Natural Immersion

Ardeche is home to a great number of grand chestnut trees, thriving on the slopes of the mountains.  While the chestnut festivals aren’t until the fall, we encourage our campers to spend time in the groves!

At the end of July, there’s a wild blueberry festival in which our campers have traditionally played a large role. And charcuteries are a fixture in our dining hall – with campers having the opportunity to work on the farms tending to the pigs. Many campers are uncomfortable seeing the entire process leading up to charcuteries, but many find that it enriches their experience as a diner and a citizen of humanity.

We also feature half day shifts at nearby bakeries, wineries, olive oil shops, honey farms, and lavender fields.