Children's Fresh Air Farm Centennial

Since 1923, children in Birmingham have been able to retreat to the Children's Fresh Air Farm in Bluff Park to experience recreation time outdoors, nourishing food, and fellowship with caring teachers and friends. One hundred years later, IPC is still welcoming campers each summer who are able to make significant academic gains in their reading and math skills, thanks to dedicated teachers and volunteers that make the Summer Learning Program possible.

Centennial Renovations at the Farm

Garden Renovations

  • Completed in November 2022, the centennial garden renovations create a more accessible and safe space for enjoying the beauty of nature. In addition, a massive hedge of invasive privet has been removed and replaced by tea olives to welcome all to the Farm.

Pool House Update

  • Plans were approved to completely renovate the 1950s-era cinder block pool house at the Farm, and this major property improvement is already underway! The project is expected to be completed for use by the end of May.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 28, 2023Sunday, October 29, 2023
Children's Fresh Air Farm

Saturday, October 28 |11 am - 2 pm
Staff and Camper Reunion
Former staff and campers are invited to a lunch at the Farm's dining hall. Additionally, enjoy archival photo displays and a chance to explore camp together. This event is exclusive to past staff and camp attendees.

Sunday, October 29 | 3-6 pm
Centennial Celebration and Fall Festival
Join us for a churchwide event featuring live music by the Table worship band, fun games for kids, a hayride, and a dedication ceremony to celebrate 100 years of ministry at the Farm. Dinner is served at 5 pm. Sign up coming soon!

Read more about our Centennial celebrations»

Thank you for making a splash at the Children's Fresh Air Farm!

We have achieved our fundraising goal for the house, which is officially called the Clinton Taylor Aquatic Center, named in memory of George and Honey Taylor’s son Clinton. If you would still like to contribute to this project, we will set aside those funds for maintenance and upkeep to make sure it remains as beautiful and safe as it is today.