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CAMP FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

FAMILY CAMP

MIXED GENDER
AGES 5-105

A CAMP THAT IS NOT JUST FOR KIDS

The Excitement Unfolds at Family Camp!

Enjoy a week with your family in the beautiful Plymouth Valley
 
Family Campers work, play, create community and share the joys of late summer together. Everyone is welcomed at Family Camp, regardless of age or family makeup. The program is relaxed and informal and takes place at Farm & Wilderness' Firefly Song camp, our largest and second-oldest camp which is nestled into the hillside and overlooks Woodward Reservoir. With the help of a small team of skilled Farm and Wilderness staff, campers of all ages plan and lead activities they would most like to do--everything from apple picking to boating. 
 
 
2023 Family Camp Registration coming soon!  Please call us at 802-422-3761 with any questions.
 
FAMILY CAMP CO-DIRECTORS
John Porcino & Marcos Levy

John and Marcos are excited to co-direct Family Camp after a two-year hiatus, and we are thrilled to have the band back together!  

John Porcino was enthralled by the spell of storytelling over 50 years ago and for almost 40 years has been a full-time musician, performer, and educator - giving over a thousand performances and workshops for children and keynote speeches. John is a consummate creative with decades of professional experience engaging people of all ages to take part in the wonder of meaningful play and discovery. He has Directed Farm and Wilderness’s Family Camp for over twenty years.

Marcos Levy became a Waterfront Director at an early age at his childhood camp and is currently an active Red Cross lifeguard instructor as well as a music teacher at the Killington Mountain School, songwriter, caller, and instructor at his own studio. Marcos identifies as Half Puerto Rican. He was born in the lower east side of Manhattan in 1969 and moved to Vermont at 24 years old. He has been with Farm and Wilderness since 1996 and co-directed Family Camp since 2008.  He holds a BS in Biology from Stony Brook University. 

“At Family Camp we allow ourselves to give and to receive. It is a chance to spread good will and experience Karma in real time.”

FAMILY CAMP
Ages, Dates, & Rates
MAKING TIME TO BE TOGETHER

Family Camp is open to all ages*

Saturday, August 19 - Friday August 25, 2023

*Reach out to admissions to learn more about attending with a child under 5 years of age.

 
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Cabin Life

Housing: Family Campers wake up each morning to the sounds and sights of the woods surrounding Woodward Reservoir.  Cabins are open three-sided wood structures with individual bunks and storage areas--some have a porch.  In the spirit of being "unplugged", cabins have no electricity, so be sure to bring a flashlight!  Families can expect to share a cabin with one other family.  Most cabins are a short walk away from each other with the main lodge and other camp facilities also a short walk away.

Facilities: Shared facilities are nearby for all Family Campers' personal hygiene needs, including fresh water, composting outhouses and outdoor hot showers.

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WHAT OUR FAMILIES SAY

"The thing I love about Family Camp is being a camper as a grown up in the company of my children. It's a perfect mix--new friends, old friends, familiar activities, new activities, music, quiet, good food, stars, water, fragrant air, loving care, laughing. There's a stillness to being there that is so different from our everyday life. It's like magic, if you ask me."
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WHY FAMILY CAMP?

OUR APPROACH

For those folks who have attended a F&W camp themselves, or have children who have attended our camps, you'll find lots that's familiar--our focus on the natural world, our simple and rustic facilities, Silent Meeting, singing,  swimming, exploration, family-style meals with delicious, fresh food--most of it locally sourced, and the special spirit that comes from campers sharing the daily chores  and tasks of living in community. Family Camp is also different from our other camps in that a good portion of the camp program is developed by the folks attending Family Camp at camp!

 

 

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