For seven weeks this summer, Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center hosted 800 school kids at its various summer camps. The beautiful 1,200 acre site is an outreach mission of the Presbyterian Church, but it’s earthly mission involves teaching youngsters about Mother Nature.
Not only are campers surrounded by woods, lakes and mountains, they spend a lot of time in hands-on activities to learn more about these natural gifts.
Ferncliff’s visitors move around the campus in a solar-powered bus. A work truck is being retrofitted to run on cooking oil from french fries.
Other green projects include gardens made with recycled trellises, cabins made from a one-of-a-kind stackwood construction process. There is even an example of geo-thermal energy use as the campground and conference center taps into the power from the lake’s stable water temperature.
Learn more about this interesting and resourceful facility in the video below.