What We Do
Amir interviews exceptional young adults each year, and identifies the candidate(s) who will be best suited to each camps’ needs. Partner camps make the final decision on their hires, and Farmers become integrated employees working for the camp.
Amir’s greatest expertise lies in training young adults to be outstanding Jewish garden educators. Through our week-long training program and curriculum developed by experienced Jewish environmental educators, our Farmer(s) comes prepared to build a beautiful garden and run impactful programming.
We put together crop orders that are appropriate for your camp’s climate, and work with local nurseries to ensure your camp’s plants arrive without a hitch. Our experienced team works with camp leadership to ensure that their full vision for the garden comes to life. We maintain detailed information about your camp’s garden, enabling the program to improve each year even if the garden staff turns over. Additionally, each Farmer is matched with an experienced Mentor. Through weekly check-ins throughout the summer, mentors can help Farmers troubleshoot agricultural & programmatic questions.
Amir Farms are beautiful spaces that hold special places in the hearts of campers and staff. Let us know if you’d like to speak to one of our partner camps’ Directors to hear how the farm has enriched their community.
Amir’s garden and farm projects are spaces of community-building. Many campers find Amir Farms to be a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of camp life, and seek Earth-based connections with other campers and staff there. Through rootedness in Jewish agricultural wisdom, we strive to build spaces that nourish the greater summer camp environment with practices of inclusion and justice, and our Farmers bring that energy to our partner camps.BRING AMIR TO YOUR COMMUNITY
At Amir, we believe that learning should be active. We empower youth by feeding curiosity and encouraging creativity. These values strengthen the communities we serve, helping to build a culture of personal responsibility, mutual respect, and social transformation. Amir’s curriculum facilitates opportunities for campers to have joyous experiences while learning with their bodies, their hearts, and their minds.Learn about our curriculum
Amir Farmers seed principles of equity and collective liberation at our partner camps! Through learning in the garden, we explore the strength of biodiversity, the healing of collective land stewardship, and the transformation that occurs when we show up, together, to tend a common goal together. Amir’s Jewish educational farms are spaces for deep learning around social justice.LEARN MORE ABOUT AMIR