As parents of seven children, Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham watched their own “Little Sprouts” gambol about in the yard as they grew up. When they went searching for a farm, they wanted to make sure it would include pastoral settings where people could enjoy the heady freedom of open spaces in a safe and nurturing environment– A place where children could fully enter into the joy of discovery and concentrate on just being a kid.
As Mary’s Land Farm began their summer camp programs, it soon became evident more staff would be needed. We draw our staff from a carefully selected pool of college students, most of them education majors. They are strictly vetted and chosen for their skills with children and their ability to help teach life skills appropriate to each developmental age. They love kids, the natural environment, and teaching!