This action-packed session will build campers’ confidence, character, skills, and muscles, while having a ton of fun with some of Ekone’s most dynamic and talented campers and staff!
This camp is designed especially for those who love to make things with their own two hands, learn how things work, and enjoy the satisfaction of gaining useful skills. During Homestead Camp we won’t be working with horses, but we will be working with leather, power tools, pasta machines, canning jars, and our own hands and feet to gain new skills and build confidence and community. Campers will also have the opportunity to work on developing the Homeplace, a sweet gathering spot in the woods first begun by Homestead campers in 2018.
Our projects will center around the necessities of ranch life and DIY skills, including as many of the following as we can fit in:
Harvesting, canning, and preserving food
Wilderness survival skills: direction-finding, shelter-building, snare-making, etc.
Making sausage, pasta, and other goodies from scratch
Putting in hay and firewood
Identifying edible and medicinal plants
Making herbal salve and chapstick, and other herbal remedies
Milking goats and tending to pigs, chickens, and other livestock
And of course, campfire songs, sleeping under the stars, swimming in the pond, playing games, laughing, making new friends, and all the usual Ekone magic!
**Note that Homestead Campers will not ride horses, leaving more time for all those homestead adventures!**
In 2019, we're offering one session of Homestead Camp:
Session 4B: July 7 – 13 Ages 10-18 Tuition: $999 Capacity: 12 campers
*This session runs concurrent to an all-level horse camp, and will accommodate younger homesteaders. Any homesteaders returning for another year of Homestead Camp are most welcome, and will receive more in-depth coaching and leadership experience!
Please visit our Registration Page for information about applying for a space in summer camp and a link to our registration system.
Lead Staff for Homestead Camp
For a taste of Homestead Camp, check out this slideshow from 2018: