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 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!



Upcoming Programs

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January with Jaxson JWAS Foundation 

Scholar Family Retreat, January 11

Leadership Summit, January 25

VISION 2020 Retreat, February 8

SCS Leadership Summit, February 22

Merry Manners, March 7

Heart to Heart I, March 7

Girl Scout Manners Program, March 12

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, October 4

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. 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!

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2020 Winter/Spring Programs

Leadership Summit

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Join us for a youth leadership retreat designed for ALL youth, ages 10 and above, who have ALREADY attended 

one of our many programs!


Winter is a special season at Firefly.  

It's a perfect time to disconnect from electronics and reconnect with the sweet friends we met at a previous Firefly program!


While sledding, hiking, and drinking cocoa, we will spend intentional time focusing on the personal qualities that make an exceptional young leader as well as discovering personal gifts and talents,        all while enhancing self-confidence along the way!


Saturday, January 25

Noon-6:00 p.m. CST


Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

La Porte, IN 46350


Space is limited to 12.













VISION 2020

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Grab a friend and join us on a wintry Saturday at Firefly to imagine and create your best self!


 Start 2020 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 meeting others, like you, who will inspire and support you along the way. 


This experience includes:


* A hike through the rolling woods of Firefly Farm (optional, intensity level-medium)

*Nutritious snacks, a warm lunch, drinks, & all supplies and materials for activities

*Open space and time for quiet 

reflection and self-discovery

*Personal treats from Firefly

 just for YOU!


Saturday, February 8

9:00-2:00 CST


Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

La Porte, IN  46350


Suitable for ages 18 and up.

Space is limited to 12.


Merry Manners

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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 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, March 7, 2020

10:00 a.m.- Noon CST


Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

La Porte, IN 46350


Suitable for ages 6-9.

Space is limited to 10.

Heart to Heart I

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Join us for our Mother/Daughter leadership retreat designed to build deep and lasting connection amongst the women in your family!


Mothers and daughters have a unique and special bond that is worth celebrating. Join us for our leadership  retreat designed to build heart connections between mothers and daughters, ages 8-12. 


Our role as mothers is a demanding and fulfilling one. Dedicate some intentional time with your daughter to discover and share each other's special talents and gifts.  


Through guided activities designed specifically for, learn and grow together and build heart to heart connections that will last a lifetime.


The Heart to Heart retreat experience includes but is not limited to:


*Outdoor/indoor activities as a collective group as well as individually with your daughter

*An experiential hike on our

 300-acre property

*Mother/Daughter team building                 challenges & games

*Open space and time at Firefly to connect, love, and grow together!


Saturday, March 7

1:00-6:00 CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

La Porte, IN 46350


Space is limited to 16.

Heart to Heart II

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Join us for our Mother/Daughter leadership retreat designed to build deep and lasting connection amongst the women in your family!


Mothers and daughters have a unique and special bond that is worth celebrating. Join us for our leadership  retreat designed to build heart connections between mothers and daughters, ages 13 and up.


*Outdoor and indoor experiential activities as a collective group as well as individually  with your daughterdiscover and share each other's special    

talents and gifts.  


Through guided activities designed specifically for, learn and grow together and build heart to heart connections that will last a lifetime.


The Heart to Heart retreat experience includes but is not limited to:


*Outdoor/indoor activities as a collective group as well as individually with your daughter

*An experiential hike on our

300-acre property

*Mother/Daughter team building.                 challenges & games

*Open space and time at Firefly to connect, love, and grow together!


Saturday, May 8

9:00-3:00 CST

Firefly Farm

329 South 700 West

La Porte, IN 46350


Space is limited to 16.

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 year!

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