Events Calendar

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2018 Schedule:     

Blacksmithing Weekend Workshop      May 18-20

Bladesmithing                                       May 18-20 & June 1-3

Father/Son Camp (all ages)                 June 15-17

Homesteaders of America Conference October 12-13

2018 Summer Youth Camp Schedule:

Young Boys Camp:         ages 7-10            June 24 - 30           

Older Boys Camp:          ages 11-17           July 1 - 14            

Young Girls Camp:          ages 8-11            July 15 - 21         

Older Girls Camp:           ages 12-18          July 22 - 28



Summers are devoted to youth camps, fall and spring are when we host weekend workshops, school, scout and church groups. During winter we batton down the hatches for a closed campus and filming of Mountain Men.



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WARNING:Under North Carolina law, a farm animal activity sponsor or farm animal professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in farm animal activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of farm animal activities. Chapter 99E of The North Carolina General Statutes.


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