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About Full Moon Rising Farm

We have hosted Farm and Wilderness Summer Camps for children since 1997. Children and adults enjoy the magical, rural setting on Whidbey Island, nestled on the edge of a vast forest between two bays. Art, nature, crafts, song, storytelling, archery, wood carving, fort building, yoga, games and so much more, all come together to teach the value of the environment, the impact of food choices, the stewardship of the land, and the kinship with the animals.

Full Moon Rising Summer Camps are located on beautiful South Whidbey Island in Washington State. A ten-acre farm surrounded by undeveloped forest land with an intricate trail system that allows campers to adventure from farm to lake and everything in between. One of the more popular trails reaches all the way to Double Bluff Beach. The farm is a combination of forest, field, fenced paddock, pasture, orchards, and vegetable and flower gardens.

The land at Full Moon Rising was homesteaded in the late 1890’s on Whidbey Island, originally called Dow Farm; a 30-acre cattle farm.  The farmhouse was built in 1937. The original fence and other artifacts of the original Dow Farm are everywhere. Full Moon Rising Farm has been running Summer Camps for over 20 years and was recently featured in the South Whidbey Record.



“Anne Petersen has a background in education and environmental studies and meshes the two together to create a multi-faceted learning experience.”

— South Whidbey Record


My girls have gone to Full Moon Rising Farm for many years. It’s by far their most favourite camp! They love the animals, hiking, meditation and yoga. Anne is amazing at making life on the farm very magical. 

– Kim C. 


I hesitate to spread the word about this amazing camp as I prefer not to have too much competition! Our daughter had a wonderful week at Full Moon Rising Farm. She learned so much, made great friends and thoroughly enjoyed her week. Anne provided a rich environment full of new things to explore. We will be back.

-David G.

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A Note From The Founder:

“It never fails, every summer for the past 22 years, summer on the farm brings out my playful, joyful, wonder-filled being. It is so beautiful here, I feel so much gratitude to have a space to share with children this abundance of nature, and nurture, woven into the gardens, barnyard and woods. The air shimmers with potential, an abundance of sunshine, tall green grass, blue skies, tiny flower buds, baby animals. This land loves children and blesses their spirit of wonderment, adventure, innocence, and creativity. Children have an instinctual sense of place in nature that comes forward given the opportunity to be in it. A great capacity to care and nurture living creatures and plants. Our Summer camps give them breathing room to be themselves as well as be apart of something greater than themselves. We thank you for joining us here, and may you be touched by its magic too.”

Anne Petersen