Our Mission Statement
Reuniting people, especially youth, with Nature.
The mission of The Center For Re-Connecting With Nature (CRWN) is to create pathways for all people, especially youth, to fall in love with nature. Creating positive relationships with the natural world allows physical, emotional and spiritual balance. CRWN promotes learning by having fun in nature, which counteracts the alienation caused by the indoor, virtual and urban worlds.
We are a non profit 501c3 public benefit educational organization. Federal tax number 27-3548091
Our vision is for a world of balanced humans who have reverent and reciprocal relationships with Nature, and who live within Nature’s laws and cycles.
In order to truly be affective, CRWN needs a place to call home…Land… where the Center can fully come to life. We envision a place where youth are being mentored in organic gardening, tending small livestock and farm animals, eating eggs they’ve gathered and making soap and cheese from goat milk. We see them learning primitive survival/thrival skills, helping to build structures, and caring for birds of prey. A Center where our vision of a raptor education center can be fully realized. A place for natural horsemanship and healing with horses programs happen. A place for camping on the land, where young and old alike can play. A place where nature is teacher, healer, and sanctuary.
A Center for Reconnecting with Nature.
Off the Grid: A Youth Employment Program
CRWN’s vision includes employing young people to help build & maintain the infrastructure of our land. From organic farming, to building solar straw bale houses, to tending animals; we want to teach young people the skills needed to live off the grid in a sustainable way with nature. With youth employment rates at an all time low, we see this as a valuable opportunity for them to gain skills and mentorship while being paid.
Program development will commence with the acquisition of land.