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Sunshine, a farm, and free time

ferme d'andré.jpgLa ferme d'André (André's farm) is a summer camp in Ormstown, Quebec. That's about an hour south-west of Montreal. The camp was founded in 1969, and it's built around the idea of fostering independence.

It has everything-- except a schedule. So if you're a kid who likes to spend the whole day riding horses, you can do that. Or you can take one of the llamas for a walk, go swimming, or help out in the garden.
Or if you just want to lie in the grass and stare at the clouds, then you can do that too.

There's even a spot called "la grange à Tarzan" -- Tarzan's barn. And it's filled with ladders to climb, ropes to swing from, and mats to catch your fall.

Elizabeth Robertson's children spent some time there earlier this month. While visiting the farm, she met with the  founder and director of the camp - André Giguère.
They sat down together for a chat on the farmhouse's screened-in porch.

(Photo courtesy of Ferme d'André)

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