Firefly Adventures LLC

About Us

Who We Are

At Firefly Adventures, we believe that leadership, etiquette, and character education are one and the same.  We offer experiential programs in all three to help light up youth and adults alike.

What We Offer

We offer customized programing for individuals, groups, and businesses in the form of day camps, classes, workshops, and retreats at Firefly Farm in Laporte, Indiana or a location of your choice!

Upcoming Programs

VISION 2019, February 2

Leadership Summit, February 23

Merry Manners, March 9

Leadership Camps,  June & July

Mind Your Manners I & II Camps, July

The Firefly Experience, November 9

Merry Manners, November 16

Our Story

Founded in 2017 by Jeanie Shuck, Firefly Adventures offers experiential character and leadership development classes, workshops, retreats, and camps for the youth and adults of the Northwest Indiana area.  We believe everyone can learn how to incorporate the value of respect, honesty, integrity, and empathy into everyday life through building connection and self-confidence.. Through cultivating the awareness that everyday actions matter, one develops a deeper sense of pride in who they are and who they want to become.  Jeanie earned her bachelors in Recreation & Outdoor Leadership from Indiana University and is currently working towards a Masters in Education in Experiential Learning and Development through Plymouth State University. She has been in the education field at the elementary and middle school level over the past twenty years, while also taking time to raise her four incredible children alongside her husband, Jeff.


Firefly – Where Leaders Light Up!

2019 Programs

Adult Workshop

Join us on a wintery Saturday at Firefly to imagine and create your best self! Start 2019 with clear intent and purpose to build the life you truly dream of.  We will guide you through our five-step process to create a personal vision board to help you create more balance, joy, and satisfaction in your life. You will reflect on the past, set goals for the future, and nourish your body through exercise and the outdoors, all while being with others like you who will inspire and support you along the way.   A 45-minute yoga session as well as guidance on personal wellness and self-care with Deauke from Barn Santé  is included!

February 2, 9:00-3:00 CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

LaPorte, IN 46360


Space is limited to 12 fired up individuals ready for positive personal transformation. This workshop will fill up quickly so don't wait.

Register here

Leadership Summit

Each year all leadership campers are invited back to Firefly Farm in February for Leadership Summit.  Summit is a Saturday sledding and hiking extravaganza! Our campers reconnect with friends and their personal goals set over the summer.  Plenty of team building

activities, games, and cocoa are a must! 


 Invitation to register is personally sent to each camp alum and 

all of our Junior Leaders.


Saturday, February 23, 9:00-4:00 CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

LaPorte, IN 46360


Space is limited.


Watch your inbox for a personal invitation sent in January!





Merry Manners Class

This class is the etiquette guide to dining & conversation manners for our youngest leaders! 

 Join us for a delightful afternoon of etiquette fun to brush up on our dining manners 

so we are ready for social events  all year long!


Through discussion, role-playing activities, and a delicious dining experience to practice skills learned, we will discover how to be a more engaging conversationalist, a more active listener, all while learning the how to's, dos and don't of dining etiquette that you would like your child to learn.  We will cover a variety of topics to enhance self-confidence in social and dining situations,

 no matter the location.


Offered March 9 and November 16

11:00-1:00 CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

LaPorte, IN 46360


Suitable for ages 6-9. 

Space is limited to 10 delightful young adults for each class. 

And we love it when students return for a refresher anytime!

Register here

Leadership Day Camp for incoming 5th & 6th grade students, presented in partnership with The Stanley Clark School

June 17-21, 2019

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2019.


Leadership Day Camp for incoming 7th-9th grade students, presented in partnership with The Stanley Clark School

June 24-28, 2019

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2019.




Testimonials

Joshua Bishop, The Carriage House Dining Room and Gardens

I can't tell you enough how valuable this instruction is to children. To be honest Jeanie teaches a lost art form. I have seen her students grow first hand as host to her bi-annual ettiquette luncheons. Not only are the children gracious but most importantly attentive to others around them.

Dennis Zeedyk, Father of 3

All three of our children attended Etiquette Camp. Within two days, I saw a solid improvement in the youngest two in how they interacted with my wife & others -- mostly by saying please & thank you more. Also while at the camp, the oldest wrote a long-overdue thank you note & sent it out without me having to remind him. The older kids discussed dating tips and cyber-bullying -- something easier to cover by a trained professional than their parents. All three were taught how to do a proper introduction and hand-shake, as well as offering your seat to the elderly & pregnant women. While many of the things they went over were common sense, it was very good for them to hear it from others in a proper setting, which encourages them to do it more often. Well worth the cost and my oldest son said he saw value in it.

Mara Orrico, Girl Scout Leader

We had Firefly come in and give our Brownie Girl Scout troop a course on proper table etiquette -- just in time for the holidays. The girls loved it & were reciting their new knowledge immediately after the class! I really appreciate how it all comes from a place of love, and using manners to show your love for the people you care for, such as the people making and hosting your holiday meals. What a great service!

Joy Williams, Notre Dame Catholic School

I can't say enough good things about Jeanie Shuck. She has a heart of gold and is kind to everyone. She is a great example to children when it comes to manners & etiquette. I can't wait for my daughter to attend her camp this summer.

Nick Rave, Senior Vice President Northwestern Medicine

I took my leadership team to Firefly Adventures for a day of team building. I could not have been more pleased with the "adventure"! Wonderful setting, great activities and our group leader, Jeanie Shuck, was the icing on the cake. Very successful day. Highly recommend.

As a side note, I also enrolled my grandchildren in the Etiquette class. The class was a great balance between learning and fun! To this day (class was a year ago) grandkids are still talking about it and putting their "discoveries" into use on a daily basis! This was a gift that will provide a lifetime of benefits.

Dr. Lori Risser, Parent

                                                                                     Both of my daughters attended Firefly Leadership Camp; one as a Junior Leader, and the other as a camper. They both had a blast, learned a lot, and loved being outside in such a beautiful setting. Jeanie does such a great job encouraging personal reflection, growth as an individual, and building leadership skills. I would highly recommend this camp and my kids are already planning to attend again next year!

 

In The News

JWAS Collaborates with Firefly Adventures

JWAS is thrilled to announce our partnership with Jeanie Shuck and Firefly Adventures. Our goal together over the next year is two-fold. We will create a roadmap to measure the progress and educational development of each Scholar.  We will also create curriculum and instruct character development programs serving the scholars and families, based on their current needs. Through this partnership, we will be able to address the specific social, emotional, and academic needs of each Jaxson Scholar and instill a deeper level of support for all that are involved. We are already making great progress and look forward to sharing more outcomes with you later this year.



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Firefly Adventures LLC

3542 Pottawattomie Trail, Michigan City, IN 46360, US

(219) 898-7006