These are our single-day events for the 2023 season.  For overnight opportunities, check out our residential programs.

Community Campfires – June 3 | July 15 | August 11
Throughout the summer season, we host monthly campfires that are open to the general public, no RSVP necessary.  S’mores and non-alcoholic beverages are provided, along with some seating and cooking sticks.  Consider bringing your own camp chair, something to cook over the fire, or an instrument!  Tours are offered at 6:30pm, and the fire lighting is at 7pm.

Date Night: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Picnic – June 9 @ 7pm | Register here!
Celebrate National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day with a picnic with someone special – your mom, best friend, daughter, nephew, partner, co-worker – anyone who likes pie! Our strawberry rhubarb pie recipe has a custard filling, and most ingredients will be purchased locally: strawberries and rhubarb from Sassafras Farm, eggs from High Bottom Farm, milk from Snowville Creamery, and butter from Hartzler Dairy. Our traditional recipe is vegetarian, and a vegan option is available. Live music, yard games, and all picnic supplies also provided. Rain date is June 16.

Labor Day Eco Retreat | September 2 – 4 | Register
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! Whether you’re newly eco-curious or already eco-conscious, there’s something for everyone at our themed Eco Retreats.

Volunteer Day & Lunch | October 21, 2023 | Register
Help us build our outdoor classroom and prepare for winter! We’ll lay the floor for the classroom, put the garden to the rest for the year, plant fall garlic, and share a locally-sourced lunch.  Register to ensure we have food to fit your diet and enough to go around.

Skill Swap  |  I’m interested!
To make every day Earth Day, we’re offering personal training for sustainable living.  As the name implies, all we ask in return is that you teach us something you’re skilled in.  No skill is too small or silly – we can get crafty, musical, muscled, muddy, healthier…We’re game!  Click “I’m interested” above to tell us what skills you’re interested in teaching & learning.

Skill swaps are offered on an ongoing basis and are scheduled based on involved parties’ availability.

Hold your own sustainable event at Tenderfoot!
Tenderfoot’s 16-acre home is now available as a host location for retreats, reunions, workshops, camping, scout outings, or other creative uses you dream up.  Our location is suitable for teams, families, or generally any group with a shared purpose or a desire for togetherness in a natural environment.  Day use and overnight use are available, and prepared meals* can be included if desired.  We can accommodate 8 to 12 overnight guests indoors (based on double occupancy), and plentiful tent/hammock sites are available outdoors.

Contact us at to inquire about dates, pricing, and workshops our team can facilitate. All revenue will support our mission of providing affordable residential programs to teach self-reliant, sustainable living.

*Note about meals:  Sustainability is central to our mission, and the food we serve is a reflection of that.  We source ingredients as locally as the season allows, and we use only organic produce in consideration of personal health, environmental health, and the financial health of our community.

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