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COMMUNITY EVENT: Farm Camp
June 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
One event on July 6, 2020 at 9:00 am
This summer we are blending a few of our favorite things: Summer Camp and the Family Farm. We are inviting 8 to 10 high school-aged girls to join us for a week of day camp focusing on both practical skills and Biblical lessons that God is teaching us through the land and farming. There will be something for everyone … handmade crafts, baking, cooking, country walks, reading, and lots of time to talk and reflect. Daily themes include “The Good Shepherd”, “Creation Within”, and “Preparing, Preserving and Seeking Wisdom”. Please see our website for more details and to register: https://thegrovestead.com/farm-camp/
We are pleased to offer a $100 discount on registration to MACHE member families. See details below.
Day 1: The Sower and the Seed
This is a familiar parable, but when you apply it to a fruitful (and weedy) garden, it really comes to life. This day we will spend some time out in the garden and see that the evidence of good soil is in the harvest.
Day 2: The Good Shepherd
Sheep respond best to a gentle, patient and steadfast farmer. On this day we will learn more about the sheep and the goats and make soap together from our own goat’s milk.
Day 3: Creation Within
We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. I love the truth that we were created by a loving Creator to be creative ourselves. On this day we will spend time making and building and stitching, as well as learning all about chickens. (We hope to have baby chicks hatch the week you are here!)
Day 4: Preparing, Preserving and seeking Wisdom
On this day we will talk about our individual futures, while learning about preparing and preserving foods for the winter ahead. Planning for the future takes intentional consideration and work but it is always worth it… especially when you open a jar of fresh strawberry jam in the middle of February!
Day 5: Community, Hospitality and Friendship Keeping
“Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” This day we will focus on honeybees (you will not need to go near them!) and how they work together. And we will end our week with a beautiful outdoor lunch out in the field.
9:30 AM – Gathering
10:00 AM – Lesson for the Day by Becca, Personal Journaling Time, Small Group Discussions
11:00 AM – Begin Farm Project
12:00 PM – Lunch and Free Time (quilts under the oak tree, go for a walk, bake in the kitchen)
1:00 PM – Time to work on Art Journals and other works-in-progress
1:30 PM – Animal of the Day
2:30 PM – Take Home Project (strawberry pie, berry jam, soap, potted kitchen herbs)
3:30 PM – Departure
Dates, Location & Cost:
Farm Camp will be held the last week of June, Monday the 24th through Friday the 28th at our farm in Northfield, MN. The cost is $285 per person (scholarships are available, please inquire). MACHE members will receive a 35% discount ($100 off). Space is limited to 10 girls, having completed grades 9 through 12.
Please see the registration form for more details: https://thegrovestead.com/farm-camp/