World Camp & Farm Camp Programs
World Camp & Farm Camp
Experiential education that will change the world
Poverty in our own backyard. If our children are our future, they are the cycle-breakers this world needs.
World Camp is a ground-breaking program that will allow participants to experience what poverty looks like around the world and how to start to change the effects poverty can have. This immersive experience places participants in huts and buildings from different locations around the world to show how others live. This creates a new, empathetic, perspective on how they can help others both locally and globally. For children, youth and adults – this program will change the way that they see the world and their place in it.
Every week, Pearce Williams campers have the opportunity to experience our Immersive Night program. For an entire afternoon, campers experience first hand the importance of food-security, cultural connection and global cooperation. Time and time again, campers tell us that this program was the highlight of their entire week.
World Camp Week will be held again during the Summer of 2018. Be one of the first to experience this amazing look into poverty around the world. This was a great success last year and the campers who took part said that it changed their lives.
World Camp is a program that every child/person should experience.
For most of us, growing food seems unattainable due to lack of land and resources. Farm Camp teaches participants and community members how to grow their own food and become more self-sufficient. Farm Camp is a community experience – offering teaching and learning opportunities to the entire community of Elgin-St. Thomas and beyond. Through sharing of the knowledge it will enable the community to learn and grow.
We use small scale methods of growing food like forest gardening, square foot, straw bale and container gardening. Our teaching gardens serve as a model and resource to teach our campers and community members as well as returning biodiversity to our area.
The food our campers grow in the gardens is used throughout our camp program. From snacking on fresh snap-peas in the salad bar, to making home-made currant jelly, to crunching into a juicy english cucumber, Farm Camp at Pearce Williams is truly a "Farm to Table" experience!