At the entrance to camp, one passes by the small working farm maintained by our staff and campers. The Farm hosts animal members of our community throughout the summer months. We have piglets, chickens and ducks, kittens, goats, calves, and sheep . Our farm is a “working” farm, meaning that girls who visit the farm learn to do the chores required for the care of our animals as well as learning about each animal’s biology and behavior.
An activity that has had a great impact on me is the farm! Ever since I was a camper the farm was my favorite activity to go to. I enjoyed the routine of feeding the animals and the satisfaction of cleaning their coops, cages, and homes. Something that really stands out to me about the farm is that while you have a routine that you do everyday, it seems as if anything could happen. A goat could try to escape, a duckling could take its first swim, or a kitten could meet a chicken for the first time! There’s routine and there’s randomness and it’s the perfect combination. At the Betsey Cox Farm, campers also learn about the proper way to care for the animals. The animals at camp are all very sociable and friendly. For many campers it is the first time they have been around livestock before. The farm is a great place and a favorite place of mine at camp. It was relaxing to be around all the animals and wether the weather was good or bad there was always something going on down at the farm!-Addie
The values of camp such as love and stewardship for the environment, independence and teamwork have helped me develop into a well-rounded person.