Theatre/Arts/Food Week 2018
Tina Cody* will be teaming up with a local theatre artist or two for a 5th summer fun filled week of theater. Local art enthusiasts will bring art into the mix and together we will be creating a delicious array of local food meals with produce from the garden and local farms to enjoy. During this week we will be harvesting greens and herbs from the garden and learning about growing some of our own food at home. And don't forget the instruments for the music jams around the fire. Bring songs to share. We hope you can join us.
For those of you who weren't with us in past years, Theatre/Arts/Food (TAF) week is a time to explore different theatre forms; dabble in various art media; take part in fun outdoor activities & games, and help to plant, harvest, cook, and eat delicious food. At night there a number of activities like, our very own Olympics, a Wild Goose Chase in the dark (!) with flashlights, and sing songs by the campfire. Saturday afternoon is performance afternoon in the rustic barn theater. Parents and friends come to see what you've been working on all week.
New this year we will add hands on classes on how to make paneer (a simple cheese), homemade yogurt, and shrub (a delicious summer fruit flavored drink). Homemade piazza night (always a favorite) will return with help from WGF farm volunteers and parents interested in helping. As always at the farm we bring in sustainable living practices in all that we do. The youth will learn about the importance of living a regenerative lifestyle and simple steps they can take by living and learning with us during this week.
The TAF week will run Monday, July 2nd- Saturday, July 7th this summer and is for 12-18 year olds. In order to give the kids individualized attention, we are only able to include 12 participants. Please secure a spot early by sending a deposit by Sunday, April 15th. First priority will be given to returning campers and those youth who have expressed an earlier interest. If you know of others who would like to come, please let us know and we will include them if space becomes available.
The cost for the overnight week is $475 (which includes vegetarian meals, snacks and supplies). Wild Goose Farm family members receive a $50 discount per child. If you are interested in a tuition reduction in exchange for work hours at the farm during the summer, let us know and we'd be happy to work something out. If you are interested in becoming a member of the farm check our website for more details. Limited scholarship support is available also, please inquiry if need be.
We are working on the schedule for week this month but it will have a similar structure to last year's Theatre/Arts/Food Week.
6-7am Breakfast crew and Farm chores*
8-8:30 Clean up
8:45 Day campers arrive
9am Morning meeting
11:30-12:15 Lunch preparation or free time
12:45-1:15 Clean up
1:15-2:15 Art or Music
2:15-4:00 Snack & Electives
4-5:15 Spontaneous fun/Free Time
5:15 Parent pick up for day campers
5:15-6 Dinner prep and farm chores
7-7:30 Clean up
7:30-9:30pm Evening games or activity
9:30-10 Get ready for bed
10pm Lights out!
*All participants will take turns helping with cooking, in the garden, daily farm chores and clean-up.
It is sure to be another great week this summer. For those of you new to Wild Goose Farm weeks, here's what kids who participated in last year's theater and art week on the farm said....
"Wild Goose week was one of the best weeks of my life! I can't wait to do this every single year until I am eighty-eight million eight hundred eighty-eight thousand eight hundred eighty-eight years old!"
"The people were amazing. So was the food! Thanks for a great week."
We hope you can join us.
The K-Gs (Kathy, Dave, Emma and Rudy)
*A bit about Tina Cody...
Tina Cody graduated from Bucknell in 2012 with a major in Theatre and minor in Dance. As an actress and activist, it was at Bucknell that she discovered the link between theatre and making change in the world. She merged her artistic studies with cultural change and used theatre to uncover issues within the Bucknell social climate. Since graduating, Tina joined AmeriCorps in Washington, DC and continued her studies in theatre by working with underserved kids and joining a Playback Theatre troupe. Her journey has most recently led her to Detroit where she has been working for a non-profit helping Detroiters become self-sufficient, as well as a substitute teacher for Jr. High schools in the area. She is thrilled to be a part of camp at Wild Goose Farm again this summer!
Theater/Arts/Food Week $475 (non members)/$425 (members). Email us at if you would like to register your child for TAF 2018. We'll send you a registration and health form to fill out. Payment and the registration form is due in full by April 15, 2018. You may pay by sending a check to Wild Goose Farm c/o Kathy Kristjanson-Gural, 229 N 2nd Street or pay via paypal . Health forms are due by June 15th. If you are a returning participant and your health information hasn't changed no new form is necessary. Partial scholarships available. Email us to inquire.