News and Events

May, 2020

We very much want camp to happen this summer – to get to know what makes your child unique, and to support their development – but the safety of campers, their families and our staff is the first concern. All of our thinking starts and ends here. If we don’t think we can run camp safely, it won’t happen. An update on our response to COVID-19, including cancelling June weeks, is here:

If you’re interested in our Friday afternoon connecting with camp weekly Zoom calls, please register by sending an email to food(at)naturesfarmcamp(dot)com with your child’s name/s and we’ll send you the Zoom link and password.

Please note, we are currently planning as if camp will happen (except for June weeks!) and continue to take registrations. If camp is cancelled, we will refund all monies.

In the meantime, memories of summer keep us warm – campers caring for animals, chopping cucumbers and pitching in with dishes and in the process, learning they are more capable than they know. Lots of camp photos from summer are on Facebook and Instagram.

To stay up to date on a possible virtual Farm Open House, please RSVP HERE.

The Angelic Organics Learning Center and the 200 acre property is unique in the midwest. It’s a diversified farm, feeding people nutrient rich food and, in the process, restoring the health of the water and soil. Besides camp, there are plenty of events that happen at the farm (though the April and May events are likely cancelled). Take a peek at the calendar HERE and join us when we open!

If you sign up for the newsletter below, we’ll keep you in the loop for other opportunities to connect. In the meantime, we’ll be working on planning for summer 2020 with our goal of supporting the growth of great kids: we want kiddos to walk away confident, competent problem solvers.

We Plant Kids in Nature,
Tim, Jackie, Trisha, Katie, Becca and the Farm Camp Crew

P.S. We love and support local farms and regenerative organic agriculture. Nature’s Farm Camp won the Golden Beet Award in the 2018 Community Food Project category, from the Illinois Stewardship Alliance.

Select Media Coverage

A piece titled “Fresh from the Farm” about Tim Magner and camp in the Loyola Academy magazine (page 4 & 5). A guest article in 2017 on Good Food on Every Table and also in 2016 on Good Food on Every Table, a piece on Farm Camps in Chicago Crain’s Magazine and a guest post in the nationally acclaimed Fed Up with Lunch.

The Mike Nowak (radio) Show interviewed us and Rob Gardner of The Local Beet gave us a shout-out in his Good Food Fest Wrap-up. We were featured on WGN TV Mid-day News. Note: for the TV gig we borrowed a couple things from awesome Chicago friends, e.g. microgreens from local food innovator The Urban Canopy and the flat of mint from The Kilbourn Park Organic GreenhouseGood Food on Every Table featured an article on Farm Camp .

P.S: We’re thrilled to be supporting members of the Chicagoland coalition of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We love the local ‘Band of Farmers.’