What We Teach

RAW day camps are five day outdoor adventure, education, and exploration experiences. Campers engage with the natural world through hands-on projects, free play, natural resource-based arts and crafts, and guided group challenges.

What We Teach

Earth Skills: At every camp RAW tries to demonstrate creative uses for renewable and sustainable natural resources. Whether it is building and firing clay pots, weaving baskets from foraged vines, or making herbal salves or natural teas, RAW encourages interaction with nature and the enjoyment of its many fruits.

Outdoor Survival Skills: From building debris shelters to learning to find and purify water, RAW strives to teach participants how to make their way in the wilderness. Campers will return home with a knowledge of edible and medicinal plants, and at various camps will learn skills such as fire starting, safety, archery, knife safety, primitive cooking, and plant and animal identification.

Movement and Music Arts: Group leaders share their skills and passions as they apply to health, fun, and personal growth. Running through the woods and climbing over designed obstacles, participants will learn to be quick and agile in mind and body. Discipline and coordination are shared through Capoeira, parkour, obstacle courses, drumming, singing, and natural art projects.

Sustainable/Natural Living: Students will learn and enjoy practical solutions to life’s varied needs. How do I find or grow my own food/medicine/fuel? What can I use to build a house, an oven, or bed? What is there to do outside that is fun?

Who: Children ages 6-17. Each week is tailored towards the needs and skills of different age groups. You can find the age range next to the description of each camp below.

Where: Solid Ground Farm, 13262 Liars Corner Rd., Millfield, OH 45761

How Much: There is a voluntary sliding scale by which parents can choose the amount to pay for camp. Paying at the higher rates allows us to offer discounts and scholarships for those in need. If you would like for your child or children to attend camp, but could use financial assistance, please send an email to Executive Director Weston Lombard.

    • Base Rate: $200/wk or $250/wk for adventure camps
    • Tier 1: $250/wk or $300/wk for adventure camps.*
    • Tier 2: $300/wk or $350/wk for adventure camps.*

*All payments over tier 1 will be considered a donation and will include a receipt with our EIN for tax purposes.

To see specific camp dates and age ranges for 2018, please head over to our REGISTER FOR CAMP page.

Testimonials

"My daughter's confidence, independence, and appreciation for getting dirty increased exponentially. She loved her time at RAW and can't wait to return. Thanks for a wonderful week!" -RAW Parent

“Camp RAW was the best time my kids had last summer. They loved the combination of healthy outdoor activities with creative tasks, team-based games, and time reserved for quiet/solitary activities as needed. And best of all (for me as a parent), they came home each day happily exhausted! Please offer RAW next summer; we’re really looking forward to it.” -Dr. Joe Bianco – RAW Parent

“The environment of interactive progressive learning at the farm is nurturing to the children and minds of our region. It is a vital resource for residents of the area and provides invaluable experiences to cultivate stewardship for the earth within those lucky enough to be touched by it”. -Chelsea Goettge, Director, Appalachian Progressive Education Center

“Weston provides children and adults the place and space to become grounded again- appreciating the thrill of picking mulberries high in a tree, to soaking ones whole body in a muddy pond. His work is deeply important”. Dr. Jane Broecker – RAW Parent

Contact Us

Rising Appalachia Executive Director

Weston Lombard

WestonLombard@gmail.com

740.856.6299


Rising Appalachia Warriors Camp Director

Kent Orr

Orr.Kent@risingappalachia.org

214.532.5503


Rising Appalachia

Millfield, OH 45761