A shared experience and an individual journey

             Camp Life

We eat, play, sing and share as a group but each camper´s experience is unique.
Activities
Horseback riding                           Hiking                                              Arts and Crafts
Cookery                                            Team sports                                   Archery
Kayaking                                          Canoeing                                        Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Circus skills                                      Drama                                             Swimming
 
Special Events
The Makemake Talent Show
The Eco Fashion Show
Welcome, midweek and Farewell Campfires 
The Makemake Early-bird Challenge
Group challenges
The Makemake Olympics
What our campers enjoy and remember the most are not the activities but a series of moments: 
  • howling with laughter over a funny team game,
  • the sounds of crickets and frogs, 
  • whispering and giggling in the tents at night,
  • linking arms while singing around a campfire,
  • feeding the animals,
  • a shared joke with a new friend,
  • the taste of hot blueberry pie made from the berries that they picked themselves,
  • the feeling of being part of something unique and special,
  • the first time they gaze up and see the Milky Way tumbling across our clear wide skies. 
At Camp Makemake the days are carefully structured with set mealtimes, bedtimes, campfires, circle times, free time and rest times.  Our campers are 100% free to participate in their choice of activity, they can also choose to opt out and just chill with a book in one of our hammocks too.
Click on the images below to see what camp life is like. 
Arts and crafts
Arts and crafts

A beautiful creation made by one of our older campers.

Horseback riding
Horseback riding

We have sixteen beautiful horses on the farm. They are used by real huasos to round up the cows.

Baking
Baking

The Camp Kitchen is all set up for chefs in training. We teach our campers to bake bread, pies, pizzas, cookies - our cooking workshop is popular.

Watersports
Watersports

Canoeing, SUP boarding and kayaking!

Archery
Archery

Archery is a popular activity at camp.

Vegetable picking
Vegetable picking

The food at Camp Makemake is organic. Most of it we grow ourselves. You will have the chance to see it growing in the vegetable patch at camp and to pick it fresh for your meals.

Pie making and eating
Pie making and eating

We pride ourselves on our pies and eat them hot with vanilla ice cream.

Watercolour workshop
Watercolour workshop

Every year our resident artist, Siski Kalla shares her expertise in a watercolour workshop for the campers.

Tie-dying
Tie-dying

Tie-dying is a camp classic that we enjoy each year.

Kayaking
Kayaking

Watersports are big at Camp Makemake. We also offer canoeing and SUP. We share our lake with a family of black necked swans and many other beautiful birds.

Circus Skills
Circus Skills

We offer a magical circus workshop once a week. Our campers love it. It is run by a well known and very talented Australian clown who is resident in Maule, Tito.

Foosball
Foosball

Tacataca, foosball, table soccer, table football. Call it what you like, it´s always a hit at camp!

Skits
Skits

Drama is a big part of Makemake. We put on shows of all kinds. Each camper is encouraged to participate and it does wonders for their self esteem

Camp Library
Camp Library

We pride ourselves on our beautiful books and love to see our campers enjoying them. We have books in English and in Spanish for all ages and stages.

Ball games
Ball games

Our campsite is surrounded by grass and we have balls of all sorts. There is always some kind of ball game happening. Football, basketball, dodgeball...

Waterfront Fun
Waterfront Fun

Relay races, dance offs, party games... it's all go at camp!

STEM activities
STEM activities

A STEM Challenge - In groups of three build Camp Makemake with mini marshmallows and toothpicks! We will add a lego stem challenge workshop to our 2020 program.

Tractor riding
Tractor riding

Slow and steady! We get out and about on the farm as much as possible with our campers.

Camp fires
Camp fires

We share snacks, stories and songs around our campfire most nights. Here the girls are enjoying hot cheese sandwiches and listening to a story.

Water Colour Painting
Water Colour Painting

Our resident water colour artist, Siski provides an incredible watercolour workshop for all of the campers.

