There is tremendous research that shows the value of meaningful activity, that hands-on experience with the natural world reaches and teaches kids of all ages and from varied backgrounds. At this age, campers are learning that they matter in the world, and participating in real work brings a sense of value and worth. For that reason, TCE is not an exhibit or demo farm, we invite kids “inside the fences,” as contributing members of the farm.

Our goal is for your child to have fun, experience new things, develop friendships, get outdoors and away from electronics and most importantly, fully understand their unique and combined contributions over the course of a week. “Growing kids” means we will have supported and challenged your child to the point that they are both confident and considering enough to think about who they are, who they want to be, and how they might go about creating that for themselves.