Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah...
Here I am, designing a camp for kids that will transfer our love for the farm through as many creative avenues as possible. I'm getting really revved up about this... I'm a camp lover from my early years, and all the good memories are seeping back into my thoughts.
As a ten-year old Girl Scout, I was indoctrinated in all things Campy: bonfires, s'mores, Kum Ba Ya, God's Eyes, and KP duty. Right now I can smell the musty zing of the green tent canvas and the sweet earthy fragrance of the pine needle floor of the hiking trail.
How do you pass this along to the next generation?
Obviously, our camp will be quite different; we're focusing on the farm rather than the woods, and there will be no sleeping under the stars. But I hope we have a lot of stretching, learning, observing, handling, creating, laughing, and opportunities for wonderment. I'm still a sucker for arts and crafts using natural, found materials, and the farm is a veritable mother lode of those: rocks, sticks, feathers, leaves, flowers, fur... We'll be making some really, really cool stuff at Farm Camp.
This is gonna be good.
And the more we talk about it, the more I realize that grown ups need this kind of experience, too. So Big Girl Farm Camp is actively in the works right now as well. A little more sophisticated, but full of the old camp fire fun. And maybe sangria. If you're interested, drop me a line...
Sing with me: "Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other, gold."