Firefly Adventures LLC
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About Us

Who We Are

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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.


Firefly - Where Leaders Light Up!

What We Offer

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We offer customized Leadership and Etiquette programming for individuals, organizations, families, and businesses in the form of classes, workshops, retreats, and day camps at Firefly Farm in Laporte, Indiana or a location 

of your choice!

Upcoming Programs

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Southold Dance Theatre

 Leadership Retreat, September 7

JWAS Foundation Character

 Service Project, October 5

Signature Leadership Retreat,

 October 6

Client Leadership Program, October 12

The Firefly Experience, 

Women's Retreat, November 9

Merry Manners Class, November 16

January with Jaxson JWAS Foundation 

Scholar Family Retreat, January 18

VISION 2020 Retreat, February 1

Stanley Clark School Leadership Summit 

February 22

Firefly Leadership Summit, TBD


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!

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2019 Summer Programs

Firefly Day Camp (8-12 years)

Give your child the gift of the outdoors in a "screen-free" environment for a fun-filled day at Firefly!  Through adventurous group activities and interactive games, we will explore our personal strengths and leadership skills. We will learn the fundamentals of dining etiquette as well as the importance of having exceptional manners in everyday life. Hiking, water balloons, and good old farm fun are included!  Our campers will cultivate self-awareness, build trust in others, and create new friendships along the way!


This 1 day camp is a great combo of our etiquette and leadership curriculum!


Space is limited to 12.


THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT.

 July 1, 2019,   9:00-3:00 CST 

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

Laporte, IN 46350

Camp t-shirt included!

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Firefly Leadership Day Camp (10-13 years)

Youth Leadership is a week-long outdoor experiential day camp. Through interactive games, team building activities, and group discussion, campers  will discover his/her unique leadership strengths. Our campers leave with a better understanding of the qualities of exceptional leaders and an enhanced self-confidence about leading others. Your young leader will cultivate self-awareness, build trust in others, develop a better sense of self, and build new friendships along the way!  


July 8-12, 2019, 9:00-3:00 CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

LaPorte, IN 46350

Camp t-shirt included!


Space is limited to 12.


THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT.

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Mind Your Manners I Day Camp (7-9 years)

Join us for a fun-filled week learning social skills using songs, stories, games, crafts, and kind discussion. Campers will increase their social awareness and improve their manners!  Each day will conclude with swim time in the pool.  The last day of camp we will practice our table manners with a delicious feast! Topics covered include greetings, kindness, sharing, & cultivating gratitude, magic words & apologies, being a guest, table manners, good hygiene & cleaning up after oneself.


July 15-18, 2019, 2:00-4:30 CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

Laporte, IN  46350

Camp T-shirt included!


Space is limited to 12.  


There are 2 spots remaining.

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Mind Your Manners II Day Camp (10 and up)

Designed for our oldest campers, your child will build confidence to be a better communicator, listener, and young adult!  Campers participate in discussions, activities, and games while learning the fundamentals of having exceptional manners.  Topics covered include cultivating gratitude & empathy, conversation & social skills, dining etiquette at home, as a guest, & at a restaurant, digital citizenship, writing handwritten thank you letters, & cultural etiquette traditions.


July 15-17, 2019, 9-Noon CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

Laporte, IN 46350

Camp t-shirt included!


Space is limited to 12.


There are 3 spots remaining.

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

June 17-21, 2019


THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT.

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

June 24-28, 2019


THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT.

2019 Fall Programs

The Firefly Experience A Women's Day Retreat

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Join us for our 2nd annual day retreat!

 Enjoy a heartwarming and peaceful day full of sweet adventures, reflective activities, and outdoor fun! 


In an intimate and inspiring setting on Firefly Farm, we will create a space for you that encourages a sense of calmness and allows for personal reflection, growth, and connection 

with others like you.


As women, we tend to wear many hats in our lives. At times, many of these hats can feel overwhelming making us feel alone during our journey. After your time at Firefly, we want you to  feel more connected to yourself as well as empowered by others. Let us help you become the best version of yourself!  And, while we do, let's

 have a little fun, together!


Saturday, November 12, 2019

9:00 - 4:00  CST

Firefly Farm
329 South 700 West
LaPorte, IN 46350


A healthy lunch, snacks, beverage and an optional yoga session is included..  


Suitable for ages 18 and up.  


Space is limited to 12.


Registration opens September 1

Merry Manners Class Youth Program

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This class is the etiquette guide to dining and conversation manners for our youngest leaders! Join us for a delightful afternoon of etiquette fun to brush up on our dining manners to be 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.


Saturday, November 19, 2019

Noon - 2:00 p.m. CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

 Laporte, IN 46350

Firefly t-shirt included!


Suitable for ages 6-9.


Space is limited to 12.



Registration Opens september 1

We want YOU!

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We offer customized programming for individuals, families, teams, and organizations, just like yours!


Are you interested in building confidence and connection amongst a group of individuals that you personally or professionally already have in mind?


Whether it be a for a half-day, full-day, or multi-day event, contact us to explore the possibilities with Firefly Adventures.


Drop us a line below!

Become a Junior Leader!

Would you like to enhance your own leadership skills and ability to inspire others?

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If you are 14 or older,  enjoy the outdoors, have loads of energy and patience,  email us below in the "Contact Us" section to request a volunteer application.  We love motivated young adults who want to create change in this world by joining our incredible team of volunteers!


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.

Iris Hammel, Executive Director, RISE

I attended a Vision 2019 retreat at Firefly and the experience plus takeaways have impacted my life greatly. The location and facilitation allowed me to reflect authentically about where life is at and where I intend it to go for 2019. Carving out time for this meaningful work in a supportive environment was incredibly helpful. I would highly recommend Firefly Adventures and can't wait for Vision 2020!

Jacqueline Kronk, Executive Director, JWAS Foundation

Our work with Jeanie through the JWAS Foundation has proven to be one of the best decisions we’ve made as an organization. The programs and retreats she’s facilitated for our Board of Trustees and for those we serve have fostered deep connections, and as a result more meaningful relationships. She is the ultimate professional— but also brings light, kindness and positivity to all that she touches. It is felt by our Jaxson Scholars, their families and beyond. 

April Ludwig, The Firefly Experience

I was lucky enough to attend the women’s retreat in the fall of 2018. It was an absolutely amazing experience. The women I met were all unique and had so much to share. The day gave us all such a great outlook on life as well as some added confidence. Jeanie Shuck’s talents are beyond words. She guided us in sharing our feelings and goals. Each portion of the day built on the last and left us ready to tackle the world! She is inspiring, kind and an amazing leader. My day spent with these ladies inspired me to follow my dream of playing/singing for a crowd. I can’t tell you what a gem this program is…. especially its' leader!

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 yea

In The News

JWAS Collaborates with Firefly Adventures

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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 on our Facebook page, Firefly Adventures.




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Firefly Adventures LLC

Programming is held at Firefly Farm 329 South 700 West, Laporte, IN 46350 or a location of your choice!

(219) 898-7006