Franny’s Farm Camp

Spring Break and Summer 2017 Sessions

We provide hands-on fun and learning with our furry and feathered friends on the farm. Campers will learn about gardening as well as caring for the animals while participating in farm projects, eco-scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, health & fitness, building activities, leadership skill building — all while making memories & forging friendships.

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Franny’s Farm Camp

Our Mission: To provide hands-on experience with organic farming, gardening, livestock care, sustainability to learn more about our world and how each of us can contribute to it. 

Drop off & Pick up: at Franny’s Farm. Drive time from downtown Asheville is apprx 20 minutes. 10 miles out Leicester Hwy, turn left on South Turkey Creek, go 1 mile & turn left on Franny’s Farm Rd.

Junior Counselor Program & Requirements

 Here at Franny’s Farm we are looking for the right individuals that can encourage campers to engage in activities, feel welcomed and most importantly, have fun! If you feel that your child is ready to be a Jr Camp Counselor please read carefully the expectations and fill out the questionnaire.

The Jr Camp Counselor program at Franny’s Farm is a three week commitment to learn communication, farming, and leadership skills. The goal of the program is for adolescents 13-16 to gain real world skills that can help them for future employment. Counselors will be awarded a certificate at the Proficient, Excelled, or Excellence level depending on their completion and skill level of the tasks below. The counselors will also get a letter of recommendation to show to future employers.

 Spaces are limited, we will be accepting up to four Jr. Counselors at a time. Please have your child fill out the questionnaire and submit with application with a check for the sessions desired. The check will be held until after the interview process and will be deposited upon acceptance.  Once the questionnaire has been reviewed Jennifer Porter (camp director) will contact you to set up the initial interview. If you have any questions please contact camp Director, Jennifer Porter at 208-596-8875 or email

Franny’s Farm Primitive Camp 2017

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Our Mission here at Franny’s Farm Primitive Camp is to empower young girls ages 9-15 to learn self-sufficiency,  get their hands dirty, plant grow and harvest their own food,  tend to farm animals,  learn basic primitive skills like plant identification and fire starting. We want girls to leave the farm feeling accomplished by their skills & impressed by their own strength and encouraged by the bonds made at camp.

Summer Primitive Camp Session:

  • Open to  girls, ages 9 — 15  
  • Cost: $925:  Additional sibling cost: $900 per child  
  • July 24-28 

Pickup and drop off Dates:  

  • Drop Off — At Franny’S FarmSunday July 23 12 PM –3 PM
  • Pick Up — At Franny’s Farm Saturday July 29 9AM — 12 PM


Spring Break Camp Session 2017

  • Open to boys & girls, ages 7-13
  • Junior Counselor ages 13-16  
  • Cost: $300;  Additional sibling cost: $275 per child  
  • Junior Counselor Cost: $200 

Schedule: April 10-14 —  Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm  

Summer Camp Sessions 2017

  • Open to boys & girls, ages 7-13
  • Junior Counselor ages 13-16  
  • Cost: $300 per week: Additional sibling cost: $275 per child
  • Junior Counselor Cost: $150 per week with three week minimum 

Schedule: One week sessions: Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm

  • June 19-23
  • June 26-30 
  • July 10-14
  • July 17-21 
  • August 7-11
  • August 14-18

Ready to Sign Up? Fill out this form to download the registration packet:

Have questions? Call Jennifer Porter, Camp Director at 208-596-8875 or email For general farm info call Franny’s Farm  828-708-5587.


About Jennifer Porter, Camp Director

I was born and raised in Moscow Idaho, a small town four hours south of the Canadian border. Once I graduated high school I began working full time as the lead teacher in a two year old classroom. A few years later I met Evan (now my husband) who moved to Moscow from Phoenix Arizona.  Living in a small town, and hearing Evan talk of other places he lived really sparked my sense of adventure. I was happy with where I grew up, I had a good job and I started taking college courses. Yet I was bored of knowing everyone, driving the same roads, and everything that characterizes a small town.

I was ready to get out of my comfort zone and experience something new. After a year of discussion and planning we decided to take the leap and move to the east coast. We chose North Carolina due to its location on the East Coast and because all four seasons could be experienced. When we started looking Asheville kept appearing on “Places to Live” lists. The population size, the mountains, and the contemporary vibe were all selling features. In 2011 we visited for a week to see if we wanted to move and, if so, to find a place. On the last day of our trip we found a home in West Asheville and have been living there ever since. I found a job at Childcare Network in a two year old classroom – and was back at work within a month of moving. After working there two years, I left to go to school full time. I spent two years obtaining an A.A.S. In Early Childhood Education where I was on the Dean’s List.

When we moved to Asheville, we knew little about the craft beer and farm to table food scene. I Asheville’s culture of growing your own food and knowing farmers changed me forever. Farming and gardening are all relatively new to me, yet the passion and excitement to learn more is exhilarating. Each season my garden increases in size and I am close to growing all the vegetables that my husband and I eat. In February 2016, Evan and I travelled to France to take a month long training course in Butchery and Charcuterie.  We spent a month learning from a family of five brothers and their wives who ran the farm. As educational as the course was my favorite part of the entire trip was being welcomed into their homes, eating a traditional two hour lunch, and feeling the authenticity you don’t get any other way. My connection to sustainable food is deepening every day and I plan to have a farm of my own someday. Franny’s Farm is a great example of what I want to do, and I am honored to be a part of the team.

Favorite Quotes

  • “I want to be a home cook, not a restaurant chef. I want to cook like the grandmothers.” -Me
  • “Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.” Mick Jagger
  • “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” Jim Morrison


  • Baking has become a new passion of mine and I am determined to get my croissant recipe perfect!
  • I grew up with a deaf friend, I am a bit rusty, but am relatively fluent in sign language.
  • I love to cross stitch and sew.
  • I have had both a bear and a moose visit our camp site.   

Ready to Sign Up? Fill out this form to download the registration packet:

Have questions? Call Jennifer Porter, Camp Director at 208-596-8875 or email For general farm info call Franny’s Farm  828-708-5587.