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Natural Awakenings Washington DC Metro

Calling All Campers

Jan 30, 2018 08:43PM
Registration for 2018 Arcadia Farm Camp is now open. For a week this summer, campers joyfully discover where their food comes from through hands-on farming, cooking and eating experiences.

This camp is all about farming, food and fun. Campers learn about daily farm life. From morning chores like watering, harvesting, and collecting eggs to planting seeds and tilling garden beds, kids get to be the farmers. To learn about food, campers explore the delicious world of sustainable food through activities like taste tests, menu designs, chef demos and hands-on preparation of simple dishes and snacks. Plus, all of the veggies come straight from the Groundhog Garden and Dogue Farm, Arcadia’s production farm.

Most of all, at Arcadia Farm Camp, kids have fun. They combine learning and play in a safe, interactive outdoor environment. Each day includes free time guided campers’ own interests and choices. Campers spend time in the Groundhog Garden and Natural Play Space, as well as active, educational games led by experienced staff.

Each weeklong session has its own focused theme. Yet no matter the week, all campers learn to tend to the vegetables, care for the chickens (and collect their eggs), harvest produce right from the farm for making snack, and enjoy independent play time guided by their interests.

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