“It is an inspiring time to be at Farm & Wilderness,” said Kristi Webb, Clerk of the F&W Board of Trustees. “In addition to hosting a successful summer of camp during a global pandemic, the F&W team ended 2021 with a new mission statement, refreshed values, and a brand new website.”
Indeed, the F&W team and Board of Trustees has been hard at work over the past year refreshing and redefining how we think about and what defines Farm & Wilderness.
“Our refreshed mission and values will help me and the F&W team as we make decisions every day. We have already seen our refreshed values introduced in team meetings as we discuss and debate an important topic our team must tackle,” says Frances McLaughlin, F&W Executive Director.
In addition to F&W’s refreshed mission and values, the team also rolled out a new website this fall. The goal of the new website was to provide a more streamlined experience for camper families and the F&W community. The new website includes improved features, such as our camp finder tool. Camp families can use the new camp finder tool to find the right camp for their children by age, gender identity, dates, and more.
Watch the Mission and Values said aloud by some of our Special Edition 2021 Summer staff. Below the video you'll find the full text version.
F&W’s New Mission Statement:
Joyful Play. Purposeful Work. Rugged Outdoor Living.
Our camps and conservation efforts teach timeless skills and kindle the spirit within.
F&W’s Refreshed Values
We honor our Quaker roots and are guided by Quaker values and practices:
We believe in the radical notion of unplugged resourcefulness and restful stillness
We minimize that which separates us from one another and the natural world
Living simply prepares each of us to find ourselves
We cultivate peace: first within ourselves, then the world
We are called to speak our truths compassionately
It's not easy, and it’s worth the struggle
We strive to embody our beliefs in our actions
We are mindful of our intentions and are each responsible for our impact
Keeping our word and keeping it real
We gather in joyous service to each other and the land
We honor traditions that guide us and they must not bind us
Inclusivity facilitates belonging
We take our place alongside others working towards a more just world
We confront societal forces that divide, degrade, and dehumanize
The work is never done; we lift as we rise
We are not separate from the land, the water, and the life all around us
We work with humility for the well-being of our planet, now and for future generations
Living in nature sparks curiosity and wonder, and that’s what we’re here for.