy Goats
- Dairy Cattle
- Beef Cattle
Farm Related Activities may Include;
- Halter Training
- Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt
- Feeding and Water
- And Yes Mucking