Camp JaK combines the best of farm life with the best of camp life. Through hands-on experience caring for animals, as well as designing their own program by choosing from dozens of activities daily, kids age 6 to 16 connect with the natural world as integral members of our community. Campers experience the joy, fun, and growth that comes from being away at summer camp while developing meaningful 21st-century skills, making lifelong friends, and having a ton of fun.
We are parents and know the challenges of raising kids in today’s world. Our goal is to partner with you in parenting your child and teaching 21st-century skills. Kids need to unplug and take a step away from over-programmed days to recharge their batteries and get ready to excel throughout the school year. Camp JaK gives them that opportunity and is another kind of home.
Immersed in nature and life on the ranch, kids ages 7 to 16 connect with the natural world. They find a place to explore the world around them, design their own program, be a part of a community, and grow. Each camper experiences the magic of Camp JaK in their own way as each chooses the experiences that will make their time at camp the most meaningful.
Campers are integral parts of designing the program and they select their own activities. Their passion makes camp vibrant and exciting. Campers bring their excitement to each moment of camp as they choose what activities to participate in on their own (not as a set group), make powerful friendships, and explore their individual interests. We help foster their decision-making skills, further their social and emotional development, and spark their creativity.
A secure community is critical for a child to be able to explore. Everyone at Camp JaK is a member of the family. Together, we are able to accomplish more than any single person could. This is a part of the magic that campers experience as they see how important their contributions are. With each day, campers become more confident as they settle into the community. This allows them to explore more, find new inspiration, and go beyond what they thought was possible. The growth starts as kids join us at camp and becomes almost exponential. Confidence, resilience, and interpersonal skills flourish in this rich environment.