At Arcadia Farm Camp, campers joyfully discover where their food comes from through hands-on farming, cooking, and eating experiences.
Arcadia Farm Camp is all about farming, food, and fun.
Farm - Campers learn about daily farm life. From morning chores like watering, harvesting, and collecting eggs to planting seeds and tilling beds, kids become young farmers at Arcadia Farm Camp.
Food - Campers explore the delicious world of sustainable food through activities like chef demonstrations, taste tests, and hands-on snack preparation.
Fun - At Arcadia Farm Camp, kids have fun! We combine learning and play in a safe, interactive outdoor environment. Each day includes free time in our natural play space, as well as active, educational games led by experienced staff.
Through these interactive, cooperative, and empowering activities, our goal is to help create the next generation of sustainable farmers, chefs, and eaters.
All sessions include farming, food and fun and each session also comes with a special theme.
Week 1, July 8-12: Young Farmers - Does your child like to get dirty? Then send your young farmer to Arcadia Farm Camp. We’ll learn what it takes to grow healthy food--from seed to harvest--and spend time caring for our chickens.
Week 2, July 15-19: Little Locavores - The Little Locavores session will focus on our foodshed: we’ll harvest and taste sustainably-grown heirloom varieties of crops and learn how to prepare delicious snacks with farm fresh food.
Week 3, July 22-26: Green Growers - This session is especially for your aspiring environmentalist. Campers will learn about our farm ecosystem, with a special emphasis on all the amazing creatures that make it possible: insects, birds, worms, fungi and more.
Week 4, July 29-Aug 2: Small Chefs - Calling all cooks! Campers will spend the week harvesting, washing, grating, peeling, chopping, mixing, seasoning and best of all - tasting!
Camp is for 6-12 year-olds. Arcadia Farm Campers must have turned 6 before their first day of camp and they must not have turned 13 before June 1, 2013.
Round trip transportation services are available from Capitol Hill and Old Town Alexandria for an additional fee of $75. Routes are contingent on sufficient ridership and are subject to change. Stops, pick up, and drop off times will be posted prior to May 31, 2013. Transportation is not available for campers participating in Sunset/Sunrise Sessions.
Registration for Arcadia Farm Camp is now open. Click the button to begin the online registration process.
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