University of Minnesota
Philosophy Camp
pcamp@umn.edu
612-626-2044
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Location

Philosophy camp is held at Shalom Hill Farm, a retreat center about 11 miles north of the city of Windom, Minnesota. The farm has chickens, goats, sheep, two horses and a number of friendly farm cats. Historically, this area of Minnesota was once rolling prairie grasslands and pothole wetlands, but is now mainly agricultural crop fields with remnants of the original prairie scattered across the region. Conservation lands adjoining the facility provide areas for hiking and enjoying native prairie plants.

In past years, students and instructors have planned field trips to see ancient carvings by native people at the Jeffers Petroglyphs, toured an historic stockade, sod house, 1873 farmhouse, blacksmith shop, log cabin, and 1902 church at Fort Belmont; and looked for the herd of bison on walks above and below the 100-foot cliffs at Blue Mounds State Park.