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Food & Farm Road Trip


An Eden Village Camp experience; three weeks on the road this Summer for rising10th graders!

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Food & Farm Road Trip


An Eden Village Camp experience; three weeks on the road this Summer for rising10th 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 29th

20 days

Road Trip 2: July 31 - Aug 19th

20 days


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Road Trip Itinerary


Road Trip Itinerary


Scroll through out our day by day itinerary below to see highlights of the Road Trip!

*Itinerary subject to change


Click on each image below to learn more about key elements of the trip!


WEEK ONE

Arrive at Eden Village Camp! Spend the afternoon preparing for the trip 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, forage for wild mushrooms and prepare a delicious wild feast, and explore the city highlights, and play in a treetop adventure park in the Pisgah National Park. RoadTrippers 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 Pisgah National Forest, 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: hearing Jazz in the French Quarter, spending a morning with other volunteers at an urban garden, joining a fishing boat off the Gulf and swimming in the crystal waters of Bay St. Louis, kayaking through the Bayou, and visiting a variety of local farms.  During their time in New Orleans, RoadTrippers will learn how to cook gumbo and other cooking skills from local chef at HK Kitchen, tasting the deliciousness the city has to offer, and learning the Bayou history and culture. For shabbat we will head to Kolomoki Mounds State Park, where RoadTrippers will take the lead on creating a vibrant, joyful and spirited Shabbat. 

WEEK THREE

For the start the final week, RoadTrippers will drive to Atlanta, Georgia. Here, teens will spend time on various urban and large scale production farms. Other highlights include: bike tour of local urban farms, Bureka making with the folks at the Sephardic synagogue, foraging for apples throughout the city and donating the findings to a local homeless shelter, an early morning hike up Arabia Mountain, an Iron Chef Cook off using local ingredients, and plenty of 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 relax with the rest of their camp community for the final Shabbat of the session before heading home.


*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?

RoadTrippers will write letters home while on the road just as they would at camp, and their families will be able to send Camp Stamp e-mails which we will print every other day. 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 match regular camp rates. Both trips are 20 days long, and are $4,800. 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 Aliza Heeren, our Road Trip Director, who was a staff memeber on the Road Trip last summer. 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 29th

20 days

Road Trip 2: July 31st - August 19th

20 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.