Camp Descriptions

2014 Summer Camp Season

(To see other programs we are offering, visit our “Programs” page!)

AGES 7 – 15

June 16 – 20:  Weather science
June 30 – July 4: Farm life, really?
July 7 – 11: Live it – Capture it! (Photography) 
July 24 – 25: Orange County Fair
Aug 4 – 8: Mapping and Surveying  - Full
Aug 18 – 22: Orienteering I


*We offer a multiple kid and multiple camp discount of $50 off for each additional child/week registered.

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Camp Descriptions

Weather science. (June 16 – 20)

This science camp is offered as a day camp*! This entire week 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 and include time to learn and understanding the farm. Campers will be provided with a CD of camp photos! Day camp participants may be dropped off/picked up at the FUNie Farm in Culpeper. (Cost: $350 day camp) Register!

There’s more to ‘farm’ life! (June 30 – July 4)

This ecology science camp is offered as a day camp. Campers will spend a majority of their time at the FUNie Farm in Culpeper. Campers will participate in a variety of activities that include creature collection, exploration, gold panning, and animal science. There will be plenty of hands-on learning activities, opportunities to explore horses & horsemanship and interact with the Farm’s goat herd. Campers will be provided with a CD of camp photos! Day camp participants may be dropped off/picked up at the FUNie Farm in Culpeper. (Cost: $350  day camp)  Register!

Live it – capture it! (Jul 7 – 11)

This photography camp is offered as a day or resident camp*!  Camp participants will spend the week learning about photography and honing their skills. Each day will include a learning segment and practice at a different field site. 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. 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. We will also demonstrate the connection between agriculture and the ocean. Campers will be provided with a CD of camp photos! Day camp participants may be dropped off/picked up at the FUNie Farm in Culpeper. (Cost: $350 day camp/$550 resident camp) Register! 

Mapping & Surveying (Aug 4-8) 

Mapping and Surveying camp is offered as a day or resident camp*!  Camp participants will spend the week learning about George Washington as a surveyor and follow his processes for mapping and surveying – many of which are still in use today. They will learn to use instruments to gauge distance and height, will meet a surveyor and see modern tools.  Campers will also enjoy aspects of typical farm life in Virginia, spending time with areas of interest (gardening, aquaponics, horses, goat raising) Campers will be provided with a CD of camp photos!  (Cost: $350 day camp/$550 resident campRegister! 

Orienteering 1  (Aug 18 – 22)

Orienteering camp is offered as a day camp or resident camp*! Campers will learn about topology, build a topo model and use it to gain some basic orienteering knowledge. They will get plenty of field experience and practice orienteering including treasure hunts on our 88 acre farm. Camp will culminate with a field trip to Shenandoah National Park for some real-time exercises.  Campers will be provided with their own compass and a CD of camp photos!  (Cost: $400 day camp/$600 resident campRegister! 

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Register for Camp!

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*Resident Camp

Resident camping includes:

•     Large tents with cots
•    Three meals plus snacks
•    Evening campfires & smores
•    Extra actives

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Typical 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.