Children’s summer camp in the farm

Country of implementation


Type of the practice

Summer camp (educational program)

Initiator of the practice

Private family company Ranna Rantšo

Type of education

Non-formal for school children

Age of participants

8-16 (different groups)

How many participants max can participate


Education form


Short description

The Ranna Rancho is a farm located in Western Estonia that serves as a second chance for many abandoned animals to have a new lease on life. Whether they’ve lost their homes, owners, or are injured, these animals have found a safe place and have adapted well to living as a single-family unit.   The Ranna Rancho summer camp offers children the opportunity to gain a fresh perspective on nature, including the process of food cultivation. During the camp, children live amidst nature and engage in simple, traditional countryside activities. A significant component of the program involves learning about plants, their benefits, and how they can be utilized in food preparation. Additionally, children learn to care for a variety of animals, ride horses, create basic crafts, etc.


Impact: Children gain valuable knowledge and experience about food literacy, specifically the process of food growth, health benefits of various plants, creating recipes with minimal food waste, etc. Caring for farm animals also fosters empathy and respect for animals. The practical experience gained at the farm is expected to have a long-lasting effect on children, influencing their food consumption habits and attitude towards food waste.   Replication: The program can be replicated in other countries; however, it is worth noting that the investment and running costs associated with farms like these can be quite high.

Challenges in implementation

High investment and running costs of the farm.