Do your kids love to help you cook or plant in the garden? What about dig in the dirt? Sounds like they would enjoy Arcadia’s Farm Camp!
Farm Camp weeks will focus on food, agriculture, and sustainability with varying themes. No matter which week you choose, each day of camp begins with gathering eggs from the flock of laying hens and harvesting what's ripe in the field.
There will be four weekly sessions to choose from:
- July 8-12: Young Farmers: a camp to discover the tricks of the trade
- July 15-19: Little Locavores: campers learn the seasonality of our foodshed
- July 22-26: Green Growers: a camp for budding environmentalists
- July 29-Aug 2: Small Chefs: campers explore the science of cooking
Campers will learn the importance of farming by living the farmer lifestyle, eating their way through our Groundhog Garden, and having fun with our interactive and educational games.
During Little Locavores week, campers will harvest and create a Buried Treasure Salad, pickle their own foods, and create seasonal food plates. In Small Chefs week, campers will make their own meals and learn about chef tools, including knife skills and measuring. Campers will create their own recipes and taste tests as well.
Arcadia Farm Camp is for 6-12 year olds and scholarships are available for qualifying families. Visit the scholarship fund page for more information. Transportation is available from Capitol Hill and Old Town Alexandria for an additional fee. Registration for Arcadia Farm Camp closes on June 1st.
Want to learn more? Attend our Farm Camp Open House on Saturday, May 18th from 1-3pm. Our young farmers will get a sneak peak at the farm and participate in a few hands-on activities. Register here to let us know you're coming.
Written by: Aisha Salazar