When we embarked on our journey as a regenerative farm, I knew I wanted to shape it into the kind of place where kids could learn, explore and experience the outdoors while getting to know Christ. My hope for all ranchers at our camp is that they better understand the earth, animal care, the joy and skill of outdoor living.
May each one of you realize the grand adventure of living a life for Jesus Christ and enjoy the beauty and abundance of creation.
Experience the outdoors with fellow ranchers. Learn about survival skills and regenerative ranching through adventure and instruction.
Day 1: Adventure & Survival Skills
Looking to learn skills of the most adventurous? Join us with other ranchers in exploring survival skills, make your own bow, track, hunt, identify local plants and build shelter. Ranchers will spend the day enjoying free and guided play across all 60 acres of forest, prairie and wetland along Iowa’s Wapsipinicon river.
Ranchers, when you arrive at our day camp we’ll celebrate your arrival to the beat of the music before we break into exploration teams. We’ll learn bow-making so you’re equipped to hunt, about water safety and storage, food, and shelter in the wild. With your new friends, you’ll build a nature-made fort fit for the toughest ranchers. Bring your appetite and be ready to help – I’m going to need some support getting lunch ready over the fire.
Day 2: Regenerative Ranching
Regenerative ranchers get a deep dive into cattle, sheep and chicken care on our regenerative, pasture-based farm. From chores, to games, to art and facts, you’ll leave better connected to our animal friends than ever.
Ranchers, we’re going have a rootin’ tootin’ good time wrangling some animals today. You’re going to learn about everything from shearing sheep, to a chicken’s lifestyle, to dairy and beef cattle. Stretch our your arm because I need you ready to throw a lasso. Yee-haw!
Day 3: Traditions and Competitions
Learning about traditional outdoor living while competing to win a series of challenges leaves ranchers with a better understanding of what it takes to make it in the wild. The conclusion of our experience is something you won’t want to miss.
Think you’ve got what it takes to win? Bring your kickers and a change of clothes. We’re going to spend today getting a little messy. We’ll compete in tug o’ war, explore traditions in outdoor living, and nature-based arts and crafts. See you soon!
Setting: private 60 acre ranch including rolling prairie and woodland along Iowa’s beautiful Wapsipinicon river.
Age guidelines: suitable for children ages 5-9. This is a general guideline and exceptions can be made.
Cost: $175 for all three days
Dates: June 16-18, 2021. Inquire about additional dates.
Time: 8:30am to 3:30pm daily.
Drop off 8:15am-8:45am.
Pick up 3:15pm-3:45pm.
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”