Wertheim’s Gardens & RGW Candy Company

2023 Down On The Farm
Summer Camp Line-up Will Be Released April 1st

In the meantime, check out last year's camps for an idea of what 2023 might bring!!

Held on our 6-acre farm, our Gardening Series of Camps will allow the campers will learn about nature, growing their own food, harnessing the power of herbs, and be creative using only what nature offers; and our Candy/Baking Camps will take the campers into our certified kitchen and teach them the secret behind making great yummies.

Camp Age Group: 4th – 8th Grades and are LIMITED to 8 participants per session.


Camps for 2022 are ALL NEW and will be FULL DAY CAMPS ONLY, 9 AM - 3 PM.  If a camp fills up quickly, and we have a waiting list, we may add another session. 


NOTE: campers will be IN nature and in our culinary kitchen so all possible allergens are present, ie grasses, pollen, bees, nuts, dairy, etc. If you as a parent/guardian/grandparent feel there is a possible issue, please, for safety concerns, do not sign up your camper for attendance.

~ Baklava, Babkas, and (cinnamon) Buns – learn to make some of the best tasting specialty breads using ingredients from in the Gardens. A special Guest Baker will join us to share his secrets to his bread mastery.

                                        ~ June 20th


~ Chemistry In the Gardens – Let’s Get Clean!! Using supplies found in the Gardens we’ll make soaps full of fragrant and all-natural products that are great for the body. Solid and liquid soaps will be made to take home and enjoy.

                                        ~ July 11th


~ Extreme Tie Dye – We’re still making our own dyes using materials found in the Gardens, but we’re taking it to a whole new level using European methods involving water baths, ice and foams. A minimum three shirts/articles of clothing will be made with additional practice items as they learn to perfect their craft.

                                        ~ June 27th


~ Icies, Ice Cream and Pops – Back to the Gardens we go to gather the ingredients to make our favorite Icies, Ice Creams and Flavor Pops. Extreme and unknown flavors will be made and guaranteed to be your new favorite!!

                                        ~ July 18th


~ Man’s Best Friend – Do you have a dog or cat that is your Best Friend??  This camp is for them – or at least the all-natural, organic treats that you will be making for them using products found in our Gardens. Come enjoy a day in the  Gardens learning about different flavor profiles that your pets are sure to like and make snacks that they will love.

                                         ~ June 13th


~ Sweet Treats – learn the secrets of our famous desserts, while making three different styles of yummies to bake & take.

                                         ~ June 6th


~ SURPRISE CAMP – we thought we’d have a little fun with this camp and see who is feeling adventurous!!  No descriptions given…. Sign-up if you dare!!

                                        ~ July 25th

Event Tickets

are available on our SHOP page/tab

Sign-up On the Farm ~


For those not comfortable signing up online, you may call to book your date(s) for your camper @ 309-830-4361


Office hours are: Monday - Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM; Sundays, 1 PM - 4 PM.