Community Campfire

June 3rd

Roast S’mores with good company at our monthly campfires. Tours are offered at 6:30pm, and the fire lighting is at 7:00pm. No RSVP needed!

Date Night: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Picnic

June 9th

Celebrate National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day with us and your special someone! Pies, live music, picnic supplies, and yard games provided; event starts at 7:00pm.


July 21st – 23rd

After hearing countless people say, “I wish I was a college student so I could come to Tenderfoot,” we’ve created a mini Tenderfoot experience for the general public!

Check back May 30 for full details.

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What Students Are Saying

“Tenderfoot has given me an experience of a lifetime. Practically learning skills through gardening, cooking, project collaboration, and adventure have all greatly impacted my knowledge of sustainability.”

Anna Grabowsky, Ohio University, ’25

“Tenderfoot has provided me with the perfect environment for learning… everyone is patient and accepting of the inevitable learning curve. And there isn’t any pressure to be perfect as everyone, including the teachers, is learning with us!”

Veronica Jennings, Ohio University, ’26

Latest Blogs

We Don’t Talk About Doom, NO NO NO NO

Lately, my social media algorithms are showing me a new theme: college students talking about teachers and classes that transformed their passion for environmental activism into anxiety, fear, and apathy.

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Join Us

Summer Internships

Join a cohort of students with interdisciplinary skills living together to work on local sustainable projects.

Spring Break Experiences

Interested in living more sustainably with like-minded people? Experience a new lifestyle and culture without the high cost of traditional study abroad.


Rent campsites located on the Tenderfoot property to reconnection with nature.

“Eating is a universal experience. It’s a great entry point for living more sustainably, that’s why we make food the heart of the Tenderfoot experience “

Lindsey Rudibaugh, Co-Founder and Director of Tenderfoot Learning Lab

What We’re Cooking