We’re thrilled to share the details for this summer Arcadia Farm Camp! For dates, camp themes, and registration info, view here. Registration opens January 31st.
Farm Camp 2013 was incredible. We went from 2 weeks with 48 campers in 2012, to 4 themed weeks with 114 campers in 2013! It was quite an expansion, but one that opened up farm learning experiences to so many more children.
We also increased the number of scholarships we were able to offer. A total of 23 campers from low-income families received full scholarships funded by donations from Arcadia supporters. Hear the camp families stories in this video and learn how to give to our Farm Camp Scholarship Fund. We aim for 30 full scholarships this year -- a quarter of our campers.
We're making a few changes this year to make camp even more fun-filled and accessible. We are again offering round-trip transportation from Old Town Alexandria to Arcadia Farm, and we’re extending the hours for this service. To better accommodate busy parents, drop off will be at 8:00 am and pick up at 4:30 pm. See full details on the website.
Early Bird Registration is discounted for those who sign up before March 1, 2014, and we also offer sibling and multi-week discounts. See our Fees and Discounts page for more details.
Farm Camp is open to children from ages 6-11 years old.
Every week of camp includes Farming, Food, and Fun, but each week also has a special theme with additional enrichment activities. This year we’ve added a week focused on all of the bugs and animals on the farm: Farm Creatures week!
- July 7-11: Young Farmers
- July 14-18: Seasonal Eaters
- July 21-25: Farm Creatures
- July 28-Aug 1: Small Chefs
All the features of Farm Camp everyone loves will remain the same... because why mess with a good -- and delicious -- thing? Campers will do morning chores (like weeding, watering, collecting fresh eggs, and bug squish’n), participate in chef demonstrations, learn with Educators & Farmers, play water games on hot days, and harvest veggies for the snacks we’ll make together during the day.
Come out and see us! Attend our free Farm Camp Open House on Saturday, April 26th from 1-3pm. Your budding farmers will get to explore Arcadia Farm and all the learning spaces we use during Camp. They’ll also get a sneak peak at a few of our hands-on activities. Register here to let us know you're coming.
In the meantime, before registration opens on January 31st, head over to our Farm Camp page and our FAQ page to learn more!