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Food & Farm Road Trip


A new Eden Village Camp, three-week Summer 2017 experience for rising 10th graders!

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Food & Farm Road Trip


A new Eden Village Camp, three-week Summer 2017 experience for rising 10th graders!

Take the trip of a lifetime! Trek down to Asheville, New Orleans, and Atlanta, lending a hand to farms and their communities. Feast on organic deliciousness each night before falling asleep under the stars. Hike the Blue Ridge Mountains, splash through waterfalls, kayak, swim in the Gulf, and adventure through the Bayou. Make new friends and meet new people, all while creating rituals and living your values


Trip Options

Road Trip 1: July 10th - July 30th

21 days

Road Trip 2: Aug 2nd - Aug 20th

19 days


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Trip Highlights


Trip Highlights



WEEK ONE

Arrive at Eden Village Camp! Spend a day preparing for the trip, setting goals, and learning basic knife and cooking skills from Eden Village's very own Chef Tom before heading on the road. The bus will make its way down to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. There, teens will hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains, swim down the amazing 60 foot natural waterslide at Sliding Rock, volunteer on a large-scale conventional farm, harvest and plant at an organic mushroom farm, and learn about the power of pollinators at a local apiary and honey farm. They will meet and talk with some of the local farmers who contribute to Asheville's growing organic food network. To end the first week, teens will spend their first Shabbat camping in the forests of Pisgah National Park, grounding in personal reflection time, and group bonding activities.

WEEK TWO

During the second week, RoadTrippers will make their way further south to eclectic and beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana. Some highlights of this week may include helping to cook breakfast for the local soup kitchen, bicycle touring of the city, spending a day on a fishing boat in the Gulf and swimming in the crystal waters, and visiting a variety of local farms. RoadTrippers will also volunteer with Second Harvest Food Bank to help create opportunities for those in need. During their time in New Orleans, RoadTrippers will learn cooking and baking skills from local chefs, tasting the deliciousness the city has to offer, and learning the Bayou history and culture. Shabbat this week will be spent with the local Jewish community of New Orleans, sharing the joyful Eden Village spirit through song, prayer, and open conversation

WEEK THREE

For the start the final week, RoadTrippers will drive to Atlanta, Georgia. Here, teens will spend time on various urban, dairy production, and large scale farms. Participants will visit a meat production facility and generate conversation about eating animals. Other highlights could include a farm-scape design workshop, visiting the Center for Civil and Human Rights to learn the history of Civil Rights in our country, and city adventuring! RoadTrippers will make their way back up to camp for the final shabbat of the session to share what they've experienced and integrate back into the home-base Eden Village community. Back at camp, RoadTrippers will continue camping under stars and will help to cook a final meal for the rest of camp


*Itinerary subject to change

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Value Driven


Value Driven


Our Mission on the Road

To pull back the curtain on where food actually comes from; learning who grows it, how it’s produced, and the route it takes from seed to our tables.

To use the Eden Village spirit of kindness to practice listening to people who are different than we are.

To explore what it means to grow healthy community through supportive conversation, getting our hands dirty in the soil, and lending a hand to communities in need.

To connect Judaism to every single aspect of our lives, including our food choices, relationships with others, and our connection to the earth.

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FAQ


FAQ


How can I be in touch with my teen while they are on the road?

We will be sending out a parent packet in the Spring; this will include more detailed information regarding our communications guidelines.

What is the cost and are there scholarship opportunities?

The costs for each trip vary slightly depending on the session, but exactly match regular camp rates. Road Trip 1 (July 10-July 30) is 21 days long and is $4,800 at full price. Road Trip 2 (August 2-August 20) is 19 days long and is $4,650 at full price. There are early discount options as well. To learn more about our rates, click here.

How will RoadTrippers travel from place to place?

RoadTrippers will travel via coach bus. We will be on the same bus during the entirety of the trip. The bus will include air conditioning and bathrooms, though stops will be made for bathroom breaks and leg stretches on longer rides. Our bus will be driven by a bus driver with U.S. Department of Transportation Certification.

Can my teen go to camp in addition to doing the Road Trip?

Yes! Your rising 10th grader can attend a session of camp in addition to doing the Road Trip. This is only possible for those already signed up for the Road Trip and is only open for 2nd and 3rd session of camp. For example, if you register for the second session Road Trip, you can ALSO register for camp during 3rd session, or vice versa. Rising 10th graders cannot only attend camp instead, however.

How long will we be driving at a time?

The Food & Farm Road Trip will travel a lot so there will be some time on the bus. However we will make an effort to minimize unnecessary travel time. Most of our drives will be short day trips less than four hours, with the exception of two longer drives at the start and end of the Road Trip. For these two longer driving days, we will not drive more than eight hours at a time.

How will RoadTrippers do laundry?

We will visit laundromats weekly.

Will food be to the Eden Village standard?

Absolutely! We are dedicated to ensuring the standard and quality of food matches our standard at Camp, including eating 100% consciously sourced, fresh, and made from scratch meals. RoadTrippers will also the opportunity to learn basic cooking skills along the way through helping to plan and prepare meals for the group and through cooking demos with chefs. To learn more about our food policy at Eden Village Camp, click here.

Will the trip be Kosher?

Yes! All the food that we cook for ourselves will be strictly Kosher. All meals and snacks we prepare for ourselves or eat on the bus will be certified Kosher and vegetarian. There may be several educational cooking demos or farm visits where non-Kosher certified, vegetarian food will be allowed for sampling. We will let you know more about these choices as it gets closer.

Who are the Road Trip staff?

One of our biggest assets is our talented, dedicated and hard-working staff. We will have five Road Trip Staffers, including Avi Katzman, our Director of Teen Programming, who has been Camp’s Farm Director for the previous two years. We are especially selective about every staff member who comes on the program. All newly hired staff are either someone we know personally or come highly recommended by camp/youth professionals.

When will a packing list be available?

A packing list including clothing and gear list will become available in the Spring of 2017.

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Dates and Tuition


Dates and Tuition


Register Now!

Road Trip 1: July 10th - July 30th

21 days

Road Trip 2: August 2nd - August 20th

19 days

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Contact us


We would love to hear from you!

Contact us


We would love to hear from you!

For more information please contact roadtrip@edenvillagecamp.org, visit our website at www.edenvillagecamp.org or call us at 877-397-3336.