Volleyball
Volleyball

Every afternoon the children participate in optional garden activities.

The Makemake Olympics
The Makemake Olympics

An event not to be missed!

Boat Building
Boat Building

These three boys are proudly showing off their joint creation.

Table tennis
Table tennis

We have a table tennis table and you can use it whenever you want. Last year we had a fabulous tournament.

The Makemake Talent Show
The Makemake Talent Show

All of our campers participate in The Makemake show and it is definitely one of the highlights of camp.

Pottery
Pottery

Messy creative fun. Make your own pinch pot, coil pot, piggy bank. We will teach you the basic pottery techniques and then you can experiment as you please.

Team work
Team work

Working together is one of the best things about camp.

Chill out time
Chill out time

Reading, chess, cards, drawing, board games, swinging in hammocks, relaxing in your tent, digging in the garden - you choose.

Pizza making
Pizza making

Notice how this pizza has two different sides. That´s because each side was made by a different camper. We made the base too with wholemeal flower olive oil and water.

The Hay Circle
The Hay Circle

Each morning after breakfast we meet at the Hay Circle. We sing, play games and share plans for the day. We also set up group challenges.

Pool fun
Pool fun

Layla the dog is desperate for a dip too. Happy late afternoons spent in the pool. We have a swimming session every day.

Roasting marshmallows
Roasting marshmallows

Ever tried a s´more? We make those too.

Nature challenge
Nature challenge

Find something red. Find something rough. Find something furry. Find something noisy. What can you find a)under a rock? b)in the bark of tree? c)under a pile of leaves?

Garden games
Garden games

The camp garden is set up like a kids´paradise. Any garden game you can think of we will probably have. We also play a lot of active garden games in groups.

Darts
Darts

Anyone up for a game of darts?

The worm farm
The worm farm

We use worms to make beautiful nutrient rich soil. All of our scraps go to our worms. Here we are visiting the worm farm and learning about the process of organic farming.

Boat racing
Boat racing

Each year we have The Great Boat Race. These lolly stick boats are made in pairs and then are tested for strength, durability, design, originality and speed.

Water games
Water games

Which team can fill up their bucket with water first from another bucket using only a sponge. We play lots of games like this.

A village trip
A village trip

Here we are meeting the mayor of Pelarco on a trip to our local village. We tried churrascas, ate icecream in the plaza, posted a letter at the post office and sang live on the local radio!

Caring for nature
Caring for nature

We care deeply about nature. This photo was taken during a nature scavenger hunt.

Group challenges
Group challenges

Here we are all trying to step over a rope at exactly the same time. It is not as easy as it looks.

Yoga
Yoga

This group of girls decided to do some yoga in their free time.

Drama fun
Drama fun

We are working in small groups here to create different objects with our bodies. This is a blinking eyeball!

Eco art
Eco art

We painted rocks with special messages or funny faces to take home as a reminder of the fun we had at camp.

Evening games
Evening games

The kids are racing to reach their donut. We play lots of old fashioned party games like this one at Camp Makemake.

Animals
Animals

The farm is full of life. Animals are everywhere.

The Slippery Slip
The Slippery Slip

Water games are key on our hot summer afternoons. This is part of a relay race.

Blueberry picking
Blueberry picking

The beauty of an organic farm is that you can eat the blueberries straight from the bushes.

Team games
Team games

An afternoon of field games. Lots of flour involved!

The Stone Circle
The Stone Circle

There is a circle of stones in the woods in our camp where we gather to reflect, tell stories, talk about plans for our day, share jokes, do riddles, play games and sing songs.

Master Chef
Master Chef

Design your own banana split!

Organic farming
Organic farming

There is plenty of opportunity to learn about how and why things work the way they do on our organic farm. Here the campers are looking at our worms.

Playing cards
Playing cards

Cookies, hot chocolate and cards one evening. We have just invested in lots of new card games. Have you played Sushi go!, Slamwich or Rat a tat Cat? They are all great fun.

