This past Friday, 49 students traveled to Camel’s Hump Farm in Bethlehem. Students worked in small groups to help restore and beautify areas throughout the estate, including working on a water feature, planting seeds and trees, lining trails with fallen trees, building a bridge over a bog, picking up trash along the Monocacy Creek, cleaning up around a hobbit house, and erecting deer fencing. Students used tools, their strength, and creative design thinking throughout the morning. Many left with a strong sense of accomplishment and satisfaction of a good morning’s work.
Camel’s Hump Farm, as their website states, was “purchased in 2015 by the Friends of Johnston, Inc. – an all-volunteer charitable non-profit” and “is located on the historic 135 acre Archibald Johnston estate, the country home of Bethlehem’s first mayor.” We look forward to a continued partnership and further projects in the future with the good people of the farm.