The Country Experience is a summer week-long sleepaway camp for 7-12 year olds. Campers become contributing members of a 34-acre working family farm, set high on a hill overlooking the upper Mississippi River Valley and the historic Village of Elizabeth, IL. The youth-size environment has been prepared so campers can be “inside the fences,” making new friends as they care for animals, run and play on the wide lawn and create meals from the garden they’ve helped tend.

We use hands-on experiences and real-world tools to build an appreciation for the value of time and effort, a respect for life and nature, and development of important life skills including communication, responsibility, decision-making, teamwork, and respect for self and others.