At Arcadia’s first-ever Farm Camp, campers will joyfully discover where their food comes from through hands-on farming, cooking, and eating experiences.
Campers will spend a week at our working farm on the grounds of Woodlawn, a National Trust Historic Site, in Alexandria, VA. They’ll learn to identify plant varieties native to Virginia soil, learn about pollinators, and participate in farm chores to keep the soil and plants healthy. They’ll learn the daily routines of our chickens and ducks and collect freshly laid eggs. They’ll re-create some of the traditions of the historic Woodlawn estate through fun arts and crafts. They’ll harvest and taste sustainably-grown heirloom varieties of crops, and learn how to prepare local food from some of the area’s finest farm-to-table chefs.
Through these hands-on experiences, your child will develop an understanding of food origins, seasonality, sustainable agriculture, historic preservation, land conservation, and culinary arts.
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Our pilot summer camp program will consist of two one-week day camp sessions in July 2012. Stay tuned for more information!