Teen Total Immersion Farm, Ranch, and Nature Camp, Northern Idaho

β€œThe 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.

Thank you

Brian King

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:

Farm Related Activities may Include;

General Wilderness Skills, Outdoor Preparedness, and Activities

In addition to the skills related to this specialty area these intensive total immersion teen wilderness camps are intended to make the participant well rounded, skilled, safe and confident when in the backcountry, be it for work or recreation. For details about the total immersion part of this camps click here

Other Specialties Available

Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute offers many specialty areas as a part of our 2, 3, and 4 week camps, that the students may focus on click here for details.
"I learned more about biology in one day at camp than I did all last year in biology."
"Eating is an agricultural act."
—Wendell Berry