Join our brand new pilot Road Trip for summer 2019! The Food and Farm Road Trip: Project Pizza is heading out into the community to get involved, give back, and participate first hand in the local food system by making and selling hand-crafted, organic, farm to table pizza. Participants will dive deep into all aspects of making pizza: spending time with our very own Chef Tom learning how to make sauce, perfecting the art of the pizza dough with a baker, and learning from local cheese artisans to make their own mozzarella. After mastering the craft, the group will head out into the world, visiting a couple of cities in the northeast, to harvest local ingredients, make hand crafted pizza, and give back to the community.
Trip Dates: June 24th - July 7th
What is the itinerary?
Week 1: Participants will spend the first week building community and learning the skills needed to successfully put on a pop-up pizza kitchen on the road! In addition to participating in many of the familiar camp activities, they will:
- Visit a local dairy farm
- Learn how to make organic cheese
- Spend an afternoon with our baker learning how to make the perfect pizza dough
- Learn about the art of sauce from our very own Chef Tom
Week 2: After spending their first Shabbat immersed in the camp community, teens will hit the road and head to Philadelphia and Upstate New York. Participants will dive into the local food culture and set up their own pop-up pizza kitchen to both sell and donate handmade organic pizza to the local community!
*itinerary subjet to change
Who is eligible?
Multi-session, rising 9th graders. At this time, the program is will only be available to campers who would like to enroll in or switch to the following multi-sessions:
Project Pizza + Second Session: June 24- July 28
Project Pizza + Third Session: June 24- July 7 and July 30 - August 18
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 couple day. We will be sending out a parent packet in the Spring; this will include more detailed information regarding our communications guidelines.
Who will be staffing the program?
Just as with our flagship Road Trip program, we are very thoughtful when hiring for any of our travel programs and only hire staff above the age of 21. All staff will be CPR and fisrt aid certified, and one staff will be Wilderness First Aid trained.
Where will campers be sleeping?
Road Trippers will be staying in a variety of places along their journey, and will be both camping and staying indoors at community centers throughout the trip.
Will the food be up to Eden Village standards?
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.
How will the group be traveling?
We will will be traveling via a small bus or van, and will have a professional driver.