Why We Do What We Do.

Yes, our camp is centered around food, but the goal isn’t necessarily for kids to become farmers and chefs (although that would be great). Nature’s Farm Camp is set up intentionally as an environment for kids to flourish. Nature’s Farm Camp…

Benefits of Chores

Deborah, Mike and Sarah, the year-round production farmers and homesteaders at Antiquity Oaks, appreciate seeing all the extra smiles around the farm in July and August. The farmers also love it because they get a partial break from the chores….

Summer 2016. A Review in Photos.

Who knew helping to run a working farm for a week could be so much fun 🙂 It’s not health food, it’s fantastic food that just happens to be nutrient dense food. It makes Eleanor strong. Speaking of muscles, Jack…

Camp Packing List, v.2016

What to Bring. What not to Bring. Proper packing is important to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. Please label everything. Don’t bring anything you’re afraid to get dirty or lose! To bring (mandatory): ___ footwear: two pairs (closed toe)….

Friendly Farm Animals

Ten minutes into my first farm tour of Antiquity Oaks, I noticed something was different. We had walked into the first pasture and goats pranced over to greet me. Then, in the mud pen, a pig approached me.  When I…

Summer 2016 Sneak Peak

OK, a big change for 2016 is the location and having lots of friendly farm animals, but it’s not the only difference. A Second Cooking Instructor and a Cob Oven. This is HUGE. To the best of our knowledge, we’re…

Summer 2015 in Review (with pictures)

Wow, what a summer! Furry-feathered animals welcome us to camp. The chickens and ducks do more than entertain us though… After eating loads of leaves, seeds and bugs, they offer us food to eat. Food! It’s all about great food!…

Camper Packing List

What to Bring. What not to Bring. Proper packing is important to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. Please label everything. Don’t bring anything you’re afraid to get dirty or lose! To bring (mandatory): ___ 4 short-sleeve shirts ___ 2…

Photos from April & May, 2015

Various shots, mostly at the camp site, but a few in Chicago like these three of Ashley, Nance, Cheryl & Tim. A cold sunny April work day (including a tour with Aleks) Gorgeous trees, handyman Melvin visiting and a Rosemary…

Our Hostess Nance (for Camp 2015)

It’s spring and Nance Klehm is focused, constantly moving- lifting, pulling, digging, walking and whistling. She turns 50 this November, but she’s got enough energy for two 25-year-olds and perhaps that’s fitting. You see, Nance lives two full time lives….