Farm-to-Table Summer Camp at Arcadia Farm

If you haven’t yet locked in your camps for the summer, here is a great one to add to the list. Campers ranging in age from 6 to 10 years old will gain hands-on experience as they work the farm and engage in related activities designed to help them understand and appreciate where their food comes from, why sustainable agriculture is important, and the role pollinators play in the process, among other things. The farm camp connects kids with nature in the most basic of ways: children will dig, plant, water, weed, and participate in the daily routines of the farm, including composting and collecting eggs, and communing with the resident chickens and ducks.

You can read my full write up about my visit to the farm and learn more about Arcadia’s summer camp program in my Green and Simple column on the Old Town Alexandria Patch. The camp will run for two weeks only (July 16-20 and July 23-27) during it’s pilot season. Registration closes shortly so check it out soon.

Thanks for reading!

p.s. Know of a great green summer camp? Tell us about it in the comments.

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