I can't rave about this program enough. I learned so many practical skills, from construction to wiring outlets, car maintenance, hauling logs on a skid loader, baking bread, harvesting crops, kayaking, climbing, camping, the list goes on. The staff are all incredible supportive and so much fun. The all have specialties in different areas, so you really have access to so much info and they are incredibly willing to teach you. There is something for everyone, whether you are interested in the trades, gardening, cooking, or outdoor adventure. The program is structured to fit everything in while leaving space to do the specific things you or your group might be into. Personally, I really enjoyed getting to work on our own projects towards the end of the program, because we could put our new skills to the test and had access to all of Calleva's resources. There was an emphasis on independence, with support as needed, which I found really helped set me up for college. I came out of the 12 weeks with such a breadth of knew found knowledge and interests, and I made lasting friendships with likeminded people. This program was the perfect stepping stone before heading off the college and adult life, and I am so glad I did it.
What was your funniest moment?
Either packing 50 chickens into the back of a Sprinter van to take back to the farm or camping on a 50 ft high cargo net, getting rained on, and having to climb down in the dark. Type 2 fun.