Camp Descriptions

2015 Summer Camp Season

This year, as always, we are borrowing on the successes from previous camp seasons and incorporating new ideas for fun and learning that are suggested by parents! Each camp features at least one incredible field trip experience! Get your kids out in the sun and fresh air of central Virginia for the best kind of educational fun!

(To see other programs we are offering, visit our “Programs” page! Learn more about our environmental STEM program here.)

AGES 7 – 15

June 15-19:  Farm, Life, and Physics
July 27-31: Digital Photography
Aug 10-14: Weather Science

Day camp fees: $350 for the week

Camps are limited to 15 participants.
We offer a multiple kid and multiple camp discount of $50 off for each additional child/week registered.

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Camp Descriptions

June 15-19 – Farm, life and physics!

Farm Life and Physics campers learning how to use simple machines to help them get work done!

Farm Life and Physics campers learning how to use simple machines to help them get work done!

An ecology, farm life and physics camp! Campers will spend a majority of their time at the FUNie Farm in Culpeper, participating in a variety of activities that include creature collection, exploration, gold panning, and animal science. There will be plenty of hands-on learning activities, as well as opportunities to explore gardening, aquaponics, horsemanship and goat keeping. Each day campers will also learn about and experiment with a new simple machine.  Register!  

 July 27-31 – Digital Photography

Digital photography campers learn photography fundamentals and are encouraged to explore new ways of "seeing."

Digital photography campers learn photography fundamentals and are encouraged to explore new ways of “seeing.”

For beginner and intermediate photographers. Camp participants will spend the week learning about photography and honing their skills. Each day will include a learning segment and practice at various field sites. Campers will explore lighting, framing, and other aspects of photography.  Field work and practice will include architecture, nature photography, working with animals and photographing people. Camp will culminate with a photography show of their work in a local establishment. Campers will also experience farm life in Virginia and will have the opportunity to interact with various aspects of the farm including gardening, aquaponics, horsemanship, and goat raising.  Register!  

Aug 10-14 – Weather Science

Weather workshop participants performing an experiment to illustrate air pressure.

Weather workshop participants performing an experiment to illustrate air pressure.

This science camp will be filled with exploration of weather related science and activities. By the end of the week, campers will have built their own weather stations and have a working knowledge of using data they collect to accurately predict weather changes. This camp will take place primarily on the FUNie Farm with some weather related field trips such as meeting a local weather personality, touring a TV station to see weather news being made, or touring an airport with a local pilot instructor to learn how weather affects flight. There will also be time to learn about the farm including gardening, aquaponics, and animal husbandry.   Register!  

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Register for camp!  

 

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Typical Day Schedule

9:00 – 12:00

Meet at Independence FUNie Farm.  Leave for field sites (depending on camp).  Morning activities, snacks

12:00 -12:30

Lunch

12:30 -4:00

Afternoon activities at field sites, snacks.

5:00 Pick up your kid(s) at the Farm.

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