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!
We pride ourselves on small-group
programming to offer the most personalized
attention and unique experience!
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 La Porte, Indiana or a location
of your choice!
January with Jaxson JWAS Foundation
Scholar Family Retreat, January 11
SCS Leadership Summit, February 22
JWAS Adult Etiquette Dinner, April 16
JWAS Scholar Etiquette Classes, April 18
Heart to Heart II, May 9
JWAS Family Fun Day at Firefly, June 14
JWAS Scholar Leadership Camp, July 27-31
JWAS Women's Retreat, September 26
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. In 2019 she completed her Masters in Education in Experiential Learning and Development t 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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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Programming is held at Firefly Farm 329 South 700 West, Laporte, IN 46350 or a location of your choice!