Crab football
Crab football

A ridiculously funny and exhausting team game. We play lots of funny games like this. Every tried pool noodle hockey?

Drama games.
Drama games.

Check out the two cheeky sisters sharing a secret when their eyes should have been shut!

Exploring
Exploring

During your time at Camp Makemake you will explore our entire farm. It is huge! We even have a haunted house.

Outdoor fun
Outdoor fun

Fun in the afternoon sun.

Mud pie making
Mud pie making

Creativity in the fresh air.

Hill walking
Hill walking

The farm is filled with hiking trails. This trail passes by a huge an ancient quillay tree.

Building
Building

This group of children were busy planning a city with rocks, leaves and dirt.

Waffles
Roasted Corn
Pile of Avocados
Blueberries
Vegetables
Watermelons
Raspberries
Organic Tomatoes

Everyone loves the food at Camp Makemake! We're passionate about good food and know what campers like and what is good for them too. We source local food and use organic vegetables from our garden.

Our campers drink cold fresh water all day and can have real fruit juices and milk during meal and snack times. There are no soft drinks or artificially flavoured juices at camp.

We have a large high energy breakfast every day. Fruit, natural yoghurt, a choice of cereal, bread and a range of  spreads. Each day we make a special breakfast item like pancakes, waffles, crepes, blueberry muffins, or french toast.

Mid-morning snack is watermelon, peaches, blueberries and other fruit.

Lunch is the main meal of the day. Our delicious and nutritious kid friendly menu should please even the fussiest of eaters. Fresh salad is always be part of the menu. We serve all of the vegetables separately so you can choose your favourites. There are large bowls full of fresh crisp lettuce, summer tomatoes drizzled in olive oil, cucumbers chopped up and dressed with lemon, grated carrot etc.

Afternoon snack is different every day, for example make your own ice-cream sundaes.

Every day we have a scrumptious farmhouse dinner featuring many family favourites such as fajitas, pasta, etc.

 

We love baking and cookies are our speciality - ever tried a snickerdoodle, a chocolate crinkle or a jam diagonal?

Our campers participate in the preparation of some of the food  and  also help with setting and clearing the table. All meals are prepared in the farmhouse kitchen.

 

Meals are a special experience at Camp Makemake. They are a time for us to share and enjoy each others' company. We always start our meals with a song.

Ask if you need a special diet as we can cater to most requests. We have a no peanut policy at camp. 

Lettuce
Fresh Lemons
Apricots
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Fresh Green Beans

The Farmhouse Kitchen

Freshly Baked Muffins
Egg Delivery

The Makemake Organic Farm

The health and educational benefits of spending
a week or more on a farm for children are countless.
Our campers :
  • learn where their food comes from
  • meet real huasos and horse ride with them
  • harvest blueberries
  • learn about organic farming 
  • taste honey from our hives
  • visit our worm farm
  • Feed the pigs
  • Visit the sheep
  • ride tractors
  • climb on haystacks
  • get muddy
  • pick veggies for their meals

The Makemake Organic Farm is a sustainable family farm. We have been growing blueberries for over a decade. Recently we planted blackberries and apples. We keep cows, sheep and pigs. 

During the day our fields are a hive of activity, teeming with wild flowers, bees and other helpful plants and insects. Local wildlife, including countless bird species, have made their homes in our meadows, forests, lakes and streams. Far from the city, our air is pristine and when night falls, a chorus of frogs and crickets accompany the clearest of starry skies. Our fruit is a reflection of its environment: pure and organic. 

 

We care profoundly about the future of our planet and are doing everything in our power to make sure it is a beautiful one and this includes sharing our farming with our campers. We hope our campers return home with a greater appreciation of the effort, energy and care that goes into producing the food that reaches their tables. 

Click here to visit our farm website: www.makemakefarm.com

 

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