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!
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.
June 15-19 – Farm, life and physics!
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
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
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!
Typical Day Schedule
9:00 – 12:00
Meet at Independence FUNie Farm. Leave for field sites (depending on camp). Morning activities, snacks
Afternoon activities at field sites, snacks.
5:00 Pick up your kid(s) at the Farm.