Whippoorwill is a family owned and operated small business. After 50 years of continuous operation, two generations of the family are retiring. It is important to us to have a family member who is “boots on the ground” with the business. No one in the family can currently take on that role.
There are absolutely no plans to sell or develop the property. The family will enjoy living on the farm and taking care of the animals, ponds, creek, fields, waterfall and wooded hills.
Thank you for wanting to help camp stay open. Camp’s closure is not financially driven. We’re closing because the family is retiring and we want a simpler, quieter life on the farm.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Nashville has lots of amazing camp opportunities. We strongly recommend Willow Springs Day Camp in Franklin, which is operated by Whippoorwill’s former director Shanelle Rauh, as a day camp option. We also recommend Camp Marymount in Fairview for a residential option. The Girls Scouts of Middle TN also offer strong summer programs. Nashville Parent magazine always hosts a summer camp fair in February and we suggest following them for a guide specific to the area. You can also visit acacamps.org to find other summer programs in our area or the entire country.
We will keep the Whippoorwill Facebook page and you are welcome to post there. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairview-TN/Whippoorwill-Farm-Day-Camp/193622921881
Whippoorwill contracts with a third-party vendor, CampBrain, to gather registration and health history information. CampBrain has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, access to or alteration of personal information and data. The company operates computer networks that are protected by industry standard firewalls and password protection. Whippoorwill will not sell your information to other camps.
Yes, please email email@example.com with your child’s full name and session they attended. We’ll email an invoice to you.
Yes, see our resource list to help families cope with the closing.
We value all our staff members and have worked with them through the transition. To see a letter from our long-time director, Shanelle, click here.