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  • Arthur Haines- plant walks
  • Sam Thayer- Plant propagation, Wetland plant walk
  • Little John- Meads/Wild Wine Making, Plant propagation
  • Ellen Zachos-
  • Bill Cook- acorn processing
  • Leda Meredith- Bark/Cambium as a food, Preserving Wild Edibles, and plant hikes
  • Todd Elliott- Mushroom classes

Children’s Activities

  • Chelsea Ewen- lead children's instructor
  • Korbin Paul- children's activities assistant


All meals will be served in the dining hall of Cedar Lodge. Friday’s dinner will be a wild food potluck featuring entrées, side dishes, breads, jams and jellies, desserts, and beverages contributed by all. Wild food content is encouraged; in fact there is an award for the first place dish. The event staff will be preparing four meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. These meals will be served at the times indicated in the schedule of activities.

For all the meals we will provide a vegetarian option; if you are vegetarian, please note this on your registration form.

Cooking Contest: If you would like to enter your potluck contribution in the contest, on a 3x5 note card name your dish, include a list of all the ingredients in it, and set it with the dish. Do not include your name on the card. The dish will be judged based on the taste, % wild, and appearance. There will be an award for the first place dish.

Lodging and Facilities

Participants will have the option of camping (your RV or tent) or sleeping in men’s or women’s dorms. There are no hook-ups for RVs. The dorms have showers and restrooms that will be shared by the campers. Eagle Lodge can hold 33 people and Cedar Lodge can hold 59 people. Badger Camp does NOT supply bedding, towels or washcloths. Camping is recommended for families with small children. People may also choose to stay in a nearby town if these accommodations do not meet your needs. Wyalusing State Park is about 12 miles away for anyone interested/needing RV hook-ups.

Rules and Regulations

Those attending the Midwest Wild Harvest Festival are privileged guests of Badger Camp. By attending, we agree to respectfully abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the camp for use of the grounds and facilities. These include, but are not limited to:

  • No pets are allowed
  • No smoking on grounds
  • Quiet time is from 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM.
  • Parking is restricted to designated areas.
  • Fires are allowed only in designated areas with permission.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at the Wild Harvest Festival
  • Event organizers have obtained special permission for certain edible plants to be harvested, but only under the supervision of event staff on educational plant walks. Flora and fauna shall otherwise be left alone.